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Study tour, Bulgaria

Pre-accession action crucial for nature

Experts from FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia received practical guidance and shared experiences with their Bulgarian colleagues on the implementation of the EU nature legislation, during a study tour that took place last December. …  

11 Jan 2012 | News story

BIOM logo

IUCN welcomes Association BIOM as its new member

IUCN’s network in SEE is now strengthened by a new NGO member, Association for Biological Research - BIOM. Its membership application was approved during the 77th Meeting of the IUCN Council. …  

11 Jan 2012 | News story

Project inauguration, Seminar 21 December 2011

Nature protection policies and funding opportunities

Building capacities for conservation action project was opened by one-day seminar that shed light on key conservation policies and funding sources in Serbia and Montenegro, facilitating the dialogue between the donor community and potential recipients. It was organized by IUCN on 21 December in Belgrade, and gathered a multitude of state agencies and civil society organizations (CSOs) working in the field of nature conservation in Serbia and Montenegro. …  

05 Jan 2012 | News story

Workshop participants

Setting national biodiversity targets in Central and Eastern Europe

A regional workshop on updating national Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs) for Central and Eastern European countries has been held between 5-8 December in Minsk, Belarus. The workshop, organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) with financial support from the Government of Japan in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus, brought together representatives of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Serbia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine, with participation of international organizations and NGOs such as CMS, UNDP, IUCN, and WWF. …  

20 Dec 2011 | News story

From left to right, Ms. Dimovic WWFDCP, Mr. Tomic NP Tara, Mr. Milojevic RIPCHNH, Ms. Ferdinandova IUCN, Mr. Porej WWFMedPo

Partnership for Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Drina

Partnership between the National Park Tara from Serbia and the Republic Institute for Protection of Cultural, Historical and Natural Heritage Banja Luka from Bosnia and Herzegovina was formally announced on 16 November 2011. …  

01 Dec 2011 | News story

Portrait

Interview with Andrea Ghiurghi

Andrea Ghiurghi is the project manager of the project IUCN has recently launched in Albania with the support from the Italian government. …  

25 Nov 2011 | News story
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Green Belt Meeting participants

South Eastern European Green Belt meets again

In the period from 16 to 19 November 2011 more than 50 representatives of governmental and non-governmental organisations met in Ulcinj, Montenegro, to discuss the future of the Green Belt in South-Eastern Europe. The meeting was organized by EuroNatur with the support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, and the German Federal Environment Agency. …  

24 Nov 2011 | News story

Klaus Toepfer Fellowship

IUCN supports Klaus Toepfer Fellowship: Apply now

Applications for the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme for Future Leaders in Nature Conservation from the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia are now open. …  

15 Nov 2011 | News story
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Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park, Albania

International support to biodiversity conservation in Albania announced

Representatives of Albanian and Italian Governments, Albanian local government, international organizations, donors, universities, civil society and the media gathered today to mark the start of a project focused on institutional capacity building and support to the environmental protection in Albania. The event is organized by the Italian Embassy in Tirana and the Albanian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Water Administration (MoEFWA), with the support of IUCN. …  

15 Nov 2011 | News story

Training atmosphere

EU Nature-related Policies training

Thirty representatives of non-governmental organizations from Montenegro, FYR of Macedonia and Serbia took part in a training workshop at the end of October organized within the EU funded project on building capacity of CSOs on major EU policies influencing nature conservation. The topics covered by the training were the concept of Green Infrastructure, ecological networks among which NATURA2000, Environmental Impact Assessment and Rural Development policy. …  

11 Nov 2011 | News story