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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

Euros

1 million Euros for biodiversity!

This is not an April Fools’ joke, the FEMP and the Spanish Ministry of the Environment has announced a 1-million-jackpot competition for biodiversity. Local governments in Spain are encouraged to present their best ideas to protect the natural heritage to try and win one of the prizes up for grabs (first prize 200,000 Euros, second 150,000, third 100,000, plus 11 prizes worth 50,000). …  

01 Apr 2009 | News story

Monitoring Biodiversity in the Southern Caucasus

IUCN supports biodiversity monitoring in the Southern Caucasus

IUCN POSC has developed five biodiversity related indicators, based on existing European indicators where possible. These indicators are offered to national and regional biodiversity monitoring systems in the Southern Caucasus and will be used to measure progress towards the 2010 Biodiversity Target and beyond. …  

31 Mar 2009 | News story
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