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A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

Where are we heading?

As the momentum is building at the UN biodiversity summit in Nagoya with only three days till the negotiations come to an end, we asked Simon Stuart, Chair of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission, for an update on the developments so far and his expectations of what lies ahead. Here is what he told us: …  

27 Oct 2010 | News story

IUCN at CBD Nagoya 2010

Ministers gather in Nagoya

Senior ministers from more than 120 countries and five heads of state rolled in today to start the High Level Segment of the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held in Nagoya, Japan.

27 Oct 2010 | News story

Juliane von Mittelstaedt, joint winner of the 2010 IUCN-Reuters-COMplus Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting

Prize Goes to Forests in Madagascar and Brazil

The 2010 IUCN-Reuters-COMplus Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting goes to Anjali Nayar and Juliane von Mittelstaedt for their articles on saving the forests in Madagascar and Brazil. …   | French | Spanish

26 Oct 2010 | International news release

Shirotori Gardens, Nagoya

IUCN Kankeisha Conshinkai Nagoya – Constituency reception in Nagoya

Over 300 representatives from IUCN Members, Commission members, Councilors and the Secretariat braved the scattered showers on Monday evening, 25 October to enjoy the beautiful Shirotori Gardens in Nagoya, Japan, the setting for the IUCN Constituency reception on the occasion of the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 10). …   | French | Spanish

26 Oct 2010 | Article

Eichhornia crassipes (Pontederiaceae), one of the worst Invasive Alien Species

Plant conservation progress in Asia

A new report from IUCN suggests that combining conservation, using plant diversity sustainably with a focus on poverty alleviation should be the future strategy for plant conservation in Asia. It emphasizes that the sustainable use of plants should be integrated in development plans, and climate change adaption and regional cooperation are also vital components for conserving plant diversity. …   | French | Spanish | Chinese

26 Oct 2010 | International news release

Minister of Agriculture and IUCN cooperate to improve livelihoods in drylands and rangelands in Jordan

IUCN and Ministry of Agriculture cooperate to improve livelihoods in drylands and rangelands in Jordan

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia signed a Memorandum of Cooperation today with Ministry of Agriculture in Jordan to foster means of cooperation between both parties through implementing a project on sustainable management of drylands and rangelands and the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of ecosystem services, as the basis for improved livelihoods. …  

26 Oct 2010 | International news release
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Keith Wheeler, Chair of IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication

Chair's Corner for October CEC Newsletter

Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair, presents news from Nagoya and fresh CEC resources including a video, two brochures and accounts on Facebook and Twitter. …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story

Wood extraction

Conservation Education for Youth in Sarawak

An outreach event for youth at a Salvation Army Home in Malaysia combined talks, fun and games with a focus on wildlife, forests and conservation. CEC member Cynthia Chin conducted the event with John Mathai and Joshua Pandong of the Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program. …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story

Thacher Environmental Research Contest is named for Peter Shaw Thacher, 1926-1999. Peter Thacher served on IGES' Board of Directors. He was also Chairman of the Earth Council Foundation-US. Since retiring from the United Nations in 1983 at the rank of Assistant Secretary-General, Mr. Thacher was principally associated with the World Resources Institute, and was senior advisor to Maurice Strong, the Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Environment and Development--the June 1992 Earth Summit in Rio.

2011 Thacher Environmental Research Contest for Grades 9-12

The contest challenges high school students to conduct innovative research on our changing planet using the latest geospatial tools and data. From CEC Specialty Group Leader Nancy Colleton of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies.

26 Oct 2010 | News story

CEPA toolkit front cover - CEC

CEPA Toolkit Survey Results

Frits Hesselink, CEC Special Advisor, provides this summary report based on 144 responses to a June-August 2010 survey of CBD focal points and CEC members about their experiences when using the CEPA Toolkit and their recommendations for future use.   …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story

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