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Pavan Sukhdev, Study leader, Study on the cost of loss of biodiversity

Can economics really save wild nature?

Global policy makers and business leaders should urgently address the growing biodiversity crisis, according to Pavan Sukhdev, a Special Adviser to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Green Economy Initiative.  Speaking at the annual Earthwatch Oxford lecture on 10 February, Pavan outlined the role business can play in redefining economics for the 21st century around a new sustainable model, which fundamentally values and protects the natural world. …  

17 Feb 2010 | News story

Dilmah Conservation and IUCN Sri Lanka in partnership

Dilmah Conservation and IUCN Sri Lanka in partnership to protect the environment and promote sustainability

The Founder of Dilmah, Mr Merrill J. Fernando and IUCN Sri Lanka Country Representative Dr. Ranjith Mahindapala formalised on 11 February 2010, a Memorandum of Understanding which would unite Dilmah Conservation and IUCN in a series of projects designed to promote biodiversity conservation and conservation and sustainable development. 

17 Feb 2010 | News story
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Participant at the CEPA workshop in Peru

CEPA Workshop for Protected Areas in Peru

Professionals charged with promoting biodiversity in Peru gained access to tools and methods that will help them achieve results. They attended a workshop on CEPA - Communication, Education and Public Awareness offered by IUCN CEC member Marta Andelman at the Peruvian Natural Protected Areas Forum.
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16 Feb 2010 | News story

Sell the Sizzle - The New Climate Message

The New Climate Message

A new guide explains how to develop tangible, desirable and aspirational visions of a positive low carbon future. Download "Sell the Sizzle - The New Climate Message" by Futerra. …  

16 Feb 2010 | News story

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New Members’ Portal: Resolutions and Recommendations System

In compliance with Resolution 4.011 (Development of an automated system to record Members’ actions on Resolutions and Recommendations to improve reporting at, and between, World Conservation Congresses), the IUCN Secretariat has developed an online tool to facilitate reporting by IUCN Members and the Secretariat on activities contributing to the implementation of Resolutions and Recommendations adopted at the 2008 World Conservation Congress in Barcelona.
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16 Feb 2010 | News story

The official International Year of Biodiversity video

Biodiversity is life. Biodiversity is our life.

Watch the official International Year of Biodiversity video and learn more about the value of biodiversity and why it is in crisis. …  

16 Feb 2010 | Video

Countdown 2010

Countdown 2010 hits 1,000!

15 February 2010, Brussels. Celebrations are taking place today at the Regional Office for Pan-Europe of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)! Countdown 2010 welcomes its 1000th partner Eurogypsum right at the beginning of the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

15 Feb 2010 | News story

www.countdown2010.net

Read the latest countdown 2010 newsletter

In the latest edition of the Countdown 2010 newsletter read more about the International Year of Biodiversity, and what some of our partners are doing throughout this important year. …  

15 Feb 2010 | News story

The Loggerhead Turtle at Karachi, Pakistan.

Nesting of Loggerhead Turtles in Pakistan confirmed by renowned expert Nicolas Pilcher

KARACHI February 14: Renowned turtle expert Nicolas J Pilcher, who was in Karachi for a seminar on threats to the turtles in Pakistan has confirmed that a third species, the Loggerhead was also nesting on these shores. …  

14 Feb 2010 | International news release

Flowers of Balochistan

The Hidden Costs of Valentine's Day

On February 14, Kenyans will be flocking to floral stands to purchase roses and carnations for their loved ones to celebrate Valentine's Day. The same will be happening in Europe where massive Kenyan-produced flowers are sold. …  

13 Feb 2010 | News story

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