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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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IUCN’s bumblebee campaign – what’s all the buzz about?

There’s been a lot of buzz recently around IUCN. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ has launched a new campaign – this time to benefit bumblebees. In Europe, there are 68 species of bumblebee, of which a whopping 24% are threatened with extinction. This is alarming as bumblebees are critical in protecting our food security through the pollination of crops such as tomatoes, peppers, and other fruits and vegetables. …  

23 Jul 2015 | News story

Lake Ohrid

Integrated Management Planning Capacity Building Expert

Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region  
 

20 Jul 2015 | Job vacancy

Presentation at 2015 Communications Summit in Brussels #ECS2015

Blog: Embracing a new era of communications – harnessing the power of the digital world

By Claire Warmenbol. Did you know that the world today creates as much data in 10 minutes as in all of human history up until the year 2003? That is a lot of information. Amongst all this noise, how do environmental messages stand a chance of being heard? Or better, to have an impact and instigate change? …  

14 Jul 2015 | News story

Elephant Ivory

The European Union becomes a party to CITES

The European Union joined the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) on 8 July 2015. The Convention – which was launched in 1975 as an international agreement – ensures that the trade of more than 35,000 species of animals and plants is conducted in a legal and sustainable manner. 

09 Jul 2015 | News story

Jirisan National Park, South Korea

A new chapter begins for the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas

Recognizing success provides inspiration and constructive feedback. Through the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas (GLPA), IUCN is seeking to provide an innovative tool for managers and protected area systems to assess and monitor PA values, identify existing possibilities to improve performance and demonstrate how effective management can lead to positive conservation impacts. A milestone meeting held in Switzerland marked the beginning of the “GLPA Development Phase”. The development of the global GLPA standard has shifted into a higher gear, building on the lessons from the pilot phase. …  

08 Jul 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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