Conservation for a New Era

17 September 2009 | International news release

The latest analysis of the state of conservation has been published today by IUCN. The book, Conservation for a New Era, outlines the critical issues facing us in the 21st century, developed from the results of last year’s World Conservation Congress in Barcelona.

The landmark publication takes on the pressing issues of today and highlights the solutions to be found through investing in nature.

With the key Copenhagen climate change meeting just months away and the 2010 Biodiversity Targets from the Convention on Biological Diversity under the spotlight, the book is essential reading for today’s governments, businesses and decision-makers. It provides a snapshot of the current situation, split into 21 easy-to-read sections, as well as a roadmap for the future.

“Climate change is the top driver of change in today’s world and an increasing threat to biodiversity,” says co-author and IUCN Senior Coordinator, Dr Sue Mainka. “Decision-makers at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen this December should integrate the potential role that biodiversity can play in both mitigation of and adaptation to this urgent threat and optimize investments in nature that will pay dividends for generations.”

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