Knotweed infestation in Cornwall.

Another milestone towards 2010: will Europe win the battle against Invasive Species?

The European Commission has just released a Communication on possible measures to be taken against Invasive Species. “Following the European Union’s commitment of halting the loss of biodiversity by 2010, this Communication is crucial to mobilise joint efforts of all EU institutions including its Member States towards this issue”, said Sebastian Winkler, Head of Countdown 2010. …  

05 Dec 2008 | News story


IUCN welcomes Campester as a new Member

The Georgian Field Researchers’ Union Campester has joined the growing IUCN network in the South Caucasus. The NGO, which specialises in research and conservation of bats, was admitted as a member at the IUCN Council at its 70th meeting on 4 October. 

02 Dec 2008 | News story

ROfE team at the EDD.

IUCN at the 2008 European Development Days

The International Union for Conservation of Nature was represented by its Regional Office for pan-Europe (ROfE) at the third edition of the European Development Days in Strasbourg (France) on 15-17 November 2008. …  

24 Nov 2008 | International news release


Presentation and Discussion of the Draft Management Plan for Ktsia-Tabatskuri Managed Reserve

The IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus kindly invites all interested stakeholders to the presentation and discussion of the draft management plan for Ktsia-Tabatskuri Managed Reserve. 

06 Nov 2008 | News story

Belasitsa Nature Park

Iron Curtain turns Green Belt in the Balkans

South-Eastern European partners of the European Green Belt initiative focus on transboundary cooperation   …  

23 Oct 2008 | News story

Jadran sails to Barcelona

Jadran sails home

Moored in the Port Vell for seven days, Jadran - the heart of Sailing to Barcelona initiative, represented the transboundary cooperation network of South-Eastern Europe warmly welcoming the participants of the World Conservation Congress and Barcelona’s public onboard. …  

16 Oct 2008 | News story

Coat of arms, Georgia

IUCN welcomes Georgia as a new State Member

The Government of Georgia has officially announced its decision to adhere to IUCN Statutes. The Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources has been designated by the Government of Georgia as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

14 Oct 2008 | News story


Caucasus Workshop at the World Conservation Congress gives new impulse to regional cooperation for biodiversity conservation

The IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus convened a workshop on conservation partnerships in the Caucasus at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona on October 7, 2008. 

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Threat category: ENDANGERED

IUCN Red List reveals world’s mammals in crisis

Barcelona, Spain, 6 October, 2008 (IUCN) – The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s mammals has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, revealed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | International news release

Jadran Sailing to Barcelona,  the World Conservation Congress

Jadran – halfway to Barcelona

On the sixth day of its thrilling journey, sailing ship Jadran has reached Cagliari, Sardinia, halfway check point towards the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …  

30 Sep 2008 | International news release