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IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group response to Nunavut listing decision

The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) is concerned about the Government of Nunavut’s recent decision not to support the proposed listing of polar bears as a Species of Special Concern under Canada’s Species At Risk Act. In justifying this position, the Government of Nunavut stated that Inuit knowledge and science corroborate that polar bears in Nunavut are “thriving” and “will adapt to changing and severe climatic conditions”. The PBSG believes this position is contrary to all available evidence, and will not lead to the best possible conservation of the species. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

Marseille will be the location of the 6th World Water Forum in March 2012

6th World Water Forum preparations kick-off in Paris and Marseille

“Water Forums are crucial meetings for all of us: it is the moment to return water where it belongs on the international agenda, in first place”, said French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at the official opening of the 6th World Water Forum kick-off meeting. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

Galanthus woronii - a source for Galantamine, which is used for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

National experts trained on Legal Framework for Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)

From 2 to 9 June, 2010 IUCN held the third round of training courses under the InWEnt programme “Regional Environmental Policy in the South Caucasus” in Georgia and Armenia. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

Yellow-nose Albatross Thalassarche carteri

A fresh look at improving ocean governance - new study

A new study discussing governance options to improve the conservation and management of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction was developed by four students in a partnership between the John Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

speakers and moderators

International Experts Meet at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) to Discuss Future of Biodiversity

VIENNA, 28 May 2010. International experts on biodiversity met at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) to share their experiences at a symposium titled “Environment Day Talks ’10: Value of Diversity – Diversity of Value”. The symposium was held to mark World Environment Day and the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity. …  

09 Jun 2010 | News story

Fishermen unloading fish, Mauritania

Coasts of life: helping tropical seaside communities cope with climate change

Climate change is hitting coastal areas hard: rises in sea levels, ocean acidification, extreme events, bleaching and death of coral are all climate impacts which will require adjustments socially and economically. A new IUCN report, published today, provides practical guidance for coastal communities and industries to adapt to climate change. …  

08 Jun 2010 | International news release

Neville Ash, Head of IUCN's Ecosystem Management Programme.

IPBES Meeting Day One

After a formal opening ceremony with speeches from the Korean Minister of Environment, the Major of Busan, and the Executive Director of UNEP, the first day of the 3rd Intergovernmental and Multistakeholder IPBES meeting considered opening statements from governments and organizations, and an initial series of comments on the need for a new mechanism, and the scope of its audience.  …  

08 Jun 2010 | News story

Metano, relleno sanitario El Inga. Quito, Ecuador.

La cumbre climática de Copenhague versus el cambio climático real

El Acuerdo de Copenhague reconoce oficialmente por primera vez, la necesidad de reducir a 2 grados centígrados el aumento de la temperatura de la Tierra. Pero, no habla de la obligación de reducir emisiones para lograr este objetivo. El acuerdo se limita a facilitar 30 mil millones de dólares por año entre 2010 y 2012 a los países pobres para solventar la adaptación al cambio climático. …  

08 Jun 2010 | News story
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IUCN welcomes 38 new Members

On 4 June 2010, the 74th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 38 new Members to join IUCN.  | French | Spanish

07 Jun 2010 | News story

Louisiana oil spill

Stop oil and gas exploration now, says IUCN

Following the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) calls for a global moratorium on oil and gas exploitation in ecologically sensitive areas, including deepwater ocean sites and polar areas. …   | French | Spanish

07 Jun 2010 | International news release

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