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Biodiversity across five continents : launch in Nagoya

The official launch of the Atlas – Biodiversity of the francophonie, Richness and Vulnerabilities took place at a side event organised during the 10th Conference of the Parties to the CBD in Nagoya (Japan). More than a hundred representatives from francophone countries, international organisations and the European Commission attended the launch, presided over by Fatima Dia Touré, Director of IEPF. …   | French

29 Oct 2010 | News story

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Deadline Life – Nagoya defines future for life on earth

Governments meeting at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) have approved a step change for biodiversity: a new Strategic Plan for the next ten years to reduce the current pressures on the planet’s biodiversity and take urgent action to save and restore nature; an agreed new protocol on access and benefit sharing; and have pledged some serious new resources to bring the agreements to life. …   | Spanish

29 Oct 2010 | International news release

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SOS – A new call on businesses to respond to extinction crisis

The Global Environment Facility, the World Bank, and IUCN today announced they had established the Save Our Species (SOS) initiative with more than $US10 million in financing commitments and called on businesses to help build the biggest global species conservation fund by 2015. …   | French | Spanish

28 Oct 2010 | International news release

CEC member Dr. Timothy Barker heads DIYNGO in Kenya

DIYNGO Champions Renewable-Powered ICTs in Kenya

The use of renewable energy for Information Communication Technologies is the focus of DIYNGO in Kenya, founded by IUCN CEC member Dr. Timothy Barker. …  

28 Oct 2010 | News story

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Photo contest winners for the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation announced today the winners of the photo contest “A Mediterranean Image, A Biodiversity Story” …   | French | Spanish

28 Oct 2010 | News story

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Renewed energy from Nagoya

The long-awaited tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity - or CBD COP 10 - is almost over. In less than two days, thousands of delegates from all over the world will leave Nagoya, Japan after two weeks of intense negotiations, critical for the future of all life on earth. So what message will they take home with them? One of gloom and doom or one of positive energy and readiness for action? We ask Jeff McNeely, IUCN’s Senior Science Advisor what he thinks: …  

28 Oct 2010 | News story

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The apple of discord: genetic diversity on the table in Nagoya

For the last eight years, parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity have been unsuccessfully trying to adopt an agreement that would make sure that the benefits we derive from our planet’s genetic resources are shared fairly and equitably with biodiversity-rich but financially poor countries. This highly contentious deal is expected to be finalized in Nagoya. We ask Sonia Peña Moreno, IUCN’s Biodiversity Policy Officer, to explain why this issue has been so controversial. …  

28 Oct 2010 | News story

(l. to r.) Antonio Benjamin, Trevor Sandwith, Alejandro Iza, Barbara Lausche, Ben Boer, Patti Moore

IUCN ELC side event on Protected Areas and the Law at CBD COP 10 in Nagoya

Guidelines for protected areas legislation launched with the participation of the Deputy Chair of IUCN CEL and the Deputy Chair of IUCN WCPA. …  

28 Oct 2010 | News story
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From left to right, Mr Keun Min Woo, Governor of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Mr Maanee Lee, Minister of the Environment, Republic of Korea and Julia Marton-Lefévre, Director General IUCN.

From Nagoya 2010 to IUCN World Conservation Congress in Korea 2012

Today in Nagoya at the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Tenth Conference of the Parties (CBD COP10) a deal was signed outlining the strategic plan for IUCN’s next World Conservation Congress. This will be held in Jeju Island, Korea in September 2012. …  

28 Oct 2010 | News story

Summit of Mt. Halla

IUCN’s impact on international conservation

As the world’s association of conservation agencies, including 84 States, 116 government agencies, and 909 non-governmental organizations, IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature) is in a unique position to reflect the priorities of the global conservation community. …  

28 Oct 2010 | News story

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