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Science needn't cost the earth

Background: Key decisions which could help to reverse the current extinction crisis will be decided at the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice or SBSTTA, which takes place in Nairobi, Kenya from 10 to 21 May 2010. Decisions taken in Nairobi will provide a scientific basis for discussions that will take place in October in Nagoya, Japan, at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. …  

04 May 2010 | Media advisory

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IUCN deeply concerned at the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

IUCN expresses deep concern at the continuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the blowout of the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform. …  

03 May 2010 | News story

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Hopes and fears for science talks in Nairobi

This month a meeting will take place in Nairobi in Kenya where scientists, including a delegation from IUCN, will meet with the world’s governments to advise them on the best way forward to save all life on earth, the planet’s biodiversity. The conference, known as the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice or SBSTTA, is a crucial part of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Decisions taken in Nairobi will provide a scientific basis for the convention, which will meet in Nagoya in Japan later this year.
Jane Smart is the Director of IUCN’s Biodiversity Conservation Group. She says that this year’s talks, to stem the loss of biodiversity, are critical.
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02 May 2010 | Audio

IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson

Message from the Deputy Director General

IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson speaks about his expectations for the meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nairobi in May 2010, and explains IUCN's role in the creation of a new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). …  

02 May 2010 | Video

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre signs a framework agreement with Mr Pasi Hellman of Finland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Finland joins as a new IUCN framework partner

On 29 April 2010, IUCN signed a two-year Framework Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. A signing ceremony took place between Mr Pasi Hellman, Deputy Director General, Department for Development Policy and IUCN’s Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, in Helsinki, Finland. …  

30 Apr 2010 | News story

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World governments fail to deliver on 2010 biodiversity target

Background: World leaders have failed to deliver commitments made in 2002 to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, and have instead overseen alarming biodiversity declines. These findings are the result of a new paper published in the journal Science and represent the first comprehensive assessment of how the targets made through the 2002 Convention on Biological Diversity have not been met. …  

29 Apr 2010 | Media advisory

Eco-tourism is becoming a source of income for communities in Madagascar

Eco-tourism is becoming a source of income for communities in Madagascar

Tourism activities in the natural parks of Madagascar are increasingly becoming a source of livelihood for communities through income generating activities and creation of employment opportunities. 

29 Apr 2010 | News story
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IUCN CEC Steering Committee Meeting, Aviemore, Scotland, April 2010

CEC Steering Committee Meeting in Aviemore

A productive meeting in Aviemore, Scotland, yielded concrete action plans for the coming year. Also productive was the volcanic eruption beneath Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier, which yeilded an ash cloud that forced airspace closures across northern Europe. Travel delays affected many CEC members, all now safely home. …  

28 Apr 2010 | News story
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IUCN Celebrates Earth Day's 40th Anniversary

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22 Apr 2010 | News story