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After 30 years, Jeff McNeely has retired from his role as Chief Scientist at IUCN. We pose three questions to Jeff about conservation and the private sector. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

The Time for Biodiversity Business

Clean water for São Paulo

A supply of clean water to the city of São Paulo through incentive-based conservation: that is the objective of Fundação O Boticário de Proteção à Natureza. This IUCN member in Brazil works with private sector partners to achieve this. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Your meal can make a difference

Your meal can make a difference

Customers who dined at New York restaurant Il Buco on April 22 probably don’t imagine how far their generous donations went. Thousands of kilometres away, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Payaguaje family benefitted from this support and were able to establish a community-based tourism initiative. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Experts at Fingertips

Experts at Fingertips

The free Ecosystem Services Experts Directory is on line. This public online directory allows business leaders, journalists, and governments to locate and contact specialists in ecosystem services. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Holcim and IUCN in Vietnam

Holcim and IUCN in Vietnam

IUCN and Holcim in Vietnam partnered on two projects in early 2009. One project increased awareness for local community on environment and waste management and the other project dealt with improving karst management. This IUCN and Holcim Vietnam partnership is linked to a global agreement to develop a biodiversity policy for the entire Holcim group. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Danone: Market for Wet Carbon

Danone: Market for Wet Carbon

The partnership between IUCN, Ramsar and the Danone Group is underway. The aim: to leverage carbon markets for the benefit of wetland ecosystems and communities …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Philips lamp

IUCN and Philips save energy

The new IUCN Conservation Centre will have state of the art energy efficiency lighting solutions. Thanks to Philips’ collaboration with IUCN. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Value chain approach for industrial biofuels

Value chain approach for industrial biofuels

A multi-sector group led by Shell and IUCN has been created to address implementation barriers for more sustainable biofuels. …  

20 Sep 2009 | News story

Meeru Panorama, Maldives

Biodiversity indicators and assessments need greater investment

For the world’s governments to understand adequately how their actions and policies are impacting the planet’s species and ecosystems, more investment is needed in the set of biodiversity indicators that has been developed to measure these impacts. This is the conclusion of a review published today in the journal Science by a group of the leading scientists and organisations working on this issue. …  

18 Sep 2009 | News story

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Find environment experts at the touch of a button

An Ecosystem Services Expert Directory is now available for free online. Journalists, business leaders and governments can use the directory to search hundreds of environment experts from organizations such as IUCN, the Ecological Society of America and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment’s working groups. …   | French | Spanish

15 Sep 2009 | News story