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Iron Gate, RO-SRB

Developing National Agri-environment Programme for Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia – One of results of the project Support for Agri-environment Policies and Programming in Serbia is the publication “Agri-environment Programme for Serbia”, launched today during the conference organized by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia, Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia and Serbian Environmental Protection Agency. …  

22 Dec 2010 | News story

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Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development is preparing for the EU Presidency

Hungary takes on the Presidency of the EU on 1st of January 2011, and the environmental aspects of this responsibility will fall to the new ministry of Rural Development.  …  

20 Dec 2010 | News story

Scyphiphora hydropyhllacea - a critically endangered mangrove species

We have a plan

Throughout the two weeks of the conference in Nagoya, delegates were discussing a new plan to reduce the current pressures on the planet’s biodiversity and take urgent action to save and restore nature. …  

16 Dec 2010 | Audio

Green Economy

So where is the money?

During the biodiversity summit in Nagoya, governments agreed on the so-called Strategic Plan, setting 20 targets to respond to the growing threats to the natural world. But no matter how hard we try to restore and conserve nature, little progress will be made without sufficient funding. …  

16 Dec 2010 | Audio

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What next?

So what do governments need to do now to build on the momentum of the meeting in Nagoya? …  

16 Dec 2010 | Audio

TACARE project - the Jane Goodall Institute

Will the ugly duckling turn into a swan?

For the past eight years, parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity have unsuccessfully tried to adopt a protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) – an agreement that would secure fair, globally-regulated access to the earth’s genetic diversity and equitable sharing of the benefits it offers us. …  

16 Dec 2010 | Audio

White stork nesting

Buying land to save the species of Spain

Some of Spain’s flagship species such as the Iberian lynx and brown bear are benefiting from the work of IUCN Member organization Fundació Caixa Catalunya. …  

15 Dec 2010 | News story

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Seminar on: "The Future of Pastoralism and the Steppes in Aragon, Spain"

A Seminar on “The Future of Pastoralism and the Steppes in Aragon, Spain” will be held in October 2011, at UNED, Calatayud. It will be organized by the Commission on Ecosystem Management of IUCN, and SEO/BirdLife in Aragon, Spain. …   | Spanish

13 Dec 2010 | Event

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Foundation for climate deal laid in Cancun - IUCN

Governments at the UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, managed to approve a series of tangible if modest steps that set up a 'global climate fund' to help poor nations create a mechanism to share clean technologies, protect tropical forests and help the poor adapt to impacts ranging from storms to rising sea levels, says IUCN. …   | Spanish

10 Dec 2010 | International news release

Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

Fast track funding for climate

Fast track climate funding for vulnerable mountain communities was announced today by the government of Germany. The programme, to be carried out by IUCN, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), will assess vulnerability among communities and farmers to droughts and floods linked with rising regional temperatures and the loss of glaciers and ice. …  

10 Dec 2010 | News story