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Bee and Flower

IUCN UK April Conference “Nature – What’s in it for me?”

Ecosystems that support the lives, livelihoods and well-being of people around the world are under threat from a range of issues. To secure a sustainable future, new forms of ecosystem management will be required, but how can these be achieved? Answering this question will be the subject of the IUCN 2010 UK conference which will be hosted by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland on 18–20 April at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. …  

11 Mar 2010 | News story

Map

Broadening boundaries – naturally, the Green Belt of Fennoscandia

A landmark agreement was recently signed between Norway, Finland and Russia for the development of the Green Belt of Fennoscandia - the vast area in Northern Europe uniting the three countries, spreading across the Kola peninsula, Finland and Karelia. This will reinforce the European Green Belt initiative and give greater priority to the well-established transboundary cooperation in Fennoscandia and the Barents Euroarctic Region. …  

11 Mar 2010 | News story

Platymantis vitiensis, Fiji Tree Frog.

Biosphere Ethics Initiative

IUCN Members are invited to discover the work of the Biosphere Ethics Initiative and to get involved with their programme to incorporate principles of environmental ethics into specific conservation action. …  

09 Mar 2010 | News story

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Responsible production of marine ingredients to feed fish is a prerequisite for the sustainability of the sector

Brussels, March 4th 2010: “Can a growing aquaculture industry continue to use fishmeal and fish oil in feeds and remain sustainable?” This is the critical question the EP Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development tried to provide answers to at a high level seminar organised in the European Parliament on 3rd March. Different experts, including academics, scientists, NGOs, private sector, and institutions, presented their views on the sustainability of aquaculture, especially the use of marine ingredients in fish feeds, - an issue at the centre of last week’s Hearing held by the EP Fisheries Committee. The EP Intergroup meeting was chaired by Mr Gallagher, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and Chair of the subgroup “Fisheries and Aquaculture” of the Intergroup. …  

05 Mar 2010 | News story

International Convention Centre, Jeju

IUCN and Republic of Korea sign up for best ever Congress

IUCN, the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, and the Self-governing Province of Jeju have signed an agreement to jointly organize the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2010 | News story

Drought

Supporting Drought Policies in Europe: Biodiversity and Good Water Quality

Drought experts met in Brussels on 22 – 24 February to attend the Xerochore Final Conference on Supporting Drought Policies in Europe. Xerochore is an EU funded research project designed to assess research needs and policy choices on drought for the EU. The conference brought together planners, water resource experts, environment specialists, climatologists, and economists to discuss the challenges of drought identification and characterisation, the environmental and socio-economic impacts of drought, and management choices and policy options for drought based on EU Member State and overseas experience. …  

25 Feb 2010 | News story

Earth viewed from space. Courtesy: NASA.

Upcoming Earthwatch lectures

IUCN Member Earthwatch to host two lectures in London as part of an ongoing series of educational events. …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

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

Can economics really save wild nature?

Global policy makers and business leaders should urgently address the growing biodiversity crisis, according to Pavan Sukhdev, a Special Adviser to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Green Economy Initiative.  Speaking at the annual Earthwatch Oxford lecture on 10 February, Pavan outlined the role business can play in redefining economics for the 21st century around a new sustainable model, which fundamentally values and protects the natural world. …  

17 Feb 2010 | News story

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New Members’ Portal: Resolutions and Recommendations System

In compliance with Resolution 4.011 (Development of an automated system to record Members’ actions on Resolutions and Recommendations to improve reporting at, and between, World Conservation Congresses), the IUCN Secretariat has developed an online tool to facilitate reporting by IUCN Members and the Secretariat on activities contributing to the implementation of Resolutions and Recommendations adopted at the 2008 World Conservation Congress in Barcelona.
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16 Feb 2010 | News story

Countdown 2010

Countdown 2010 hits 1,000!

15 February 2010, Brussels. Celebrations are taking place today at the Regional Office for Pan-Europe of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)! Countdown 2010 welcomes its 1000th partner Eurogypsum right at the beginning of the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

15 Feb 2010 | News story


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