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Logging in Amazon forests with forest certification

Last chance! Participate in survey on forest certification and biodiversity

The European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN) is looking for interested individuals to complete a simple on- line survey on forest certification and biodiversity - deadline 15 June 2010. …  

14 Jun 2010 | News story

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Launch of IUCN-Reuters-COMplus Environmental Media Awards 2010

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Thomson Reuters Foundation and COMplus are launching the 2010 Media Awards, a worldwide competition aimed at raising global awareness of environmental and sustainable development issues, by encouraging the highest standards in environmental reporting worldwide. …  

14 Jun 2010 | News story

President of Slovenia, Dr Danilo Türk, Dr Hans Friederich amd Boris Erg, IUCN.

Slovenia’s biodiversity lives underground

IUCN Regional Director for Pan-Europe, Dr Hans Friederich, and the Director of the IUCN Office for South East Europe, Boris Erg visited Slovenia for discussions about biodiversity.   Slovenia is famous for its karst landscape, a result of weathering of the limestone rocks that form the foundations of the country.  This includes many depressions, sinking rivers and springs, and some of Europe’s most impressive cave systems, including World Heritage Area Skocjanske Jame. …  

14 Jun 2010 | News story

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La biodiversité c’est ma nature

A l’occasion de l’Année internationale de la biodiversité, six ONG, dont le Comité Français de l’UICN, se sont associées pour lancer la campagne ‘’La biodiversité c’est ma nature’’.  …  

14 Jun 2010 | News story

Children bathing with a basketful of fish

Go-ahead for Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

After a week of intense negotiations, governments have agreed to establish a new mechanism, which will strengthen the dialogue between the scientific community and policymakers on biodiversity and ecosystem services. The so-called 'IPBES' - the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - will be a leading body in making scientifically sound and relevant information available to support more informed decisions on how biodiversity and ecosystem services are conserved and used around the world. …  

11 Jun 2010 | News story

Drought

Signs of renewed confidence in Bonn, but action still urgent

Climate talks in Bonn healed some of the wounds left by the great disappointment of the Copenhagen Climate Summit last December. Following two weeks of talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), there is now renewed hope that the building blocks for a global climate deal can be adopted at the next summit in Cancun, Mexico at the end of 2010, says IUCN. …  

11 Jun 2010 | International news release

The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Sharing the benefits of REDD

Full participation of forest communities is indispensable for REDD-plus (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, plus conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks) to be a success, the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) says in a new study. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

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Biocombustibles en Perú: elementos en juego

Los biocombustibles han sido promovidos como una alternativa limpia y renovable a la contaminante industria petrolera. En este video, encuentra un análisis sobre los alcances de la producción de éstos en Perú. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

Constanza Martinez

The talks continue...

At around 11:30 am of the fourth day of the 3rd consultative meeting on IPBES, the meeting overcame a major hurdle which made the participants feel more enthusiastic and hopeful about the outcome of the meeting. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group response to Nunavut listing decision

The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) is concerned about the Government of Nunavut’s recent decision not to support the proposed listing of polar bears as a Species of Special Concern under Canada’s Species At Risk Act. In justifying this position, the Government of Nunavut stated that Inuit knowledge and science corroborate that polar bears in Nunavut are “thriving” and “will adapt to changing and severe climatic conditions”. The PBSG believes this position is contrary to all available evidence, and will not lead to the best possible conservation of the species. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

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