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IUCN’s European region covers the European continent, North and Central Asia and includes the overseas entities of European Union countries. Representing one third of the global membership, this is IUCN’s largest programmatic region.

 Our Mission

“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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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

Lake Ohrid

Supporting Effective Management of Lake Ohrid

The Inception Workshop for the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region” was held on 15-16 September in Pogradec, Albania, marking the beginning of a three-year project aimed at reinforcing the protection and effective management of the Lake Ohrid region.  …  

07 Oct 2014 | News story

ENCA meeting

Working at the landscape scale

Landscape Scale Planning and Management was the hot topic at European Network of Heads of Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA) Plenary meeting hosted by Natural England last days of September. …  

06 Oct 2014 | News story

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