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IUCN’s Europe, North and Central Asia region covers two statutory regions, West Europe, and East Europe, North and Central Asia; including the overseas entities of European Union countries. Representing one third of the global membership, this is IUCN’s largest programmatic region.

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“Influence, encourage and assist societies in Europe to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.”

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Little Sydney Conference is looking for Volunteer Reporters/Writers

Are you a passionate writer, blogger or reporter? Are you into photograph or social media and looking for an opportunity to help? Then you are the perfect person for this job!

Help us cover the European Protected Areas event of the year! No previous experience required.   …  

01 May 2015 | Job vacancy

Bumblebee

Launch of European Red List of Bees: Fostering bee-friendly agricultural practices

The recent release of the European Red List of Bees had found that 9.2% of Europe’s 1,965 wild bee species were threatened with extinction. This trend affects a broad variety of stakeholders, given the bee’s key role in the pollination of crops and wild flowers, which is essential to society and agriculture. …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

Signing of the memorandum of understanding between Mr. Gino Van Begin, ICLEI’s Secretary General and Mr. Zhang Xinsheng, IUCN’s President during the 2015 ICLEI World Congress

IUCN and ICLEI to collaborate on supporting local sustainable development and nature protection

IUCN and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability – have committed to strengthening their global cooperation on sustainable development, with special emphasis on the integration of natural capital in urban and regional planning, and the implementation of nature based solutions. The two organisations signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect on 12 April 2015, during the 2015 ICLEI World Congress in Seoul. …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

Oxbow

Where the blue Danube goes green

Donau-Auen National Park is one of the largest wetlands in Europe and extends from Vienna to the Slovakian border. Established as a transboundary national park in 1996,  it will host IUCN's 'Little Sydney' conference between 28-31 May and is one of the last remaining wetlands in Europe, consisting of a network of riparian forest (65%), water (20%) and meadow (15%).  …  

22 Apr 2015 | Article
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International Symposium on Water Resources and Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development must be nature based

By Luc Bas, Director, IUCN EU Representative Office, and Cyriaque Sendashonga, Global Director, IUCN Policy Group

At IUCN we aim to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to value and conserve nature, to ensure its effective, sustainable and equitable governance, and to deploy nature-based solutions to challenges including climate change, food-security and equal development. …  

21 Apr 2015 | Article

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Report finds wildlife populations down 50% in the past 40 years - a call for action

Luc Bas, Director of IUCN Brussels, reflects on the 10th Living Planet Report, which made global headlines amidst news of war and economic crises....

 

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