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Laos

What next?

So what do governments need to do now to build on the momentum of the meeting in Nagoya? …  

16 Dec 2010 | Audio

TACARE project - the Jane Goodall Institute

Will the ugly duckling turn into a swan?

For the past eight years, parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity have unsuccessfully tried to adopt a protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) – an agreement that would secure fair, globally-regulated access to the earth’s genetic diversity and equitable sharing of the benefits it offers us. …  

16 Dec 2010 | Audio

White stork nesting

Buying land to save the species of Spain

Some of Spain’s flagship species such as the Iberian lynx and brown bear are benefiting from the work of IUCN Member organization Fundació Caixa Catalunya. …  

15 Dec 2010 | News story

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Seminar on: "The Future of Pastoralism and the Steppes in Aragon, Spain"

A Seminar on “The Future of Pastoralism and the Steppes in Aragon, Spain” will be held in October 2011, at UNED, Calatayud. It will be organized by the Commission on Ecosystem Management of IUCN, and SEO/BirdLife in Aragon, Spain. …   | Spanish

13 Dec 2010 | Event

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Foundation for climate deal laid in Cancun - IUCN

Governments at the UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, managed to approve a series of tangible if modest steps that set up a 'global climate fund' to help poor nations create a mechanism to share clean technologies, protect tropical forests and help the poor adapt to impacts ranging from storms to rising sea levels, says IUCN. …   | Spanish

10 Dec 2010 | International news release

Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

Fast track funding for climate

Fast track climate funding for vulnerable mountain communities was announced today by the government of Germany. The programme, to be carried out by IUCN, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), will assess vulnerability among communities and farmers to droughts and floods linked with rising regional temperatures and the loss of glaciers and ice. …  

10 Dec 2010 | News story

Chalet de l'UICN à Montreux

IUCN highlights how biodiversity and development are intimately linked during summit of French-speaking countries.

IUCN made sure that biodiversity was high on the agenda when 70 heads of State and 3,000 delegates gathered for the 13th Francophonie Summit in Montreux, Switzerland earlier this year.   | French

10 Dec 2010 | News story

SEO - Birdlife

SEO/BirdLife, la Consejería de Industria, Energía y Medio Ambiente de Extremadura y el Ayuntamiento de Cáceres colaboran en la conservación del águila imperial Ibérica

Cáceres es la localidad número 100 de la Red de Municipios por el Águila Imperial, garantizando así la conservación de la especie en el término municipal más extenso de España. El Convenio presentado hoy en Cáceres se enmarca dentro del Programa Alzando el Vuelo que desarrolla SEO/BirdLife y que cuenta con la colaboración de la Fundación Biodiversidad y Adif y el apoyo de Obra Social Caja Madrid. …  

10 Dec 2010 | International news release
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Shallow black tip shark

Study calls for EU ban on removing shark fins at sea

Shark fisheries experts say in a report released today that to strengthen the European Union’s ban on shark finning, EU fishermen should no longer be permitted to remove shark fins on board ships, and that loopholes in EU regulations make it possible for fishermen to fin an estimated two out of every three sharks without detection or punishment. …  

09 Dec 2010 | News story

Fagaloa Bay, Upolu Island, Samoa

Small islands take the stage in Cancun

Working with six Pacific Island Governments, IUCN's Energy Programme has been implementing the project "Managing the Ecosystem and Livelihood Implications of Energy Policies in the Pacific Island States". Today in Cancun at the UN Climate Talks, the Italian government which co-finances the project brought together representatives of these six Pacific nations.   …  

09 Dec 2010 | News story