Launching event of the project "Strengthening capacity in National Nature Protection - preparation for Natura 2000 network"

New project on improving the protected areas in Albania

The focus of the new project is on implementing at least five management plans of the protected areas in Albania, and preparing a preliminary list of Natura 2000 sites. As project partner IUCN will provide technical support in relation to managing the protected areas, including capacity building, communications and visibility.  …  

08 Oct 2015 | News story

Lake Ohrid

Improving safeguarding of Lake Ohrid region

The second Transboundary Platform Meeting of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” was held in Ohrid, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. As part of total of six meetings, it intend to improve and facilitate bi-lateral cooperation between representatives from both Albanian and Macedonian local and central administrations, the tourism sector, and those in charge of urban and rural development, culture, nature protection, resource management and the environment.  …  

02 Oct 2015 | News story

The Tamis River Valley, Serbia

Nature-Based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction in South-Eastern Europe

A workshop on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction was held on 29 and 30 September 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia. The event was organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Council of Europe, Ministry for Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Serbia and Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR).   …  

01 Oct 2015 | News story

Directors’ Meeting participants in Brijuni, Croatia

Nature conservation officials from SEE met in Brijuni

The focus of the meeting was the Regional Report on the State of Nature Conservation in South-Eastern Europe and its main findings. Obstacles that prevent effective protection of nature were discussed and priorities in nature conservation which will be supported through the Conservation Planning project were identified.  …  

11 Sep 2015 | News story

Brijuni National Park, Croatia

Second Annual Meeting of Nature Conservation Authorities in South-Eastern Europe

This year’s meeting of senior officials from nature conservation authorities in the South-Eastern Europe will be held from 7th to 9th September in Brijuni National Park in Croatia. The meeting will be hosted by the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection of Croatia and Brijuni National Park in cooperation with IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.   …  

02 Sep 2015 | News story

The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will take place 1-10 September in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Countdown begins to the world’s leading environmental summit

Gland, Switzerland, 1 September 2015 (IUCN) – Today marks one year to the opening of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental decision-making forum that will define the future path for nature conservation. …   | French | Spanish

01 Sep 2015 | News story

Workshop participants - "Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region" project

Engaging local communities in the nomination of World Heritage properties

Local stakeholders in Albania help identify and assess the natural and cultural heritage of the transboundary Lake Ohrid region in the preparation of a nomination to extend to Albania the existing mixed World Heritage property “Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region.”   …  

22 Aug 2015 | News story

Buna River, Albania

A step forward in protection of nature in Albania

High number of Hydropower Plants (HPPs) in Albania adversely affects natural ecosystems, including protected areas, especially national parks. But the construction of the new HPPs in the protected areas will be stopped when the new law comes into force. Currently the law is in the initial planning process phase.   …  

03 Aug 2015 | News story

Institutional Building Expert/Consultancy

Towards Strengthened Conservation Planning in SEE 

31 Jul 2015 | Jobs - call for proposals

Zamir Dedej, Director of the National Agency for Protected Areas in Albania and Zoran Mrdak, Director of National Parks of Montenegro.

Increased cooperation of protected areas between Albania and Montenegro

With the aim of improving the mutual collaboration in protected areas between Albania and Montenegro, the Directors of protected areas agencies in both countries met to discuss about the basic values and ways of managing protected areas and improving their teamwork on issues of conservation and development of these regions.   …  

11 Jul 2015 | News story