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Message from the Director General …   | French | Spanish

26 Mar 2010 | News story

Celebrating Biodiversity

Healthy biodiversity is no luxury - it’s the foundation of all life on Earth

Gland, Switzerland, 23 March 2010 (IUCN) – We have failed to meet the target adopted through the Convention on Biological Diversity to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 and we are currently witnessing the greatest extinction crisis since dinosaurs disappeared from our planet 65 million years ago. Urgent action is needed to avoid potentially catastrophic consequences, both for nature and for people around the world. …  

24 Mar 2010 | News story

El Salvador

IUCN and Members form a Conservation Initiative on Human Rights

IUCN and seven other major conservation organisations are collaborating to promote human rights in conservation …   | French | Spanish

23 Mar 2010 | News story

WANI / Tales of Water - El Salvador

IUCN supports World Water Day around the Globe

Celebrating this year’s World Water Day, Dr. Milika Sobey from the IUCN Oceania office in Fiji highlights the importance of ‘protecting forests, mangroves, and the restoration of river ecosystems to maintain and improve water quality which is vital to preserve ecosystem health, and ultimately provide clean water for people’. …  

22 Mar 2010 | News story

Lights out to fight climate change - Earth Hour, 27 March

Since the first event in Sydney in 2007, hundreds of millions of people around the world have joined the world’s largest call to act against climate change by switching off all lights for one hour. …  

19 Mar 2010 | News story

Participants à la réunion des membres du PACO tenue à Yaoundé le 02 Mars 2010

Réunion de concertation et d’échanges des membres de l’UICN et de la société civile au Cameroun

Yaoundé, maison Don Bosco, 02 – 03 mars 2010

La régionalisation et la décentralisation de l’Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN), pour une meilleure mise en œuvre de ses programmes quadriennaux ont  permis une nouvelle organisation, et un nouveau mode de fonctionnement  de son Programme Régional Afrique centrale et occidentale. L’un des axes de cette nouvelle organisation se traduit  par un plus grand rapprochement de l’Union vers ses membres. …  

17 Mar 2010 | Fact sheet

Coenonympha orientalis

Habitat loss blamed for more species decline

Habitat loss is having a serious impact on Europe’s butterflies, beetles and dragonflies. The release of the European Red List, commissioned by the European Commission, shows that nine percent of butterflies, 11 percent of saproxylic beetles (beetles that depend on decaying wood) and 14 percent of dragonflies are threatened with extinction within Europe. Some species are so threatened that they are at risk of global extinction and are now included in the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …   | French | Spanish

16 Mar 2010 | International news release

John Scanlon

John Scanlon appointed as New Secretary General of CITES

The ELP is pleased to share the news that John Scanlon, former Head of the Environmental Law Programme and Director of the Environmental Law Centre, has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). …  

15 Mar 2010 | News story
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Earth viewed from space. Courtesy: NASA.

Conference - The Great Escape

The IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands is hosting a conference "The Great Escape, There is no planet B! Biodiversity Conservation, a Natural Ally in Sustainable Poverty Reducation" on 26th and 27th April, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The two-day conference aims to provide clarity amongst policy-makers on the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems to achieve economic development goals.
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11 Mar 2010 | News story

Poppy Field

Conference "Nature Conservation Beyond 2010 " May 2010, Tallinn, Estonia

The aim of the conference, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of nature conservation in Estonia, is to address the development trends in an international and local context. THE conference will take place from 27th – 29th May 2010 in Tallinn, Estonia. …  

11 Mar 2010 | News story