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

Boris Erg

Increased coordination for WCPA in Europe

IUCN Europe and WCPA have agreed to strenghten cooperation in the region by appointing a focal point in the Secretariat. …  

20 Sep 2011 | News story

Participants of the event.

Highlighting communities role in conservation, livelihoods and culture

About 50 participants from all over Europe convened in the beautiful Italian town of Gerace in Calabria, close to the Southern tip of Europe, to share, illustrate and discuss experiences on community conservation in the continent, many of which can be resumed as “ICCAs”—an acronym standing for “indigenous peoples’ conserved territories and community conserved areas”. …  

16 Sep 2011 | News story


Benefits for nature and people: EUROPARC Conference 2011

From 21st-24th September 2011 experts from national, nature parks and other natural protected areas meet in Bad Urach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany for EUROPARC 2011, the largest networking meeting in Europe for those working with and for Europe’s most beautiful places. …  

15 Sep 2011 | News story

From left to right: Loretta Dormal-Marino, Deputy Director General, European Commission DG Agriculture and Rural Development, S.E.M. Bernard FAUTRIER, Vice-President of the Foundation Prince Albert II, MEP Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Vice-President of the European Parliament,  H.S.H. Prince Albert II, MEP Gaston Franco, MEP Jo Leinen, Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the EP, and Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN during the conference in the EP, 7 September 2011.

Calling for a bottom-up approach towards a global forest governance

"We have to fight against a worrying situation in order to save the threatened forests of this planet" said H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco at the high level conference in the European Parliament (EP) celebrating the 2011 - International Year of Forests. The two-day event from the 6 to 7 September 2011 included debates and exhibitions showing the paramount importance of achieving and maintaining a balance among the multiple benefits of forests. …  

13 Sep 2011 | News story

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