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The green economy: Environmentalists discuss its value

 Discussions on the Pacific region’s conservation approach in the global “green economy” debate will be high on the agenda this week as the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRNC) convenes its 14th annual meeting in Suva. …  

25 Jul 2011 | News story

Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Top scientists rally together in fight against invasive species

A flurry of articles in influential scientific journals in recent months has questioned the urgency to address the growing threat to biodiversity from invasive species. The assertion is that the concern with invasive species derives from an unreasonable desire to maintain pristine ecosystems and exclude all alien species. Such criticism is, in fact, unfounded. …  

22 Jul 2011 | News story

Future Directions for Biodiversity Action in Europe Overseas: Outcomes of the review of the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, December 2010

Future directions for biodiversity action in Europe overseas : outcomes of the Review of the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, December 2010

Future directions for biodiversity action in Europe overseas : outcomes of the Review of the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, December 2010 …  

13 Jul 2011 | Downloads - publication

Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)

Increased protection urgently needed for tunas

For the first time, all species of scombrids (tunas, bonitos, mackerels and Spanish mackerels) and billfishes (swordfish and marlins) have been assessed for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Of the 61 known species, seven are classified in a threatened category, being at serious risk of extinction. Four species are listed as Near Threatened and nearly two-thirds have been placed in the Least Concern category. …   | French | Spanish

07 Jul 2011 | International news release

The toolkit builds on work begun in community workshops in the Caribbean in 2010.

The Island Communication Toolkit

Would you like to contribute ‘best practice’ examples of island-based communications campaigns to this forthcoming toolkit? …  

05 Jul 2011 | News story

The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

Roundtable on Europe overseas biodiversity and climate change

The first meeting of the Europe overseas roundtable on biodiversity and climate change is being held from the 30 June to the 1 July 2011 in Brussels, Belgium. …  

30 Jun 2011 | Event

European Council

European Council endorses Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

Following the Communication from the European Commission, the Environment Council of 21 June formally approved the new EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020. …  

23 Jun 2011 | Article

A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

Multiple ocean stresses threaten “globally significant” marine extinction

An international panel of experts warns in a report released today that marine species are at risk of entering a phase of extinction unprecedented in human history. …  

20 Jun 2011 | News story

Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) invading a river delta in Burundi

The Fight Against Invasives

The words ‘invasive aliens’ tend to conjure up images of little green men flying in from outer space and waging war against Earth. Granted, if this were to occur it would be a rather frightening experience, but the fact is we have a far more serious and immediate issue to tackle: the invasive aliens that are already here. …  

08 Jun 2011 | Article

Mangroves in Can Gio Biosphere Reserve

Mangroves to receive huge boost from new carbon credit rules

A new method for calculating the role that mangrove restoration plays in slowing climate change, by capturing and storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, has been adopted. …   | French

06 Jun 2011 | News story