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IUCN-Reuters-COMplus Media Awards announce regional winners

IUCN, Thomson Reuters Foundation and COMplus announced today the regional winners of the 2010 IUCN-Reuters-COMplus Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting, who will vie for the global prize of USD 5,000. …   | Spanish

07 Sep 2010 | News story

Fishing on the Perfume River in Vietnam

The future of water in the face of climate change

There needs to be significant investment to solve the growing water crisis that threatens water supplies and water quality for both people and nature, says IUCN. Climate change makes the search for practical solutions for water management increasingly urgent. …  

06 Sep 2010 | News story

IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson

Message from the Deputy Director General: Freshwater conservation

Watch IUCN Deputy Director General Bill Jackson talk about freshwater conservation challenges and explain what IUCN is doing to make sure that there's enough water in the world both for nature and for people. …  

04 Sep 2010 | News story

La Reunion, Piton cabris, copyright IUCN Wendy Strahm

New natural jewels on the World Heritage crown

Following IUCN’s recommendations, the landscapes of France’s La Reunion Island, Russia’s Siberian Putorana Plateau and the Phoenix Islands Protected Areas of Kiribati have been added to the List of Natural World Heritage sites by UNESCO. The Committee also decided to add Danxia (China) to the List. …  

02 Aug 2010 | International news release

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Environment Committee adopts report on the implementation of EU biodiversity conservation law

Halting biodiversity loss constitutes the absolute minimum level of ambition to be realised by 2020”, MEPs stated in an own-initiative report adopted on July 14. Noting that several factors – such as the incomplete implementation of legislation, poor integration into sectoral policies, insufficient scientific knowledge and data gaps, and insufficient funding – have prevented the EU from achieving its 2010 biodiversity target, the Committee presented its priorities for future EU policy in this field. …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story

Dinaric Arc - Transboundary Cooperation

Now that we know where we are, how do we move ahead?

In the beginning of its second year of implementation the joint IUCN, WWF and SNV Environment for People in the Dinaric Arc project took a step forward in convening stakeholders from the region of the Western Balkans to agree on concrete joint actions that will advance cross-border cooperation in the region. The project is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and runs for three years. …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story

Dolphin

Marine protected areas: the way forward

The French Marine Protected Areas Agency and the IUCN French Committee will organize the second national dialogue on marine protected areas from 15 to 17 November 2010 in La Rochelle, France. …   | French

16 Jul 2010 | News story

Big Jump

Big Jump for better implementation of EU water policy

Last Sunday thousands of people across Europe took part in the "Big Jump" at selected points of rivers, lakes and the sea to claim the right of all European citizens to have access to clean waters, living rivers and lakes. …  

14 Jul 2010 | News story

Marsican Brown Bear

Living together. Biodiversity and Human Activites: A Challenge for the Future of Protected Areas

Registration has now opened for the annual EUROPARC Conference. From 29th September to 3rd October 2010 ambassadors from Europe’s protected areas and nature protection organisation will come together in Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park in Italy for this year’s EUROPARC Conference ‘Living together. Biodiversity and Human Activites: A Challenge for the Future of Protected Areas’. …  

14 Jul 2010 | News story

Building Biodiversity Business

Biodiversity climbs the corporate agenda

Business leaders in biodiversity-rich developing economies are concerned about losses of ‘natural capital’, a new report highlights. …   | Spanish

13 Jul 2010 | International news release