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Deciduous forest

Local people not left out of the REDD debate

Local and indigenous people have to be active participants in the REDD debate, argued IUCN during today's side event at the ongoing Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Bonn. …  

23 May 2008 | News story

Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

Islands Stand Together at CBD

The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) helps islands conserve and sustainably utilize their natural resources within their island homes. …  

23 May 2008 | News story

Blue shark

You can swim but you can’t hide – more oceanic sharks on the IUCN Red List

Bonn, Germany, May 22, 2008 (IUCN/Wiley-Blackwell) – The first study to determine the global status of 21 species of oceanic pelagic sharks and rays reveals that 11 of them are threatened with extinction, says IUCN on International Biodiversity Day. …  

22 May 2008 | International news release

Shortfin Mako

Danger Sharks

The latest IUCN report shows that sharks and rays, including the Thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) and the Shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) are at risk of extinction due to targeted fishing for valuable fins and meat, as well as indirect bycatch in other fisheries. In most cases, these catches are unregulated and unsustainable. …  

22 May 2008 | Audio

Pavan Sukhdev, Study leader, Study on the cost of loss of biodiversity

Putting a price on nature

The value of nature and the services it offers us, from purifying water through freshwater systems to supplying cures for life threatening diseases, cannot be undervalued. Yet the business and financial community can be slow to put a price on what we normally see as being free.
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22 May 2008 | News story

Pavan Sukhdev, Study leader, Study on the cost of loss of biodiversity

Putting a price on nature

The value of nature and the services it offers us, from purifying water through freshwater systems to supplying cures for life threatening diseases, cannot be undervalued. Yet the business and financial community can be slow to put a price on what we normally see as being free.
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22 May 2008 | Audio

Asghar Fazel,Chairman of SBSTTA

Frustrations at CBD

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), currently meeting in Bonn, established an open-ended intergovernmental scientific advisory body known as the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to provide the Conference of the Parties (COP) with timely advice relating to the implementation of the Convention. 
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22 May 2008 | Audio

Sebastian Winkler, Head, Countdown 2010

IUCN's Countdown 2010 Partners Step Up for Biodiversity Day

IUCN's Coundown 2010 Initiative has been holding its Partners’ Assembly at the CBD meeting in Bonn on International Biodiversity Day (May 22, 2008). …  

22 May 2008 | Audio

Protected forest on the outskirts of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Use protected areas to save species, IUCN urges Convention on Biological Diversity

Governments should strengthen protected areas as a way to save their countries’ species. That was the message from IUCN as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) starts to discuss protected areas at its ninth meeting in Bonn. …  

21 May 2008 | News story

Julia Marton Lefevre at CSD

IUCN Director General presents a Statement before the Commission on Sustainable Development

15 May 2008—IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefevre expressed the need for greater coordinated action to address the global food and water crisis before the 16th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development today in New York, NY. …  

21 May 2008 | News story