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A world premiere: Biodiversity across five continents

For the first time the status of biodiversity in the Francophonie has been evaluated. With the occasion of the International Year of Biodiversity, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) have published in French and English a concise analysis of the status of terrestrial and marine biodiversity across the 70 states and governments of the Francophonie. …   | French

20 Oct 2010 | News story

A bird (Pheuthicus Leudovicianus) in the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina

Mobilizing society to support biodiversity

20 October 2010, Nagoya (Japan). As Countdown 2010 initiative closes, local coordinated actions show way to solving the global biodiversity crisis. IUCN’s Countdown 2010 initiative officially closes today in Nagoya by revealing the best efforts of more than 1,000 organizations around the world to save biodiversity. The ceremony is being held on 20 October 2010 at 8.10 pm at the 10th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity being held in Nagoya, Japan. …  

20 Oct 2010 | News story

Biodiversity on Francophonie agenda

The XIII summit of La Francophonie will take place from 22 to 24 October, in Montreux, Switzerland. IUCN will be actively participating supporting a round table debate on “Biodiversity, cultural diversity and La Francophonie”, as well as running a stand in the Francophonie Village showcasing IUCN’s work on the management of marine and coastal areas in Central and Western Africa. …   | French | Spanish

20 Oct 2010 | Article

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Protect Planet Ocean Now

With only one per cent of the world’s oceans under protection, countries are far behind the 10 per cent target promised for 2010. A greater political will and a change in the way we manage our marine capital are needed now to preserve the Earth’s oceans for generations to come. …   | French | Spanish

19 Oct 2010 | International news release

Tree Planting in Doi Mae Salong

When the army does conservation – doing it differently in Thailand

Thailand’s armed forces are involved in an uncharacteristic activity—a major conservation program in cooperation with the local community. Bob Fisher and Tawatchai Rattnasorn report. …  

19 Oct 2010 | News story

Business unusual

Businesses on board – for biodiversity

Finding ways for businesses to become more involved in helping to halt and reverse the current loss of biodiversity will be the main focus of the International Business and Ecosystems Dialogue, which will take place on Tuesday 26th Oc tober in Nagoya, Japan. The dialogue coincides with the 10th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Nagoya, which will set targets for the next ten years to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss. …  

18 Oct 2010 | Audio

Paruku Indigenous Protected Area

Putting plans to work: IUCN's commitment to protected areas.

“Helping to establish a global network of protected areas has been one of the greatest successes achieved to date by Parties to the CBD” claims Trevor Sandwith, the new Head of the IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme, speaking at the Convention on Biological Diversity Meeting of Parties in Nagoya, Japan. “National parks, wilderness areas, biological corridors, areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities are the world’s best biodiversity conservation tools and essential for human wellbeing and security”. …  

18 Oct 2010 | News story
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Natural Solutions

Natural Ecosystems and Protected areas – Convenient Solutions to the Climate Change Crisis

World decision makers are paying inadequate attention to one of the strongest global tools in combating climate change says a consortium of powerful international environmental organisations. …  

18 Oct 2010 | News story
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‘Big Plan’ for nature needs big commitment

World leaders need vision and political will to ensure we live in harmony with nature, says IUCN. This call comes in the run up to talks to halt the spiraling loss of biodiversity, which is ultimately threatening the existence of all life on earth. …   | French | Spanish

15 Oct 2010 | IUCN statement

Erika Stanciu - President of EUROPARC

An interview with Erica Stanciu

Erika Stanciu is the President of EUROPARC - the umbrella organization for Europe’s protected areas - with more than 460 members from 36 countries. IUCN EURO met with Erika to learn about the results of the recent EUROPARC annual conference and her thoughts on the link between biodiversity and protected areas. …  

14 Oct 2010 | News story