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Protecting Europe's cultural landscapes and biodiversity heritage

European landscapes reflect not only the continent's diverse climate and geology but also centuries of interaction between man and nature. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) study reviews this interplay, highlighting the main threats to this rich heritage and initiatives to protect it.  …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

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

A decade for Biodiversity?

16 September, Brussels: Japan is proposing to the United Nations General Assembly to promote the next decade as the International Decade of Biodiversity, according to the representative from the Japanese Mission to the European Union.  Mr Tanaka joined a group of 20 or so policy experts from various backgrounds at a briefing session organised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in their EU Representative Office in Brussels. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

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Ecological Networks to Safeguard Biodiversity and Human Wellbeing

Strasbourg (France) – Biodiversity plays an immense role in maintaining natural processes and delivering numerous essential ecosystem services to human society. Favourable conservation status of wild flora and fauna is therefore essential not only for securing healthy ecosystems but human wellbeing too. “We have to employ the best of our knowledge while setting up and applying conservation tools such as protected areas and ecological networks. In order effectively to do so, on the ground conservation efforts have to be backed with well defined and commonly agreed policies”, says Boris Erg, Director of IUCN Programme Office for South-Eastern Europe. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

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Protection areas across borders- learning by visiting

Representatives of Albania, Macedonia, and Kosovo visited protected areas of Czech Republic and Germany eager to learn about best practices and successes in organization and management of protected areas across borders. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Visions for the Future in Ghent

Ghent, 9 September, IUCN Director-General Julia Marton-Lefèvre gave the closing keynote address at the Belgian EU Presidency event “Biodiversity in a changing world”. In her speech “Visions for the Future” Julia highlighted that the EU, as the world’s largest economic block, has the power to make a huge impact (both positive and negative) on the future of biodiversity in coming decade.
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16 Sep 2010 | News story

Countdown 2010

Saving biodiversity

Ghent (Belgium), 8 September 2010 – The IUCN’s Countdown 2010 initiative is almost over. But the actions of its nearly 1,100 partners worldwide are not! It’s 2010 – a year of stock-taking for world governments and for the Countdown 2010 initiative. The 2010 Biodiversity Target was not reached but the thousands of biodiversity actions taken by Countdown 2010 partners are an important step towards the improvement of the status of biodiversity and the increase of public awareness.
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07 Sep 2010 | News story

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UICN – Reuters – COMplus anuncian ganadores del premio al periodismo ambiental 2010

Los ganadores regionales fueron seleccionados de 418 artículos, provenientes de 81 países. Ellos competirán por el premio mundial, de USD 5000. …   | English

07 Sep 2010 | News story
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The future of water in the face of climate change

There needs to be significant investment to solve the growing water crisis that threatens water supplies and water quality for both people and nature, says IUCN. Climate change makes the search for practical solutions for water management increasingly urgent. …  

06 Sep 2010 | News story

IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson

Message from the Deputy Director General: Freshwater conservation

Watch IUCN Deputy Director General Bill Jackson talk about freshwater conservation challenges and explain what IUCN is doing to make sure that there's enough water in the world both for nature and for people. …  

04 Sep 2010 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Ghost Forest art project praised by IUCN Director General

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefevre, has accepted the role of ambassador for a major art installation called “Ghost Forest”, by British artist Angela Palmer. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story


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