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David Without Borders (David Sans Frontiers) is a multi-media quest to discover initiatives that preserve biodiversity

Biodiversity explorers embark on micro-documentary expedition

Can you recommend a great biodiversity project they should see and film? Contact the explorers! David Without Borders (David Sans Frontieres) is a quest by two young men to discover biodiversity efforts in 14 countries. From CEC member David Ainsworth of the Convention on Biological Diversity, a project supporter.  
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08 Jul 2010 | News story

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European biodiversity in a global context

The conference “European biodiversity in a global context” organized by the Secretariat of the European Parliament Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”, run jointly by IUCN and the European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD) took place the European Parliament on the 1st of July. The conference addressed critical issues that must be addressed in the run up to the COP such as financing, indicators, setting appropriate sub targets, and the mainstreaming of biodiversity policy. The conference highlighted that now is the opportune time for the European Union to take the lead in biodiversity conservation, and that it needs to speak with one voice at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) in October. …  

02 Jul 2010 | News story

Building Biodiversity Business

Forum CSR International - The business case for biodiversity

The business case for biodiversity has never been stronger. And with good reason, given that all recent assessments paint the same dismal picture of a planet in the throes of the ‘Sixth Great Extinction’. Current rates of biodiversity loss are unparalleled in human history. …  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

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Living Parks: 100 Years of National Parks in Europe

Bill Halainen, World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Commission member, and  Communications officer of the International Rangers Federation, reviews the new book ‘Living Parks: 100 Years of National Parks in Europe’ from IUCN Member, EUROPARC Federation. The paperback celebrates Europe’s natural heritage and explains why protected areas are so important. Amongst other things it also explores the abundant flora and fauna in the first national parks in 36 European countries making the book the perfect gift during the official International Year of Biodiversity. …  

22 Jun 2010 | News story

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

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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

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L’UICN accueille 38 nouveaux Membres

Le 4 juin 2010, la 74ème réunion du Conseil de l’UICN a admis 38 nouveaux Membres au sein de l’UICN. …   | English | Spanish

07 Jun 2010 | News story

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