Completed projects

Wood sculptures

IUCN-UPM: realizing the green economy

Nature provides the resources which are essential to our survival and our economy. Natural resources are the heart of companies’ productivity. Preserving these resources and using them sustainably is crucial for businesses’ long-term sustainability. IUCN has partnered with UPM, a large pulp and paper manufacturing and timber company based in Finland, to establish indicators and standards for incorporating biodiversity conservation into the company’s business model.   …  

13 Dec 2012 | Project completed
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Borjomi Forest

Piloting the Forest Landscape Restoration Approach

In Georgia, the area covered by forests is approximately 2.8 million hectares which is about 40% of the country’s territory. Forest plays an essential role in the economic and social life of the country. The relationship between people and the natural resources of a landscape, they live in, is a complex one. People can depend heavily on their surrounding resources for subsistence aspects of their daily life. …  

13 Dec 2012 | Project completed
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Heron colony

Building capacities for conservation action

The long term objective of the project is to improve capacity of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and government agencies in Serbia and Montenegro responsible for the implementation of conservation policies and actions. The importance of institutions and CSOs working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable development is increasingly recognized. To ensure effective participation in this process, their resources including knowledge, skills and experience in implementing actions for achieving policy objectives should be correspondingly improved. …  

05 Jan 2012 | Project completed


New Approaches to Protected Areas Governance in the South Caucasus

Supporting and increasing public participation in Protected Areas management and introducing new governance approaches will contribute to sustainable natural resource use and reduce/eliminate existing and potential latent or open conflicts. …  

10 Nov 2011 | Project completed
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Natural Solutions to Climate Change: the Role of Protected Areas

Protected areas play a vital role in contributing to climate mitigation and adaptation, both on global and local scale. However, their role in responding to climate change is currently insufficiently recognized in the development of national strategies and policies of Georgia.  …  

10 Nov 2011 | Project completed
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The European Business and Biodiversity Campaign

The European Business and Biodiversity Campaign (EBBC) is dedicated to helping businesses recognise the many ways in which they are connected to biodiversity and the innovative opportunities they have to conserve it. …  

12 Oct 2011 | Project completed

B@B Platform

The EU Business @ Biodiversity Platform

Continued biodiversity loss will irreversibly compromise the natural resources that societies and businesses depend upon, but often take for granted. Involving business in the preservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and fair sharing of the benefits has become an important challenge for the business community. …  

02 Sep 2011 | Project completed

NP Una

Environment for People in the Dinaric Arc

The Dinaric Arc in South Eastern Europe is an area with a rich natural and cultural heritage. The region still hosts almost unspoilt forests and healthy populations of large carnivores (bear, lynx, wolf, golden jackal), and is the most water-rich area in the Mediterranean in terms of freshwater ecosystems. However these qualities are under threat due to current uncontrolled development and previous socio-political circumstances. The effects of rural abandonment and degradation of the natural environment are having severe impacts on the livelihoods of many rural communities in the region. …  

22 Oct 2010 | Project completed


Ecological Network of Moldova

Project aims to support saving biological and landscape diversity in Moldova. To achieve this, IUCN and its member organization BIOTICA Ecological Society work on creation of the National Ecological Network and tend to insert biological and landscape diversity concerns into economic sectors, under Pan-European Ecological Network. …  

21 Oct 2010 | Project completed

The Tamis River Valley, Serbia

Building capacities on EU Nature policies

The accession to EU is not a smooth process for Western Balkan countries, but a long journey with a number of challenges on the way. The process includes synchronization of the national legislation with the EU one, ensuring its implementation by introducing new acts at national level, genuine involvement of all stakeholders in the process of decision-making, improvement of regional cooperation etc. Additionally, raising awareness and capacity building for the implementation of the EU policies and strategies are of the utmost importance for a successful accession process. Current IUCN’s project focuses on three EU policy areas which have a great impact on nature conservation, while geographically covering three Western Balkan countries: FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. …  

20 Oct 2010 | Project completed