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Carrots and sticks for sustainable biofuels

In an independent report launched by a consortium of industry and non-governmental organizations, IUCN promotes an innovative policy approach to address the risk of indirect land use change through biofuel production. This involves encouraging and rewarding practices that proactively reduce this risk and penalizing producers who take no action. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Cover: Guidelines for Sacred National Sites in Estonian

IUCN-UNESCO’s Guidelines for Sacred Natural Sites translated into Estonian

In Estonia, around 2,500 traditional sacred natural sites covering large areas of land are known to contain significant spiritual, cultural and natural heritage values. Further research and documentation are expected to reveal a network of as much as 7,000 sacred natural sites in the country alone.   …  

03 Oct 2011 | News story

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IUCN European Newsletter: the European Conservation Forum

The September 2011 edition of the European Newsletter is now available. To find our more about IUCN European Conservation Forum click here. …  

29 Sep 2011 | News story

Prokletije Mountains

Focus on Transboundary Protected Area of Bjeshkët e Namuna/Prokletije Mountains

The training on Transboundary Protected Areas, conducted by IUCN Programme Office for South Eastern Europe in cooperation with IUCN WCPA members, was held in Shkodra, Albania, 12-13 September. The training was given to representatives of Local Action Groups (LAGs) from Albania and Montenegro residing in the area of potential three lateral transboundary protected area of Bjeshkët e Namuna/Prokletije Mountains. …  

29 Sep 2011 | News story

Bushmen, Botswana

Mainstreaming biodiversity into development cooperation

Next week, from 4 to 6 October, IUCN Regional Directors and representatives from countries in the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) region will visit Brussels to strengthen cooperation between IUCN and the European Union. …  

28 Sep 2011 | News story

Shooting nature

Green-Go International Short Film Festival

CEEweb for Biodiversity, Diverziti Association and Greenpeace Hungary invite all owners of cameras and other recording systems to attend the first Green-Go International Short Film Contest and Festival. …  

22 Sep 2011 | News story

Wood industry

Russia may lose the EU timber market

Russia may not be able to export timber to the EU anymore if effective measures to stop illegal logging are not taken in the country as soon as possible. …  

22 Sep 2011 | News story

Director of NP Una Mr. Mulic and director of NP Plitvice Lakes Mr. Sutic

Stepping on a firm cooperation base

The traditional EKOBIS fair in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina gathers parties involved in the field of eco-tourism, organic food, and renewable energy technologies. This year it was also a place for a ceremony of signing of an agreement on cooperation in the field of nature conservation between Plitvicka Jezera and Una National Parks represented by their directors. The signing took place on 8 September as a closing event of a conference titled “Water – source of life”. …  

21 Sep 2011 | News story

Biodiversity 2020: the priorities

Defining priorities for biodiversity at the European Parliament

European hunters and landowners will meet European Parliamentarians to discuss conservation measures at the forthcoming “Biodiversity 2020: the priorities” event. …  

20 Sep 2011 | News story


A new trademark for European agrobiodiversity

The SAVE Foundation is in the process of launching a trademark for the marketing of products and services from European agrobiodiversity. …  

20 Sep 2011 | News story

European Regional Office