Plane in Eger, Hungary

Hungarian Plane Tree wins European Tree of the Year award

The winner of the third international contest European Tree of the Year organized by the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation is the Plane tree in Eger, Hungary which scored 14,205 votes. Over 45,000 votes were cast in this year’s contest that aspires to bring attention to trees and their stories.  …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story
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Plane in the village of Kozy, Poland

Less than two weeks to go: Vote for the European Tree of the Year

Vote for the European Tree of the Year 2013 on – there are only few days left! Trees from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Ireland, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia take part in this year's contest with their stories. …  

18 Feb 2013 | News story
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Halfway there: towards a management plan for Albania’s protected areas

What can protected areas do for people and nature? IUCN's project in Albania is working towards developing effective management plans to protect and conserve Albania’s beautiful nature while improving human well-being. Read about the latest project achievements in the new issue of the Advance Albania Newsletter.  …  

01 Feb 2013 | News story
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ENTRANCE participants

Turning ideas to action

End of 2012 saw the closure of “Building capacities for conservation action” project with the event "ENTRANCE" hosted by the Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province. Project participants - nature conservation organizations and institutions - presented nine fully developed project proposals elaborated during the project training programme, the main result of past year’s capacity building efforts. “We call it ‘ENTRANCE’ because one of its objectives, apart from presenting and discussing project results, was to explore ways to further support participants in realization of their project ideas,” says the project coordinator Veronika Ferdinandova. …  

10 Jan 2013 | News story
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Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park, Albania

Competition for Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park logo reopened!

Are you passionate about nature? Are you creative and good with graphic software? IUCN has launched a competition with a prize of 500 Euros for the creation of a logo for a Shebenik-Jabllanicë national park in Albania.  …  

26 Nov 2012 | Jobs - call for proposals

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When conservation and borders coincide

A new publication by IUCN shows how transboundary conservation action in South-East Europe’s Dinaric Arc helps protect the region’s rich biodiversity and introduces an innovative tool which helps develop cross-border partnerships.  …  

19 Nov 2012 | News story

Boris Erg, IUCN Director for South Eastern Europe  and Hans Friederich, Regional Director for Europe

Building partnerships for conservation

“Together we aim higher”  this is the outcome of the event organized during the IUCN World Conservation Congress by IUCN Regional Office for Europe and partners to present experiences of regional cooperation on nature conservation in South-Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus. …  

16 Oct 2012 | News story
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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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