Europe

Post tropical storm Stan, Mexico

Dealing with disasters...naturally

IUCN calls for effective management of the natural environment to strengthen the resilience of communities to cope with disasters. The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan shows the catastrophic impact that the sheer force of nature can have on communities, no matter how prepared a country is. …  

09 May 2011 | News story

Sea urchin

Régions ultrapériphériques et pays et territoires d’outre-mer – Stratégie Europe 2020

L’importance des régions ultrapériphériques et pays et territoires d’outre-mer est reconnue dans la stratégie biodiversité 2020 de l’Union européenne, récemment adoptée : La biodiversité, notre assurance-vie et notre capital naturel – stratégie de l’UE à l’horizon 2020. …   | English

06 May 2011 | News story

European Green Belt

The European Green Belt: always in the focus

The general interest in the European Green Belt initiative is constant: the latest issue of “Dispatches” published within Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a journal of the Ecological Society of America, features an article on the European Green Belt initiative. …  

05 May 2011 | News story

EUROPARC Federation

EUROPARC annual conference: Quality Counts – Benefits for Nature and People

IUCN Member, EUROPARC, will hold its annual conference “Quality Counts – Benefits for Nature and People” from 21st – 25th September in the Swabian Alb Biosphere Reserve in Southern Germany. Registration opened on the 2nd May. …  

05 May 2011 | News story

Richard Aishton

"We do exactly what we say’ - Interview with Richard Aishton

Richard Aishton, ENPI FLEG Program Coordinator at IUCN Europe, was recently interviewed by the ENPI Info centre, as part of their series on "The People Behind the Projects". Richard explained that the Program is trying to promote sustainable forest management and good consistent transparent governance of forest resources in 6 eastern European Neighbourhood Countries and Russia. "Its a long road and we know we will not achieve it in our lifetimes but it’s important to start out and move towards that goal." …  

05 May 2011 | News story

B@B

Business Partnerships Key for Biodiversity

The EU Business @ Biodiversity Platform has been recognised in the recently adopted EU Biodiversity Strategy as a key partnership which will support its implementation: “The Commission will further develop the Platform and encourage greater cooperation between businesses in Europe, including SMEs, and links to national and global initiatives”.  The Platform is led by IUCN Europe. …  

05 May 2011 | News story

EU flag

EU adopts new strategy to halt biodiversity loss

The European Commission has adopted an ambitious new strategy to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the EU by 2020. There are six main targets, and 20 actions to help Europe reach its goal. …  

04 May 2011 | News story

Whitetip Reef Shark over Palau coral reef

Blue gold

The oceans already provide goods and services worth billions. But if we need any more reason to protect them, just imagine the vast untapped potential they offer for scientific innovation, not least in the areas of renewable energy and medical research. …  

01 May 2011 | News story

Offshore wind farm

Expanding IUCN’s science engagement for better conservation

IUCN welcomes distinguished scientists from around the world and a wide variety of disciplines to the new IUCN Science Advisory Board. …  

29 Apr 2011 | News story

Peregrine Falcons

Re-introducing falcons to Sweden

IUCN Member, the foundation Nordens Ark has re-introduced 140 Peregrine falcons in Sweden over the last eight years.  Their aim has been to create a sustainable, heatlhy population that links the smaller populations of Peregines already established in Northern and Southern Sweden. …  

27 Apr 2011 | News story

European Regional Office