Eastern Europe and Central Asia


  • Altai-Sayan, Russia

    Year of Ecology in Russia


    The Russian President has declared 2017 the Year of Ecology. This decision will draw public attention towards environmental issues, support the protection of ecological and biological diversity and reinforce ecological security of the country. The...

  • Ulcinj Salina

    Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction in ECARO


    Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are defined by IUCN as “actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity...

  • Goitered Gazelle

    Reintroducing the Goitered Gazelle, Azerbaijan’s once lost wildlife heritage


    Advocating for wildlife conservation, IDEA has taken five endangered animals of Azerbaijan under its supervision – the “Big Five” project: the Goitered Gazelle, the Caucasian Leopard, the Imperial Eagle, the Brown Bear and the Grey Wolf, implementing a number...

  • Introducing IUCN’s Member, Biologists for nature conservation


    By reactivating the status of an IUCN member, St. Petersburg charitable public organisation “Biologists for nature conservation” reconnects with the world’s conservation community and main tendencies in the field of environmental protection and management....

  • The oldest protected area in Central Asia celebrates its 90th anniversary


    Several events were held in Kazakhstan to celebrate the history of the Aksu-Zhabagly Nature Reserve - from the international scientific conference “From the Strict Nature Reserve to the Biosphere Reserve” organized by the Committee for Forestry and WildLife,...

  • National Strategy for Nature Protection


    Ministry of Environment and Physical planning (MoEPP) of Macedonia, a state authority responsible for activities in the field of nature protection, has coordinated the activities for the preparation of the Draft National Strategy Protection of Nature with...

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    New coalition - Save Albanian Bears


    In the last months, INCA has initiated collaboration with the international organization Four PAWS, national institutions and partners to work on the wildlife mistreatment and captivity, focusing on the Brown Bear as the most vulnerable species in this...

  • On a rescue mission, helping injured and sick wildlife


    Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province (Serbia) is legally authorised organization managing strictly protected and protected species in the Province. This complex task very often involves day-to-day care for numerous animals, following the...

  • Western gray whale in Sakhalin

    IUCN and Sakhalin Energy renew their commitment to protect western gray whales


    An independent scientific panel created to protect critically endangered western gray whales in the Russian Far East will continue to monitor activities and provide recommendations to industry in the region for the next five years, according to IUCN.

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    Developing capacities on the Ecosystem Services Assessment


    The second regional training ’Principles of Ecosystem Services Assessment for Policy Impacts’ was held beginning of February 2017, gathering more than thirty governmental officials, experts, researchers and civil society representatives from SEE region in...


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