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Western Gray Whale

Protecting whales on the edge of extinction

IUCN and the oil and gas Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (Sakhalin Energy) set up a collaboration to protect the critically endangered western gray whale. The population is slowly growing and is estimated to include 131 whales, but it still remains on the edge of extinction. …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

TEEB for Business: Call for Contributions

TEEB: assessing the value of ecosystems and biodiversity

This October TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) will launch a final report at the CBD COP 10 in Nagoya Japan, illustrating new economic approaches to biodiversity conservation by taking examples from forests, mining and cities.  …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

COP10 to the Convention on Biological Diversity, October 2010, Nagoya, Japan

Engaging business in the CBD

An unprecedented attendance by business representatives is expected this October at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan. Hot topics for business include incentive measures, resource mobilization and access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources. An interesting agenda of side-events at the interface of business and biodiversity is also scheduled.  …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

State-owned cement company in Kien Giang

Leveraging foreign investment for environmental benefits in Vietnam

Foreign direct investment has helped transform the Vietnamese economy over the last 15 years. Foreign companies have brought in more efficient and cleaner technologies, safer workplaces, international standard management practices, and links to global supply chains. Indeed, the arrival of foreign companies and the huge increase in exports has been the basis of Vietnam’s high growth rates and rapid poverty reduction. …   | Vietnamese

07 Oct 2010 | News story
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Greening the economy

Business backs efforts to halt biodiversity loss

Background: Finding ways for businesses to become more involved in helping to halt and reverse the current loss of biodiversity will be the main focus of the International Business and Ecosystems Dialogue, which will take place on Tuesday 26th October in Nagoya, Japan. The dialogue coincides with the 10th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Nagoya, which will set targets for the next ten years to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story
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IUCN Pakistan Signs agreement with Barclays Bank PLC, Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan:
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Pakistan and Barclays Bank entered into a partnership on 23 September, 2010. The agreement was signed by Mr. Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan and Mr. Arslan Nayeem, Head of Commercial Bank, Barclays Bank PLC. …  

23 Sep 2010 | International news release

Divers admire groupers and sharks in a Caribbean Marine Protected Area

Cash now, save life tomorrow, says IUCN

As world leaders gather in New York for tomorrow’s first ever United Nations high level event on the extinction crisis, ahead of the UN General Assembly, IUCN urges governments to put up the cash that will allow the ever increasing rate of species extinction to be slowed and eventually reversed. …  

21 Sep 2010 | International news release

Melting iceberg

Protecting vulnerable ecosystems in the melting Arctic

Ocean warming and loss of ice is expected to accelerate in the Arctic in the coming years, due to the dramatic impacts of climate change. New approaches are needed to anticipate and mitigate these changes on the unique and vulnerable plants and animals living in the Arctic. …  

21 Sep 2010 | News story

Women pressing palm oil, Ghana

Environment and gender equality: the keys to achieving Millennium Development Goals

Achieving gender equality is fundamental to sustainable development and to attaining the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including the eradication of poverty and hunger. This is expected to be one of the major conclusions of world leaders and development experts at the 2010 Summit on the Millennium Development Goals, to be held this week at the UN Headquarters in New York. …  

20 Sep 2010 | International news release

Louisiana shoreline clean up

A better way

Representatives from Shell, an influential leader in the oil and gas industry, recently met with senior staff and experts from the IUCN network to discuss the implications of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the largest marine oil spill in US history, and the measures being taken to avoid future catastrophes. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story