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The IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre

The IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre

Gland/Tbilisi. IUCN is changing its role in the Caucasus ecoregion. From January 2011 IUCN will strengthen its promotion and support of nature conservation in the region through its new structure – the Caucasus Cooperation Centre. A Concept Paper outlines IUCN’s future role in the region. 

16 Nov 2010 | News story
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Building Biodiversity Business

IUCN UK National Committee Conference: 'Taking stock, sharing action'

IUCN UK National Committee is delighted to announce the second of its themed conferences; 'The Economics of Nature: Taking stock, sharing action', which is to be held on Tuesday 16 November 2010 at  City Point, Ropemaker Street, London and is in partnership with Carbon Leapfrog. …  

15 Nov 2010 | News story

C2010

Countdown 2010 rewarded for its innovation

Partners from all over the world, more than 1,100 organizations in just six years, thousands of biodiversity actions, international recognition,…now Countdown 2010 goes one step further! …  

15 Nov 2010 | News story

Vegetable Garden

Donate a Super Garden in Haiti

On the occasion of World Food Day (16th October) IUCN Member Pro-Natura International, in association with the social enterprise JTS Semences, launched Super Garden for Haiti. The innovative, ecological and highly productive Super Garden was originally designed for Africa, and is a combination of the Improved Tropical Garden of JTS Semences and Pro-Natura’s biochar. The biochar-enriched Super Garden can provide food for a family of 10 in an area of 60m2 with a water saving of 80% compared to traditional methods. …  

08 Nov 2010 | News story

Presentation of the study on communities and forests in Armenia

Research on Communities and Forests in Armenia

On 27 October 2010, within the framework of the ENPI-FLEG program IUCN presented results of the study “Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of People Living in Communities Adjacent to Forests”.  

08 Nov 2010 | News story
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Planted forest landscape, Brazil

IUCN provides input to the EC’s consultation on indirect effects of biofuels

After consultation with various internal and external networks, IUCN submitted its response to the European Commission’s consultation on indirect land use change (ILUC) impacts of biofuels. …  

01 Nov 2010 | News story
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Obedska bara

EU Conservation directives in Serbia

The two-days long workshop „Building Capacity – Supporting the Implementation of EU Nature Conservation Directives” displayed the process of Natura 2000 sites selection and designation, in particular Birds Directive implementation, using Tamiš River Valley as an example. Extensive information was given on the legilsative aspects of the two Directives, focusing on the potential benefits and oportunities of Natura 2000 areas for local communities. …  

31 Oct 2010 | News story

wood buffalo

L’Etat de la biodiversité de 70 états : lancement officiel.

Le lancement officiel de L'Atlas de la Biodiversité de la Francophonie a eu lieu le 27/10/2010 à l'occasion d'un événement parallèle organisé pendant la Conférence des Parties de la CDB à Nagoya (Japon). Plus d'une centaine de représentants des pays de la Francophonie, d’organisations internationales et de la Commission européenne ont assisté à ce lancement, présidé par Fatimata Dia Touré, Directrice de l'IEPF et ouvert par une présentation du contenu de l'atlas) faite par Jean-Claude Jacques, Chef de la représentation de l'UICN auprès de l'UE. …   | English

29 Oct 2010 | News story

EUROPARC Federation

RECOGNISING THE TRUE VALUE OF NATURE

RETHINKING TODAY’S SUBSIDIES TO REFLECT TOMORROW’S PRIORITIES …  

27 Oct 2010 | News story

European Capiltals of Biodiversity

Four European Capitals of Biodiversity are crowned at COP 10

In the framework of the European Commission-supported LIFE+ project,European Capitals of Biodiversity, four cities have been crowned as national champions. From the smallest village of
Carrícola with its 88 inhabitants, to European metropolises like Barcelona or Paris, over 200 municipalities presented their strategies and actions to preserve local biodiversity. The winning ‘Capitals of Biodiversity’ are Grande Synthe in France, Tata in Hungary, El Real Sitio de San Ildefonso in Spain, and Želiezovce in Slovakia. …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story

European Regional Office