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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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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

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

Community members attend the IUCN Bangladesh stall at the 'Haor agro-economic week" fair

Celebrating livelihoods and wetlands in north-east Bangladesh

Last week IUCN staff and the local community joined the festivities of ‘Haor Agro-Economic week-2009’ …  

15 Dec 2009 | Event

Bangladesh joins Copenhagen negotiations

The Bangladesh delegation is taking a national agenda to the international climate change negotiations in Copenhagen this month. …  

07 Dec 2009 | Event

Book launch in Noakhali

Launch of climate change resources for schools

 9 November 2009

 
Classroom activity books and complementary guides for teachers were officially launched in the coastal community of Noakhali, south-east of Dhaka.
 

16 Nov 2009 | Event

CICMEA 2.0 workshop image

Mapping local knowledge reveals impacts of a changing climate


A series of community workshops during the last six months in the Kapasia Upazila, 130km north-east of Dhaka, culminated in a national symposium last week. More than 150 community members and local government officials of Kapasia Upazila gathered to discuss the environmental changes identified through a series workshops lead by IUCN Bangladesh (IUNCB). …  

12 Nov 2009 | Event

Governance workshop in Bangkok

Coming to Terms with Governance

 “Coming to Terms with Governance” was the focus of a workshop in Bangkok, 15-16 October.  Representatives from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka – the three Asian countries involved in the global project – participated in the workshop, which was convened by the Sri Lanka country component of IUCN’s global, DFID-funded project “Improving Natural Resource Governance for Rural Poverty Reduction”, with the support of the Regional Environmental Law Programme, Asia. …  

03 Nov 2009 | Event

Climate change workshop image

Climate change negotiation preparations warm up

 Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27 October, 2009  

Environmental experts from around the country gathered in Dhaka at the BIAM Foundation for a significant meeting on climate change.
 
In the lead up to the December global climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, members of national environmental organizations have attended briefings around the world, including the Climate Change Talks in Bangkok and the Global Editors Forum in Copenhagen earlier this month.
 
 

27 Oct 2009 | Event

Deer are common in the Sundarbans.