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Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

Celebrating International Biodiversity Day

Today IUCN celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity focusing on the links between biodiversity, human development and people’s livelihoods. This has special significance for every plant and animal on Earth, particularly during this International Year of Biodiversity, and comes at a time when world leaders are setting new targets to stop biodiversity loss. …   | Chinese

22 May 2010 | News story

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IUCN UK Conference overcomes volcanic consequences

At the foot of Edinburgh's own, thankfully 'extinct', volcano, the IUCN UK Conference "Nature - What's in it For Me?" was held at Our Dynamic Earth over the two days 19th and 20th April 2010 and was attended by over 100 participants on each day. …  

19 May 2010 | News story

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FAO: spotlight on grasslands biodiversity

How is biodiversity linked to food security? A side event, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia and the Swiss Federal Office of Agriculture at the 36th session of the European Commission on Agriculture of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Yerevan, Armenia, highlighted the fundamental role of grasslands biodiversity in securing food supply. …  

19 May 2010 | News story

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Post-2010 Strategy: from challenges to compromises

Tomorrow 20 May the IUCN Spanish National Committee will host the VII Foro de Biodiversidad which will focus on the post-2010 strategy for biodiversity and the challenges Spain and the European Union will face in view of the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya (Japan). …  

19 May 2010 | News story

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Camera trap competition: win up to US$3,000 for your conservation project

In celebration of the organization's 21st Anniversary, World Land Trust, an IUCN Member, has partnered with BBC Worldwide (through BBC Wildlife Magazine) to hold a camera trap photo competition. …  

06 May 2010 | News story

Asturias, Spain

Environment: a human right

The European Biodiversity Day held at the Council of Europe on 28 April culminated with the signing of a declaration which recognizes that the environment is part of human rights. …  

05 May 2010 | News story

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

IUCN welcomes Solomon Islands as new State Member

The Government of Solomon Islands has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes, becoming the 83rd State Member of IUCN. The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Meteorology has been designated by the Government of Solomon Islands as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

05 May 2010 | News story

From left to right: Prof Dr Louise E.M. Vet, Director at Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Dr Ashok Khosla, Mr Willem Ferwerda, Executive Director IUCN NL

How to escape current development paradigms

A fierce debate concluded the two-day conference "The Great Escape" in the Amsterdam based Artis Royal Zoo. Outgoing Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Mrs Gerda Verburg, President of IUCN Dr Ashok Khosla and Chair of the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands Roger van Boxtel discussed opportunities and threats for the future of planet Earth. …  

04 May 2010 | News story

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre signs a framework agreement with Mr Pasi Hellman of Finland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Finland joins as a new IUCN framework partner

On 29 April 2010, IUCN signed a two-year Framework Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. A signing ceremony took place between Mr Pasi Hellman, Deputy Director General, Department for Development Policy and IUCN’s Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, in Helsinki, Finland. …  

30 Apr 2010 | News story

Sava River in Croatia

Habitat Banking and Biodiversity Offsets

IUCN has been involved in research and debates about biodiversity offsets and habitat banking for several years.  Recently, IUCN Economics contributed to a study of the feasibility of habitat banking in Europe, led by Economics for the Environment Consultancy. This study (The use of market based instruments for biodiversity protection – the case of Habitat Banking) investigates the scope for using market-based instruments (MBI) and more specifically Habitat Banking to protect biodiversity at Community level – and the possible conditions and limitations for their use. …  

28 Apr 2010 | News story


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