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  • Dr Randall Reeves Dr Randall Reeves  Photo: Randall Reeves

    Dr Randall Reeves to continue leading advisory panel on industry development impacts

    11.12.2018

    Dr Randall Reeves has been re-appointed by IUCN as Chair of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP), which provides independent advice on the impacts of offshore oil and gas development on gray whales and their habitat. He plans to continue leading the...

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia Photo: IUCN

    Nature conservation systems of South-Eastern Europe

    28.11.2018

    IUCN has released today at the CBD COP14 in Sharm El Sheikh the “State of nature conservation systems in South-Eastern Europe”, a first comprehensive report on institutional arrangements for nature conservation in the region that will serve decision-makers,...

  • Pathfinder Award 2018 winner - Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust Mirjam de Koning of Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust receiving the award (Winner) from Dr Yasmine Fouad (Minister, Egypt) during CBD COP14 Photo: IUCN

    Supporting protected areas across boundaries in the Balkans - Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust wins the 2018 Pathfinder Award

    19.11.2018

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as well as WildArk – A Movement for the Wild are thrilled to announce the winners of the inaugural Pathfinder Award for innovation in nature...

  • Workshop participants_Ulcinj, Montenegro Workshop participants_Ulcinj, Montenegro Photo: IUCN

    Developing the capacity in initiating transboundary conservation

    05.11.2018

    A new training module on initiating transboundary conservation and steps towards its institutionalisation was presented and tested among the experts interested and experienced in transboundary conservation from South-Eastern and Eastern Europe.

  • Boris Erg, IUCN ECARO and Serdar Allekow, Society of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan Photo: IUCN/M.Hofman

    Celebrating 50 years of the Society of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan

    27.10.2018

    The establishment of the Society of Nature Protection of Turkmenistan fifty years ago marked the beginning of the modern era of nature protection in the country. To celebrate its anniversary, the Society organised a conference in Ashgabat on 11 and 12 October...

  • SEE Conservation NGOs Photo: Hyla

    Connecting conservation NGOs in South East Europe

    25.10.2018

    Networking among NGOs is vital, as it enables an exchange of their experiences, tools and skills. A well-networked group of conservation NGOs avoids duplication of efforts and stands stronger in policy negotiations, of high importance for achieving effective...

  • Nexus training Photo: CAREC

    Cooperating across borders for Water-Energy-Food Security

    16.10.2018

    Climate change, population growth and other social and economic pressures, exacerbate demands on vital resources, such as water, energy and food. This impacts our ecosystems, often negatively, lowering their ability to provide us with their services and...

  • Western gray whale and salmon set nets near Sakhalin Island Western gray whale and salmon set nets near Sakhalin Island Photo: No attribution

    Western gray whales at great risk from salmon nets – IUCN-backed study

    11.10.2018

    Gland, Switzerland (IUCN) - A new IUCN-backed scientific article published today finds that threatened western gray whales are at “very high risk” of entanglement in coastal salmon nets near Russia’s Sakhalin island, which often leads to their injury or death...

  • IUCN Prague Members Meeting Photo: Peter Paul van Kempen

    IUCN’s European and North and Central Asian Members meet in Prague

    02.10.2018

    IUCN Members from West and East Europe and North and Central Asia as well as representatives from the Secretariat, National Committees and Commissions met in Prague, Czechia, over an intensive two day meeting on 24 and 25 September.

  • Western gray whale in Sakhalin Photo: David Weller

    IUCN seeks whale conservation expert to lead advise on industry development impacts

    27.09.2018

    IUCN invites applications for the Chair of its Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) to provide objective independent advice on the impacts to whales and their marine habitat during offshore oil and gas development and beyond. The position will run for...

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