Release of the Montagu's Harriers

Rare and endangered species successfully return to nature

Three Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus) chicks, found on 2 July 2013 during agricultural activities taking place near the village of Lower Vapa, were temporarily housed in shelters for wildlife at Palic Zoo, and were then released to their natural habitat in Sjenicko-Pester plateau.  …  

17 Sep 2013 | News story
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Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

National Park Brijuni

Croatia: a country of more than 1,000 islands

Croatia joined the European Union and became the 28th Member State on 1 July 2013. This historic achievement brings new perspectives for Croatia and lays ground for an efficient enforcement of international standards and EU policies on nature conservation. It should also serve as great impetus for the other countries in South-Eastern Europe to continue with EU accession processes. …  

07 Aug 2013 | News story
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First birds survey in Shebenik Jabllanice NP

Albania’s nature revealed

IUCN's project in Albania brings exciting results: hidden cameras show the rich wildlife of Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park: a brown bear, a wolf, a red fox, badgers, a wild cat, a European hare and a wild boar. The camera trapping results will be used for management plan development for this protected area. Check this photo gallery and read the latest project news in the Advance Albania Newsletter. …  

05 Jul 2013 | News story
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IUCN-WWF cover MPA guide publication

A new practical tool to evaluate Marine Protected Areas management in the Mediterranean

According to a recent survey conducted by the MedPAN Association over 80 Mediterranean marine protected areas (MPA) more than half of them did not yet have a management plan for the sites and 75% of the Natura 2000 sites (in EU countries) still did not have a management body. In order to reinforce the effectiveness of Mediterranean marine protected areas and to achieve a more unified approach, the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and WWF-Italy have worked in close collaboration with MPA managers to create an inclusive yet synthetic tool to assess MPA management. …   | French | Spanish

03 Jul 2013 | News story

Photo of the workshop

Marine Protected Areas workshop in Albania

 On July, 10th, 2013, a national workshop on Marine Protected Areas will be organized in Tirana, Albania by the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (UNEP/MAP - RAC/SPA), the IUCN Center for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) and the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (IUCN-ELC). 

02 Jul 2013 | Event


IUCN supports the first Environmental Film Festival in Albania

Tirana, Shkodra, Korça, Pogradec, Elbasan and Vlora are the six Albanian cities that will present 28 screenings of environmental films in Albania, from 22 to 25 May 2013. This First Environmental Film Festival is organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Water Administration of Albania and the Delegation of the European Union to Albania, in collaboration with IUCN and numerous partners. …  

23 May 2013 | News story
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Landscape Albania

Updates on the management of protected areas in Albania

IUCN's project in Albania is making very good progress: the standards developed by IUCN-coordinated working group for the management of protected areas in Albania have been adopted as part of the national legislation. A great achievement for IUCN’s work. Read the latest project news in the new issue of the Advance Albania Newsletter. …  

23 May 2013 | News story
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St. Anna Church and the Mountains of Tatranská Javorina, The Carpathians

Cross Border Cooperation in the Carpathians

The 2nd Carpathian Network of Protected Areas Conference held in the High Tatras Region, Slovakia, 23-26 April 2013 included a half-day workshop entitled “Protected Area Management Planning with a Focus on Cross-Border Cooperation.” The workshop was organized by Tomasz Pezold, IUCN Programme Office for South-Eastern Europe and included introductory presentations on transboundary collaboration by an international panel: Michael Quinn (Canada), Alois Lang (Austria), Ewelina Zajac (Poland) and Mariann Komlós (Hungary). …  

15 May 2013 | News story
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The Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme logo

Become a nature conservation leader!

The Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme aims to strengthen organisations from the nature conservation sector in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, by developing the personal capacity of early-career conservation professionals to overcoming global biodiversity loss. The training programme catalyzes personal capacity development through training on international best conservation practice and policy, management training, and personal network development.   …  

12 May 2013 | News story
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