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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


    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


    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


    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...

  • Maria Patek Maria Patek, Director-General for Forestry and Sustainability in the Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism. Photo: Marc Hall

    Austrian EU presidency presents its environmental priorities at IUCN Europe


    On 4 October 2018, IUCN hosted a reception with the Austrian government on its environmental priorities during its term in office as the presidency of the Council of the European Union.

  • branislav knappek unsplash pyramidenkogel austria Photo: Branislav Knappek

    Nature-based solutions are key to achieving Europe’s ambitious climate change targets


    Nature is a powerful ally in tackling climate change. Yet it does not receive the attention it deserves in the debate about how to accomplish a transition towards a zero net emission society. Natural ecosystems such as forests, soils and peatlands are the...

  • Erika Stanciu Retezat National Park Romania Erika Stanciu in Retezat National Park, Romania. Photo: Erika Stanciu

    Sustainable resources management is also about responsibility: An interview with protected areas expert Erika Stanciu


    IUCN is currently carrying out a feasibility study to assess whether the IUCN Green List Sustainability Standard, a global benchmark for the effective management of protected and conserved areas, can be applied to the Natura 2000 network. In this interview,...

  • IUCN Prague Members Meeting Photo: Peter Paul van Kempen

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


    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.

  • Aerial forest morgan jones unsplash Photo: Morgan Jones

    The future of nature conservation: How science can help


    New generations of satellites and scientific developments are opening vast opportunities for monitoring and understanding nature and biodiversity. At a time when the future of nature conservation is being discussed – the so-called post 2020 biodiversity...

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    IUCN launches global alliance for greener cities


    Edinburgh, Scotland, 24 September 2018 (IUCN/Scottish Wildlife Trust) – IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) has launched a global initiative which aims to create greener, more liveable cities that will improve the health, well-being and...

  • Harvesting maize, Tete Province, Mozambique. SUSTAIN Initiative Photo: ©ADPP

    World Water Week: Water, ecosystems and human development


    Water, ecosystems and human development is the leading theme of this year’s World Water Week. The annual conference on water is held in Stockholm, Sweden from 26 to 31 August and gathers scientists, business leaders, policy makers and water managers...


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