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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

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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

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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

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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

Country Representative IUCN Pakistan, Mr. Shah Murad Aliani and TPS-P’s CEO, Mr. Aziz Boolani after signing the MoU.

IUCN Pakistan Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Tourism Promotion Services-Pakistan

IUCN and TPS-P aim to raise sector-wide biodiversity performance standards in the ecotourism industry.
Islamabad, Pakistan: …  

12 Mar 2010 | News story

Vue des participants à l'atelier

Rencontre de concertation sur l'exploitation artisanale des bois d'oeuvre et la gestion durable des forêts en RDC

Avec l’appui financier de DFID  et  la facilitation technique de l’UICN, il a été organisé le 27 février 2010   à Kinshasa une rencontre de concertation sur l’exploitation artisanale des bois d’œuvre et sur la gestion durable des forêts de la République Démocratique du Congo sur le thème a été organisée à, sous  le thème « Quelle règlementation appliquer dans ce secteur en République Démocratique du Congo ? ». …  

12 Mar 2010 | News story
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Superposición de territorios indígenas y áreas protegidas en América del Sur

Superposición de territorios indígenas y áreas protegidas en América del Sur

El documento surge del primer levantamiento de información y discusión sobre la situación de traslape entre áreas protegidas y territorios indígenas. Incluye un análisis acerca de las condiciones de gobernanza, estudios de caso en Perú y Bolivia y recomendaciones para un buen gobierno. …  

12 Mar 2010 | News story
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Earth viewed from space. Courtesy: NASA.

Conference - The Great Escape

The IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands is hosting a conference "The Great Escape, There is no planet B! Biodiversity Conservation, a Natural Ally in Sustainable Poverty Reducation" on 26th and 27th April, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The two-day conference aims to provide clarity amongst policy-makers on the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems to achieve economic development goals.
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11 Mar 2010 | News story

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