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Tb eNEWS - 11 - October 2017 - newsletter cover
Tb eNEWS - 11 - October 2017

IN FOCUS: Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland in the heart of Europe

A conservation atlas for transboundary conservation areas

Restoration of the Rio Bravo-Grande

Transboundary initiative for Moldova, Romania and Ukraine

Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development hosted an International Conference of Transboundary Cooperation for Ecosystem-Based Sustainable Development, held from 5-7 December 2017 in Eberswalde, Germany. The conference gathered the participants of the “Transboundary cooperation for ecosystem-based sustainable development as a contribution to conflict prevention in Eastern Europe” project from Moldova, Romania and Ukraine, as well as a number of guests. Eco Horizon’s President and Vice Chair of IUCN WCPA Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group, Maja Vasilijević, participated at the conference and gave a talk on transboundary conservation from a global perspective, with special emphasis on the contents of the IUCN’s Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Transboundary Conservation: A systematic and integrated approach, and best practice examples of transboundary conservation from Europe.

The meeting provided insight into current situation and challenges of transboundary cooperation involving Moldova, Romania and Ukraine, with several concrete follow up steps such as the exploration of potential for joint project proposal development to be submitted to the EU and involvement of the Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group’s experts in helping advance the transboundary conservation process.

Representatives of the Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management of the Eberswalde University presented several interesting initiatives they are involved with; among other the recent establishment of the Biosphere Center to support the development of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and bring relevant stakeholders together. 

For more information, please contact Maja Vasilijević at