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Plitvice Lakes NP, Croatia

A comprehensive three-year conservation programme for the Dinaric Arc launched by IUCN

Sustaining Rural Communities and Their Traditional Landscapes Through Strengthened Environmental Governance in Transboundary Protected Areas of the Dinaric Arc – the Western Balkans Programme - begins now. …  

07 May 2009 | News story

Forest and stream

The value of groundwater in European Forests

The report – the Study on the Economic value of groundwater and biodiversity in European forests – explores the current state of payments for ecosystems (PES) in EU member states in relation to forests and groundwater.  

28 Apr 2009 | News story
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Ignace Schops and Al Gore

Goldman Prize winner meets Al Gore

Ignace Schops met with Al Gore at the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize giving ceremony in San Francisco on 19 April. The Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story
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Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story

Euros

1 million Euros for biodiversity!

This is not an April Fools’ joke, the FEMP and the Spanish Ministry of the Environment has announced a 1-million-jackpot competition for biodiversity. Local governments in Spain are encouraged to present their best ideas to protect the natural heritage to try and win one of the prizes up for grabs (first prize 200,000 Euros, second 150,000, third 100,000, plus 11 prizes worth 50,000). …  

01 Apr 2009 | News story

Monitoring Biodiversity in the Southern Caucasus

IUCN supports biodiversity monitoring in the Southern Caucasus

IUCN POSC has developed five biodiversity related indicators, based on existing European indicators where possible. These indicators are offered to national and regional biodiversity monitoring systems in the Southern Caucasus and will be used to measure progress towards the 2010 Biodiversity Target and beyond. …  

31 Mar 2009 | News story
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Countdown 2010 logo in Finnish

Espoo wins second edition of Finnish Countdown 2010 competition

The 550-year-old City of Espoo in Southern Finland received the 2009 award for biodiversity by the Minister of the Environment, Paula Lehtomäki. To celebrate its 550th anniversary, the City has decided to protect a 550-hectares forested area which covers three per cent of the total area of Espoo. …  

25 Mar 2009 | News story

Les Murs de l’Arche

Delete? French artist offers to work with IUCN to save species

French wildlife artist Thierry Bisch is developing a project with IUCN to deliver a powerful message about the need to protect threatened species. …  

02 Mar 2009 | News story

European Green Belt

Green Belt...the ribbon of life

On Friday, 6 March at 8 pm GMT BBC 2 will show in the United Kingdom as part of the TV series “The Natural World” the film “Iron curtain – the ribbon of life”. …  

27 Feb 2009 | News story

Discussing the KTMR Management Plan  in Chikharula, Georgia.

IUCN to support stakeholder participation in protected areas of Georgia

A consortium led by the IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus has received a BP “Eco-Award” for the project Facilitating stakeholder participation in protected areas of Georgia.  

26 Feb 2009 | News story
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