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  • Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad

    IUCN recommends listing key habitats for species conservation as World Heritage

    19.05.2017

    The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites nominated for their outstanding natural value. IUCN also recommends danger-listing for the Cerrado Protected...

  • Scoping Studies on Ecosystem Services for DRR and CCA

    16.05.2017

    As part of the ongoing efforts to strengthen application of Nature based Solutions in South Eastern Europe ECARO is conducting two Scoping Studies on Ecosystem Services and their role in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, one for Albania...

  • Law on Nature protection prepared in FYR Macedonia

    16.05.2017

    Within the successfully completed EU IPA funded project "Capacity building for implementation of Natura 2000”, alongside introduction of the concept of the EU ecological network Natura 2000, the new Law on Nature Protection and...

  • Divjaka-Karavasta Nature Park

    The future of Divjaka-Karavasta National Park under threat

    16.05.2017

    The Mediterranean Wetlands Alliance sent an open letter on the 26th April 2017 to the Prime Minister of Albania, Mr. Edi Rama, and the Minister of Environment, Mr. Lefter Koka, expressing concern about the Master Plan “Resort Divjakë Albania” and its planned...

  • Brown Bear in Montenegro

    A brown bear wakes up in Montenegro

    16.05.2017

    With the coming of springtime much of the nature wakes up after the period of hibernation. A brown bear (Ursus arctos) is recorded on camera trap in one of the last European virgin forests in National Park Biogradska Gora, northern Montenegro.

  • Launch of BalkaNatureNet

    15.05.2017

    During the weekend of Earth Day 2017 celebrations, over 80 individuals  gathered in a four-day Forum and launched the BalkaNatureNet, set up to become a transnational meeting point for all individuals working in the...

  • Baltic Sea Day

    The Baltic Sea - the Territory of Sustainable Development

    12.05.2017

    The 18th International Environmental Forum "Baltic Sea Day", which has already become a traditional event for St. Petersburg, was held on 22-23 March 2017. The main theme of the event was the relationship between sustainable development goals and...

  • Altai-Sayan, Russia

    Year of Ecology in Russia

    21.03.2017

    The Russian President has declared 2017 the Year of Ecology. This decision will draw public attention towards environmental issues, support the protection of ecological and biological diversity and reinforce ecological security of the country. The...

  • Ulcinj Salina

    Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction in ECARO

    21.03.2017

    Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are defined by IUCN as “actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity...

  • Reintroducing the Goitered Gazelle, Azerbaijan’s once lost wildlife heritage

    21.03.2017

    Advocating for wildlife conservation, IDEA has taken five endangered animals of Azerbaijan under its supervision – the “Big Five” project: the Goitered Gazelle, the Caucasian Leopard, the Imperial Eagle, the Brown Bear and the Grey Wolf, implementing a number...

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