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In the latest edition of the Countdown 2010 newsletter read more about the International Year of Biodiversity, and what some of our partners are doing throughout this important year. …  

15 Feb 2010 | News story

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European Parliament Intergroup Meeting on CITES

The European Parliament (EP) hosted on 27th January 2010 a meeting on CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) in preparation of the CITES COP15 in Doha. The prestigious panel presented to 50 odd Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), assistants and representatives of various organisations their views on this International Convention. It enabled discussion to continue within the EP on several critical issues such as elephants, polar bears, and marine species, with a view to better preparing the EP Resolution, to be voted in Plenary next week, and the CITES COP15 in Doha in March. The event was chaired by MEP Sturdy, MEP Gutierrez-Cortines, MEP Skylakakis and MEP Franco. …  

05 Feb 2010 | News story

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Unique IUCN delegation discusses IUCN programme priorities in the Russian Federation

A watershed meeting took place in Moscow on 2 February between the Ministry for Natural Resources and Environment, the Chair of the National Committee in the Russian Federation, the IUCN Pan-European Regional Director (a.i.) and the European Vice-Chairs of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management and the World Commission on Protected Areas to discuss IUCN’s programme in the Russian Federation. …  

03 Feb 2010 | News story

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Trondheim conference calls for new biodiversity targets

High level IUCN representatives are among the keynote speakers at the Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity which opens today in Norway. …  

01 Feb 2010 | News story

With the support of the European Commission

Options for Future Policy Options for Biodiversity Policy in the EU

The Commission has set out possible future options for biodiversity policy in the EU for the period after 2010. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

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IUCN and the Council of Europe Strengthen Cooperation

The Council of Europe will today sign  a Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) with IUCN. The MoC complements and updates a co-operation agreement between both organisations dating from 1962, and it will be signed during the European Conference “Post-2010 Biodiversity Vision and Target – The role of protected areas and ecological networks in Europe”, hosted by the Spanish Presidency of the EU and held in Madrid (Spain) on 26-27 January 2010 …  

25 Jan 2010 | News story

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Communication meeting for ENPI FLEG Program in Georgia

On frosty and sunny days of January 2010, IUCN South Caucasus office in Tbilisi hosted first Communication Meeting of the ENPI FLEG Program. ENPI FLEG means “Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in the European Neighborhood Policy East Countries and Russia” program, being implemented in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. The program is funded by European Commission. The program’s implementing partners are the World Bank, IUCN and WWF. …  

22 Jan 2010 | News story
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Face the Future: carbon trading

Face the Future, an IUCN Netherlands Committee member, develops forest carbon projects around the world with the aim of mitigating climate change and conserving forests. They also promote the business case for biodiversity conservation through the sale of carbon credits. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

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A view of the Future for IUCN in the European Union

Having taken over the responsibilities as Regional Director for Pan-Europe one of my key tasks is to strengthen IUCN’s role in Brussels and within the EU.  It may seem a contradiction, as the new Regional Director and some of the key coordination functions will for the  next few years be based in Gland, in the IUCN Conservation Centre that also houses our global Headquarters (along with the Ramsar Convention secretariat, the MAVA Foundation and the global secretariat of the World Association for Zoos and Aquaria). …  

14 Jan 2010 | News story

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

Capitals of biodiversity: local authorities compete for biodiversity crown

On the 20th January 2010 IUCN together with Natureparif is launching a competition to reward European cities for innovation and excellence in preserving the wealth of nature. …  

14 Jan 2010 | News story


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