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

RCF Europe

IUCN in Europe flicks the switch

More than 170 people from all parts of IUCN gathered in Bonn, Germany for the European Conservation Forum from 6 to 9 September 2011. Member organizations and Commission members from more than 25 countries discussed and debated the Union’s work across the region, with a particular focus on the next IUCN Programme, to run from 2013 to 2016. …  

09 Sep 2011 | News story

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European biodiversity: where we are and where to go

A special panel comprising high-level representatives of some of IUCN partners debated the current challenges of biodiversity in Europe and the role IUCN should play to solve them, at the European Conservation Forum yesterday. Here are some of the ideas which arose from the debate. …  

09 Sep 2011 | News story

European Conservation Forum

Voices from the Forum

It is the third day at the European Conservation Forum in Bonn, Germany. We have asked some participants their impressions on these first days of discussions on the new IUCN Programme. …  

08 Sep 2011 | News story
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“Switch to action!” starts today!

The IUCN European Conservation Forum has opened its doors today in Bonn, Germany. This is one of eleven such Forums taking place around the world this year in preparation for the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju in September 2012. …  

06 Sep 2011 | News story

Primary Rainforest in central Reunion island

Leaders define pathway to restoring 150 million hectares of lost forests

A core commitment to restore 150 million hectares of lost forests and degraded lands worldwide by 2020 is launched today at a ministerial conference in Bonn. New analysis by IUCN estimates that restoring 150 million hectares would be worth US$ 85 billion per year to national and global economies. …   | Spanish

02 Sep 2011 | News story

European National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans - A Summary

European National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans – A Summary

A recent study by Ann-Kathrin Neureuther et al. for BfN (Bundesamt für Naturschutz) of European National Biodiversity Stategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) was undertaken to provide a basis for possible future detailed studies of European biodiversity policies with a special focus on their ethical reasoning and their communication strategy. …  

30 Aug 2011 | News story

Tiger (Panthera tigris)

Species on the Edge of Survival – The ultimate guide to nature in need

Why is the Javan Rhino one of the world’s most threatened large mammals? What efforts are underway to help conserve the 47 remaining Floreana Mockingbirds of Ecuador? Why is there a dramatic decline in the Globosa Mangrove? You can find answers to these and many more questions in a unique anthology, Species on the Edge of Survival, published by Collins. …  

25 Aug 2011 | News story

Mr. Malkhaz Gogoladze from Tadzrisi village is receiving one family bee hive

Beekeeping replaces cutting trees

Five farmers from the Tadzrisi and Sakire villages in the Borjomi district, Georgia were awarded each with one bee family and a hive on August 17, 2011 thanks to the ENPI FLEG Program. …  

25 Aug 2011 | News story

Regional Conservation Forum

The European Conservation Forum opens its doors in two weeks!

The IUCN European Conservation Forum will start on Tuesday 6 and last until Friday 9 September 2011. It will be a major event to discuss the way forward for biodiversity in Europe. …  

23 Aug 2011 | News story

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