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  • 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...

  • Rustam Sagitov Rustam Sagitov Photo: Baltic Fund for Nature

    Dr Rustam Sagitov, one of Russia’s great nature conservationists

    20.08.2018

    IUCN mourns the loss of Dr Rustam Sagitov, IUCN Regional Councillor for Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia, and Chair of the IUCN National Committee for Russia, who passed away on Sunday, 19 August 2018. Aleksei Zavarzin, IUCN CEC Regional Vice Chair...

  • CNVP Pasture management CNVP has been promoting improved pasture management by providing information and technical advice on: classification and description of pastures, assessment of pasture biomass and grazing capacity, improving pastures qualities, and construction of water-points for livestock Photo: CNVP

    Introducing CNVP, a new Member of IUCN

    08.08.2018

    IUCN has strengthened its network recently by welcoming CNVP (Connecting Natural Values & People Foundation) as its Member. Focusing on building a Greener Economic Environment, CNVP uses evidence-based analysis to improve the sustainable livelihoods of...

  • Lin, Lake Ohrid, Albania Lin, Lake Ohrid, Albania Photo: Christopher Graz

    Pearl in a plastic bag

    12.07.2018

    Lake Ohrid is Europe’s oldest lake, straddling the mountainous border between southwestern Macedonia (FYR) and eastern Albania. It was formed by tectonic shifting over two million years ago and is home to a large number of unique flora and...

  • men in suits sitting behind desks with paper signs of country names and microphones Photo: © UNECEFAO Forestry and Timber Section

    Caucasus and Central Asia demonstrate impressive political will for restoration and the Bonn Challenge

    06.07.2018

    The first Bonn Challenge Regional Ministerial Roundtable for the Caucasus and Central Asia was a massive success with several countries in the region pledging to bring 2.5 million hectares into restoration.

  • High mountain pasture Kyrgyzstan High mountain pasture Kyrgyzstan  Photo: Jens Wunderlich

    World Heritage regional consultation process takes off in Central Asia

    03.07.2018

    Representatives from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan confirmed their commitment to support the identification of natural sites that have the potential to be nominated as World Heritage. IUCN will lead the process in its...

  • Nexus Regional Steering Committee Nexus Regional Steering Committee  Photo: IUCN

    Building partnerships for water, energy and food security in Central Asia

    13.06.2018

    At a time when global trends, such as climate change, population growth and changing consumption patterns, contribute to increasing demands for water, energy and food, impact biodiversity and threaten the livelihoods of the local population, it is ever more...

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