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Orange-eyed green tree frog

Scientists call for biodiversity barometer

For the first time scientists have put a figure on how much it would cost to learn about the conservation status of millions of species, some of which have yet to be identified. The price tag is US$60 million, according to a team of scientists, including those from IUCN and Conservation International, who presented their case in this week’s Science magazine in an article called “The Barometer of Life.” …   | Spanish

08 Apr 2010 | International news release

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

EAZA Conservation Forum 2010 "Working for Biodiversity"

EAZA, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, will hold its flagship event for the International Year of Biodiversity in Switzerland from June 29th to July 3rd 2010. The EAZA Conservation Forum 2010 will be hosted by the Papiliorama Foundation and will take place in the medieval town of Murten, about twenty minutes from Bern. 

08 Apr 2010 | News story

Council of Europe

Co-Action for Biodiversity - European Biodiversity Day

On 28th April, 2010, The European Biodiversity Day will take place at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Organised by the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe …  

07 Apr 2010 | News story

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers celebrate their achievements

On March 27, 2010 an Award Ceremony for Tusheti Junior Rangers was held in Alvani, Georgia. …  

01 Apr 2010 | News story

Hans Friederich

Workshop: Chain approach in raw materials – the case of concrete

Regional Director Hans Friederich attended a debate about « chain approach in raw materials – the case of concrete », organised by The European Partners for the Environment, Resource Efficiency Alliance and the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment.  He was respondent to the key-note speech in priority area 3 – biodiversity. …  

01 Apr 2010 | News story

B@B

Engage in the European Business and Biodiversity Platform

1 April 2010._ The IUCN Regional Office for Pan-Europe with PricewaterhouseCoopers, European Nature Conservation Centre (ECNC), European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and Blue 4You – on behalf of the European Commission – will establish and make operational the European Business and Biodiversity Platform (B@B platform). …  

01 Apr 2010 | News story

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

Celebrating Biodiversity

Healthy biodiversity is no luxury - it’s the foundation of all life on Earth

Gland, Switzerland, 23 March 2010 (IUCN) – We have failed to meet the target adopted through the Convention on Biological Diversity to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 and we are currently witnessing the greatest extinction crisis since dinosaurs disappeared from our planet 65 million years ago. Urgent action is needed to avoid potentially catastrophic consequences, both for nature and for people around the world. …  

24 Mar 2010 | News story

El Salvador

IUCN and Members form a Conservation Initiative on Human Rights

IUCN and seven other major conservation organisations are collaborating to promote human rights in conservation …   | French | Spanish

23 Mar 2010 | News story

Coenonympha orientalis

Habitat loss blamed for more species decline

Habitat loss is having a serious impact on Europe’s butterflies, beetles and dragonflies. The release of the European Red List, commissioned by the European Commission, shows that nine percent of butterflies, 11 percent of saproxylic beetles (beetles that depend on decaying wood) and 14 percent of dragonflies are threatened with extinction within Europe. Some species are so threatened that they are at risk of global extinction and are now included in the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …   | French | Spanish

16 Mar 2010 | International news release