Mr Pashko Ujka

Protect nature, develop tourism: Interview with town mayor in Albania

Mr. Pashko Ujka, the Mayor of Velipojë, a town close to one of the protected sites where IUCN is working towards nature-based solutions, shares his views on the challenges the town faces and his work programme which combines environmental protection and tourism development. Mr. Ujka's interview is part of the new issue of the Advance Albania Newsletter.  …  

16 Oct 2012 | News story
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Loiseleuria procumbens in the Ural Mountains, Komi Republic, Russia

UNDP biodiversity action in Europe and CIS

United Nations Development Programme's new publication 'Biodiversity: Delivering Results in Europe and the CIS' presents some of the outcomes of Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded work managed by UNDP in Europe and the CIS that aims to conserve biodiversity.  …  

11 Oct 2012 | News story
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Support local action across the border

IUCN has published Guidelines to accompany the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Local Action Group (LAG) of Albania and the Local Action Group (LAG) of Montenegro, concerning their cooperation in environmental protection, tourism, recreation and sustainable development in the transboundary context of the Bjeshkët e Namuna/Prokletije Mountains. …  

01 Oct 2012 | Downloads - publication
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Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park, Albania

Service Procurement Notice: Film Production

Institutional Support to the Albanian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Water Administration for Sustainable Biodiversity Conservation and Use in Protected Areas …  

24 Aug 2012 | Jobs - call for proposals

"Codri" forestland, central Moldova

A step towards Ecological Network of Moldova

In the course of last three years IUCN and its member, BIOTICA Ecological Society, in close cooperation with Moldovan Ministry of Environment, were actively working on the creation of the National Ecological Network (NEN) in Moldova. Taking into consideration the agricultural expansion and dense rural population, the physical creation of the NEN is of great importance for biodiversity and landscape conservation, soil and water protection, as well as for the improvement of the agri-environment reality and climate change adaptation. …  

22 Aug 2012 | News story

Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park, Albania

Shebenik-Jabllanicë Logo Competition

In the framework of the project “Institutional Support for Protected Areas in Albania” whose one of the aims is designing the management plan for the Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park, IUCN is holding a competition for the creation of the official logo of the Park. All ambitious and motivated designers aspiring to be authors of the Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park logo are invited to participate in this competition that closes on 30 September 2012.   …   | French

13 Aug 2012 | Jobs - call for proposals

Uvac meanders

Nature’s “zigzags” in Serbia

Ever heard of Uvac Meanders? This is where nature gets at its most spectacular. Over the years, the Uvac River in Serbia has deeply carved the limestone rocks along its way and formed narrow canyon valleys which zigzag across the mountains. The landscape is breathtaking.   …  

10 Aug 2012 | News story
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The Danube near Donji Milanovac, Serbia

Transboundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve "Mura-Drava-Danube"

Under the auspices of the RAMSAR COP11, representatives of the governments of Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia, IUCN, ICPDR, Ramsar Secretariat, Wetlands International, WWF, other NGOs and participants at the conference gathered to celebrate the new achievements on the way to designate the pentalateral UNESCO Biosphere Reserve “Mura-Drava-Danube”. …  

30 Jul 2012 | News story
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Mobilizing civil society in the Dinaric Arc

Conservation programs will only be successful and effective if they are relevant and supported by citizens. Conservation experts are increasingly recognizing this and trying to place it higher on their agendas. Earlier this year IUCN and the Quebec-Labrador Foundation/Atlantic Centre for the Environment held a training session on civic engagement in nature conservation. It took place in Knin, Croatia, within the Environment for People of the Dinaric Arc project. …  

18 Jul 2012 | News story

Training guidelines for involving CSOs from SEE in implementation of EU nature-related legislation

Engaging CSOs in EU nature-related legislation

The published guidelines intend to assist experts of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in their effective engagement in national conservation efforts and to provide them with a tool for delivering knowledge to CSO members. Special attention in all sections of the publication is given to the role CSOs can play in the planning and implementation of conservation measures in the wider countryside and engagement of other stakeholders for coherent decision making. …  

13 Jul 2012 | Downloads - publication