Europe

Luc Bas

Europe at the Crossroads – Let’s make sure we go in the right direction

Luc Bas, Director of the IUCN EU Representative Office, discusses the opportunities and challenges of a paradigm shift for genuine sustainable development in Europe. …  

11 Dec 2014 | News story

Saimaa Ringed Seal in Ice Hole

IUCN National Committee Finland: Artificial Snow to Safeguard Saimaa Ringed Seal Nesting Gets Biodiversity Award 2013-2014

The Biodiversity Award for 2013-2014 goes to the voluntary work to safeguard the nesting of Saimaa Ringed Seal by covering the nests with artificial snow. Nature education for children gets an honorary award. …  

05 Dec 2014 | News story

Adoption of the Message from Guadeloupe

Message from Guadeloupe: a roadmap for actions to 2020

 The international conference on biodiversity and climate change took place 21 to 25 October 2014 on Guadeloupe Island. The conference was co-organized by the Secretariat of the CBD, the European Commission (EC), the French Government, Guadeloupe Regional Council, the government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), and the Association of Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA) and IUCN.  

21 Nov 2014 | News story

An inlet on Lake Skadar, Albania and Montenegro. This large Mediterranean lake and its associated catchment is a freshwater Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) supporting at least 24 species of threatened or restricted range freshwater species

UICN identifie les sites les plus menacés de la biodiversité d'eau douce en Méditerranée

Parmi les167 Zones Clés pour la Biodiversité d’eau douce identifiées et validées dans la région méditerranéenne, 75 pour cent se situaient en dehors des limites géographiques des aires protégées existantes selon les principaux résultats de l'évaluation coordonnée par l’UICN, dont les chiffres ont été présentés aujourd'hui lors du Congrès mondial des parcs 2014 qui se déroule du 12 au 19 novembre à Sydney, en Australie.  | English | Spanish

14 Nov 2014 | News story

Biogradska gora National Park, Montenegro

SEE at the IUCN World Parks Congress

In just few hours, the curtain will rise on the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia - a landmark global forum on protected areas. Thousands of people will gather to determine the future of protected areas - how to increase their coverage, improve the way they are managed, and promote investment in protected areas as a solution to many of the planet's challenges. …  

11 Nov 2014 | News story

Pancratium maritimum, Important plant for Long Beach, Ulicnj (Montenegro)

Conserving wild plants and habitats for people across the Mediterranean

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and Plantlife International are beginning a new project to further the conservation of wild plants and their habitats in the South and East Mediterranean. The project “Conserving wild plants and habitats for people in the South and East Mediterranean (IPA-Med)” has been launched today at the kick off workshop held in Montenegro.   | Spanish

30 Oct 2014 | News story

Presenting the Message from Guadeloupe

Make European Union Overseas the centre for action on biodiversity and climate change

International conference tackles biodiversity loss and climate change in European Union (EU) overseas entities and neighbouring regions. …  

30 Oct 2014 | News story

Ráckeve, Hungary

Green infrastructure, a sustainable answer to Europe’s challenges

Green Infrastructure (GI) is an innovative way of protecting biodiversity while simultaneously contributing to sustainable and smart growth. It is defined as a strategically planned network of natural and semi-natural areas, which deliver a wide range of ecosystem services in terrestrial and marine areas. Green Infrastructure is also a key component of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy and contributes to the restoration of degraded ecosystems in Europe, the enhancement of ecosystem services, and climate change adaptation. …  

24 Oct 2014 | News story

Lake Ohrid, FYR Macedonia

Regional directors jointly for nature

The rich natural heritage of our region depends on the coordinated action of all countries – this is a message sent out by the nature conservation authorities today in Ohrid. IUCN Programme Office for South Eastern Europe (IUCN SEE) has partnered with the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of Macedonia in organizing the first annual meeting of national nature conservation authorities in the region to work toward defining regional priorities and joint activities in nature conservation.   …  

21 Oct 2014 | News story

Conference participants

European Green Belt Association established

Held in late September, the 8th Pan-European Green Belt Conference marked a milestone for future cooperation: a legal body in charge of the Initiative’s coordination was established. Transboundary management of protected areas, ecosystem services and nature tourism will be some of its regional priorities. …  

19 Oct 2014 | News story

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