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Cabinet of confiscated wildlife items on display at Vientiane's Wattay Airport

Campaign for wildlife conservation has wide reach at the 25th South East Asian Games

Government, NGOs, multilaterals and companies campaign for wildlife conservation during the Southeast Asian Games in Lao PDR 

12 Jan 2010 | Event
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Forest dwelling children

International Year of Biodiversity - investing in nature, improving lives

The International Year of Biodiversity has been launched at a ceremony in Berlin with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel warning that the world will face "enormous costs" if no action is taken to tackle climate change and to secure biodiversity. …   | French | Spanish | Chinese

11 Jan 2010 | International news release

Logo of the International Year of Biodiversity

Biodiversity is life

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, and people all over the world are working to safeguard our irreplaceable natural wealth and reduce biodiversity loss. This is vital for current and future human wellbeing. We need to do more. Now is the time to act. …  

11 Jan 2010 | Event
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Media Workshop for Environmental Journalists held

Karachi: January 6: A three day workshop for environmental journalists from across Pakistan, organized by Pakistan Press Foundation (http://www.pakistanpressfoundation.org) and UNESCO concluded here.

The workshop was titled Enhancing Media Coverage of Environmental Issues.”

This was the first in a series of two workshops. …  

06 Jan 2010 | News story

Species of the Day

Discover biodiversity - every day

To increase awareness of the enormous variety of life on our planet, and raise the profile of threatened species, we have launched the IUCN Red List ‘Species of the Day’. …  

06 Jan 2010 | News story

Hotel Guide

Biodiversity: My hotel in action is now in Japanese

The hotel guide produced by IUCN in partnership with Accor and IHRA is now in Japanese. …  

05 Jan 2010 | Downloads - publication

Water Governance-A situational analysis of Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam published

This report is the second in a series of publications to be brought out under the Mekong Region Water Dialogues. …  

05 Jan 2010 | News story
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Deep-sea squid (Teuthowenia pellucida)

To save the planet, save the seas

Just like forests, the oceans can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by trapping and storing carbon. The underwater world's potential to buffer climate change should be highlighted as a cost-effective solution, writes Dan Laffoley, marine vice chair of IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

04 Jan 2010 | News story
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Julia Marton-Lefèvre

IUCN Director General speaks of her hopes for the International Year of Biodiversity

The world is facing a global extinction crisis which threatens not only the natural environment but mankind itself. Species, ecosystems and natural resources, which all life on earth depends upon, must be safeguarded before it’s too late. That’s the message from IUCN for the International Year of Biodiversity. Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN's Director General, says she has great hopes for what can be achieved during 2010. …  

04 Jan 2010 | Audio