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Juliane Zeidler, IUCN CEC Chair

CEC Survey on Web Communication in Eastern and Southern Africa

CEC Regional Vice-Chair Juliane Zeidler recently conducted a survey of CEC members in Eastern and Southern Africa to explore communication options and limits, especially for Web-based networking.

26 Oct 2010 | News story

European Capiltals of Biodiversity

Four European Capitals of Biodiversity are crowned at COP 10

In the framework of the European Commission-supported LIFE+ project,European Capitals of Biodiversity, four cities have been crowned as national champions. From the smallest village of
Carrícola with its 88 inhabitants, to European metropolises like Barcelona or Paris, over 200 municipalities presented their strategies and actions to preserve local biodiversity. The winning ‘Capitals of Biodiversity’ are Grande Synthe in France, Tata in Hungary, El Real Sitio de San Ildefonso in Spain, and Želiezovce in Slovakia. …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story


2010 Summer campaign "Water Sanitation, Human health, and Effective Water Consumption"

IUCN and Holcim Vietnam Limited (HVL) have a four-year agreement to strengthen biodiversity conservation in and around HVL’s sites and to support HVL’s community outreach. Every year, IUCN VN and HVL run a Summer Campaign, which is a chance to engage local people and government authorities around HVL’s five sites in southern Vietnam. In 2009, the Summer Campaign theme was waste management and environment protection. This year it was water sanitation, human health, and effective water consumption. The 2010 campaign was launched on World Environment Day on June 5 and ran for four months until the end of September. Activities took place in: …   | Vietnamese

26 Oct 2010 | News story

Coral reefs 5, Koh Bon island, Thailand

TEEB explained

Recognizing, measuring and capturing the value of nature – the goods and services it provides us such as water, food, medicine, fuel or building materials - is a high on the agenda of the Nagoya CBD conference. TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity), which launched its three-year study during the meeting, is trying to make an economic case for biodiversity conservation, showing why it is important to the economy.Joshua Bishop, the TEEB for Business report coordinator and Chief Economist of IUCN, explains how TEEB puts a price to nature. …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story

Milk is offered to Shivling (Lord Shiva). It is a challenge to make rituals and festivals rich in traditional ecological knowledge relevant to urban youth.

Passing Traditional Knowledge to Youth - A New Mythology

In globalizing India, the traditional knowledge-practice-belief complex passed through generations is challenged by the younger generation. CEC member Andrea Deri and Rushikesh Chavan ask, "Can Western scientific knowledge provide a new belief system and motivate decisions?" …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story

David Without Borders (David Sans Frontiers) is a multi-media quest to discover initiatives that preserve biodiversity

Découvrez le 3ème épisode vidéo : le savoir Inca réincarné

Découvrez le 3ème épisode vidéo ! Pommes de terre génétiquement protégées : le savoir Inca réincarné. Par les aventuriers David Aimé et David Fabrega. …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story

Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving nature and culture

It’s in our hands: New book on our relationship with nature launched

A new book, Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving nature and culture, is being launched by IUCN today at the Convention on Biological Diversity conference in Nagoya, Japan. The launch is part of an event organized through a collaboration between ETC-COMPAS and IUCN and is dedicated to promoting sacred natural sites and their crucial role in conserving nature and culture. The book is based on experience from around the world which highlights the importance of sacred natural sites in biodiversity conservation and the long-standing relationships between nature and people. …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story

Sokoke Pipit, CLP, SOS

Blink And You’ve Missed It - The Sokoke Pipit!

A great way to get people interested in conservation is by showing them photos of wildlife. This is particularly useful if the target species is very rare or difficult to see, such as the Sokoke pipit. On 25 October 2010, whilst checking the mist-net which they had set at dawn, a young team of conservationists in Tanzania found a Sokoke pipit!   …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

Tree frog

Objectifs biodiversité 2020 en difficulté

Dans le cadre de la 10ème conférence de la Convention sur la diversité biologique (Nagoya, Japon, 18-29 octobre 2010), la communauté internationale négocie difficilement sur son engagement pour la protection de la biodiversité, qui continue pourtant de disparaître à un rythme alarmant. La France, pays à mégadiversité, doit contribuer à l’adoption de décisions plus fortes pour enrayer la disparition de la biodiversité et lancer une décennie décisive pour la préservation de ce bien public mondial. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

CEC member Joe Russo in Fast Company magazine

CEC Member in Fast Company Magazine

Joe Russo, CEC member and President of ZedX in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, USA, was featured in the magazine Fast Company last month. Using GPS–enabled yield monitors, Russo creates programs that help farmers better manage their water use. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

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