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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

Awarding ceremony of journalists

Forest coverage awarded in Armenia

On 25 November 2010 the results of the media competition “Forests of Armenia” were announced in Yerevan. …  

06 Dec 2010 | News story
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Business unusual

A joint search for opportunities to tackle biodiversity loss

AMSTERDAM - The Dutch business community and over 30 Netherlands based nature and environmental organisations are engaging in a joint search for opportunities to tackle biodiversity loss. Together they want to develop a joint strategic vision, policy agenda and action programme. …  

03 Dec 2010 | News story

Finnish Year of biodiversity

New evaluation – one in ten Finnish species still threatened

The 4th Red List of Finnish Species has now been compiled and IUCN's new set of comparable criteria were employed for the second time. The results showed that there are 2,247 threatened species in Finland, which is 10.5 per cent of the 21,400 species evaluated. The number of species evaluated is exceptionally large, even by international standards. In 2010, over 6,000 more species were evaluated than in the previous evaluation in 2000. During the last ten years, the status of 186 species (10.0 per cent of the 1,505 species evaluated in 2000) has improved, while that of 356 has deteriorated. This indicates that, whilst species continue to decline, conservation efforts are also producing results for many species. …  

01 Dec 2010 | News story

SOER 2010

Butterflies or business - Europe can have both!

A fully integrated approach to transforming Europe to a resource-efficient green economy can not only result in a healthy environment, but also boost prosperity and social cohesion. …  

30 Nov 2010 | News story

Last siberian crane (Grus leucogeranus) in India

Thesis Award on Migratory Species Conservation

The UNEP/CMS Thesis Award on Migratory Species Conservation is now open for applications until April 2011. The award of €10,000 (c. US$ 12,850) will be made at the 10th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to CMS (COP10) in Norway in November 2011. The Secretariat of the Bonn Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) advertises this award to promote scientific research and conservation of migratory species, as defined by the Convention. …  

30 Nov 2010 | News story

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