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Hopetoun Falls, Beech Forest, near Otway National Park, Victoria, Australia

International ReSource Award for sustainable watershed management 2011

Access to water supply and sanitation is a fundamental human need. Water is vital for the wellbeing and health of men and nature, yet it is an increasingly threatened resource. The growing pollution of global water reserves and more widespread water scarcity due to human activities, an increasing world population with a greater demand for water, and climate change will create major threats to food production, human health, the natural environment and economic development at a global level. …  

25 Mar 2010 | News story

Cumaru

Acceso y Distribución de Beneficios en América del Sur: el caso de AVIVE

En un evento paralelo que se organiza durante la Novena Reunión del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Acceso y Distribución de Beneficios, del CDB, UICN-Sur presentó las lecciones aprendidas de las experiencias prácticas del proyecto Salvando plantas que salvan vidas y medios de vida, que incluye el estudio de caso de una comunidad brasileña de mujeres, que recolecta y comercializa plantas medicinales y aromáticas. …  

24 Mar 2010 | News story

Maíz, andes peruanos

Cerca de un consenso, para el Régimen Internacional sobre ADB

Comenzó en Cali, Colombia, la Novena Reunión del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Acceso y Distribución de Beneficios, del Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica (CBD). …  

24 Mar 2010 | News story

Opuntia ficus-indica (Indian Fig Opuntia) is a species of cactus and a long-domesticated crop plant important in agricultural economies throughout arid and semiarid parts of the world, Matehuala, Mexico

Final Meeting of the Access and Benefit Sharing Working Group kicks off in Colombia

Around 600 delegates representing Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), non-governmental and international organizations, and partners, are currently gathered in the sunny city of Cali in Colombia to give the final push to the negotiations on the international regime to regulate access to genetic resources and the distribution of the benefits derived from their use. …  

24 Mar 2010 | News story

Celebrating Biodiversity

Healthy biodiversity is no luxury - it’s the foundation of all life on Earth

Gland, Switzerland, 23 March 2010 (IUCN) – We have failed to meet the target adopted through the Convention on Biological Diversity to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 and we are currently witnessing the greatest extinction crisis since dinosaurs disappeared from our planet 65 million years ago. Urgent action is needed to avoid potentially catastrophic consequences, both for nature and for people around the world. …  

24 Mar 2010 | News story

Arabian Oryx at the Shahaniya Oryx Centre, Qatar

Oryx of Arabia - the revival of a species

The Arabian oryx, which had all but disappeared from the wild in the late 1950s and early 1960s, has successfully been reintroduced to its native habitat thanks to captive breeding programmes, such as one at the Shahaniya Oryx Centre on the outskirts of Doha, Qatar, where the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is taking place. …  

23 Mar 2010 | News story

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Healthy biodiversity is no luxury - it's the foundation of all life on earth

IUCN calls for a clear post-2010 Strategic Plan on Biodiversity. We have failed to meet the target adopted through the Convention on Biological Diversity to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 and we are currently witnessing the greatest extinction crisis since dinosaurs disappeared from our planet 65 million years ago. Urgent action is needed to avoid potentially catastrophic consequences, both for nature and for people around the world. …   | Chinese

23 Mar 2010 | International news release

Porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus). Global Red List Assessment: Vulnerable; Sub-population Red List assessment for the Northeast Atlantic: Critically Endangered

Only one in four shark proposals adopted at CITES

Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) voted in favour of only one of four proposals to list shark species under CITES Appendix II, which requires international trade to be monitored and regulated. …  

23 Mar 2010 | International news release

African Elephant

IUCN urges more holistic approach to elephant conservation at CITES

IUCN has urged a more holistic approach to elephant conservation at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference in Doha, Qatar. During opening statements prior to discussing any specific elephant proposals at the conference, IUCN had the opportunity to urge Parties to rise above divisive and distracting stalemates in favour of more decisive action on the known problems facing African elephants in many parts of their range. Parties warmly welcomed IUCN’s thoughts. …  

23 Mar 2010 | News story

El Salvador

IUCN and Members form a Conservation Initiative on Human Rights

IUCN and seven other major conservation organisations are collaborating to promote human rights in conservation …   | French | Spanish

23 Mar 2010 | News story

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