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Endangered whales at risk from rush to exploit offshore oil and gas in Russian Far East

In 1974 the western North Pacific population of gray whales was thought to be extinct. Thankfully, to quote Mark Twain, news of its demise was “exaggerated” but sadly, not “greatly exaggerated”. Today, a slowly growing population, numbering perhaps 130, visits the northeastern coast of Russia’s Sakhalin Island each summer to feed. This population is imminently threatened unless the Russian Government postpones a planned seismic survey. …  

03 Aug 2010 | Article
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Meditour

UICN-Med en Meditour 2010

Coincidiendo con su 10º Aniversario en España, el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de UICN se alía con la Cámara de Comercio de Málaga para un turismo más sostenible …  

29 Jul 2010 | News story
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Towards an IUCN-Rio Tinto Relationship

IUCN's Collaboration Agreement with Rio Tinto

The Collaboration Agreement, signed 12 July, 2010, between the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Rio Tinto London Limited (Rio Tinto) commits IUCN and Rio Tinto to focus their collaborative projects on innovative and ground-breaking biodiversity conservation activities and to ensure transparency between and within both Parties. …   | French | Spanish

14 Jul 2010 | News story
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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

Towards an IUCN-Rio Tinto Relationship

IUCN and Rio Tinto announce three-year relationship – focus on enhanced sustainable development

IUCN and Rio Tinto today entered into a formal collaboration agreement, committing to work together over a three-year period. …  

12 Jul 2010 | International news release

wind farm mining exctracting soil

A small price to pay

Companies are starting to see the business sense of incorporating ecosystem service values into their operations. …  

07 Jul 2010 | Article

amphibian bar

Raising the bar

There are many ways to generate more support for conservation, some well established, others only just emerging. Dr Andrew Seidl explains. …  

06 Jul 2010 | Article

Shell International

Review of the Shell-IUCN relationship

In accordance with the Shell-IUCN agreement, an independent mid-term review of the collaborative partnership was commissioned by both organizations and presented to the partnership steering committee. …  

30 Jun 2010 | News story
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Tail fin of Western Gray Whale

IWC greatly concerned about Russian oil exploration impacts on Western Gray Whales

At the International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting in Agadir, Morocco, scientists warned that a seismic survey planned off Sakhalin Island by the Russian petroleum company Rosneft could seriously threaten the critically endangered Western Gray Whale population. 

25 Jun 2010 | News story

Gerard Bos

People: Gerard Bos

 In the last four years, Holcim and IUCN have worked together to build a better understanding of biodiversity in the building materials sector. On the occasion of the inauguration of the new IUCN Conservation Centre, we interview Gerard Bos – the IUCN relationship manager at Holcim – about Holcim’s participation in this project and the relationship with IUCN as a whole. …  

24 Jun 2010 | Article