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  • CNVP Pasture management CNVP has been promoting improved pasture management by providing information and technical advice on: classification and description of pastures, assessment of pasture biomass and grazing capacity, improving pastures qualities, and construction of water-points for livestock Photo: CNVP

    Introducing CNVP, a new Member of IUCN

    08.08.2018

    IUCN has strengthened its network recently by welcoming CNVP (Connecting Natural Values & People Foundation) as its Member. Focusing on building a Greener Economic Environment, CNVP uses evidence-based analysis to improve the sustainable livelihoods of...

  • Lin, Lake Ohrid, Albania Lin, Lake Ohrid, Albania Photo: Christopher Graz

    Pearl in a plastic bag

    12.07.2018

    Lake Ohrid is Europe’s oldest lake, straddling the mountainous border between southwestern Macedonia (FYR) and eastern Albania. It was formed by tectonic shifting over two million years ago and is home to a large number of unique flora and...

  • men in suits sitting behind desks with paper signs of country names and microphones Photo: © UNECEFAO Forestry and Timber Section

    Caucasus and Central Asia demonstrate impressive political will for restoration and the Bonn Challenge

    06.07.2018

    The first Bonn Challenge Regional Ministerial Roundtable for the Caucasus and Central Asia was a massive success with several countries in the region pledging to bring 2.5 million hectares into restoration.

  • High mountain pasture Kyrgyzstan High mountain pasture Kyrgyzstan  Photo: Jens Wunderlich

    World Heritage regional consultation process takes off in Central Asia

    03.07.2018

    Representatives from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan confirmed their commitment to support the identification of natural sites that have the potential to be nominated as World Heritage. IUCN will lead the process in its...

  • Nexus Regional Steering Committee Nexus Regional Steering Committee  Photo: IUCN

    Building partnerships for water, energy and food security in Central Asia

    13.06.2018

    At a time when global trends, such as climate change, population growth and changing consumption patterns, contribute to increasing demands for water, energy and food, impact biodiversity and threaten the livelihoods of the local population, it is ever more...

  • Biodiversity Task Force (BD TF) Biodiversity Task Force Photo: IUCN

    Environment and biodiversity working groups meet back to back in Skopje

    31.05.2018

    Conservation of biological diversity is a specific, yet crucial, part of the wider all-encompassing umbrella of environmental protection. With the objective of stepping up cooperation and combining efforts, Biodiversity Task Force members of the six South...

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • mountain with blue lake and pine trees Photo: UNECE

    1st Bonn Challenge Roundtable in the Caucasus and Central Asia

    17.05.2018

    The upcoming Ministerial Roundtable on forest landscape restoration and the Bonn Challenge in Kazakhstan brings decision-makers from the Caucasus and Central Asia together to discuss challenges and identify solutions related to forest landscape restoration....

  • Choir of the music school Nevena Popović Choir of the music school Nevena Popović Photo: INCS

    IUCN and ICNS celebrate the 70th anniversaries: We are better together

    11.05.2018

    At the event, 70+70 Years of Nature Conservation, on the evening of 9 May at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, the IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) and IUCN Member, the Institute for Conservation of...

  • Tigray rangelands in Ethiopia Tigray rangelands in Ethiopia  Photo: Jonathan Davies

    Worsening land degradation undermining human well-being worldwide, experts warn

    30.04.2018

    The pervasive nature and scale of land degradation is currently undermining the well-being of two fifths of humanity, according to an IUCN co-authored assessment of global land degradation and restoration.

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