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Chocó harlequin toad

Protection for new toad species discovered in Colombia

A new species of harlequin toad has been found in Chocó, Colombia during a field project supported by the SOS-Save our Species initiative in which IUCN is a partner. …  

21 Dec 2010 | News story

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IUCN European Union Update

IUCN's 8th newsletter on nature conservation policy in the European Union is now available. This edition focuses on Biodiversity and Development. …  

21 Dec 2010 | News story

Julie Buttier of France won the comic strip contest conducted as part of a November 2010 conference organized by the Belgian Biodiversity Platform.

Positive Visions for Biodiversity - Creating European Strategy

A conference in Belgium invited 230 guests from 43 countries to 'brainstorm' on Europe's biodiversity research strategy. CEC member Anne Franklin shares this report on the event, also attended by Katalin Czippan, CEC Regional Vice-Chair for Europe. …  

21 Dec 2010 | News story

ELAN - Ecosystems and Livelihoods Adaptation Network

Development and Conservation organizations partner on adaptation

IUCN, CARE, and WWF have joined forces to build poor and marginalized people's resilience to the impacts of climate change by promoting sound ecosystem management into human adaptation. …  

20 Dec 2010 | News story
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Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development is preparing for the EU Presidency

Hungary takes on the Presidency of the EU on 1st of January 2011, and the environmental aspects of this responsibility will fall to the new ministry of Rural Development.  …  

20 Dec 2010 | News story

CEMEX book launch, European Parliament

Fresh Water: The Essence of Life

CEMEX this month launched 'Fresh Water: The Essence of Life" a new, visually captivating book in both the European Parliament, Brussels and at the COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico …  

20 Dec 2010 | News story

Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) on Ascension Island

Experts unveil new framework for improved conservation of marine turtles

Effective conservation often comes down to a matter of scale and strategy. For threatened species that range across the globe, often the biggest challenge to conservation is knowing how to prioritize limited resources to the areas that need them most. In an article published today in the journal Public Library of Science ONE, the world’s leading marine turtle experts have developed a new framework to address this challenge for highly migratory—and highly threatened—marine turtles. …  

20 Dec 2010 | News story

Bois Amer (Carissa spinarum) - A Critically Endangered plant from La Réunion

The Flora of Réunion Island at Risk: one in three species are threatened with extinction

After an initial set of chapters dedicated to the fauna of Réunion Island, the national Red List of Threatened Species in France has been expanded to include the flora of the island. …  

17 Dec 2010 | News story

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European Parliament Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development - Newsletter

The October - December 2010 Newsletter from the European Parliament Intergroup "Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development" is now available. The newsletter includes an article on the CBD COP 10 in Nagoya by IUCN and an interview with Dr Hans Friederich, Regional Director for Pan-Europe. …  

17 Dec 2010 | News story

Nadi Basin, Fiji Islands

WANI and partners working towards flood mitigation in Fiji

Frequent heavy flooding on Fiji’s West Coast has resulted in loss of lives and livelihoods in recent years. A consortium of partners, including IUCN, decided to join forces and share scientific data that will help better identify and analyse flood risks. …  

17 Dec 2010 | News story

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