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Success Story of the day: Hero productions

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: 
Acknowledging the social benefits and economic value of biodiversity, as well as the immediate future consequences of biodiversity loss in the country, Hero Productions felt the urgency and responsibility to act and developed an environmental multimedia agenda for its media company established in 2006. Hero Productions has been active in designing, facilitating and implementing training and awareness programmes on biodiversity conservation in Ghana and establishing partnerships with relevant stakeholders both locally and internationally. …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story

Success story of the day: Fundació Caixa Catalunya

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: The Fundació Territori i Paisatge (now Fundació Caixa Catalunya and IUCN Member)  was created by the Caixa Catalunya Savings Bank at the end of 1997 with the main aim to preserve, natural areas, biodiversity and landscapes, as well as raise public awareness. The foundation’s long-term programme has three action lines. …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story

Success story of the day: Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment – DG Environment

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: The Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment – DG Environment has organised a debate with key stakeholders to identify priority actions for the integration of biodiversity into social and economic policies and all levels of decision making. It has also launched a campaign “I give life to my planet” at the end of 2009 which is targeted at the general public, in particular children and youngsters. …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story

Camillea leprieurii. This unusual fungus of the New World tropics produces tough brittle black structures which look just like big nails hammered into the fallen wood or bark on which it occurs

A future for fungi - the orphans of Rio

It's difficult to over-emphasize how important fungi are, writes Dr David Minter, Chair of IUCN’s intriguingly-named Cup Fungi, Truffles and their Allies Specialist Group. Their well-being is necessary for sustainable life on this planet. Without them, we're finished. …  

06 Oct 2010 | Article
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Spanish Members make a final effort to help halt the loss of biodiversity in 2010

September 2010 –IUCN´s Spanish National Committee, with the collaboration of Fundación Biodiversidad and Obra Social Caja Madrid, have launched the project “International Year of Biological Diversity”, an initiative within the framework of the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity (IYB).  The project aims to raise awareness of biological diversity, and its loss, through environmental education. Volunteers will be asked to get involved in the fight against biodiversity loss. …   | French | Spanish

05 Oct 2010 | News story

EUROPARC Federation

Protected Areas: a key tool for protecting nature and promoting sustainable development

The annual EUROPARC Conference and General Assembly takes place in a different European country each year, and brings together 500 professionals from protected areas, ministries responsible for protected areas and major European conservation organisations.  The 2010 EUROPARC Conference was held in Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise National Park, Italy from 29th September to 02nd October and resulted in the Pescasseroli Declaration 2010. 

05 Oct 2010 | News story

Countdown 2010

Success story of the day: Eiffage Group

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: Eiffage built the first highway in Europe fully considering biodiversity and respecting reinforced offsetting measures outlined in the new French laws – the A65 motorway in the region of Aquitaine in the South-West of France. To share its knowledge and experience on the building of the motorway, Eiffage – a leading figure in the European concessions and public works sector – has designed a special strategic programme. …  

05 Oct 2010 | News story

Palm trees in a river in Térraba Sierpe, Costa Rica

Encuentro de Cuencas - Basin managers meet in Costa Rica

Not designed as a formal congress or workshop, the "Encuentro de Cuencas" meeting gathered those working on water at the community level, to share lessons and stories on local water management experiences. …   | Spanish

05 Oct 2010 | News story

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« Genre, tenure foncière et forestière dans les politiques de changement climatique » : L’étude validée

Un atelier s’est tenu à Ouagadougou le 21 septembre 2010, sous le patronage du Ministère de la Promotion de la Femme. Il visait à examiner dans l’application des politiques nationales de changements climatiques du Burkina Faso, la prise en compte effective des questions d’équité de genre et tenure pour l’amélioration des capacités d’adaptation au changement climatique des groupes défavorisées et, en particulier les femmes. 

04 Oct 2010 | News story
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Valeur économique de la vallée du Sourou : Étude préliminaire

Valeur économique de la vallée du Sourou : Etude préliminaire

L’intérêt de la vallée du Sourou comme pôle de développement socioéconomique tiré par l’accroissement de la production agricole remonte à peu près à la fin de la première guerre mondiale et a connu plusieurs épisodes jusqu’à la mise en place de l’Autorité de Mise en valeur de la Vallée du Sourou (AMVS) en 1986. …  

04 Oct 2010 | News story
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