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Europe, North and Central Asia include two programmatic IUCN regions: Firstly, the European Region (EURO), which includes the EU member states and the West European Statutory Region of IUCN, and secondly, the Eastern Europe and Northern/Central Asian Region (ECARO).

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IUCN European Regional Office Annual Report 2015

IUCN Europe publishes its first Annual Report

For the first time, the IUCN European Regional Office has published its own Annual Report. …  

24 May 2016 | News story

Cover 'Transboundary River Basins: Status and Trends'

Key hotspots of species loss and water risks identified in new transboundary river basins report

On 22 May the global community marked ‘International Biodiversity Day’, celebrating the variety of life on earth. Yet, extinction risks range from moderate to very high in 70% of transboundary river basins, according to a new study: Transboundary River Basins: Status and Trends. Climate change, population growth and geopolitical tensions between states sharing waterways are identified as key causes driving the increased risk of species extinction. …  

18 May 2016 | News story

Members of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Aeas at the Ministry of Environment in Prague, Czech Republic

Common goals for the Czech Republic and the World Commission on Protected Areas

by Michael Hošek, IUCN Council member, WCPA member, and Vice President of the EUROPARC Federation 

18 May 2016 | Article

Upernavik Town, Greenland

U.S. – Nordic Leaders “committed to managing the Arctic region with an ecosystem-based approach”

Following the U.S.-Nordic meeting in 2013 in Stockholm where the United States and the Nordic countries committed to joining and implementing the Paris Agreement, further steps have been taken in providing leadership on climate finance and science-based goals to protect the Arctic and its people. …  

18 May 2016 | Article

Rivers fill with melt water during the spring season in Krkonose National Park, Czech Republic

A vision for protected areas in Europe

By Andrej Sovinc, WCPA Regional Vice Chair for Europe                    With more than 120,000 protected area sites, Europe accounts for more protected areas than any other region. Many of these areas reflect Europe's rich cultural heritage and long lasting co-existence of man and nature which shaped different cultural landscapes. Also, vast natural areas, often in good ecological condition, are still found in some parts of the continent, mainly in the North, East and South-East.  …  

18 May 2016 | 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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