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Unique IUCN delegation discusses IUCN programme priorities in the Russian Federation

A watershed meeting took place in Moscow on 2 February between the Ministry for Natural Resources and Environment, the Chair of the National Committee in the Russian Federation, the IUCN Pan-European Regional Director (a.i.) and the European Vice-Chairs of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management and the World Commission on Protected Areas to discuss IUCN’s programme in the Russian Federation. …  

03 Feb 2010 | News story

Peacock Parachute Spider (Poecilotheria metallica), Threat category: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Trondheim conference calls for new biodiversity targets

High level IUCN representatives are among the keynote speakers at the Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity which opens today in Norway. …  

01 Feb 2010 | News story

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IUCN and the Council of Europe Strengthen Cooperation

The Council of Europe will today sign  a Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) with IUCN. The MoC complements and updates a co-operation agreement between both organisations dating from 1962, and it will be signed during the European Conference “Post-2010 Biodiversity Vision and Target – The role of protected areas and ecological networks in Europe”, hosted by the Spanish Presidency of the EU and held in Madrid (Spain) on 26-27 January 2010 …  

25 Jan 2010 | News story

Communication meeting in Tbilisi

Communication meeting for ENPI FLEG Program in Georgia

On frosty and sunny days of January 2010, IUCN South Caucasus office in Tbilisi hosted first Communication Meeting of the ENPI FLEG Program. ENPI FLEG means “Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in the European Neighborhood Policy East Countries and Russia” program, being implemented in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. The program is funded by European Commission. The program’s implementing partners are the World Bank, IUCN and WWF. …  

22 Jan 2010 | News story
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Face the Future: carbon trading

Face the Future, an IUCN Netherlands Committee member, develops forest carbon projects around the world with the aim of mitigating climate change and conserving forests. They also promote the business case for biodiversity conservation through the sale of carbon credits. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

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A view of the Future for IUCN in the European Union

Having taken over the responsibilities as Regional Director for Pan-Europe one of my key tasks is to strengthen IUCN’s role in Brussels and within the EU.  It may seem a contradiction, as the new Regional Director and some of the key coordination functions will for the  next few years be based in Gland, in the IUCN Conservation Centre that also houses our global Headquarters (along with the Ramsar Convention secretariat, the MAVA Foundation and the global secretariat of the World Association for Zoos and Aquaria). …  

14 Jan 2010 | News story

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

Capitals of biodiversity: local authorities compete for biodiversity crown

On the 20th January 2010 IUCN together with Natureparif is launching a competition to reward European cities for innovation and excellence in preserving the wealth of nature. …  

14 Jan 2010 | News story

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

Beyond Copenhagen - Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change

The Countdown 2010 initiative in partnership with UNRIC and the Stagiaires Committee of the European Commission is holding an afternoon event on 21st January 2010, to mark the International Year of Biodiversity in Brussels. …  

14 Jan 2010 | News story

2010

Look ahead to 2010

As the new year dawns, IUCN Pan European staff share their predictions for 2010.
What do Dr Hans Friederich, Regional Director for Pan Europe, Boris Erg, Director for South Eastern Europe, Jean-Claude Jacques, Head of Representation to the EU, Liza Drius, Communications Assistant and Richard Aishton, ENPI-FLEG Coordinator expect to be the big stories of the next 12 months? …  

08 Jan 2010 | News story
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Countdown 2010

Season’s Greetings from the Regional Office for Pan-Europe

Biodiversity is life. Biodiversity is our life. 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

21 Dec 2009 | News story