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Julia Marton-Lefèvre receives the 2010 dedication of La Vigne des Nations, in the presence of Geneva's official wine maker and the mayor of Bernex, where the vineyard is located.

Vintage biodiversity – IUCN honoured with dedicated wine

A 2009 vintage of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris has been dedicated to IUCN in recognition of its work and to mark the International Year of Biodiversity (2010). Julia-Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN, whose headquarters are located near Geneva, received the wine from La Vigne des Nations from Canton Geneva’s official vineyard at a ceremony on 15 June. …  

16 Jun 2010 | News story

President of Slovenia, Dr Danilo Türk, Dr Hans Friederich amd Boris Erg, IUCN.

Slovenia’s biodiversity lives underground

IUCN Regional Director for Pan-Europe, Dr Hans Friederich, and the Director of the IUCN Office for South East Europe, Boris Erg visited Slovenia for discussions about biodiversity.   Slovenia is famous for its karst landscape, a result of weathering of the limestone rocks that form the foundations of the country.  This includes many depressions, sinking rivers and springs, and some of Europe’s most impressive cave systems, including World Heritage Area Skocjanske Jame. …  

14 Jun 2010 | News story

Marseille will be the location of the 6th World Water Forum in March 2012

6th World Water Forum preparations kick-off in Paris and Marseille

“Water Forums are crucial meetings for all of us: it is the moment to return water where it belongs on the international agenda, in first place”, said French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at the official opening of the 6th World Water Forum kick-off meeting. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

Galanthus woronii - a source for Galantamine, which is used for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

National experts trained on Legal Framework for Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)

From 2 to 9 June, 2010 IUCN held the third round of training courses under the InWEnt programme “Regional Environmental Policy in the South Caucasus” in Georgia and Armenia. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

speakers and moderators

International Experts Meet at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) to Discuss Future of Biodiversity

VIENNA, 28 May 2010. International experts on biodiversity met at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) to share their experiences at a symposium titled “Environment Day Talks ’10: Value of Diversity – Diversity of Value”. The symposium was held to mark World Environment Day and the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity. …  

09 Jun 2010 | News story

IUCN logo

UICN acoge con beneplácito a 38 nuevos Miembros

En su 74ª Reunión, celebrada el 4 de junio de 2010, el Consejo de la UICN admitió a 38 nuevos Miembros. …   | English | French

07 Jun 2010 | News story

French Committee

Objectif biodiversité 2010 non atteint : l’UICN France demande une nouvelle stratégie

En 2001, l’Union Européenne s’engageait à stopper l’érosion de la biodiversité à l’horizon 2010. Pour répondre à cet engagement et à ceux de la convention sur la diversité biologique, la France a adopté sa Stratégie nationale pour la biodiversité et lancé 11 plans d’action. Aujourd’hui, force est de constater que l’objectif fixé n’a pas été atteint. En cette année internationale de la biodiversité, la France doit redéfinir une nouvelle stratégie à la hauteur des enjeux et de ses responsabilités. …  

07 Jun 2010 | News story

World Environment Day 2010

World Environment Day: Stop and think about life

Today, 5 June, we celebrate World Environment Day, with the theme: “Many Species. One Planet. One Future.” Let everyone hear this urgent call to conserve the diversity of life on our planet. …  

05 Jun 2010 | News story

BMA network

Biodiversity Media Alliance links journalists with the web of life

Journalists worldwide now have a vital new resource to help their reporting on the world’s biodiversity, what its decline means for humanity, and how it can be tackled. …  

04 Jun 2010 | News story

Russ Mittermier

Protecting Overseas Entities - new report

31 May 2010, Brussels. Mr Russell Mittermeier, Vice President of IUCN and President of Conservation International on Monday launched the IUCN publication: ‘Climate Change and Biodiversity in the European Union Overseas Entities’. …  

03 Jun 2010 | News story


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