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    Meet the Hoverflies Experts: Antonio Ricarte

    28.02.2022

    This is the ninth in a series of interviews with the network of Experts involved in developing the IUCN’s European Red List (ERL) of Hoverflies. The project aims to assess the extinction risk of hoverfly species across Europe, and will contribute to guiding...

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    Meet the Hoverflies experts: Gunilla Ståhls

    21.01.2022

    This is the eighth in a series of interviews with the network of Experts involved in developing the IUCN’s European Red List (ERL) of Hoverflies. The project aims to assess the extinction risk of hoverfly species across Europe, and will contribute to guiding...

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    The IUCN Congress: What does it mean for Europe?

    14.12.2021

    Today, the IUCN European office released a new paper which details the importance of the World Conservation Congress for Europe. At the Congress, a number of European Members were elected to the IUCN Council – the...

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Biodiversity Conservation

The natural world relies on a diversity of organisms to keep it in balance, healthy and thriving. To ensure we protect and nourish this biodiversity it is imperative that we gather and disseminate essential knowledge that can empower people, industries and governments and help them live...
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Policy

The IUCN European Regional Office provides vital linkages between IUCN (including its Members, National Committees, scientific Commissions and the global Secretariat) and key EU institutions and other public and private actors with regional headquarters in Brussels....
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Europe overseas

From the poles to the tropics, the European Union (EU) includes 34 overseas entities: 9 Outermost Regions (ORs) and 25 Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). Most of the EU’s biodiversity is located in these overseas countries and territories.

 

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Nature-based solutions

Europe faces enormous challenges in the years to come. These challenges include adapting to climate change and enhancing our resilience to natural disasters, providing food to more than 500 million people, increasing our water and air quality, protecting biodiversity, tackling socio-...
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