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Oostvaardersland

Connecting nature, strengthening the economy

During the lively discussions in Nagoya, Japan on the future of biodiversity policy, IUCN EURO met with Mr Verbeek, Queen's Commissioner for the province of Flevoland, Netherlands and Ms Bliek-de Jong, Deputy Commissioner to learn more about the Oostvaardersland a great example of ecological connectivity in Europe. Listen to the interview by clicking on the audio bar below. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story

Fishing in the river Congo

Sea the Future

On 1st December 2010 the seminar “Sea the Future – The importance of marine biodiversity for local livelihoods in West-Africa” will take place at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I, former LNV) the Hague, the Netherlands. The seminar is organized by the Working Group Ecology and Development and is supported by the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands, World Wildlife Fund the Netherlands and the Ministry of EL&I. …  

18 Nov 2010 | News story

The IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre

The IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre

Gland/Tbilisi. IUCN is changing its role in the Caucasus ecoregion. From January 2011 IUCN will strengthen its promotion and support of nature conservation in the region through its new structure – the Caucasus Cooperation Centre. A Concept Paper outlines IUCN’s future role in the region. 

16 Nov 2010 | News story
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Building Biodiversity Business

IUCN UK National Committee Conference: 'Taking stock, sharing action'

IUCN UK National Committee is delighted to announce the second of its themed conferences; 'The Economics of Nature: Taking stock, sharing action', which is to be held on Tuesday 16 November 2010 at  City Point, Ropemaker Street, London and is in partnership with Carbon Leapfrog. …  

15 Nov 2010 | News story

C2010

Countdown 2010 rewarded for its innovation

Partners from all over the world, more than 1,100 organizations in just six years, thousands of biodiversity actions, international recognition,…now Countdown 2010 goes one step further! …  

15 Nov 2010 | News story

Vegetable Garden

Donate a Super Garden in Haiti

On the occasion of World Food Day (16th October) IUCN Member Pro-Natura International, in association with the social enterprise JTS Semences, launched Super Garden for Haiti. The innovative, ecological and highly productive Super Garden was originally designed for Africa, and is a combination of the Improved Tropical Garden of JTS Semences and Pro-Natura’s biochar. The biochar-enriched Super Garden can provide food for a family of 10 in an area of 60m2 with a water saving of 80% compared to traditional methods. …  

08 Nov 2010 | News story

Presentation of the study on communities and forests in Armenia

Research on Communities and Forests in Armenia

On 27 October 2010, within the framework of the ENPI-FLEG program IUCN presented results of the study “Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of People Living in Communities Adjacent to Forests”.  

08 Nov 2010 | News story
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Journalists shooting during field trip

Investing into environmental investigation

23-26 October 2010, Telavi (Georgia). IUCN trained journalists on environmental civil and investigative journalism in the framework of its ENPI FLEG program. …  

02 Nov 2010 | International news release
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Planted forest landscape, Brazil

IUCN provides input to the EC’s consultation on indirect effects of biofuels

After consultation with various internal and external networks, IUCN submitted its response to the European Commission’s consultation on indirect land use change (ILUC) impacts of biofuels. …  

01 Nov 2010 | News story
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Obedska bara

EU Conservation directives in Serbia

The two-days long workshop „Building Capacity – Supporting the Implementation of EU Nature Conservation Directives” displayed the process of Natura 2000 sites selection and designation, in particular Birds Directive implementation, using Tamiš River Valley as an example. Extensive information was given on the legilsative aspects of the two Directives, focusing on the potential benefits and oportunities of Natura 2000 areas for local communities. …  

31 Oct 2010 | News story