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At the Training Centre of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the South Caucasus Office team up to train national experts in European environmental law

From 10-24 June 2009, the IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus, in collaboration with Adelphi Research, kicked off a first round of training courses focusing on nature conservation and natural resources management under the InWEnt programme “Regional Environmental Policy in the South Caucasus”. The objective of this series of training courses is to contribute to the region's in the further development of nature conservation policies and legislation in order to support approximation to the Aquis Communautaire. …  

25 Jun 2009 | News story

ICLEI meeting

IUCN contributes to local sustainability movement with ICLEI

From 14 to 18 June 2009, George Greene and Sebastian Winkler from IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) joined the triennial World Congress of ICLEI, the largest global association of local governments working on sustainability. The event was hosted by the City of Edmonton (Canada). 500 participants joined the conversation on advancing sustainability in cities and towns.  

19 Jun 2009 | News story

Lagodekhi Nature Reserve, Georgia

IUCN continues to support regional cooperation for biodiversity conservation in the Caucasus

The IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus continues to support the Caucasus Biodiversity Council (CBC) during the implementation and further development of the Ecoregional Conservation Plan for the Caucasus. …  

18 Jun 2009 | News story
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Eastern European Green Belt

All along the watch towers in the Balkan Peninsula

A guide on how to preserve shared natural heritage in the border region of Albania, Kosovo* and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has been published today by IUCN. …  

10 Jun 2009 | News story

Wild Europe

An Action Agenda for Europe’s Remaining Wild Areas

Europe should be proud and treasure the wilderness it still has, but it needs to do more” said Ladislav Miko, Minister of the Environment of the Czech Republic. Wilderness and wild areas form less than one percent of Europe’s surface but are a vital part of its natural heritage. Many of them are facing imminent threats that require a rapid and effective response. …  

28 May 2009 | News story

Eka Otarashvili

Environmental law expert joins IUCN Tbilisi Office to support improving forest governance

IUCN POSC is pleased to announce that Ekaterine Otarashvili has joined the Union’s South Caucasus team as a FLEG (Forest Law Enforcement and Governance) consultant. …  

16 May 2009 | News story

Plitvice Lakes NP, Croatia

A comprehensive three-year conservation programme for the Dinaric Arc launched by IUCN

Sustaining Rural Communities and Their Traditional Landscapes Through Strengthened Environmental Governance in Transboundary Protected Areas of the Dinaric Arc – the Western Balkans Programme - begins now. …  

07 May 2009 | News story

Forest and stream

The value of groundwater in European Forests

The report – the Study on the Economic value of groundwater and biodiversity in European forests – explores the current state of payments for ecosystems (PES) in EU member states in relation to forests and groundwater.  

28 Apr 2009 | News story
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Ignace Schops and Al Gore

Goldman Prize winner meets Al Gore

Ignace Schops met with Al Gore at the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize giving ceremony in San Francisco on 19 April. The Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story
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Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story


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