The Mekong is the world's 12th longest river, crossing 6 countries along its 4350km course

Hydropower on the agenda at annual WANI Meeting, Lao PDR

The 12th WANI coordination meeting was held in Luang Prabang, Laos from 18 to 22 October. The meeting was set to strengthen the coordination and delivery of WANI into 2012 and beyond. Global WANI coordinators and IUCN staff, along with colleagues and partners from the Mekong region discussed in particular issues surrounding hydropower development. …  

23 Oct 2010 | News story

Frog in a flower

IUCN brings biodiversity to the table at Francophonie Summit

Biodiversity is on the agenda for the 70 heads of State and 3,000 delegates attending the XIII Francophonie Summit that starts today in Montreux, Switzerland.   | French

22 Oct 2010 | News story

Chaco Sudamericano

UICN fortalece la protección del Gran Chaco Sudamericano

La UICN está lista para cumplir un papel cada vez más destacado en la conservación del Gran Chaco, una vasta y poco poblada zona, en la región de tierras bajas en América del Sur, que es rica en diversidad biológica y cultural. …  

22 Oct 2010 | News story

"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

New biodiversity video asks, "Are we failing to communicate?"

This video presents a new biodiversity message. It challenges communicators to talk about nature in terms that people want to listen to. The IUCN Commission on Education and Communication and the CBD Secretariat produced the video in partnership with CEC members in Wildscreen and Futerra. …  

22 Oct 2010 | News story

Dr Hans Friederich, Head of IUCN's Strategic Partnerships

Dear Countdown 2010 partners and friends

As you know, the Countdown 2010 initiative was officially closed on 20 October at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and a new initiative starting in 2011 was announced. I would like to thank all of you personally and on behalf of the Countdown 2010 Secretariat for your commitment and support to the initiative. …  

22 Oct 2010 | News story

European Green Belt

European Green Belt: From Paper to Practice

The 4th European Green Belt conference took take place on the 6th October 2010 in Kuhmo, Finland, in the frame of the 20 years anniversary symposium of Finnish-Russian friendship in cross-border cooperation. One of its main conclusions is that European Green Belt initiative continues to prove its rationale and deliver across its span – it is quite vivid on the ground with numerous activities taking place or being planned. Moreover, there is a potential for the initiative to grow in the future. It is right time to launch discussion on how the Green Belt could strengthen its operations in order to embark on a new phase and expand its outreach. …  

22 Oct 2010 | News story

IUCN Deputy Director Bill Jackson with Go4BioDiv group at Mount Fuji, Japan

Treasures at risk: Young people from across the globe unite for World Heritage

Young people from all five continents representing natural World Heritage sites are gathering at a nature-based camp at the foot of Mount Fuji, Japan for the International Youth Forum Go4BioDivOur Treasures at Risk – to share experiences and challenges facing their sites, notably climate change. …  

22 Oct 2010 | News story

Aroha Mead, Presidenta de la Comisión de Política Ambiental, Económica y Social (CEESP) y Aracely Pazmiño, punto focal de la comisión en la oficina regional de UICN para América del Sur

CEESP: much to offer for conservation and human well-being

Aroha Mead, Chair of the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) visited the Regional Office in Quito. She shared her expectations on how CEESP can contribute to the building of a new integrated approach to development in a post-capitalist era. …   | Spanish

21 Oct 2010 | News story
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CEC member Laurie Bennett of Futerra Sutainability Communications

CEPA and Biodiversity: CEC Member Interviewed on Green TV Japan

CEC member Laurie Bennett talks about CEPA and biodiversity in this interview from the CBD COP10 in Nagoya. …  

21 Oct 2010 | News story

Juvenile Sakhalin Taimen

New preserve on Russia’s Koppi River will protect habitat for taimen and tigers

A decade of efforts by the Wild Salmon Center and partners culminates in formal protection of 94,000 acres to safeguard the critically endangered Sakhalin taimen, Siberian tiger, and other wildlife in the Russian Far East. …  

21 Oct 2010 | News story