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[Translate to en:] Wintervogel Foto: Ralf Grunewald

Vilm, 04.03.2018 Freezing temperatures have hit the Island of Vilm since a fortnight or so.
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[Translate to en:] Gruppenbild Foto: Sebastian Misgajski

Vilm, 02.03.2018 The cultural and spiritual importance of wetlands was the focus of an international expert workshop at the isle of Vilm from 26th of February to 2nd of March ("The Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Wetlands - Supporting the integration of nature and culture in their governance and management"). The experts exchanged on lessons learned from recent projects, e.g. on the "Best Practice Guidelines on the Cultural & Spiritual Values of Protected Areas", which are being developed by IUCN with support of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation. Another focus laid on the preparation of relevant draft resolutions for the 13th Conference of the Parties of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat, which will take place in October 2018 in Dubai.
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[Translate to en:] Gruppenbild Foto: Kathrin Bockmühl

Vilm, 27.02.2018 In February 2018, students from all over the world from selected M.Sc. programmes at German universities came together for the one-week-module on International Nature Conservation at the International Academy for Nature Conservation on the Isle of Vilm. The module offered insights into a wide range of different conservation topics, starting with an update on recent trends in global biodiversity, Protected Area concepts and tools, the International Governance Framework for Conservation, strategies to ensure sustainable trade of wildlife, marine nature conservation, strategic conservation planning, and ended up with challenges and strategies in the combat of poaching.

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Vilm, 20.10.2017 An international expert workshop took place from 16 to 20 October 2017 at the International Academy for Nature Conservation in the Baltic Sea island of Vilm in Germany to discuss the challenges posed by climate change to the conservation and management of World Heritage sites. The meeting was funded by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and organized in cooperation with IUCN, ICOMOS, ICCROM and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

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Gruppenbild Foto: M. Schickhofer

Vilm, 16.10.2017 From 12 to 16 October 2017, 33 experts representing 12 European countries convened at the INA on the Isle of Vilm for the final workshop in a series of three meetings in the framework of the project “Beech Forest Network of Europe”.
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Berlin, 01.10.2017 A two-day alumni reunion brought together 66 current fellows and alumni of the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme.

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Vilm, 31.08.2017 From 27 to 31 August, an international exchange of information and experience on specific access schemes for the use of genetic resources in the respective countries of origin took place on the island of Vilm. Representatives of international law enforcement agencies from 19 states and five continents participated in this.

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Berlin, 20 September 2017: Prof. Klaus Toepfer, the former Executive Director of the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP), as well as reresentatives of the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) inaugurated today the fourth cycle of the extra-occupational Klaus-Toepfer-Fellowship Programme for Future Leaders in Nature Conservation from Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

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 Vilm, 03.08.2017 The results of a BfN funded and commissioned pilot project on professionalising PA management through developing individual and organisational capacities have just been published.

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Migranten Naturerleben Foto: Jutta Luig-Beilmann

 Vilm, 15.07.2017 People with a migration background as well as refugees are so far not adequately addressed in nature conservation. They are hardly members of conservation NGOs or groups and are not really considered when conservation activities are planned. Therefore, the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) in collaboration with the State Nature Academy of Northrhine-Westphalia and the NABU conservation station Münsterland conducted a seminar at the International Academy for Nature Conservation Isle of Vilm (INA) from 27 – 30 June 2017: „Nature conservation for all – Programmes for people with migration background and refugees “.

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Vilm, 07.07.2017 As starting point for the development of new global protected area related targets beyond 2020 serves a workshop held at the International Academy for Nature Conservation convened by the “Beyond Aichi”-Task Force of the World Commission on Protected Areas of IUCN and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation.

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Gruppenbild Foto: Ralf Grunewald

Vilm, 27.06.2017 The Specialist Group on Privately Protected Areas (PPAs) and Nature Stewardship is developing global advice on the establishment, recognition and reporting of PPAs. As a first step towards developing this guidance the specialist group, in partnership with the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, convened an expert workshop in June 2017 at the International Academy for Nature Conservation on the Isle of Vilm. 
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Gruppenbild Foto: Andrea Strauss

Vilm, 16.06.2017 At the International Academy for Nature Conservation experts from all over the world convened in June 2017 to develop IUCN Best Practise Guidelines (BPG) on “Promoting the Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Area Management and Governance”.
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Vilm, 23.05.2017 In a work session the INA Advisory Council developed together with important German and international partners of the Vilm Academy recommendations for the future strategic directions of the INA.

Vilm, 23.05.2017 In a work session the INA Advisory Council developed together with important German and international partners of the Vilm Academy recommendations for the future strategic directions of the INA.

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Brandgänse Foto Ralf Grunewald

Vilm, 22.05.2017 The first Barn Swallow already arrived on Isle of Vilm on 30th of March – one of the first sightings in the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern according to www. Ornitho.de – a clear sign that winter has gone;

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Vilm, 18.05.2017 This May a recent breeding success among common mergansers (Mergus merganser) has been observed in the shallow waters around the Isle of Vilm, which is a rare event since the late 1980s.

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Vilmer Grünland Foto: Horst Korn

Vilm, 12.05.2017 Experts in agriculture and ecology discussed during a workshop on the topic “Nature Conservation Advice for Agriculture and Ecology in Training and Policy” at the International Academy Isle of Vilm of BfN various approaches to strengthen nature conservation advice for agricultural farms. The results of the discussions are summarised in an implementation dossier.

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Seehund (rechts) und Ringelrobbe (links) unterhalb des Kochufers/Insel Vilm, Foto: Ralf Grunewald

Vilm, 27.04.2017 During the course of several weeks in January a Ringed Seal (Pusa hispida ssp. botnica) could be observed by guests and staff at the coast of Isle of Vilm.
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Vilm, 22.04.2017 In 2017, the publisher Matthes & Seitz Berlin endows for the first time the 10.000 € Prize for Nature Writing, which will be awarded to a selected German writer each year.
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UNEP Kurs 2017, Foto: Lisa Burgstedt

Vilm, 17.03.2017 In March 2017, 20 participants of the 40th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB course "Environmental Management for Developing and Emerging Countries" have undertaken an intensive training week in international nature conservation at the International Academy for Nature Conservation Isle of Vilm.
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Gruppenfoto, Foto:Ralf Grunewald

Vilm, 13.02.2017  Master students studying in Germany came together from 5 - 11 February 2017 on the Isle of Vilm to learn more about international nature conservation.
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Vilm, 12.01.2017 Across the world conservation agencies find it difficult to compete for influence and resources with other sectors in government.
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Gruppenfoto, Foto: Silka Leidner

Vilm, 28.10.2016 Natural experiences must be accessible to everyone, regardless of limited mobility or other handicaps. This was the result of a nationwide conference which was held from October 24th – 27th, 2016 at the International Academy for Nature conservation Isle of Vilm.
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