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Today, the European Commission published the “EU Action Plan for nature, people and the economy,” following the results from the fitness check of the...
The EU Action Plan includes 15 actions that aim to improve the Nature Directives implementation in order to reach the EU’s biodiversity targets for 2020. Among these actions, the plan proposes to... Read more
On 21 March 2017, in celebration of International Day of Forests, IUCN Europe participated in “The Value of Wood Forum”. Organised by REVOLVE Media...
The Forum consisted of two panel sessions: the first, moderated by MEP Paul Brannen (S&D/UK), discussed Sustainable Architecture and Construction and the second, moderated by MEP Henna Virkunnen... Read more
IUCN has recently updated the Red List of Bangladesh by assessing 1619 species from seven animal groups. This article for the first time records the...
The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM helps us to understand the extinction risk of species at global to national scales. After completing the assessment against a set of criteria, a species is... Read more
Engaging communities as partners in combatting illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is increasingly recognized as critical, but has proven difficult to operationalize in a meaningful and sustainable manner... Read more
Project title: Integrated Strategic Environment Assessment for the Northern Province of Sri Lanka (ISEA-North): Lessons learned Location: Northern Sri Lanka Duration: 30 June 2016 to 30... Read more
Project title: Watershed conservation and restoration in the Knuckles Conservation Forest and Environmental Protection Area: mini-watershed of Puwakpitiya Oya Location: Puwakpitiya, Knuckles... Read more
Current consultancy opportunities
TERMES OF REFERENCE: Capacity training expert for climate change adaptation in MPAs for the MPA-ADAPT project. Deadline: May 6th, 2017.
Landlocked Hungary lies in the central part of the Danube Basin. Although not a very large country, Hungary is quite rich in biodiversity with more...
The IUCN National Committee in Hungary unites seven Member organisations and some 60 scientists who are individual Members in one or several of the six Commissions of IUCN. The ... Read more
Project AVE (Adaptation, Vulnerability and Ecosystems(2015-2018) The project’s main objective is to collect, synthesize and use existing evidence on the benefits derived from ecosystem-based... Read more
Enhancing the value of nature can play an important role in addressing some of the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges. Acknowledging...
Co-hosted by MEPs Pavel Poc, Vice-Chair of ENVI Committee; Benedek Jávor, Vice-Chair of ENVI Committee; and Marco Affronte, ENVI Committee Member, the event: “Nature’s Rights Conference : The... Read more
Situbondo, one of East Java’s regencies, is situated on the north coast between Probolinggo and Banyuwangi, in Indonesia. The area is abundant with...
Since 2000, Situbondo’s mangrove coverage has reduced significantly, largely due to large-scale conversion of mangrove forests into shrimp ponds and for milkfish aquaculture along the coast of... Read more
IUCN has been working with Ultratech Cements Limited to enhance the company’s performance towards biodiversity conservation. A key component of the...
Workshop sessions were designed based on the BET Module I: 'Understanding Business and Ecosystem linkages.' Key technical sessions included the basics of business and ecosystesm services, business... Read more

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