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Binding Award: Under the Sign of the Green Belt Europe

In the frame of the International Year of Biodiversity the Binding Grand Prize 2010 was awarded, in Vaduz on 19th November. Alois Lang, former coordinator of Green Belt Europe at IUCN, was one of the recipients. The prize is one of the outstanding conservation awards in Europe. This year’s Prize honored five individuals who had one thing in common – for many years they have been strongly and extraordinarily engaged in protecting the Green Belt. “The award is an incentive to continue efforts to preserve this important part of our European cultural and natural heritage” said Gabriel Schwaderer, managing director of the international nature conservation foundation, EuroNatur. …  

29 Nov 2010 | News story


A green future and benefits for all: conference in belgium

The Directorate General for Environment of the Federal Public Service for the Environment, in cooperation with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will organize the conference "Closing the International Year of Biodiversity 2010: How to better communicate the value of biodiversity? – A green future and benefits for all – Biodiversity and social responsibility" on 14 December 2010 at Bois du Cazier, Belgium. …  

29 Nov 2010 | News story

Rhône Glacier, Valais, Switzerland

Confidence needs to be restored urgently at the UN climate change talks in Cancun

Governments must restore confidence in the negotiation process of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by increasing climate funding and ensuring natural solutions are part of the post-2012 regime, says IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

29 Nov 2010 | IUCN statement

Les enfants des 5 villages de la communauté de Paklog en Thaïlande s’investissent à tous les stades du projet de restauration des mangroves de la Province.

Des enfants dans la mangrove

Les enfants des 5 villages en Thaïlande s’investissent à tous les stades du projet de restauration des mangroves. Blandine Mélis, IUCN CEC membre, a accompagné ces messagers de la nouvelle conscience environnementale lors d’une séance de reboisement. …  

28 Nov 2010 | News story

Ecotourism in the Southern Caucasus

What contribution can tourism make to biodiversity?

An event on tourism and biodiversity was organized by IUCN and WCPA's Tourism and Protected Area Specialist Group. Dr Anna Spenceley of South Africa reports on World Responsible Tourism Day. …  

28 Nov 2010 | News story

National Reserve of Tumbes / Reserva Nacional de Tumbes

Education Needed in Puyango-Tumbes River Basin

Education is urgently needed to protect biodiversity in the Puyango-Tumbes river basin in the border region of Ecuador and Peru, writes CEC member Bertha Cecilia Garcia Cienfuegos. …  

28 Nov 2010 | News story

Host a TEDx event to stimulate dialogue at the local level

Hosting TEDx Events: An idea for CEC members

Ever heard of TED Talks or TEDx events? What about speaking at or hosting one? Lizzie Crudgington believes that CEC members have some "ideas worth spreading" through this kind of event.

28 Nov 2010 | News story

CEC member Osamu Abe of the Japan Civil Network for Convention on Biological Diversity (JCN-CBD)

Japan Civil Network Promotes CEPA during CBD COP10

CEC members Masahiro Kawatei and Osamu Abe are calling for an emphasis on CEPA to meet targets for biodiversity. A report on JCN-CBD activities in Nagoya.

28 Nov 2010 | News story

Winner of Young Laureate Awards from Rolex, CEC member Nnaemeka Ikegwuono

Young CEC Member Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu Wins Rolex Award for Enterprise

By creating an interactive, rural radio service, Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu wants to improve the lives of farmers in Nigeria. The CEC member is a winner in the Rolex Awards for Enterprise Young Laureates Programme.

27 Nov 2010 | News story

Report on the dangers for journalists who expose environmental issues, September 2009

Dangers for Journalists who Expose Environmental Issues

This report documents the dangers to journalists covering environmental issues in countries where it is dangerous to do so. A recommended read from Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair. …  

27 Nov 2010 | News story

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