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An Outlook Report on the State of the Marine Biodiversity in the Pacific Islands Region

Assessment of Pacific marine biodiversity

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has released a report on the state of marine biodiversity in the Pacific. The region includes four EU overseas entities – French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, and Wallis and Futuna. The report provides an overview of major pressures affecting ecosystems in the region, as well as the responses of countries and territories in addressing, alleviating and/or mitigating these threats. …  

27 Jan 2011 | News story

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The Economics of Nature: Taking stock, sharing action

The IUCN UK National Committee's second themed conference on 'The Economics of Nature: taking stock, sharing action' was held on Thursday 16th November 2010 in London, in partnership with Carbon Leapfrog. A conference video is now available. …  

25 Jan 2011 | News story

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First step to implementing the “Plan of Action”

The first meeting on the implementation of the Plan of Action on Sub-national governments, cities and other local authorities for biodiversity of the CBD was held last week in Montpellier to define results and milestones in the process. …  

24 Jan 2011 | News story

Vladimir Moshkalo

Ex-colleague new Head of UNEP Moscow Office

IUCN is pleased to announce that Mr. Vladimir Moshkalo, former Head of the Sub-regional Office for Russia for the IUCN Pan-European Programme has recently been appointed as Head of the UNEP Moscow Office.  …  

21 Jan 2011 | News story

Mangrove restoration in Sri Lanka

Swiss development NGOs join forces

The Swiss Foundation for Development and International Cooperation (InterCooperation) and Helvetas, (Schweizer Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) will merge in July 2011 to form a new Swiss development NGO.  …  

21 Jan 2011 | News story

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The Nature of the European Parliament

The Chair of the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, MEP Struan Stevenson, recently reflected on the work of the Intergroup during 2010. …  

20 Jan 2011 | News story

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

The toolkit builds on work begun in community workshops in the Caribbean in 2010.

Island Communications Toolkit on Climate Change and Biodiversity

GLISPA, the CBD and PCI-Media Impact have partnered to launch an Islands Communications Toolkit designed to assist island nations share best practices for communicating climate change and biodiversity conservation. From CEC member Sean Southey. …  

22 Dec 2010 | News story

Whitetip Reef Shark over Palau coral reef

UN green light for science-policy platform on biodiversity

IUCN welcomes the resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly yesterday to establish a new international body designed to boost the global response to the loss of the world’s biodiversity and ecosystems. …  

22 Dec 2010 | News story

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Developing National Agri-environment Programme for Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia – One of results of the project Support for Agri-environment Policies and Programming in Serbia is the publication “Agri-environment Programme for Serbia”, launched today during the conference organized by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia, Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia and Serbian Environmental Protection Agency. …  

22 Dec 2010 | News story


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