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Julia Marton-Lefèvre receives the 2010 dedication of La Vigne des Nations, in the presence of Geneva's official wine maker and the mayor of Bernex, where the vineyard is located.

Vintage biodiversity – IUCN honoured with dedicated wine

A 2009 vintage of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris has been dedicated to IUCN in recognition of its work and to mark the International Year of Biodiversity (2010). Julia-Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN, whose headquarters are located near Geneva, received the wine from La Vigne des Nations from Canton Geneva’s official vineyard at a ceremony on 15 June. …  

16 Jun 2010 | News story

Réunion des membres

  Secrétariat, membres et commissions resserrent leurs liens au Burkina Faso   

16 Jun 2010 | News story
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Galanthus woronii - a source for Galantamine, which is used for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

National experts trained on Legal Framework for Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)

From 2 to 9 June, 2010 the IUCN Environmental Law Centre held the third round of training courses under the InWEnt programme “Regional Environmental Policy in the South Caucasus”. Three-day training courses focusing on “Legal Frameworks for Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)” were carried out for staff members from the Environmental Ministries as well as other Ministries and NGOs in Georgia and Armenia. A third training will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 30 June to 02 July, 2010. The final activity within this series of trainings will be an international seminar taking place in Bonn, Germany, in September 2010. …  

15 Jun 2010 | News story

D Ottinger, M Doelle, ELC staff and interns

Old friends visiting the ELC

On Tuesday June 8th, two long-time friends of the ELC, Dick Ottinger and Meinhard Doelle, stopped by to meet with ELC staff and interns during the UNFCCC negotiations where they were both participating as official observers. …  

15 Jun 2010 | News story

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Investing in Water Knowledge - Sharing WANI Lessons between Oceania and Central America

Remote communities and watershed challenges such as disaster risk reduction, are what we share” said Dr. Milika Sobey, Water Coordinator for the IUCN Oceania Regional Office based in Fiji. …  

15 Jun 2010 | News story

Logging in Amazon forests with forest certification

Last chance! Participate in survey on forest certification and biodiversity

The European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN) is looking for interested individuals to complete a simple on- line survey on forest certification and biodiversity - deadline 15 June 2010. …  

14 Jun 2010 | News story

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Launch of IUCN-Reuters-COMplus Environmental Media Awards 2010

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Thomson Reuters Foundation and COMplus are launching the 2010 Media Awards, a worldwide competition aimed at raising global awareness of environmental and sustainable development issues, by encouraging the highest standards in environmental reporting worldwide. …  

14 Jun 2010 | News story

President of Slovenia, Dr Danilo Türk, Dr Hans Friederich amd Boris Erg, IUCN.

Slovenia’s biodiversity lives underground

IUCN Regional Director for Pan-Europe, Dr Hans Friederich, and the Director of the IUCN Office for South East Europe, Boris Erg visited Slovenia for discussions about biodiversity.   Slovenia is famous for its karst landscape, a result of weathering of the limestone rocks that form the foundations of the country.  This includes many depressions, sinking rivers and springs, and some of Europe’s most impressive cave systems, including World Heritage Area Skocjanske Jame. …  

14 Jun 2010 | News story

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La biodiversité c’est ma nature

A l’occasion de l’Année internationale de la biodiversité, six ONG, dont le Comité Français de l’UICN, se sont associées pour lancer la campagne ‘’La biodiversité c’est ma nature’’.  …  

14 Jun 2010 | News story

Children bathing with a basketful of fish

Go-ahead for Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

After a week of intense negotiations, governments have agreed to establish a new mechanism, which will strengthen the dialogue between the scientific community and policymakers on biodiversity and ecosystem services. The so-called 'IPBES' - the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - will be a leading body in making scientifically sound and relevant information available to support more informed decisions on how biodiversity and ecosystem services are conserved and used around the world. …  

11 Jun 2010 | News story