May

Grassland

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

from left to right – Mr Kamran Lashari - Mr. M.A. Cheema – Mr. Muhammad Javed Malik.

A one-day National Workshop titled ‘Moving Towards Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles in Pakistan’

Islamabad, 19 May 2010: IUCN Pakistan, Pakistan Clean Air Network (PCAN) and Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities Center (CAI – Asia), in collaboration with the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, Ministry of Environment and United Nations Environment Programme’s project Partnership for Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV), organized a one-day National Workshop titled ‘Moving Towards Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles in Pakistan’ at Islamabad today. …  

19 May 2010 | News story

Jatropha curcas, Mali

Responsible Biofuels and Beyond: critical issues for the Convention on Biological Diversity work programme

IUCN and WWF convened the side event Responsible Biofuels and Beyond : critical issues for the CBD agriculture programme of work to highlight critical issues relating to the biofuels and biodiversity agenda including land use, indirect landuse change, impacts on smallholders and vulnerable groups, invasive species risks, indicators for biodiversity, biodiversity information available for biofuels decisions, and processes for identifying responsible cultivation areas.
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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

Prince Hassan of Jordan at the WANA Forum

Reviving Hima at the WANA Forum

The hima is a traditional system of resource tenure that has been practiced for more than 1400 years in the Arabian Peninsula. The Arabic word “hima” literally means “a protected place” or “protected area”. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature has facilitated a technical session on Hima during the WANA Forum 2010 which was held between May 16-18, 2010 in Jordan under the theme “Pursuing Supranational Solutions to the Challenges of Carrying Capacity.” …  

18 May 2010 | News story

Susana González, científica uruguaya

The Whitley Fund for Nature reconoce a la científica uruguaya Susana González

Susana González,miembro de la Comisión de Supervivencia de Especies de la UICN, logró aumentar la población de ciervos de las pampas de Rocha y Salto, que están en peligro de extinción. Con su investigación ha descubierto aspectos de la vida de los venados que hasta el momento eran desconocidos. …  

18 May 2010 | News story

IUCN Pavilion at SBSTTA14, May 2010, Nairobi, Kenya

An insider’s view from IUCN Members’ booth

The meeting that started on Monday 10th May 2010 is an important event for IUCN whose core work is biodiversity conservation, writes Norah Ngeny from IUCN’s East and Southern Africa Office. …  

18 May 2010 | News story

Short-beaked common dolphins

Keep it quiet!

There are numerous threats to marine biodiversity that many of us are aware of - climate change, overfishing and habitat degradation are just some of them. But very few of us know that something as seemingly harmless as noise can also have devastating effects on sea life. Noise that people produce as a result of various activities at sea is responsible for a growing number of deaths and serious damage to underwater biodiversity. …  

18 May 2010 | News story

Oil refinery Kuwait

Oil, risk and technology: the choices we need to make

This opinion article by Dr. William Jackson, IUCN Deputy Director General, is published in the BBC's Green Room at this address http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8689201.stm 

18 May 2010 | News story
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Children washing laundry in a freshwater pool, with potable water, generated through upwelling from the dam, Saloum Delta, Senegal

Week one of Nairobi negotiations

Climate change, protected areas and marine issues were some of the hot topics discussed during the first week of a meeting in Nairobi, as Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) worked through a number of issues which, in their view, will help to deliver the Convention’s objectives. Decisions taken in Nairobi will provide a scientific basis for discussions that will take place in October in Nagoya, Japan, at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CBD. …  

17 May 2010 | News story