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World Water Week: Nature turns on the tap

How do we ensure safe access to water and sanitation for the planet’s growing urban population? This question will be discussed at the World Water Week from 21-27 August in Stockholm. The theme this year is ‘Responding to Global Changes: Water in an Urbanising World’. IUCN’s answer comes from nature itself. …  

21 Aug 2011 | News story

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Joint Statement on the Recognition of the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels Certification System by the European Commission

The Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), a leading multi-stakeholder initiative that supports the development of sustainable biofuels, has received official recognition by the European Commission (EC) for meeting the sustainability criteria of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). …  

19 Jul 2011 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 24 new Members and 3 National Committees

On 25 May 2011, the 76th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 24 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized 3 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

30 May 2011 | News story

"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

Video in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew and Spanish: Love. Not Loss.

This popular video is now available in six languages. Screen it at your next event and start people talking about how to 'communicate biodiversity'. …  

24 May 2011 | News story

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IUCN renews its agreement with Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation

IUCN and the Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation (KCNC) renewed their agreement on 9 May 2011 to implement the decisions and commitments made at the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) which took place in Nagoya, Japan in October 2010. …  

11 May 2011 | News story

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Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories - EU 2020 Strategy

The European Union (EU) has recognised the importance of Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories in its recently adopted EU Biodiversity Strategy: Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020. …   | French

06 May 2011 | News story

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Business Partnerships Key for Biodiversity

The EU Business @ Biodiversity Platform has been recognised in the recently adopted EU Biodiversity Strategy as a key partnership which will support its implementation: “The Commission will further develop the Platform and encourage greater cooperation between businesses in Europe, including SMEs, and links to national and global initiatives”.  The Platform is led by IUCN Europe. …  

05 May 2011 | News story

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EU adopts new strategy to halt biodiversity loss

The European Commission has adopted an ambitious new strategy to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the EU by 2020. There are six main targets, and 20 actions to help Europe reach its goal. …  

04 May 2011 | News story

Balkila Watershed and Gopeshwar town

IUCN Balkila Himalayan Watershed Project supported by Nokia

IUCN and Nokia have signed a project partnership agreement which aims to identify opportunities to address climate change and natural resource loss in the Balkila Watershed of Uttarakhand State, India. …  

29 Apr 2011 | News story

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Expanding IUCN’s science engagement for better conservation

IUCN welcomes distinguished scientists from around the world and a wide variety of disciplines to the new IUCN Science Advisory Board. …  

29 Apr 2011 | News story


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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