Europe

European Capiltals of Biodiversity

Second round of “European Capitals of Biodiversity” launched: local authorities compete for biodiversity crowns

In 2011, municipalities from France, Spain, Slovakia and Hungary will once again have the chance to become the national "Capital of Biodiversity". 150 attendees gathered to celebrate the launch of the last of the four national competitions in Paris. …  

10 Feb 2011 | News story

Hungary Plane

Vote for the European Tree of the year

Until the 6th March you can vote in the international European Tree of the Year contest. Five trees from five countries are in the running (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia). The winning tree will be announced at a ceremony at the IUCN European Union Representative Office in Brussels during Greenweek 2011 (24 – 27 May). …  

10 Feb 2011 | News story

IUCN's Pan-European Region

IUCN Members among Top 10 Environmental Think Tanks

Ecologic Institute an IUCN Member, based in Berlin, Germany, ranked 6th in the "Environmental Think Tanks" category in the 2010 Global "Go-To Think Tank Index" of the University of Pennsylvania. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

Video message of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention

IUCN congratulates the Ramsar Convention on its 40th anniversary

Video message of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention …  

02 Feb 2011 | News story

Forests in Svaneti, Georgia

Regional forest dialogues vital to sustainability

The EU Council has urged Member States, the European Commission, regional and local administrations and the private sector to support forest-related activities in the context of the International Year of Forests. …  

27 Jan 2011 | News story

An Outlook Report on the State of the Marine Biodiversity in the Pacific Islands Region

Assessment of Pacific marine biodiversity

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has released a report on the state of marine biodiversity in the Pacific. The region includes four EU overseas entities – French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, and Wallis and Futuna. The report provides an overview of major pressures affecting ecosystems in the region, as well as the responses of countries and territories in addressing, alleviating and/or mitigating these threats. …  

27 Jan 2011 | News story

Business unusual

The Economics of Nature: Taking stock, sharing action

The IUCN UK National Committee's second themed conference on 'The Economics of Nature: taking stock, sharing action' was held on Thursday 16th November 2010 in London, in partnership with Carbon Leapfrog. A conference video is now available. …  

25 Jan 2011 | News story

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First step to implementing the “Plan of Action”

The first meeting on the implementation of the Plan of Action on Sub-national governments, cities and other local authorities for biodiversity of the CBD was held last week in Montpellier to define results and milestones in the process. …  

24 Jan 2011 | News story

Vladimir Moshkalo

Ex-colleague new Head of UNEP Moscow Office

IUCN is pleased to announce that Mr. Vladimir Moshkalo, former Head of the Sub-regional Office for Russia for the IUCN Pan-European Programme has recently been appointed as Head of the UNEP Moscow Office.  …  

21 Jan 2011 | News story

Mangrove restoration in Sri Lanka

Swiss development NGOs join forces

The Swiss Foundation for Development and International Cooperation (InterCooperation) and Helvetas, (Schweizer Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) will merge in July 2011 to form a new Swiss development NGO.  …  

21 Jan 2011 | News story

European Regional Office