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IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Nature's solutions for a safer tomorrow

This week’s Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction saw the launch of a major report into how the world can better manage nature to minimize the risks of natural disasters. The findings make a compelling case for action says IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre. …  

13 May 2011 | Article
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European Newsletter

The May 2011 edition of the European Newsletter is now available. To find our more about IUCN's different programmes and projects throughout Europe click here. …  

13 May 2011 | News story

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Laying the foundation for an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems

Momentum is gathering behind the case for a Red List of Ecosystems which, modeled on the influential IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, is hoped will generate better environmental management. …  

13 May 2011 | News story

Ocean acidification - Questions answered - English version

Ocean acidification - Making it clear

A fresh look at the global problem of ocean acidification for those people who want to know a little more. …  

13 May 2011 | Downloads - publication

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Dealing with disasters...naturally

IUCN calls for effective management of the natural environment to strengthen the resilience of communities to cope with disasters. The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan shows the catastrophic impact that the sheer force of nature can have on communities, no matter how prepared a country is. …  

09 May 2011 | News story

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Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories - EU 2020 Strategy

The European Union (EU) has recognised the importance of Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories in its recently adopted EU Biodiversity Strategy: Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020. …   | French

06 May 2011 | News story

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EU adopts new strategy to halt biodiversity loss

The European Commission has adopted an ambitious new strategy to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the EU by 2020. There are six main targets, and 20 actions to help Europe reach its goal. …  

04 May 2011 | News story

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IUCN at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

At the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, Switzerland 8 to 13 May 2011, IUCN will be calling for policies to strengthen the resilience of communities to cope with disasters through effective management of natural resources. …  

02 May 2011 | Event

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Blue gold

The oceans already provide goods and services worth billions. But if we need any more reason to protect them, just imagine the vast untapped potential they offer for scientific innovation, not least in the areas of renewable energy and medical research. …  

01 May 2011 | News story

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On thin ice: Vulnerable Arctic treasures identified

A report released today identifies 13 of the richest and most vulnerable places in the Arctic Ocean that should be considered for protection as summer sea ice melts and industrial activity expands into newly accessible areas. …  

27 Apr 2011 | News story