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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

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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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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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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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EU countries must do more to protect biodiversity

European Union countries should step up their conservation efforts and fully implement the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 to prevent species from going extinct, according to a recent analysis of the European Red List coordinated by IUCN.   …   | French | Spanish

02 May 2013 | News story

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Nominate a plant conservationist from Eastern Europe

In order to promote best practices in plant conservation at community level, Plantlife is launching the Roger Crofts Plantlife Community Conservation Award. The Award is open to community groups, small non government organisations or individuals from Eastern Europe working on the plant conservation in the wild (in situ).  

16 Apr 2013 | News story
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IUCN SEE Meeting in Tirana, Albania

Nature+ development in South East Europe

Nature is a resource for people and our well-being. Countries in South East Europe, like elsewhere, have the opportunity to shape a sustainable future where economies grow while protecting natural resources. Will they win the challenge?   …  

07 Mar 2013 | News story
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IUCN SEE Members' meeting

New strategy for IUCN in South-Eastern Europe

A Sustainable future for South-Eastern Europe, strategic direction for IUCN in South-Eastern Europe (SEE), will be discussed from 6 to 8 March in Tirana, Albania, where IUCN constituency and partners meet to define priority goals for the region and formulate an effective and result-oriented programme for IUCN.  …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story
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