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Survey of coral  growth in Weh Island,Indonesia

IUCN joins "I am the ocean" campaign

IUCN is part of the Mission Blue “I am the Ocean” global campaign calling for action to protect the oceans and restore the health and productivity of this vital natural resource. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

Sheila Bolin taking part in a swan rescue in Longboat Key, Florida

Swan doctors

Who can fail to be moved by the beauty and grace of the swan? Swans play a major role in mythology and culture, feature in our childhood stories and because they usually mate for life, have become a symbol of love. But their iconic beauty masks a sad reality. …  

28 Sep 2010 | Article

Dr Simon Stuart, Chair of IUCN's Species Survival Commission

Time to think big

Did the designation of 2010 as the first-ever International Year of Biodiversity mean anything at all? Is it just a publicity stunt, with no engagement on the real, practical issues of conservation, asks Simon Stuart, Chair of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission. …  

28 Sep 2010 | Article
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President James Michel (centre), with Mr. Barry Faure Secretary of State in the office of the President (extreme left),  Mr. Matthew Forbes the British High Commissioner to the Seychelles (left), Mr Nirmal Shah (right)  and Mr. Alain St. Ange, the STB Chief Executive (extreme right).

Seychelles launches World’s First Carbon Neutral Nature Reserve

President James Alix Michel has congratulated Nature Seychelles on the work it has undertaken, which has resulted in Cousin Island Special Reserve becoming the world's 1st carbon neutral nature reserve. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

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

Bringing Science to Life: CEC at CBD COP10 in Nagoya

A side event at the CEPA Fair on Wednesday 20 October is the main event for CEC during COP 10 of the Convention on Biological Diversity in October. Here is an update on CEC at Nagoya. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

Ford Foundation commits $85 million to advance rural land rights and reduce climate change

Ford Foundation Looks to Indigenous People in Climate Change Response

The Ford Foundation has committed $85 million to advance rural land rights and reduce climate change. CEC member Pam Puntenney shares the news. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

Developing in vitro protocols for the propagation of valuable plant species like Phyllanthus anarus, Tylophora indica.

Education and the Conservation of Threatened Plants

CEC member Deepika Mishra is engaged in efforts to conserve the valuable plant biodiversity of Rajasthan state of India by running awareness programs and exploring biotechnological approaches. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

Luiz Fernando Merico, João Queiroz, Suzana Padua and Claudio Padua at the opening of the IUCN office in Brazil

CEC Welcomes IUCN Office Opening in Brazil

"IUCN has a special magnetism that is quite incomparable," observes CEC member Suzana Padua in her report on the opening of the IUCN office in Brazil. CEC Chair Keith Wheeler welcomes the chance to expand Commission work in Brazil.   …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

Reflections on the fate of the most endangered sea turtle, the Kemp's Ridley, Lepidochelys kempii, whose juvenile habitat is centered in the oil spill area.

Oil Spill Photos by Gary Braasch in Vanity Fair Magazine

CEC member Gary Braasch's photography and reporting from the BP Oil gusher and disaster in the Gulf continues. On 21 September, his photo of the Kemp's ridely sea turtle appeared online in Vanity Fair magazine.   …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

Keith Wheeler, Chair of IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication

Chair's Corner - CEC Newsletter September 2010

The theme of this newsletter is "Youth and Intergenerational Partnership". In his guest editorial, Dominic Stucker describes numerous CEC activities that seek to engage youth and young professionals in conservation and sustainability. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

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