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IUCN Deputy Director Bill Jackson with Go4BioDiv group at Mount Fuji, Japan

Treasures at risk: Young people from across the globe unite for World Heritage

Young people from all five continents representing natural World Heritage sites are gathering at a nature-based camp at the foot of Mount Fuji, Japan for the International Youth Forum Go4BioDivOur Treasures at Risk – to share experiences and challenges facing their sites, notably climate change. …  

22 Oct 2010 | News story

Juvenile Sakhalin Taimen

New preserve on Russia’s Koppi River will protect habitat for taimen and tigers

A decade of efforts by the Wild Salmon Center and partners culminates in formal protection of 94,000 acres to safeguard the critically endangered Sakhalin taimen, Siberian tiger, and other wildlife in the Russian Far East. …  

21 Oct 2010 | News story

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Protect nature – and let it protect us!

Protected areas are one of the most effective tools for conserving biodiversity and offer natural solutions to some of today’s major challenges: water quality and shortages, climate change, natural disasters, health and sustainable livelihoods. But will those taking part in the meeting in Nagoya recognize their value and the urgent need to increase most needed investments in them? …  

18 Oct 2010 | News story

Paruku Indigenous Protected Area

Putting plans to work: IUCN's commitment to protected areas.

“Helping to establish a global network of protected areas has been one of the greatest successes achieved to date by Parties to the CBD” claims Trevor Sandwith, the new Head of the IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme, speaking at the Convention on Biological Diversity Meeting of Parties in Nagoya, Japan. “National parks, wilderness areas, biological corridors, areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities are the world’s best biodiversity conservation tools and essential for human wellbeing and security”. …  

18 Oct 2010 | News story
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Natural Solutions

Natural Ecosystems and Protected areas – Convenient Solutions to the Climate Change Crisis

World decision makers are paying inadequate attention to one of the strongest global tools in combating climate change says a consortium of powerful international environmental organisations. …  

18 Oct 2010 | News story
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Planted forest landscape, Brazil

Mitigating the impacts of biofuel production

IUCN and Shell are working with a wide range of stakeholders to gain a shared understanding of how to mitigate the impacts of biofuel production caused by indirect land use change. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story
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Summit of Mt. Halla

Eleven sites added to global Geoparks Network

UNESCO 5.10.10 - During the 9th European Geoparks Conference on the island of Lesvos (Greece) from 1 to 5 October, the Global Geoparks Network Bureau admitted 11 new members in nine countries. The Global Network of National Geoparks, created under the aegis of UNESCO in 2004, now comprises 77 Geoparks in 24 countries around the world. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story

EUROPARC Federation

SELLING NATURE SHORT

SHORT TERM CUTS - LONG TERM DAMAGE TO EUROPEAN BIODIVERSITY …  

08 Oct 2010 | News story

Valeur économique de la vallée du Sourou : Étude préliminaire

Valeur économique de la vallée du Sourou : Etude préliminaire

L’intérêt de la vallée du Sourou comme pôle de développement socioéconomique tiré par l’accroissement de la production agricole remonte à peu près à la fin de la première guerre mondiale et a connu plusieurs épisodes jusqu’à la mise en place de l’Autorité de Mise en valeur de la Vallée du Sourou (AMVS) en 1986. …  

04 Oct 2010 | News story
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Young adults aged 18-28 who live or work in 15 natural World Heritage sites will prepare an exhibit and statements to present at CBD COP 10 in October 2010.

Young People from World Heritage Sites Hold Forum for COP 10

IUCN has partnered with UNESCO World Heritage Centre and GTZ for a youth event in parallel to COP10 in Nagoya. The Youth Forum Go4BioDiv - World Heritage welcomes 35 young adults from natural World Heritage sites. Tatjana Puschkarsky of IUCN reports. …  

01 Oct 2010 | News story

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