• Iceland

    The 2016 annual report of activities released


    IUCN European Region has just published its 2016 annual report, presenting an overview of the region’s activities and results. Highlights include the IUCN European Red List, the work on nature-based solutions and the participation at the IUCN World...

  • Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad

    IUCN recommends listing key habitats for species conservation as World Heritage


    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...

  • Rapseed Field, Limburg, Belgium

    The future of European agriculture policy in the hot seat


    The European Environmental Bureau and BirdLife Europe organised the event: ‘Who will fix the broken CAP? Recipe for a Living land’ on 11 May 2017 to examine the lessons learned from the last Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The event focused on the need for...

  • Alija de la Ribera Spain

    A European plan for nature protection


    Today, the European Commission published the “EU Action Plan for nature, people and the economy,” following the results from the fitness check of the EU Birds and Habitats Directives last December. 

  • Green Infrastructure Nature-based solutions Conference, Orvieto, Italy

    Discovering the secrets of successfully implementing nature-based solutions in cities


    IUCN and Deltares hosted a side-event and roundtable session during the conference “Green Infrastructure: Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable and Resilient Cities”, which was held from 4-7 April in Orvieto, Italy. This conference was organised by the COST...

  • Lion (Panthera leo)

    New IUCN programme to help carnivores and humans coexist across Africa


    Protecting lions, cheetahs and other iconic African species by helping local communities coexist with these predators is the goal of a new 12 million euro programme, funded by the European Commission, to be managed by IUCN’s SOS - Save Our Species initiative...

  • PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Nature in the plural

    Kicking off the debate on the future of European nature post 2020


    On 23 March 2017, the Dutch Agency for Environmental Assessment (PBL) hosted an event to launch their Nature Outlook report: “European nature in the plural: Finding common ground for a next policy agenda” in Brussels, Belgium

  • Nature's Rights event

    Envisioning a world that considers nature’s rights: an introductory discussion in Europe


    Enhancing the value of nature can play an important role in addressing some of the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges. Acknowledging nature’s rights may be a useful tool to help  leverage nature and aid in reaching Europe’s biodiversity...

  • IUCN Congress 2016, Opening Ceremony

    Are we truly connected in today’s high frequency world?


    In September last year, the IUCN World Conservation Congress—Planet at the Crossroads—brought together in Hawai’i more than 10,000 participants from 180 countries, including top scientists and academics, world leaders and decision makers from governments,...

  • Value of Wood Forum, March 21 2017

    Recognising the value of wood: IUCN contributes to the debate


    On 21 March 2017, in celebration of International Day of Forests, IUCN Europe participated in “The Value of Wood Forum”. Organised by REVOLVE Media and hosted by Paul Brannen, Member of the European Parliament Socialists & Democrats Group (S&D), at...


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