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Spanish Members make a final effort to help halt the loss of biodiversity in 2010

September 2010 –IUCN´s Spanish National Committee, with the collaboration of Fundación Biodiversidad and Obra Social Caja Madrid, have launched the project “International Year of Biological Diversity”, an initiative within the framework of the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity (IYB).  The project aims to raise awareness of biological diversity, and its loss, through environmental education. Volunteers will be asked to get involved in the fight against biodiversity loss. …   | French | Spanish

05 Oct 2010 | News story

Coralina

Success story of the day: Coralina

Story featured in the Made in Countdown Publication: Based on a participatory process and with an ecosystem approach, the Seaflower Marine Protected Area (MPA) was created in 2005 thanks to the leadership of IUCN Member Coralina – the Corporation for the Sustainable Development of the Archipelago of San Andrés, Old Providence and Santa Catalina , a department of Colombia in the Caribbean – and the support of the local and national governments. Seaflower is the largest MPA in the Great Caribbean and one of the largest on the planet. …  

04 Oct 2010 | News story

Recognition of IUCN Pakistan Members

Representatives of two of the IUCN Pakistan Members Khwendo Kor and Strengthening Participatory Organisation have been selected to be part of a nine-member committee constituted on the instructions of the President of Pakistan for flood relief work. …  

01 Oct 2010 | News story

Garba Tula drylands project, Kenya

Preserving life and land in Kenya

IUCN's work to restore local rights in Garba Tula dryland district in North-East Kenya. …  

30 Sep 2010 | Video

Bruguiera gymnorhiza - flower

Satoyama: People and nature under one roof

Preserving and developing villages and farmlands in a sustainable way is just as important for biodiversity and human well-being, as is the conservation of wilderness. But to achieve this, we need to build a sound, harmonious and long-lasting relationship with nature. …  

30 Sep 2010 | News story

Women pastoralists taking part in participatory filming (Olbil, Tanzania)

Participatory Video in the Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Participatory Video, a new innovative way of capturing and sharing communities’ voices on social and environmental change, was recently introduced by the IUCN Water Programme. …  

30 Sep 2010 | News story

Mariners Cave, Vava'u group

A solution to the global ocean crisis

3 new publications from the Science-to-Action partnership …  

30 Sep 2010 | Article

Duba lilies, Okavango delta

New study shows over one fifth of the world’s plants are under threat of extinction

A global analysis of extinction risk for the world's plants, conducted by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew together with the Natural History Museum, London and IUCN, has revealed that the world’s plants are as threatened as mammals, with one in five of the world’s plant species threatened with extinction. …   | Spanish

29 Sep 2010 | News story

Primula veris, the winning photograph of NABU’s picture contest “Sag mir wo die Blumen sind...”

Where have all the flowers gone?

Volunteers from Münster, led by NABU – an IUCN Member and one of the country's oldest and largest environmental associations, have been working to preserve the region’s orchards and bring back the rich biodiversity they once supported. …  

29 Sep 2010 | News story

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

Caribbean dream

The 2010 target set by governments to reduce biodiversity loss may not have been reached but the thousands of actions taken by partners to IUCN's 'Countdown 2010' initiative are an important step towards the improved status of biodiversity and increased public awareness. …  

29 Sep 2010 | News story