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CEMEX book launch, European Parliament

Fresh Water: The Essence of Life

CEMEX this month launched 'Fresh Water: The Essence of Life" a new, visually captivating book in both the European Parliament, Brussels and at the COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico …  

20 Dec 2010 | News story

Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) on Ascension Island

Experts unveil new framework for improved conservation of marine turtles

Effective conservation often comes down to a matter of scale and strategy. For threatened species that range across the globe, often the biggest challenge to conservation is knowing how to prioritize limited resources to the areas that need them most. In an article published today in the journal Public Library of Science ONE, the world’s leading marine turtle experts have developed a new framework to address this challenge for highly migratory—and highly threatened—marine turtles. …  

20 Dec 2010 | News story

Bois Amer (Carissa spinarum) - A Critically Endangered plant from La Réunion

The Flora of Réunion Island at Risk: one in three species are threatened with extinction

After an initial set of chapters dedicated to the fauna of Réunion Island, the national Red List of Threatened Species in France has been expanded to include the flora of the island. …  

17 Dec 2010 | News story

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European Parliament Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development - Newsletter

The October - December 2010 Newsletter from the European Parliament Intergroup "Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development" is now available. The newsletter includes an article on the CBD COP 10 in Nagoya by IUCN and an interview with Dr Hans Friederich, Regional Director for Pan-Europe. …  

17 Dec 2010 | News story

Ukraine

Agri-environment measures for conservation: a way forward in Moldova and Ukraine

International Conference closes the 2 year long project and draws the public attention to its recommendations for development of agri-environment Programme and support for High Nature Value farming both in Moldova and Ukraine. Conference is organized by IUCN in cooperation with Moldovan Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry, that will present the newly registered logo of organic farming of Moldova. …  

17 Dec 2010 | News story

EU Presidency

Integration, integration, integration!

Integration is the word that repeatedly resonated in the hall where the conference closing the International Year of Biodiversity was held yesterday. …  

15 Dec 2010 | News story

White stork nesting

Buying land to save the species of Spain

Some of Spain’s flagship species such as the Iberian lynx and brown bear are benefiting from the work of IUCN Member organization Fundació Caixa Catalunya. …  

15 Dec 2010 | News story

Chalet de l'UICN à Montreux

Sommet de la Francophonie : l’UICN rappelle par sa présence que développement et biodiversité sont intimement liés.

A l’occasion du 13ème Sommet de la Francophonie organisé à Montreux, en Suisse, les 23 et 24 octobre dernier, une délégation de l’UICN a appuyé les efforts internationaux de la « Francophonie » visant à préserver les diversités biologiques et culturelles qu’elle recèle sur les six continents.   | English

10 Dec 2010 | News story

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

IYB wins the Green Award as best global environmental campaign

With the slogan “Biodiversity is Life. Biodiversity is our Life”, the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) won the coveted 2010 Green Award for best Global Campaign in recognition of the strength of a campaign that inspired activities throughout the world that showcase the value and beauty of biodiversity. IUCN is delighted to have been involved with creating the slogan and logo. …  

07 Dec 2010 | News story

Hague Working Group of the IUCN National Committee in The Netherlands

The Hague working group of the IUCN National Committee in The Netherlands has a meeting in The Hague on 16 December: “Which opportunities are available for the Dutch Government within the CBD strategic plan?” The meeting will be chaired by Alexander Rinnooy Kan. …  

07 Dec 2010 | News story

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