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Deadline Life – Nagoya defines future for life on earth

Governments meeting at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) have approved a step change for biodiversity: a new Strategic Plan for the next ten years to reduce the current pressures on the planet’s biodiversity and take urgent action to save and restore nature; an agreed new protocol on access and benefit sharing; and have pledged some serious new resources to bring the agreements to life. …   | Spanish

29 Oct 2010 | International news release

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SOS – A new call on businesses to respond to extinction crisis

The Global Environment Facility, the World Bank, and IUCN today announced they had established the Save Our Species (SOS) initiative with more than $US10 million in financing commitments and called on businesses to help build the biggest global species conservation fund by 2015. …   | French | Spanish

28 Oct 2010 | International news release

Enrique Lahmann, Director of IUCN's Constituency Support Group

Day Nine: IUCN and the world of conservation

Today we celebrated the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Environment of Korea, Jeju Self-Governing Province and IUCN for the design, development and convening of the 2012 World Conservation Congress, writes Enrique Lahmann, Director of IUCN's Constituency Support Group. …  

28 Oct 2010 | Event

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Renewed energy from Nagoya

The long-awaited tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity - or CBD COP 10 - is almost over. In less than two days, thousands of delegates from all over the world will leave Nagoya, Japan after two weeks of intense negotiations, critical for the future of all life on earth. So what message will they take home with them? One of gloom and doom or one of positive energy and readiness for action? We ask Jeff McNeely, IUCN’s Senior Science Advisor what he thinks: …  

28 Oct 2010 | News story

From left to right, Mr Keun Min Woo, Governor of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Mr Maanee Lee, Minister of the Environment, Republic of Korea and Julia Marton-Lefévre, Director General IUCN.

From Nagoya 2010 to IUCN World Conservation Congress in Korea 2012

Today in Nagoya at the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Tenth Conference of the Parties (CBD COP10) a deal was signed outlining the strategic plan for IUCN’s next World Conservation Congress. This will be held in Jeju Island, Korea in September 2012. …  

28 Oct 2010 | News story

Summit of Mt. Halla

IUCN’s impact on international conservation

As the world’s association of conservation agencies, including 84 States, 116 government agencies, and 909 non-governmental organizations, IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature) is in a unique position to reflect the priorities of the global conservation community. …  

28 Oct 2010 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature

There is no Planet B

As the world is holding its breath before the final outcome of the UN biodiversity summit in Nagoya tomorrow, IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre addressed the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity calling for "a different kind of tipping point - a positive one that will guarantee a future for all life on Earth". …  

28 Oct 2010 | News story

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Nature’s backbone at risk

The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched today at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD, in Nagoya, Japan. …   | French | Spanish

27 Oct 2010 | International news release

Community members planting a medicinal plant, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

We know how to save biodiversity

According to the latest assessment of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) conference in Nagoya, one-fifth of the world’s mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fishes are threatened with extinction. But the study also provides clear evidence of the positive impact of conservation efforts around the globe: its results show that without conservation action, the status of biodiversity would have declined by nearly 20 percent. …  

27 Oct 2010 | News story

A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

Where are we heading?

As the momentum is building at the UN biodiversity summit in Nagoya with only three days till the negotiations come to an end, we asked Simon Stuart, Chair of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission, for an update on the developments so far and his expectations of what lies ahead. Here is what he told us: …  

27 Oct 2010 | News story