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IUCN welcomes 24 new Members and 3 National Committees

On 25 May 2011, the 76th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 24 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized 3 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

30 May 2011 | News story

“Need to share, my friend”

Best photo of Ukrainian nature awarded

The photo competition held under the slogan “Nature is incredible! It's time to take pictures!" was won by Mr. Jury Nechiporenko with the best photograph for 2011 titled “Need to share, my friend”. The competition is organized by MacHOUSE, Sergei Gladkevich and the Centre of Creative Photography, and supported by IUCN. …  

13 May 2011 | News story

European Green Belt

The European Green Belt: always in the focus

The general interest in the European Green Belt initiative is constant: the latest issue of “Dispatches” published within Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a journal of the Ecological Society of America, features an article on the European Green Belt initiative. …  

05 May 2011 | News story

European tree frog (Hyla arborea)

Expertise for experts

A training workshop on the IUCN Red List was organized in Belgrade, by IUCN, the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of Serbia, and the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia within the Environment for People in the Dinaric Arc project. …  

03 Mar 2011 | News story

Iron Gate, RO-SRB

Developing National Agri-environment Programme for Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia – One of results of the project Support for Agri-environment Policies and Programming in Serbia is the publication “Agri-environment Programme for Serbia”, launched today during the conference organized by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia, Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia and Serbian Environmental Protection Agency. …  

22 Dec 2010 | News story

Ukraine

Agri-environment measures for conservation: a way forward in Moldova and Ukraine

International Conference closes the 2 year long project and draws the public attention to its recommendations for development of agri-environment Programme and support for High Nature Value farming both in Moldova and Ukraine. Conference is organized by IUCN in cooperation with Moldovan Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry, that will present the newly registered logo of organic farming of Moldova. …  

17 Dec 2010 | News story

Obedska bara

EU Conservation directives in Serbia

The two-days long workshop „Building Capacity – Supporting the Implementation of EU Nature Conservation Directives” displayed the process of Natura 2000 sites selection and designation, in particular Birds Directive implementation, using Tamiš River Valley as an example. Extensive information was given on the legilsative aspects of the two Directives, focusing on the potential benefits and oportunities of Natura 2000 areas for local communities. …  

31 Oct 2010 | News story

European Green Belt

European Green Belt: From Paper to Practice

The 4th European Green Belt conference took take place on the 6th October 2010 in Kuhmo, Finland, in the frame of the 20 years anniversary symposium of Finnish-Russian friendship in cross-border cooperation. One of its main conclusions is that European Green Belt initiative continues to prove its rationale and deliver across its span – it is quite vivid on the ground with numerous activities taking place or being planned. Moreover, there is a potential for the initiative to grow in the future. It is right time to launch discussion on how the Green Belt could strengthen its operations in order to embark on a new phase and expand its outreach. …  

22 Oct 2010 | News story

Study tour participants_NP Bavarian forest

Protection areas across borders- learning by visiting

Representatives of Albania, Macedonia, and Kosovo visited protected areas of Czech Republic and Germany eager to learn about best practices and successes in organization and management of protected areas across borders. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

Dinaric Arc - Transboundary Cooperation

Now that we know where we are, how do we move ahead?

In the beginning of its second year of implementation the joint IUCN, WWF and SNV Environment for People in the Dinaric Arc project took a step forward in convening stakeholders from the region of the Western Balkans to agree on concrete joint actions that will advance cross-border cooperation in the region. The project is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and runs for three years. …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story