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Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

Celebrating International Biodiversity Day

Today IUCN celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity focusing on the links between biodiversity, human development and people’s livelihoods. This has special significance for every plant and animal on Earth, particularly during this International Year of Biodiversity, and comes at a time when world leaders are setting new targets to stop biodiversity loss. …   | Chinese

22 May 2010 | News story

François Simard (IUCN-Med), Juan Antonio López (Comité Español y Aula del Mar), Tatiana Cardador (Ayuntamiento de Málaga), José Jiménez (Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino de España), Remedios Martel (Junta de Andalucía) y Miguel Esteban (Diputación de Málaga)

Cooperar hacia una mejor Biodiversidad

Málaga, España, (UICN-Med) – La cooperación entre instituciones y países para conseguir un mismo objetivo está a la orden del día. Científicos, ambientalistas, administraciones públicas, y universidades de toda España concluyeron ayer, durante el VII Foro de Biodiversidad del Comité Español de UICN, que la conservación de la biodiversidad es algo que sólo se puede conseguir si cada uno de nosotros, desde distintos ámbitos, apreciamos el verdadero valor de la biodiversidad para la totalidad del planeta. …  

21 May 2010 | International news release
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Earth viewed from space. Courtesy: NASA.

Explore the Encyclopedia of Earth

Encyclopedia of Earth is a new electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. It is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written in non-technical language by scholars, professionals, educators and experts. CEC member Mark McGinley introduces the EoE to CEC.  …  

02 May 2010 | News story

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

Coral Reefs

Nouveau partenariat marin pour l'UICN à Monaco

La Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, et l’UICN, Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature, en présence de l’Institut Océanographique Fondation Albert 1er, Prince de Monaco, décident d’allier leurs forces pour la réalisation de leurs objectifs communs. …  

01 Apr 2010 | International news release

Red Sea, White Coral?

Keeping the colour in Red Sea coral

The Red Sea is home to one of the world's richest coral reef systems which, like almost all other reefs around the world, is suffering from the impacts of climate change. Coral bleaching is threatening not only the reef, but the tourism and fishing industries and the coastal communities who depend on it. …   | French

01 Apr 2010 | News story

Leaf with raindrops. Alotau, PNG.

Union Pulse Members' newsletter online

The March 2010 edition of Union Pulse is now online containing news and information from and for IUCN Members. …   | French | Spanish

30 Mar 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

Grace Mwaura, IUCN Councillor

Grace Mwaura appointed as member of Council

Following Council’s decision last November to strengthen the voice of the youth in the Council to ensure that the concerns of the next generation are adequately addressed, Council approved the appointment of Ms. Grace Mwaura from Kenya until the end of Council’s term in 2012. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story

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Invitation to comment on the draft agenda for the 74th Council (2-4 June 2010)

IUCN Members, National and Regional Committees are invited to send their comments on the draft agenda for the 74th Council to the IUCN Director General (jml@iucn.org), in English, French or Spanish, before 14 May 2010. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story


Mediterranean landscape