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Claire Nouvian, IUCN Ambassador for the Oceans

IUCN Ambassador for the Oceans to tackle Hong Kong marine crisis

IUCN's Ambassador for the Oceans, French author and film maker Claire Nouvian, is raising awareness in her adoptive city, Hong Kong, to try to turn back the clock and reverse decades of degradation of the marine environment.  Once a paradise of clear water, pristine corals and home to exotic species of shark and grouper, Hong Kong's marine environment is now in crisis.  As Claire says, if Hong Kong, with its unequalled material comfort and its legendary reactivity can’t resolve it, no other place in the world will. …  

05 Jun 2009 | News story

Sudan Marketing Workshop

Communities to benefit more from trees in NE Sudan

Natural resources in NE Sudan offer win-win solutions: natural products from indigenous trees and other plants are well adapted to local climatic conditions, they contribute to environmental conservation and they can contribute to sustainable income generation in local communities.  

04 Jun 2009 | News story

Forest and stream

The value of groundwater in European Forests

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the IUCN Regional Office for Europe, in collaboration with the Confederation of European Forest Owners, has recently developed a report – Study on the Economic Value of Groundwater and Biodiversity in European Forests – which explores the current state of payments for ecosystem services (PES) in EU member states in relation to forests and groundwater.  

03 Jun 2009 | News story
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Children bathing with a basketful of fish

World Environment Day - every day

As the world celebrates World Environment Day, the negative impact on people and nature of unsustainable lifestyles and practices are felt more strongly than ever before, according to IUCN.
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03 Jun 2009 | News story

BBP Annual Report 2008

BBP Annual Report 2008

"Synergies" is the 2008 Annual Report of the Business and Biodiversity Programme (BBP) …  

29 May 2009 | News story

Nespresso and IUCN: exploring opportunities

IUCN and Nespresso to sign landmark agreement to make aluminium greener

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Nestlé Nespresso S.A., the world’s leading provider of single-portioned highest-quality premium coffee, are to sign an agreement to make aluminium more sustainable.
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29 May 2009 | News story

Attendees at the Indonesian Banteng Workshop May 2009

Workshops provide hope for Asian wild cattle, buffalos and pigs

Ten-year plans to conserve four of Indonesia’s most threatened species were agreed at two workshops in May. …  

28 May 2009 | News story

Jeff McNeely signs the agreement

IUCN signs agreement with Nippon Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation

Celebrations around International Biodiversity Day in Tokyo started early in the morning on Friday 22 May with a ceremony to plant trees at Shinjuku Gyoen park organized by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan. …  

25 May 2009 | News story

Alien Invasive Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) which has spread around the entire tropics and is now moving north into southern Europe as Climate Change makes conditions suitable for it.

International Biodiversity Day sounds the alarm on invasive species

International Biodiversity Day, celebrated each year on May 22, pays tribute to the global importance of biodiversity, both as an asset for posterity and a vital resource for people and their livelihoods. …  

22 May 2009 | News story

Coral Reef, Bali, Indonesia

Coral triangle initiative celebrated

The first inter-state agreement in the coral triangle towards marine conservation efforts has been signed by six countries at the Coral Triangle Summit. …  

18 May 2009 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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