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    Testing phase of LIFE Green List for Natura 2000 project begins

    IUCN is currently carrying out the EU-funded LIFE project – “Improving the performance of the Natura 2000 network through a Green Listing approach” - to determine the feasibility of applying the IUCN Green List Sustainability Standard to Natura 2000. As part of the project, participants have begun testing a set of indicators in different sites throughout the Natura 2000 network.

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    IUCN’s 2017 highlights in Europe

    Without doubt, 2017 was an eventful year for IUCN in Europe, providing scientific evidence to support good conservation policy, such new IUCN Red List species assessments, making the case for strengthened action and investment on nature-based solutions, and participating in the EU policy processes related to plastic discards and unsustainable agriculture, two of the most serious threats to Europe’s biodiversity. 2018 continues to march on and now is as good an opportunity as any to reflect on some of the events of last year as well as the achievements of the conservation community in Europe.

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    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, have signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in Marseille.

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    Recognising and Inspiring Conservation Success in Natura 2000

    The conservation of nature is essential for the future of humanity, which requires thriving biodiversity to support a healthy and habitable planet. Well-governed, well-designed and well-managed protected areas are our most effective tools for conserving nature, and these important natural spaces provide a wide range of ecological, socio-economic, cultural and spiritual benefits to our communities.

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  • SDGs multi-stakeholder platform The EU Multi-Stakeholder Platform on the SDGs, meeting on 11 October 2018. Photo: European Commission

    IUCN welcomes stakeholder paper on SDG implementation in the EU

    16.10.2018

    The paper, adopted by a diverse range of organisations gathered together under the EU High-Level Multi-stakeholder platform (MSP), presents a range of key areas for the EU in its action on the SDGs. These include ao. increasing policy coherence for...

  • 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...

  • apple blossom Photo: Ferenc Barna/Pixabay

    Farming that works with nature is better for all - report

    09.10.2018

    Agriculture plays a crucial role in European society, securing the production of sufficient and safe food and sustaining viable rural communities. But, as a new IUCN report shows, agriculture depends on nature, for soil fertility, water, pollination, pest...

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