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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

“Protecting Marine Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction

Step up aspirations to save biodiversity as 2010 begins

We need to set higher goals to save the natural world say IUCN's President Ashok Khosla and Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre in the latest issue of Nature. …  

03 Jan 2010 | News story
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International Year of Biodiversity – Investing in Nature, Improving Lives

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, an opportunity to find real solutions to safeguard the natural environment which mankind depends upon. IUCN is playing a key role in pushing for immediate action to protect species, ecosystems and natural resources before it’s too late. …  

23 Dec 2009 | Media advisory

Season Greetings 2009

Message from Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Gland, December 2009 

22 Dec 2009 | Event

Snow cover melting

Copenhagen climate summit: Copenhagen Accord a step in right direction, but insufficient

Copenhagen, Denmark, 19 December 2009, IUCN - World leaders in Copenhagen have taken a first and useful step to slow the course of climate change – a threat that is already affecting people, ecosystems and biodiversity in many parts of the world. A global, legally-binding climate change treaty must be the next step. …   | Chinese

19 Dec 2009 | International news release

Silver spinyfin (Diretmus argenteus)

21st century explorers return with unique data from Indian Ocean

A team of the world’s leading marine experts, paired with scientists from the Indian Ocean region, have just returned from a six-week research expedition above seamounts in the high seas of the Indian Ocean with a whole new understanding of seamount ecosystems. They gathered a very rich collection of data and specimens, including some strange-looking marine creatures. …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story