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Mr. Naoya Furuta, Senior Project Officer, IUCN Tokyo

IUCN prepares for 2010 and beyond

IUCN opened a new office in Tokyo to coordinate efforts ahead of next year’s Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity where governments will review progress towards the 2010 biodiversity target and take decisions regarding the Convention’s future strategy.
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12 May 2009 | News story

World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day

On 9 and 10th May thousands of people around the world took part in World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD). The theme “Barriers to Migration” aimed to highlight the effects that man made structures such as power lines, tall buildings, wind turbines and communication masts can have on migratory birds. …  

11 May 2009 | News story

China Biodiversity Week 2009

China Biodiversity Week 2009

Biodiversity Week 2009: Showcasing nature conservation in china
16th May - 22nd May 2009, Beijing China
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11 May 2009 | News story

Acropora coral in seagrass, Mombasa

Corals – an ecosystem at risk

Over one-quarter (27%) of the world’s 845 species of reef-building corals have been listed as threatened on the 2008 IUCN Red List of Thretened Species™, and an additional 20% are considered Near Threatened. Reef-building corals are essential habitat for many species of fish and invertebrates making them the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the ocean. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

Tapir

Estrategia Nacional de Tapir en Ecuador: el Grupo de Especialistas en Tapir de la UICN en acción

En Ecuador tres especies de tapires han sido descritas al momento: el tapir de montaña (T. pinchaque), el tapir del Chocó (T. bairdii) y el tapir amazónico (Tapirus terrestris). Las dos primeras están amenazadas, debido a la pérdida de su hábitat y a la presión adicional por ser presa de caza. …  

08 May 2009 | News story
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Building Biodiversity Business

Private sector involvement crucial for sustainable development partnerships

Companies have coverage and influence, an emphasis on efficiency and special technical and managerial expertise that could strengthen sustainable development efforts considerably. This was a shared view by IUCN and other participants during the first week of the 17th United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in New York. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

CEL SC meeting in Brazil 2009

First Steering Committee Meeting, 2009-2012 Mandate

The Commission on Environmental Law held the first meeting of its new Steering Committee from April 29th to May 1st, 2009 in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil. The meeting was co-hosted by the Brazilian Association of Environmental District Attorneys (Associação Brasileira do Ministério Publico de Meio Ambiente—ABRAMPA). …  

08 May 2009 | News story
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Message from the CEC Chair: An invitation to nominate CEC National Activators

The Chair of IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), Keith Wheeler, is addressing a message - via the CEC portal - to IUCN Members, IUCN Regional and Country Offices, IUCN Regional and National Committees and CEC members …  

08 May 2009 | News story

IPBES

Climate Change has the IPCC – does biodiversity need IPBES?

Momentum is building around the establishment of "IPBES" (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services). This would work for biodiversity in a similar way that the IPCC does for climate change, supporting governments and other decision-makers with information to make decisions in response to the best available science, and not just political interests or rhetoric. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

Countdown 2010 China partners share their stories

Countdown 2010 China partners making progress

China Countdown2010 partners are using the power of science, stories, images and people to help reduce the rate of China’s biodiversity loss. On 28 April 2009, China Countdown2010 partners met in Beijing to share their achievements and activities, seek opportunities to collaborate and to build extra momentum in the lead up to the 2010 milestone year. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

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