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Community members planting a medicinal plant, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

We know how to save biodiversity

According to the latest assessment of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) conference in Nagoya, one-fifth of the world’s mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fishes are threatened with extinction. But the study also provides clear evidence of the positive impact of conservation efforts around the globe: its results show that without conservation action, the status of biodiversity would have declined by nearly 20 percent. …  

27 Oct 2010 | News story

IUCN China Work Group 1st Meeting (Sep 2010)

China IUCN Work Group

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27 Oct 2010 | News story

Le Ministre de l'environnement de la Guinée Bissau, CBD COP 10 Nagoya, Japon

24% du territoire de La Guinée Bissau érigés en aires protégées d’ici 2012.

La Guinée Bissau vient de prendre l’engagement de porter le taux de couverture de ses aires protégées actuellement de 15% à 24% d’ici deux ans. - Nagoya – Japon 25 octobre …  

27 Oct 2010 | News story

White rhino

‘Fingers crossed’ for threatened species

Every day biodiversity is being lost at up to 1,000 times the natural rate: almost 19 thousand species out of 52 thousand assessed so far are threatened with extinction and the results of the latest assessment of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today show that, on average, 50 species of mammal, bird and amphibian move closer to extinction each year due to the impacts of agricultural expansion, logging, over-exploitation and invasive alien species. …  

27 Oct 2010 | News story

A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

Where are we heading?

As the momentum is building at the UN biodiversity summit in Nagoya with only three days till the negotiations come to an end, we asked Simon Stuart, Chair of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission, for an update on the developments so far and his expectations of what lies ahead. Here is what he told us: …  

27 Oct 2010 | News story

IUCN at CBD Nagoya 2010

Ministers gather in Nagoya

Senior ministers from more than 120 countries and five heads of state rolled in today to start the High Level Segment of the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held in Nagoya, Japan.
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27 Oct 2010 | News story

Juliane von Mittelstaedt, joint winner of the 2010 IUCN-Reuters-COMplus Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting

Prize Goes to Forests in Madagascar and Brazil

The 2010 IUCN-Reuters-COMplus Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting goes to Anjali Nayar and Juliane von Mittelstaedt for their articles on saving the forests in Madagascar and Brazil. …   | French | Spanish

26 Oct 2010 | International news release

Shirotori Gardens, Nagoya

IUCN Kankeisha Conshinkai Nagoya – Constituency reception in Nagoya

Over 300 representatives from IUCN Members, Commission members, Councilors and the Secretariat braved the scattered showers on Monday evening, 25 October to enjoy the beautiful Shirotori Gardens in Nagoya, Japan, the setting for the IUCN Constituency reception on the occasion of the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 10). …   | French | Spanish

26 Oct 2010 | Article

Eichhornia crassipes (Pontederiaceae), one of the worst Invasive Alien Species

Plant conservation progress in Asia

A new report from IUCN suggests that combining conservation, using plant diversity sustainably with a focus on poverty alleviation should be the future strategy for plant conservation in Asia. It emphasizes that the sustainable use of plants should be integrated in development plans, and climate change adaption and regional cooperation are also vital components for conserving plant diversity. …   | French | Spanish | Chinese

26 Oct 2010 | International news release

Minister of Agriculture and IUCN cooperate to improve livelihoods in drylands and rangelands in Jordan

IUCN and Ministry of Agriculture cooperate to improve livelihoods in drylands and rangelands in Jordan

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia signed a Memorandum of Cooperation today with Ministry of Agriculture in Jordan to foster means of cooperation between both parties through implementing a project on sustainable management of drylands and rangelands and the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of ecosystem services, as the basis for improved livelihoods. …  

26 Oct 2010 | International news release
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