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Business Partnerships Key for Biodiversity

The EU Business @ Biodiversity Platform has been recognised in the recently adopted EU Biodiversity Strategy as a key partnership which will support its implementation: “The Commission will further develop the Platform and encourage greater cooperation between businesses in Europe, including SMEs, and links to national and global initiatives”.  The Platform is led by IUCN Europe. …  

05 May 2011 | News story

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EU adopts new strategy to halt biodiversity loss

The European Commission has adopted an ambitious new strategy to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the EU by 2020. There are six main targets, and 20 actions to help Europe reach its goal. …  

04 May 2011 | News story

Whitetip Reef Shark over Palau coral reef

Blue gold

The oceans already provide goods and services worth billions. But if we need any more reason to protect them, just imagine the vast untapped potential they offer for scientific innovation, not least in the areas of renewable energy and medical research. …  

01 May 2011 | News story

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Expanding IUCN’s science engagement for better conservation

IUCN welcomes distinguished scientists from around the world and a wide variety of disciplines to the new IUCN Science Advisory Board. …  

29 Apr 2011 | News story

Peregrine Falcons

Re-introducing falcons to Sweden

IUCN Member, the foundation Nordens Ark has re-introduced 140 Peregrine falcons in Sweden over the last eight years.  Their aim has been to create a sustainable, heatlhy population that links the smaller populations of Peregines already established in Northern and Southern Sweden. …  

27 Apr 2011 | News story

Arctic

On thin ice: Vulnerable Arctic treasures identified

A report released today identifies 13 of the richest and most vulnerable places in the Arctic Ocean that should be considered for protection as summer sea ice melts and industrial activity expands into newly accessible areas. …  

27 Apr 2011 | News story

Bonaire National Marine Park manager Ramon de Leon surveying coral reefs

Improving MPA management in Bonaire

IUCN has published a study on the various resilience characteristics of the coral reefs in the Bonaire National Marine Park. It includes results on resilience indicators, benthic cover, coral population structure, algae populations and fish community structure which can determine how the coral reefs respond to climate change threats. The aim of the study is to provide information on how to incorporate resilience information and climate change responses into the Marine Protected Area (MPA) design and management, especially given the recent bleaching event that occurred in 2010-2011.
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26 Apr 2011 | News story

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The Business Case for Biodiveristy - Switzerland

Participants from business, the Swiss Government and NGOs gathered at the headquarters of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to discuss the Business Case for Biodiversity in Switzerland in a workshop sponsored by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and co-hosted by Mercuria.  …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

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Global forestry institutions call for more community-based forest management

The leading international organizations working to protect and manage the world’s forests are calling for governments across the globe to increase communities’ role in forest management. Doing so could contribute to lifting close to a billion people out of poverty, as well as improve the health and vitality of forests. …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story

Earth Day 2011

Celebrate Earth Day with a Billion Acts of Green!

IUCN Member, Earth Day Network is calling for unprecedented levels of environmental action to mark Earth Day 2011 today. …  

22 Apr 2011 | News story


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