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Conservation for a New Era (Chinese)

Book Launch: Conservation for a New Era (Chinese)

IUCN China launched the Chinese version of “Conservation for a New Era” on April 20, 2010. The event was attend by IUCN Head of Science and Learning Unit Dr. Sue Mainka, IUCN Councilor Dr. Ma Keping, and Friends of Nature Chairman Professor Yang Dong Ping. …   | Chinese

31 May 2010 | News story

Actors playing out a scene on climate change at the Biodiversity Week 2010 in China

“Beautiful Nature, Beautiful Reading”: Biodiversity Book Launch and Inauguration of 2010 Biodiversity Week

The event was held on May 18, 2010 at the historical Han Fen Lou Bookstore in Beijing. Six excellent books related to biodiversity conservation were launched together at the event: the First Discovery Series for young children, Elephant Rola and Teachers for Tigers for children to read with their parents and teachers. The Whole World in Your Hands for nature and geography fans, as well as In Search of Harmony: ECBP Stories and Conservation for a New Era produced by professionals and specialists at the very front of biodiversity conservation. With simple language and colorful pictures, these books fully demonstrate the miraculous biodiversity in nature and articulate its linkages with our everyday life. …   | Chinese

31 May 2010 | News story

Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

Celebrating International Biodiversity Day

Today IUCN celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity focusing on the links between biodiversity, human development and people’s livelihoods. This has special significance for every plant and animal on Earth, particularly during this International Year of Biodiversity, and comes at a time when world leaders are setting new targets to stop biodiversity loss. …   | Chinese

22 May 2010 | News story

Forest dweller living off the resources of the forest

Saving biodiversity isn't rocket science

The best possible science needs to be available to governments and policy makers as they strive to find solutions to the biodiversity crisis. Independent, credible scientific advice delivered in a relevant and readily usable way for decision making is the key to effective policies. …  

17 May 2010 | International news release

5th Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China

Fifth Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China

China and Southeast Asian nations renewed their efforts for regional cooperation in the timber trade this spring, as environmental activists, government officials, and businesspeople gathered in Beijing for the Fifth Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China from March 30-31. …  

11 May 2010 | News story

Conservation for a New Era (Chinese edition)

Conservation for a New Era (Chinese edition)

In Conservation for a New Era, Jeffrey McNeely and Susan Mainka have compiled a broad and informative overview of the challenges and strategies for biodiversity conservation worldwide. The book looks to encapsulate the most essential qualities of conservation issues, while also taking into consideration the views of its diverse membership and the latest fieldwork on conservation. …   | Chinese

22 Apr 2010 | Downloads - publication

Book Launch: Conservation for a New Era (in Chinese)

April 20, 2010 (Tue)
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue: SDX Joint Publishing Company, 22 Meishuguan Dongjie, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

  …   | Chinese

17 Apr 2010 | Event

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Mangrove forests in worldwide decline

More than one in six mangrove species worldwide are in danger of extinction due to coastal development and other factors, including climate change, logging and agriculture, according to the first-ever global assessment on the conservation status of mangroves for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

09 Apr 2010 | International news release

Frog in a flower

International Year of Biodiversity: A wealth of information

The International Year of Biodiversity will be most effective if every single human being on this planet understands why biodiversity is important and has the tools to act upon saving the loss of biodiversity” says IUCN’s Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story