The International Year of Biodiversity has been launched at a ceremony in Berlin with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel warning that the world will face "enormous costs" if no action is taken to tackle climate change and to secure biodiversity. … | French | Spanish | Chinese
11 Jan 2010 | International news release
06 Jan 2010 | News story
Join us in celebrating the start of 2010 – the International Year of Biodiversity, declared by the United Nations. For the next 12 months we will be celebrating biological diversity – the variety of life on earth – and boosting awareness of how important it is for our lives. Most people appreciate the beauty of the natural world, but awareness of biodiversity, how seriously it is threatened, and the implications for human wellbeing, is alarmingly low. …
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, signed a Euro 2.3 million (or US$3.4 million) Pacific Mangrove Initiative project with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), on Monday December 7th.
07 Dec 2009 | Event
On 25th November 2009, the 73rd Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 18 new Members to join IUCN.
The Council, President, Director General and entire family of IUCN extend a very warm welcome to the new Members and look forward to their active involvement. … | French | Spanish
06 Dec 2009 | News story
Many of the impacts of climate change; storms, drought, sea level rise; are linked to water, IUCN's Head of Water Programme Mark Smith explains. But building good institutions and good governance of water resources will also help us build resilience to climate change. …