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Biodiversity across five continents : launch in Nagoya

The official launch of the Atlas – Biodiversity of the francophonie, Richness and Vulnerabilities took place at a side event organised during the 10th Conference of the Parties to the CBD in Nagoya (Japan). More than a hundred representatives from francophone countries, international organisations and the European Commission attended the launch, presided over by Fatima Dia Touré, Director of IEPF. …   | French

29 Oct 2010 | News story

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Nature’s backbone at risk

The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched today at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD, in Nagoya, Japan. …   | French | Spanish

27 Oct 2010 | International news release

EUROPARC Federation

RECOGNISING THE TRUE VALUE OF NATURE

RETHINKING TODAY’S SUBSIDIES TO REFLECT TOMORROW’S PRIORITIES …  

27 Oct 2010 | News story

European Capiltals of Biodiversity

Four European Capitals of Biodiversity are crowned at COP 10

In the framework of the European Commission-supported LIFE+ project,European Capitals of Biodiversity, four cities have been crowned as national champions. From the smallest village of
Carrícola with its 88 inhabitants, to European metropolises like Barcelona or Paris, over 200 municipalities presented their strategies and actions to preserve local biodiversity. The winning ‘Capitals of Biodiversity’ are Grande Synthe in France, Tata in Hungary, El Real Sitio de San Ildefonso in Spain, and Želiezovce in Slovakia. …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Local action global results

The City Biodiversity Summit, being held in parallel to the Convention on Biological Diversity's 10th Conference of the Parties (CBD COP10) in Nagoya, Japan, aims to confirm the importance of cities and biodiversity, encourage information exchange among local authorities worldwide, and appeal for more local initiatives to conserve nature. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

Frog in a flower

IUCN brings biodiversity to the table at Francophonie Summit

Biodiversity is on the agenda for the 70 heads of State and 3,000 delegates attending the XIII Francophonie Summit that starts today in Montreux, Switzerland.   | French

22 Oct 2010 | News story

Dr Hans Friederich, Head of IUCN's Strategic Partnerships

Dear Countdown 2010 partners and friends

As you know, the Countdown 2010 initiative was officially closed on 20 October at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and a new initiative starting in 2011 was announced. I would like to thank all of you personally and on behalf of the Countdown 2010 Secretariat for your commitment and support to the initiative. …  

22 Oct 2010 | News story

European Green Belt

European Green Belt: From Paper to Practice

The 4th European Green Belt conference took take place on the 6th October 2010 in Kuhmo, Finland, in the frame of the 20 years anniversary symposium of Finnish-Russian friendship in cross-border cooperation. One of its main conclusions is that European Green Belt initiative continues to prove its rationale and deliver across its span – it is quite vivid on the ground with numerous activities taking place or being planned. Moreover, there is a potential for the initiative to grow in the future. It is right time to launch discussion on how the Green Belt could strengthen its operations in order to embark on a new phase and expand its outreach. …  

22 Oct 2010 | News story

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A world premiere: Biodiversity across five continents

For the first time the status of biodiversity in the Francophonie has been evaluated. With the occasion of the International Year of Biodiversity, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) have published in French and English a concise analysis of the status of terrestrial and marine biodiversity across the 70 states and governments of the Francophonie. …   | French

20 Oct 2010 | News story

A bird (Pheuthicus Leudovicianus) in the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina

Mobilizing society to support biodiversity

20 October 2010, Nagoya (Japan). As Countdown 2010 initiative closes, local coordinated actions show way to solving the global biodiversity crisis. IUCN’s Countdown 2010 initiative officially closes today in Nagoya by revealing the best efforts of more than 1,000 organizations around the world to save biodiversity. The ceremony is being held on 20 October 2010 at 8.10 pm at the 10th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity being held in Nagoya, Japan. …  

20 Oct 2010 | News story