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BRIDGE workshop participants at Koblenz

Staff from IUCN BRIDGE project visit International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine

In the German city of Koblenz, located at the confluence of the rivers Rhine and Moselle, the IUCN BRIDGE team conducted a field study to the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine. …  

14 Apr 2016 | News story

Capacity Building brochure

New IUCN Publication: Capacity Development Needs and Priorities for Nature Conservation in South-Eastern Europe

This Publication is a contribution to the IUCN project ‘Towards Strengthened Conservation Planning in South-Eastern Europe’ supported by MAVA Foundation.   …  

24 Mar 2016 | News story

Women harvesting rice, Vietnam

World Water Day - Blog: 'Why investing in natural water infrastructure will pay off'

By Renat Heuberger, CEO of the South Pole Group, and Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Global Water Programme. Why did a group of bankers and fund managers spend an afternoon in a Zurich café talking about nature? For opportunity and innovation.   …   | French | Spanish

22 Mar 2016 | News story
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Más de 1600 km2 de praderas marinas tapizan las costas españolas

La UICN ha colaborado en la realización del Atlas de praderas marinas de España que servirá como una herramienta para la gestión de estos ecositemas fundamentales para la biodiversidad marina y planificación espacial marítima. …  

17 Mar 2016 | News story

Commissioner Karmenu Vella and Luc Bas at the Save Wildlife Conference, The Hague in The Netherlands

Game over - or game on for wildlife?

Illegal trade in animals and plants has reached unprecedented levels in recent years, threatening the local extinction of populations. Sadly, the international community lags behind in responding to this urgent wildlife crisis. The Dutch EU Presidency has put the matter high on the agenda - and the European Commission has launched an ambitious plan to tackle wildlife trafficking. …  

04 Mar 2016 | News story

The European Union needs to live up to the Paris commitments

Today, a major new coalition of businesses, cities, trade unions and NGOs are calling on EU leaders to act on the Paris Agreement and ensure that EU climate policies are coherent with its goals. …  

02 Mar 2016 | News story

Seizure of illegal pelts, ©Catherine J. Hibbard, USFWS

IUCN welcomes the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) welcomes the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking, which was announced today –  just a few days ahead of World Wildlife Day. Illegal trade in animals and plants has surged in recent years, and with the EU playing a pivotal role as a major market and transit point for trade in wildlife, international action is urgently needed. …  

26 Feb 2016 | News story

Kayanza tea plantation, Burundi

Europe’s civil society asks for action on the Sustainable Development Goals

A broad coalition of environmental, social and development organisations urges the European Commission to take action on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Adopted in September 2015 by the United Nations, this Agenda spells out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets to reach a sustainable world by 2030, in terms of people, planet and prosperity. …  

10 Feb 2016 | News story

Birdlife Europe, Nature Alert

European Parliament calls for tougher measures in the EU's Biodiversity Strategy

Brussels, 2 February 2016 - The chance that Europe’s Nature Directives will be revised, has slimmed further. With an impressive majority, today’s plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg adopted its own report on the EU Mid-Term Review of the 2020 Biodiversity Strategy. The European Parliament calls upon the Commission and the EU Member States to fully implement the Habitats and Birds Directives, restore ecosystems and promote Nature Based Solutions, in order to halt the ongoing loss of biodiversity in Europe by 2020.
 

02 Feb 2016 | News story

World Wetlands Day 2016

World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings. …  

02 Feb 2016 | News story

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