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Local people not left out of the REDD debate

Local and indigenous people have to be active participants in the REDD debate, argued IUCN during today's side event at the ongoing Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Bonn. …  

23 May 2008 | News story

Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

Islands Stand Together at CBD

The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) helps islands conserve and sustainably utilize their natural resources within their island homes. …  

23 May 2008 | News story

Mangrove restoration in Sri Lanka

Restoring natural habitats in Myanmar a reconstruction priority, says IUCN

Gland, Switzerland, May 23, 2008 (IUCN) – IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) offers to share its broad environmental experience to help with the reconstruction efforts in Myanmar. A vital long-term environmental need is to restore coastal ecosystems, following the catastrophic damage caused by the recent cyclone.   …  

23 May 2008 | International news release

Blue shark

You can swim but you can’t hide – more oceanic sharks on the IUCN Red List

Bonn, Germany, May 22, 2008 (IUCN/Wiley-Blackwell) – The first study to determine the global status of 21 species of oceanic pelagic sharks and rays reveals that 11 of them are threatened with extinction, says IUCN on International Biodiversity Day. …  

22 May 2008 | International news release

Pavan Sukhdev, Study leader, Study on the cost of loss of biodiversity

Putting a price on nature

The value of nature and the services it offers us, from purifying water through freshwater systems to supplying cures for life threatening diseases, cannot be undervalued. Yet the business and financial community can be slow to put a price on what we normally see as being free.
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22 May 2008 | News story

Protected forest on the outskirts of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Use protected areas to save species, IUCN urges Convention on Biological Diversity

Governments should strengthen protected areas as a way to save their countries’ species. That was the message from IUCN as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) starts to discuss protected areas at its ninth meeting in Bonn. …  

21 May 2008 | News story

Julia Marton Lefevre at CSD

IUCN Director General presents a Statement before the Commission on Sustainable Development

15 May 2008—IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefevre expressed the need for greater coordinated action to address the global food and water crisis before the 16th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development today in New York, NY. …  

21 May 2008 | News story

Pygmy hog (Porcula salvania), critically endangered species.

Endangered Pygmy hog heads home

The world's smallest and rarest species of wild pig was once believed to be extinct - but it may now be saved thanks to conservation efforts. …  

21 May 2008 | News story

The Grad castle, Goričko Nature Park was promoted as an active partner within the Green Belt initiative by positioning the Green Belt plate at the castle entrance.

IUCN SEE and Slovenia underline cooperation

IUCN SEE office hosted by the Goričko Nature Park at the Grad castle meets relevant authorities in the field of nature conservation of Slovenia …  

20 May 2008 | News story

Biofuels in a laboratory, La Jolla, United States

Don’t let invasive biofuel crops attack your country, warn top scientists

Bonn, Germany, May 20, 2008 (IUCN/GISP) – Countries should avoid planting crops for biofuels that stand a high risk of becoming invasive species, according to a report released today.  …  

20 May 2008 | International news release

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