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Essential oils from the holywood and Brazilian rosewood trees are used to make perfumes

Trees used in cosmetics industry protected by CITES

Delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference decided yesterday to add two trees from South America, which produce aromatic oils that are used in the cosmetics industry, to the list of species whose trade will be regulated by delegates. Palo Santo (Bulnesia sarmiento) and the Brazilian rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora) will be included in Appendix II of the Convention, which allows for regulated trade. These measures will come into force in 90 days. …  

18 Mar 2010 | News story

A tiger in the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, India

Talks to dismantle trade in tiger poaching

Poaching and illegal trade in tigers is being discussed this week by delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha, Qatar, with countries being asked to provide information to the CITES Secretariat and Interpol to help develop anti-poaching strategies. …  

17 Mar 2010 | News story

صحفيون في الميدان

تمديد موعد التقديم لجائزة الإعلام البيئي الاستقصائي لشهر أيار 2010

عمان، الأردن، (الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة) بهدف ضمان الحصول على مشاركات أكبر من قبل الصحفيين والإعلاميين قام الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة بتمديد موعد التقديم لجائزة الإعلام البيئي الاستقصائي لتاريخ 12 أيار 2010، وهي جائزة سيقدمها الاتحاد لأفضل تحقيق استقصائي حول الوضع البيئي في حوض سيل الزرقاء. وسيقوم الاتحاد بتوزيع ثلاثة جوائز مقدمة لأفضل تحقيق استقصائي صحفي وتقرير تلفزيوني وإذاعي وذلك خلال حفل التكريم الذي سينظمه الاتحاد يوم 22 أيار 2010 والذي يعتبر اليوم العالمي للتنوع الحيوي. وينظم الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة هذه الجائزة بالتعاون مع وزارة البيئة الأردنية من خلال مشروع إعادة تأهيل سيل الزرقاء وبدعم من الوكالة الإسبانية للتعاون الدولي (AECID) ومكتب اليونسكو في عمان. …  

17 Mar 2010 | News story
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IUCN-Holcim partnership on biodiversity and building materials

IUCN and Holcim enetered into a partnership in 2007 to review the cement giant's biodiversity conservation management and develop a more comprehensive corporate biodiversity policy and strategy for the Holcim Group. Watch this movie to see concrete activities under the partnership. …  

17 Mar 2010 | Video
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Orange-eyed green tree frog

SCBD Biodiversity Newsletter Call for Submissions

Members of civil society all over the world are invited to submit short articles for the next issue of [square brackets] newsletter on cutting edge biodiversity issues. Topics relate to the May 2010 meetings of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 14) and the working group on CBD implementation.
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17 Mar 2010 | News story

Coenonympha orientalis

Habitat loss blamed for more species decline

Habitat loss is having a serious impact on Europe’s butterflies, beetles and dragonflies. The release of the European Red List, commissioned by the European Commission, shows that nine percent of butterflies, 11 percent of saproxylic beetles (beetles that depend on decaying wood) and 14 percent of dragonflies are threatened with extinction within Europe. Some species are so threatened that they are at risk of global extinction and are now included in the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …   | French | Spanish

16 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

Circling around trade regulations for sharks

Much anticipated discussions about shark fisheries and trade began in earnest today at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha, Qatar. On the table are proposals to tighten regulations on the spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) and porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus). …  

16 Mar 2010 | News story

EU flag

Environment Council endorses new target

16 March, 2010 Brussels. The Environment Council of the European Union yesterday endorsed the adoption of a new target for biodiversity.  …  

16 Mar 2010 | News story

John Scanlon

John Scanlon appointed as New Secretary General of CITES

The ELP is pleased to share the news that John Scanlon, former Head of the Environmental Law Programme and Director of the Environmental Law Centre, has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). …  

15 Mar 2010 | News story
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CITES opening ceremony in Qatar

Call for action rather than words at CITES opening ceremony

New momentum is needed to ensure that the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) works better to conserve species which are under threat and to maintain economies which rely on them. That was the message at the opening ceremony of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP15) to CITES in Doha, Qatar. …  

13 Mar 2010 | News story

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