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  • 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.

  • Group photo Photo: IUCN/M.Hofman

    Spiking Red List knowledge in FYR of Macedonia

    17.04.2018

    From 10 to 13 April, 35 experts from NGOs, universities, private sector and government attended an intensive 4-day Red List Assessor training workshop in Skopje, organized by UN Environment and IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECARO...

  • Nexus in CA Photo: B.Erg

    Fostering Nexus in Central Asia

    22.03.2018

    IUCN representatives joined project partners and key stakeholders at the first meeting of the Regional Working Group held on 13 March 2018 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, within the framework of the EU-funded project “Central Asia Nexus Dialogue: Fostering Water,...

  • Saranda airport Photo: Exit.al

    New airport near the Narta Lagoon, Albania

    07.03.2018

    On 25 January 2018, the Albanian parliament decided to vote in favor of opening concession negotiation procedures for construction of a new airport close to the city of Vlora, near the village of Akërni, which is located within Vjose-Narte Protected Landscape...

  • The Beluga sturgeon and the Caspian salmon are on the brink of extinction, and will be protected by the creation of the new Marine Protected Area in Azerbaijan The Beluga sturgeon and the Caspian salmon are on the brink of extinction, and will be protected by the creation of the new Marine Protected Area in Azerbaijan Photo: Rory Moore

    Azerbaijan to create the first Marine Protected Area in the Caspian Sea

    14.02.2018

    Azerbaijan is upgrading and expanding the Gizilaghaj State Reserve to become a National Park and will include the first Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Caspian Sea, the largest inland body of water on the planet. The new MPA will seek to...

  • Buna launch Photo: INCA

    Buna river project launch gathers wide support in Albania

    30.01.2018

    Around 70 participants from local government, civil society and education bodies from Albania and Montenegro gathered to launch the Buna Delta Protection Project during an opening in Shkodra (Albania) on 25 January, followed by a field visit to the Buna River...

  • Forest Heroes: Ivane Kupradze, Georgia Photo: Panda Agency

    Ivane Kupradze, a Georgian hero

    23.01.2018

    Ivane Kupradze from Borjomi, Georgia dreamt of becoming a ranger since he was a little boy. Hiking trips with his grandfather inspired him to dedicate his whole life to protecting nature. 

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