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Jatropha curcas, Mali

Responsible Biofuels and Beyond: critical issues for the Convention on Biological Diversity work programme

IUCN and WWF convened the side event Responsible Biofuels and Beyond : critical issues for the CBD agriculture programme of work to highlight critical issues relating to the biofuels and biodiversity agenda including land use, indirect landuse change, impacts on smallholders and vulnerable groups, invasive species risks, indicators for biodiversity, biodiversity information available for biofuels decisions, and processes for identifying responsible cultivation areas.

19 May 2010 | News story
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A close shot of medicinal plant Timur (zanthoxylum arnatum).

New prescription needed for medicinal plants

Medicinal plants are valuable species: they provide income and healthcare to thousands of people around the world. Greater numbers of people rely on traditional medicine, mostly based on herbs, for their primary healthcare than ‘conventional’ or western medicine. But 15,000 species of medicinal plants are globally threatened from, amongst others, loss of habitat, overexploitation, invasive species and pollution. …  

18 May 2010 | International news release

IUCN Pavilion at SBSTTA14, May 2010, Nairobi, Kenya

An insider’s view from IUCN Members’ booth

The meeting that started on Monday 10th May 2010 is an important event for IUCN whose core work is biodiversity conservation, writes Norah Ngeny from IUCN’s East and Southern Africa Office. …  

18 May 2010 | News story

Journée internationale de la biodiversité à Limbé, Cameroun

Journée internationale de la biodiversité au Cameroun - 22 mai 2010

Le Cameroun a anticipé l’évènement en célébrant le 12 mai dernier, au pied du Mont Fako, la biodiversité sous le thème : « Biodiversité et 50 ans de développement ». …  

18 May 2010 | Fact sheet

Oil refinery Kuwait

Oil, risk and technology: the choices we need to make

This opinion article by Dr. William Jackson, IUCN Deputy Director General, is published in the BBC's Green Room at this address 

18 May 2010 | News story
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Forest dweller living off the resources of the forest

Saving biodiversity isn't rocket science

The best possible science needs to be available to governments and policy makers as they strive to find solutions to the biodiversity crisis. Independent, credible scientific advice delivered in a relevant and readily usable way for decision making is the key to effective policies. …  

17 May 2010 | International news release

Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

Conservation challenges in Eastern and Southern Africa

A lack of technical know-how and limited funding are some of the problems faced by IUCN and its members in Eastern and Southern Africa, where work is continuing to focus on the region's drylands, forests, inland waterways, coastal and marine environments. Hastings Chikoko, Head of IUCN South Africa and Head of Constituency Support and Communications for Eastern and Southern Africa, has been attending talks in Nairobi which will affect the Convention on Biological Diversity. He says that getting across the message that conservation and development can work alongside each other is key to work in the region.

15 May 2010 | Audio

Jenny Gruenberger, Presidenta del Comité Regional Sudamericano de la UICN

Comité Regional Sudamericano: el mayor reto es la articulación

Del 11 al 13 de mayo, en Mindo, Ecuador, se realizó la XV Reunión del Comité Sudamericano de la UICN. Jenny Gruenberger, del Comité Boliviano, es la nueva Presidenta. …  

14 May 2010 | News story

Informe UICN 2009

Diseñamos un futuro sostenible

Está disponible el informe de resultados de la implementación del programa de trabajo de la UICN - América del Sur,  2009. …  

12 May 2010 | News story
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Turbera, Tierra del Fuego. Argentina

Turberas de Tierra del Fuego: avances para su conservación y uso racional

Tierra del fuego posee casi la totalidad de las turberas en Argentina y son consideradas las más importantes en el hemisferio sur por su capacidad para retener carbono y contribuir a la mitigación del cambio climático …  

11 May 2010 | News story