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From left to right: Prof Dr Louise E.M. Vet, Director at Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Dr Ashok Khosla, Mr Willem Ferwerda, Executive Director IUCN NL

How to escape current development paradigms

A fierce debate concluded the two-day conference "The Great Escape" in the Amsterdam based Artis Royal Zoo. Outgoing Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Mrs Gerda Verburg, President of IUCN Dr Ashok Khosla and Chair of the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands Roger van Boxtel discussed opportunities and threats for the future of planet Earth. …  

04 May 2010 | News story

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre signs a framework agreement with Mr Pasi Hellman of Finland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Finland joins as a new IUCN framework partner

On 29 April 2010, IUCN signed a two-year Framework Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. A signing ceremony took place between Mr Pasi Hellman, Deputy Director General, Department for Development Policy and IUCN’s Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, in Helsinki, Finland. …  

30 Apr 2010 | News story

Sava River in Croatia

Habitat Banking and Biodiversity Offsets

IUCN has been involved in research and debates about biodiversity offsets and habitat banking for several years.  Recently, IUCN Economics contributed to a study of the feasibility of habitat banking in Europe, led by Economics for the Environment Consultancy. This study (The use of market based instruments for biodiversity protection – the case of Habitat Banking) investigates the scope for using market-based instruments (MBI) and more specifically Habitat Banking to protect biodiversity at Community level – and the possible conditions and limitations for their use. …  

28 Apr 2010 | News story

The Drina River (BiH/Serbia)

Dinaric Arc Initiative to boost transboundary cooperation in the Western Balkans

Transboundary cooperation is instrumental for the conservation of natural assets and for improved regional cooperation in the Western Balkans. This is one of the key conclusions of a stakeholder meeting organized in Tara National Park (Serbia) under the auspice of the IUCN-led project Environment for People in the Dinaric Arc. …  

16 Apr 2010 | News story
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Forest near Rkoni Monastery, Georgia

New ENPI FLEG Program website launched

Today the new website for the ENPI FLEG Program was launched. The ENPI Program - Improving Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in the European Neighbourhood Policy East Countries and Russia is implemented by the World Bank, WWF and IUCN and is funded by the European Union. …  

09 Apr 2010 | News story

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

EAZA Conservation Forum 2010 "Working for Biodiversity"

EAZA, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, will hold its flagship event for the International Year of Biodiversity in Switzerland from June 29th to July 3rd 2010. The EAZA Conservation Forum 2010 will be hosted by the Papiliorama Foundation and will take place in the medieval town of Murten, about twenty minutes from Bern. 

08 Apr 2010 | News story

Council of Europe

Co-Action for Biodiversity - European Biodiversity Day

On 28th April, 2010, The European Biodiversity Day will take place at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Organised by the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe …  

07 Apr 2010 | News story

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers celebrate their achievements

On March 27, 2010 an Award Ceremony for Tusheti Junior Rangers was held in Alvani, Georgia. …  

01 Apr 2010 | News story

Hans Friederich

Workshop: Chain approach in raw materials – the case of concrete

Regional Director Hans Friederich attended a debate about « chain approach in raw materials – the case of concrete », organised by The European Partners for the Environment, Resource Efficiency Alliance and the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment.  He was respondent to the key-note speech in priority area 3 – biodiversity. …  

01 Apr 2010 | News story

B@B

Engage in the European Business and Biodiversity Platform

1 April 2010._ The IUCN Regional Office for Pan-Europe with PricewaterhouseCoopers, European Nature Conservation Centre (ECNC), European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and Blue 4You – on behalf of the European Commission – will establish and make operational the European Business and Biodiversity Platform (B@B platform). …  

01 Apr 2010 | News story


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