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Applications for IUCN Membership

Applications for IUCN Membership to be considered by the IUCN Council at its 2-4 June 2010 meeting …   | French | Spanish

15 Jan 2010 | News story

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Elephant foster parents in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, three elephants are killed every week as a result of human-elephant conflict, leaving behind defenceless orphans. To address this, IUCN State Member The Department of Wildlife Conservation has launched a novel foster parent scheme, where contributions from donors are used to shelter helpless young elephants in a transit home until they have reached an appropriate age to be released into the wild. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

Watershed Management

Nokia: water advocacy in China

Nokia and IUCN China have partnered to work together on an advocacy programme for local people in the Miyun County. This programme will enhance local knowledge of watershed management in an area that faces serious water shortages.   | Chinese

15 Jan 2010 | News story

Bjorn Stigson, President of WBCSD, and Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN, sign the MoU.

IUCN-WBCSD renew collaboration

IUCN and WBCSD have signed a new four-year agreement. The objective is to develop and promote the business case for biodiversity and support partnerships between non-governmental organizations and companies. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

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Face the Future: carbon trading

Face the Future, an IUCN Netherlands Committee member, develops forest carbon projects around the world with the aim of mitigating climate change and conserving forests. They also promote the business case for biodiversity conservation through the sale of carbon credits. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

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International Year of Biodiversity

The UN has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB). The key aim for IUCN during this year will be to influence the decisions and outcomes of the October Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

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Biofuels Conference

The Shell-IUCN partnership is sponsoring the 7th International Conference on Biofuels, hosted by IUCN Member Winrock International India in Delhi, India on 11-12 February. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

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Encourager la biodiversité dans les marques, labels et certifications de productions agricoles

La biodiversité est peu valorisée dans les signes de reconnaissance agricoles, c’est-à-dire les marques, labels, AOC ou certifications attribués à des productions de vins, fromages, viandes, fruits, légumes, céréales. Pourtant plusieurs mesures favorables à la biodiversité existent, elles demandent à être encouragées. C’est le résultat d’une étude publiée aujourd’hui par le Comité français de l’UICN, en partenariat avec la Fédération des Parcs naturels régionaux de France, qui a porté sur l’analyse d’une cinquantaine de signes reconnus en France. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

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A view of the Future for IUCN in the European Union

Having taken over the responsibilities as Regional Director for Pan-Europe one of my key tasks is to strengthen IUCN’s role in Brussels and within the EU.  It may seem a contradiction, as the new Regional Director and some of the key coordination functions will for the  next few years be based in Gland, in the IUCN Conservation Centre that also houses our global Headquarters (along with the Ramsar Convention secretariat, the MAVA Foundation and the global secretariat of the World Association for Zoos and Aquaria). …  

14 Jan 2010 | News story

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

Capitals of biodiversity: local authorities compete for biodiversity crown

On the 20th January 2010 IUCN together with Natureparif is launching a competition to reward European cities for innovation and excellence in preserving the wealth of nature. …  

14 Jan 2010 | News story

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