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National Parks of Montenegro, new IUCN member

The Public Enterprise for National Parks of Montenegro became a member of IUCN, following the decision of IUCN Council in November 2013. IUCN extends a very warm welcome to its new member and looks forward to strengthened cooperation in Montenegro. …  

13 Feb 2014 | News story
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Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2013

A global perspective on re-introduction

From mangroves to spiders, trout to bobcat, the latest edition of Global Re-introduction Perspectives presents 52 case studies on re-introduction projects from around the world. …  

05 Feb 2014 | News story

Natura 2000 Award

European Natura 2000 Award

The European Commission is launching a new Award designed to celebrate and promote best practices for nature conservation in Europe. The European Natura 2000 Award aims at bringing the success of the network to the public’s attention and to demonstrate its importance for protecting biodiversity across Europe.   …  

19 Dec 2013 | News story
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Advance Albania news

IUCN’s work on institutional support to protected areas in Albania is entering its third year, based on a strong partnership with the Italian Cooperation, the Ministry of Environment of Albania and INCA and PPNEA, IUCN members in the country. Read the latest Newsletter to learn about IUCN’s efforts in Albania and watch the project documentary trailer. …  

18 Dec 2013 | News story
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Nature: providing solutions to development needs

Healthy and restored ecosystems can make cost-effective contributions to meeting global challenges, including climate change. IUCN highlighted this concept at its side event on “Nature-based solutions to development needs” during the European Development Days in Brussels last week. …  

03 Dec 2013 | News story
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Scientists identify the world’s most irreplaceable protected areas

A new scientific study has identified the protected areas most critical to preventing extinctions of the world’s mammals, birds and amphibians. Resulting from an international collaboration, this analysis provides practical advice for improving the effectiveness of protected areas in conserving global biodiversity. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

14 Nov 2013 | News story

Tourism infrastructure in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Developing sustainable tourism across borders in the Dinaric Arc

Recently published IUCN’s manual ‘Sustainable tourism management in the transboundary areas of the Dinaric Arc region’ presents the practical steps that need to be implemented in order to secure sustainable tourism development. When well-planned and effectively managed, tourism can provide economic benefits to local people and increase the support for conservation of the natural and cultural resources it depends upon. …  

14 Nov 2013 | News story
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Registration now open for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

Registration is now open for the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC), the landmark global forum on protected areas held every 10 years. The event takes place in Sydney, Australia 12-19 November 2014, with the theme 'Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions' designed to help deliver IUCN’s three priority areas of IUCN's work programme. …  

14 Nov 2013 | News story

Skadar Lake, natural border between Albania and Montenegro

Sustainable tomorrow for Skadar Lake

IUCN SEE has initiated the implementation of a 3 year long project "Supporting the Long-Term Sustainable Management of Transboundary Lake Skadar", in partnership with the Institute for Nature Conservation in Albania (INCA) and Green Home of Montenegro. Improving practices and capacity for the management of protected areas, the project intends to foster the effective management of biodiversity of Skadar Lake, natural border between Albania and Montenegro. …  

12 Nov 2013 | News story
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European Charter for sustainable tourism in protected areas

Tourism and Biodiversity in Protected Areas - 8th European Charter Network Meeting and Charter Awards 2013

EUROPARC brings Protected Areas managers, tourism experts and local businesses from all over Europe to Brussels - to share good practices on tourism management, brainstorm for innovative ideas and strategies, and to honour sustainable tourism achievements across Protected Areas in Europe. Celebrating 40 Years working for nature at the heart of the EU institutions, this year brings a brighter light to the Charter for Sustainable Tourism Awards. …  

06 Nov 2013 | News story
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This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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