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Marsican Brown Bear

Living together. Biodiversity and Human Activites: A Challenge for the Future of Protected Areas

Registration has now opened for the annual EUROPARC Conference. From 29th September to 3rd October 2010 ambassadors from Europe’s protected areas and nature protection organisation will come together in Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park in Italy for this year’s EUROPARC Conference ‘Living together. Biodiversity and Human Activites: A Challenge for the Future of Protected Areas’. …  

14 Jul 2010 | News story

Restoration is possible

Restoration is possible

This is the message of "Hope in a Changing Climate" – a documentary by John D. Liu, an environmental filmmaker and ecological field researcher. The short film was presented today at the European Parliament. …  

12 Jul 2010 | News story

North Duisburg Landscape Park

From steelworks to nature reserve, in Germany

The North Duisburg Landscape Park in the German Ruhr area is an example of how local action can transfer a polluted, disused steelworks into a cultural and environmental attraction.  The transformation of the former Duisburg-Meiderich blast furnace into the North Duisburg Landscape Park is a remarkable achievement and an illustration of how ecosystem restoration can help the local community. …  

09 Jul 2010 | News story

Forest logging

From good principles to good practices

On July 6th 2010 Georgian Centre for the Conservation of Wildlife (GCCW) in collaboration with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) organized discussion on the draft final report of the Study on Current Practices of Forest Management in Georgia. …  

08 Jul 2010 | News story

David Without Borders (David Sans Frontiers) is a multi-media quest to discover initiatives that preserve biodiversity

Biodiversity explorers embark on micro-documentary expedition

Can you recommend a great biodiversity project they should see and film? Contact the explorers! David Without Borders (David Sans Frontieres) is a quest by two young men to discover biodiversity efforts in 14 countries. From CEC member David Ainsworth of the Convention on Biological Diversity, a project supporter.  
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08 Jul 2010 | News story

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European biodiversity in a global context

The conference “European biodiversity in a global context” organized by the Secretariat of the European Parliament Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”, run jointly by IUCN and the European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD) took place the European Parliament on the 1st of July. The conference addressed critical issues that must be addressed in the run up to the COP such as financing, indicators, setting appropriate sub targets, and the mainstreaming of biodiversity policy. The conference highlighted that now is the opportune time for the European Union to take the lead in biodiversity conservation, and that it needs to speak with one voice at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) in October. …  

02 Jul 2010 | News story

Building Biodiversity Business

Forum CSR International - The business case for biodiversity

The business case for biodiversity has never been stronger. And with good reason, given that all recent assessments paint the same dismal picture of a planet in the throes of the ‘Sixth Great Extinction’. Current rates of biodiversity loss are unparalleled in human history. …  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

EUROPARC Federation

Living Parks: 100 Years of National Parks in Europe

Bill Halainen, World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Commission member, and  Communications officer of the International Rangers Federation, reviews the new book ‘Living Parks: 100 Years of National Parks in Europe’ from IUCN Member, EUROPARC Federation. The paperback celebrates Europe’s natural heritage and explains why protected areas are so important. Amongst other things it also explores the abundant flora and fauna in the first national parks in 36 European countries making the book the perfect gift during the official International Year of Biodiversity. …  

22 Jun 2010 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre receives the 2010 dedication of La Vigne des Nations, in the presence of Geneva's official wine maker and the mayor of Bernex, where the vineyard is located.

Vintage biodiversity – IUCN honoured with dedicated wine

A 2009 vintage of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris has been dedicated to IUCN in recognition of its work and to mark the International Year of Biodiversity (2010). Julia-Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN, whose headquarters are located near Geneva, received the wine from La Vigne des Nations from Canton Geneva’s official vineyard at a ceremony on 15 June. …  

16 Jun 2010 | News story

President of Slovenia, Dr Danilo Türk, Dr Hans Friederich amd Boris Erg, IUCN.

Slovenia’s biodiversity lives underground

IUCN Regional Director for Pan-Europe, Dr Hans Friederich, and the Director of the IUCN Office for South East Europe, Boris Erg visited Slovenia for discussions about biodiversity.   Slovenia is famous for its karst landscape, a result of weathering of the limestone rocks that form the foundations of the country.  This includes many depressions, sinking rivers and springs, and some of Europe’s most impressive cave systems, including World Heritage Area Skocjanske Jame. …  

14 Jun 2010 | News story


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