"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

Video in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew and Spanish: Love. Not Loss.

This popular video is now available in six languages. Screen it at your next event and start people talking about how to 'communicate biodiversity'. …  

24 May 2011 | News story

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Decommissioning oil and gas facilities in the North Sea

For many years, the North Sea has been linked to the production of oil and gas and the platforms that extract these natural resources. Yet with declining oil and gas reserves, more than 600 oil and gas facilities will become candidates for decommissioning over the coming decades. The decommissioning and disposal of these installations is the subject of extensive debate as the right balance has to be found between technical feasibility, environmental protection, health and safety, cost, and public opinion. …  

23 May 2011 | News story

European Day of Parks

Celebrating the Contribution of Green Volunteers Across Europe

On and around 24th May 2011, Europe’s most beautiful places will recognise the work of the thousands of green volunteers that help take care of these fabulous spaces and the animals and plants they protect. During the celebrations of the European Day of Parks hundreds of events will highlight the assets of volunteering will take place across the continent. The European Day of Parks was launched by IUCN Member, the EUROPARC Federation. …  

20 May 2011 | News story

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RIO 2012: Preparation for a European Position

On 4th May, 2011 the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development held a meeting on Rio 2012: Preparation for a European position for the Summit on Sustainable Development. The meeting was chaired by MEP Jo Leinen, Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament (EP). …  

16 May 2011 | News story

“Need to share, my friend”

Best photo of Ukrainian nature awarded

The photo competition held under the slogan “Nature is incredible! It's time to take pictures!" was won by Mr. Jury Nechiporenko with the best photograph for 2011 titled “Need to share, my friend”. The competition is organized by MacHOUSE, Sergei Gladkevich and the Centre of Creative Photography, and supported by IUCN. …  

13 May 2011 | News story

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European Newsletter

The May 2011 edition of the European Newsletter is now available. To find our more about IUCN's different programmes and projects throughout Europe click here. …  

13 May 2011 | News story

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Laying the foundation for an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems

Momentum is gathering behind the case for a Red List of Ecosystems which, modeled on the influential IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, is hoped will generate better environmental management. …  

13 May 2011 | News story

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Understanding Community Conservation in Europe (Calabria, Italy) – September 10-16, 2011

Workshop Announcement and Call for Contributions - Deadline 28 May 2011    …  

11 May 2011 | News story

Romanian tree of the year 2011

Romania wins European Tree of the Year

The winner of the first European Tree of the Year contest, with 23, 312 votes, is a five hundred year old lime from Romania. In second place a Bulgarian plane (18,378 votes) and the Hungarian plane tree is third (8, 836 votes). In total over 56, 000 votes were cast. The winning tree will be awarded at a ceremony held by the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation and IUCN on 25 May 2011, during Green Week in Brussels. …  

10 May 2011 | News story

Post tropical storm Stan, Mexico

Dealing with disasters...naturally

IUCN calls for effective management of the natural environment to strengthen the resilience of communities to cope with disasters. The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan shows the catastrophic impact that the sheer force of nature can have on communities, no matter how prepared a country is. …  

09 May 2011 | News story

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