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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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Snake

‘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

Response to Flood by Pakistan National Committee (PNC) of IUCN Members

Below is the response to Flood by Pakistan National Committee (PNC) of IUCN Members …  

14 Oct 2010 | News story

Enrique Lahmann

Stepping up support for IUCN Members

IUCN’s Membership Unit in the Constituency Support Group has stepped up its work to enhance the services provided to IUCN Members and to provide greater opportunities for networking and the sharing of resources and information. Here, Dr. Enrique Lahmann, Director of the Constituency Support Group, outlines some of the most recent developments and initiatives. …   | French | Spanish

10 Oct 2010 | Article

A Blue-and-yellow-macaw in the Bird Park of Iguaçu, Brazil

Last chance talks for life on earth?

Background: Talks to halt the spiralling loss of biodiversity, which is threatening the existence of all life on earth, will take place in Nagoya, Japan from 18 to 29 October. Thousands of decision makers will meet to discuss a “big plan” for the next ten years to reduce the current pressures on the planet’s biodiversity. On the table at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10), are 20 targets designed to tackle the extinction crisis and restore the earth’s natural capital. …   | French | Spanish

07 Oct 2010 | Media advisory

IUCN's new conservation centre

75th Meeting of IUCN Council

The 75th meeting of the IUCN Council will get underway in Gland, Switzerland on 18 November 2010. …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2010 | Article

Intern photo: Securing Water for Ecosystems and Human Well-being: The Importance of Environmental Flows

Water and Climate: Focus of 2010 World Water Week

How does water allocation happen if water resources increasingly fluctuate? What does sustainability mean in the context of an evolving definition of “normal”? …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story

Success story of the day: Fundació Caixa Catalunya

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: The Fundació Territori i Paisatge (now Fundació Caixa Catalunya and IUCN Member)  was created by the Caixa Catalunya Savings Bank at the end of 1997 with the main aim to preserve, natural areas, biodiversity and landscapes, as well as raise public awareness. The foundation’s long-term programme has three action lines. …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story