IUCN is actively engaged in Europe, North and Central Asia in several projects and initiatives which are founded on its three main action pillars:  Knowledge,  Action and Network

Here below you find some of the latest projects we are working on.

American grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), invasive to Europe

A framework for identifying Invasive Alien Species of European Union concern

Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are considered to be one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, particularly through their interactions with other drivers of change. There are around 12,000  IAS within EU territory, of which 1,500 have negative impacts on the environment, economy and society as a whole. They are thought to cost the EU over €12 billion a year.   …  

20 Feb 2014 | Project description

Wolf (Canis lupus)

Conserving Europe’s carnivores

Large carnivores have had a complicated relationship with humans. For much of history they have been persecuted as competitors, and out of fear and ignorance. Yet favourable legislation in the European Union has recently allowed these species to re-establish in many parts of the continent. This recovery has created a range of challenges for many people with whom they share the landscape.   …  

13 Dec 2013 | Project description

Skadar Lake, natural border between Albania and Montenegro

Supporting the Long-Term Sustainable Management of Transboundary Lake Skadar

Improving practices and capacity for management of protected areas, the project intends to foster the effective management of biodiversity of Skadar Lake, natural border between Albania and Montenegro. Being largest on the Balkan Peninsula, Skadar Lake witnessed a number of political agreements toward its improved management and international conservation efforts. With its partners, IUCN will build on the gathered experience and establish a cross-border exchange platform for protected area authorities and other stakeholders to work jointly and ensure the sustainable future of the shared lake. …  

12 Nov 2013 | Project description

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