Europe Overseas Program
Europe Overseas - EU Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) - hosts 80% of the European biodiversity, 6% of globally theatened species, 7% of coral reefs: it is of international importance.
It is home to 5.8 million European citizens. These populations are particularly dependent on healthy ecosystems for their livelihood and adaptation to climate change. However, they often remain overlooked in terms of environmental policies as well as funding.
Recognizing the particular situation and specific needs of Europe Overseas, IUCN developed and implements a program to address these needs.
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IUCN has teamed up with a coalition of leading marine conservation organisations to urge the British Government to safeguard the maritime zones of the UK’s overseas territories by creating three of the largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in the world. …
20 Feb 2015 | News story
There’s good news for biodiversity conservation in the millions of square kilometres of land and ocean that make up European Union (EU) Overseas Countries and Territories with the launch of a grants fund of over €6 million to be coordinated by IUCN. …
10 Feb 2015 | News story
One of the strategic orientations coming from the International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change conference, held in Guadeloupe in October 2014, stressed the need for facilitated access to funding for European Overseas entities’ stakeholders, especially to small grants, and for regional partnerships. With its BEST 2.0 programme, the European Commission is providing new funding opportunities for projects in the EU Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). …
04 Feb 2015 | News story
Nature conservation in the Dutch Caribbean just took a giant leap toward a more sustainable future with international recognition of three more or our protected areas and six more species, including our most important reef building corals. The Saba National Marine Park, the Man O’ War Shoal Marine Park on St. Maarten and the St. Eustatius National Marine Park are now officially recognized as protected areas under the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW).
20 Jan 2015 | News story
13 Jan 2015 | Article