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The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

Roundtable on Europe overseas biodiversity and climate change

The first meeting of the Europe overseas roundtable on biodiversity and climate change is being held from the 30 June to the 1 July 2011 in Brussels, Belgium. …  

30 Jun 2011 | Event

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European Council endorses Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

Following the Communication from the European Commission, the Environment Council of 21 June formally approved the new EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020. …  

23 Jun 2011 | Article

A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

Multiple ocean stresses threaten “globally significant” marine extinction

An international panel of experts warns in a report released today that marine species are at risk of entering a phase of extinction unprecedented in human history. …  

20 Jun 2011 | News story

Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) invading a river delta in Burundi

The Fight Against Invasives

The words ‘invasive aliens’ tend to conjure up images of little green men flying in from outer space and waging war against Earth. Granted, if this were to occur it would be a rather frightening experience, but the fact is we have a far more serious and immediate issue to tackle: the invasive aliens that are already here. …  

08 Jun 2011 | Article

Mangroves in Can Gio Biosphere Reserve

Mangroves to receive huge boost from new carbon credit rules

A new method for calculating the role that mangrove restoration plays in slowing climate change, by capturing and storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, has been adopted. …   | French

06 Jun 2011 | News story

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Key tools for tackling invasive species

Prevention, eradication and early detection system are key tools for tackling invasive species. This was the conclusion of the conference “The Challenge of Invasive Species and Destructive Insects” organised on the 24 May 2011 in the European Parliament. The event highlighted disastrous consequences of the proliferation of invasive species and shaped the necessary tools for putting an end to this plague. …  

31 May 2011 | News story

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Mangroves of France overseas

The Conservatoire du littoral, an IUCN member, has carried out an inventory of the mangroves in France overseas. For the first time it presents the extent and distribution of these ecosystems associated with coral reefs between the eight regions located in the Caribbean, Amazon, Indian Ocean and the Pacific. …   | French

27 May 2011 | News story

"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

Video in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew and Spanish: Love. Not Loss.

This popular video is now available in six languages. Screen it at your next event and start people talking about how to 'communicate biodiversity'. …  

24 May 2011 | News story

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IUCN ready to help EC implement new Biodiversity Strategy

The implementation of the new EU Biodiversity Strategy will be a major challenge for the European Commission. IUCN, with its large network of experts and long-standing experience in biodiversity conservation, stands ready to support the Commission. …  

18 May 2011 | Article

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RIO 2012: Preparation for a European Position

On 4th May, 2011 the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development held a meeting on Rio 2012: Preparation for a European position for the Summit on Sustainable Development. The meeting was chaired by MEP Jo Leinen, Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament (EP). …  

16 May 2011 | News story