June

BMA network

Biodiversity Media Alliance links journalists with the web of life

Journalists worldwide now have a vital new resource to help their reporting on the world’s biodiversity, what its decline means for humanity, and how it can be tackled. …  

04 Jun 2010 | News story

Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente, 2010

Muchas especies, un planeta, un futuro

Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente, 5 de Junio 2010.  “Las especies amenazadas son el barómetro de la vida: reflejan el estado de conservación del resto de especies y ecosistemas donde viven, ofrecen una forma práctica y efectiva de enfrentar los retos de conservación de la biodiversidad”, indica Jon Paul Rodríguez, Vicepresidente de la Comisión de Supervivencia de Especies de la UICN. …  

04 Jun 2010 | News story
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Orchid

Indian Orchids under Threat

India has a rich diversity of over 1,200 species of tropical and temperate orchids, including many with floriculturally and therapeutically proven traits. The majority of them are, however, endangered due to unregulated commercial collection and habitat destruction. …  

04 Jun 2010 | News story

Russ Mittermier

Protecting Overseas Entities - new report

31 May 2010, Brussels. Mr Russell Mittermeier, Vice President of IUCN and President of Conservation International on Monday launched the IUCN publication: ‘Climate Change and Biodiversity in the European Union Overseas Entities’. …  

03 Jun 2010 | News story

Alejandro Iza, Director del Centro de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN (de negro) compartió con autoridades guatemaltecas su experiencia alrededor de la gobernanza de cuencas transfronterizas.

Transboundary watersheds governance: Building capabilities in Guatemala

Senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with technical advisers and transboundary negotiation staff met in Antigua in Guatemala on 27-28 April 2010 to attend a course on Shared Water Governance. …   | Spanish

03 Jun 2010 | News story

Mr Maurice Ponga

Launch of the EU Overseas Entities Programme

The official launch of the IUCN EU Overseas Entities Programme on Biodiversity and Climate Change took place at the Regional Office for Europe in Brussels on the 31st May 2010. The Programme aims to implement some of the 21 recommendations endorsed at the 2008 IUCN La Reunion conference. …  

03 Jun 2010 | News story

B@B Platform website launched

3 June, 2010.  The website for the Business and Biodiversity Platform was launched this week, visit it here. The B@B platform was established by The IUCN Regional Office for Pan-Europe with PricewaterhouseCoopers, European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC), European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and Blue4You – on behalf of the European Commission.
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03 Jun 2010 | News story

Juniper Tree, Balochistan

Energy action in Asia

In Asia, IUCN is working to incorporate nature-based principles into energy policies and promote fair access to clean energy through economic approaches. From village solar energy projects to research into new energy crops, the work and experience of IUCN Members plays a key role. …  

03 Jun 2010 | News story

Commissioner Potočnik and IUCN staff

IUCN President Ashok Koshla visits Green Week 2010

2nd June 2010, Brussels. This year, the largest annual conference on European environment policy turns the spotlight on biodiversity because 2010 – the UN year of biodiversity – is a milestone year. …  

02 Jun 2010 | News story

Colibrí, Reserva Maquipucuna. Ecuador.

Gobiernos se comprometen con una nueva meta, 2020

Buenos resultados en gran parte de la agenda, incluidos el Programa de Trabajo en Áreas Protegidas del CDB (POWPA), la Estrategia Mundial de Conservación de Plantas (GSPC), Género, Especies Invasoras, Incentivos y por supuesto, el Plan Estratégico del CDB Post2010, auguran más esfuerzos y esperanzas para el 2020. …  

01 Jun 2010 | News story