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  • Capitalising on regional cooperation for post-2020 dialogue Photo: IISD Reporting Services

    Capitalising on regional cooperation for post-2020 dialogue

    28.12.2018

    The fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity set the stage for more than 190 countries to step up efforts to protect the world’s ecosystems. The conference took place in Egypt, 17 – 29 November...

  • EnviroLens meeting, Vienna, 4-5 November 2018 Photo: Geoville

    Earth observation services for supporting environmental law enforcement

    17.12.2018

    EnviroLENS, a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission, will bring together information derived from satellite monitoring technology along with existing environmental laws and use it as direct evidence for law enforcement. EnviroLENS aims to...

  • Western gray whale in Sakhalin Western gray whale in Sakhalin  Photo: Yuri Yakovlev

    IUCN seeks whale conservation experts to advise on energy development impacts

    14.12.2018

    IUCN seeks applications from qualified individuals to serve on its independent scientific and technical advisory panel to minimize impacts on western gray whales during offshore oil and gas development near Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East....

  • Workshop participants_Tashkent, Uzbekistan Photo: IUCN

    Identifying potential World Natural Heritage sites in Central Asia

    14.12.2018

    Aiming to ensure the conservation of sites with outstanding natural values in Central Asia, IUCN is engaging with the five countries in the region to spark consultation and build knowledge on the nomination and effective management of World Heritage sites.

  • Dr Randall Reeves Dr Randall Reeves  Photo: Randall Reeves

    Dr Randall Reeves to continue leading advisory panel on industry development impacts

    11.12.2018

    Dr Randall Reeves has been re-appointed by IUCN as Chair of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP), which provides independent advice on the impacts of offshore oil and gas development on gray whales and their habitat. He plans to continue leading the...

  • confluence of rivers with mountain on left and city on right Photo: IUCN / Salome Begeladze

    Forest Landscape Restoration in Caucasus and Central Asia

    10.12.2018

    Forest loss, land degradation and decline in ecosystems services is growing across the Caucasus and Central Asia region, resulting in loss of the biological and economic productivity of the land, decreases in environmental benefits, and a substantial negative...

  • IUCN side event COP14 Photo: Boris Erg

    Is regional cooperation a good return on investment?

    10.12.2018

    Boris Erg, Director of IUCN's regional office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia: "The message I brought along was very simple. The whole could be greater than the sum of its parts".

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia Photo: IUCN

    Nature conservation systems of South-Eastern Europe

    28.11.2018

    IUCN has released today at the CBD COP14 in Sharm El Sheikh the “State of nature conservation systems in South-Eastern Europe”, a first comprehensive report on institutional arrangements for nature conservation in the region that will serve decision-makers,...

  • Pathfinder Award 2018 winner - Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust Mirjam de Koning of Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust receiving the award (Winner) from Dr Yasmine Fouad (Minister, Egypt) during CBD COP14 Photo: IUCN

    Supporting protected areas across boundaries in the Balkans - Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust wins the 2018 Pathfinder Award

    19.11.2018

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as well as WildArk – A Movement for the Wild are thrilled to announce the winners of the inaugural Pathfinder Award for innovation in nature...

  • Workshop participants_Ulcinj, Montenegro Workshop participants_Ulcinj, Montenegro Photo: IUCN

    Developing the capacity in initiating transboundary conservation

    05.11.2018

    A new training module on initiating transboundary conservation and steps towards its institutionalisation was presented and tested among the experts interested and experienced in transboundary conservation from South-Eastern and Eastern Europe.

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