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IUCN Director General speaks of her hopes for the International Year of Biodiversity

The world is facing a global extinction crisis which threatens not only the natural environment but mankind itself. Species, ecosystems and natural resources, which all life on earth depends upon, must be safeguarded before it’s too late. That’s the message from IUCN for the International Year of Biodiversity. Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN's Director General, says she has great hopes for what can be achieved during 2010. …  

04 Jan 2010 | Audio

“Protecting Marine Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction

Step up aspirations to save biodiversity as 2010 begins

We need to set higher goals to save the natural world say IUCN's President Ashok Khosla and Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre in the latest issue of Nature. …  

03 Jan 2010 | News story
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International Year of Biodiversity – Investing in Nature, Improving Lives

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, an opportunity to find real solutions to safeguard the natural environment which mankind depends upon. IUCN is playing a key role in pushing for immediate action to protect species, ecosystems and natural resources before it’s too late. …  

23 Dec 2009 | Media advisory

Season Greetings 2009

Message from Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Gland, December 2009 

22 Dec 2009 | Event

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Copenhagen climate summit: Copenhagen Accord a step in right direction, but insufficient

Copenhagen, Denmark, 19 December 2009, IUCN - World leaders in Copenhagen have taken a first and useful step to slow the course of climate change – a threat that is already affecting people, ecosystems and biodiversity in many parts of the world. A global, legally-binding climate change treaty must be the next step. …   | Chinese

19 Dec 2009 | International news release

Silver spinyfin (Diretmus argenteus)

21st century explorers return with unique data from Indian Ocean

A team of the world’s leading marine experts, paired with scientists from the Indian Ocean region, have just returned from a six-week research expedition above seamounts in the high seas of the Indian Ocean with a whole new understanding of seamount ecosystems. They gathered a very rich collection of data and specimens, including some strange-looking marine creatures. …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Statement of Julia Marton Lefèvre, IUCN Director General, at COP 15

Statement delivered at UNFCCC COP15 plenary session on 18 December 2009. …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story

Copenhagen: Federal Minister for Environment,
Hameedullah Jan Afridi and members of the Pakistan delegation to the Copenhagen Climate Change conference seen here with Nobel Laureate Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, Chairman IPCC.

Climate Change and Vulnerability Challenges in Pakistan

Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan in collaborations with IUCN, International Union for Conservation and Natural Resources - Pakistan organized a press brief on the sidelines of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. …  

18 Dec 2009 | International news release

Inda, Surin, Kungrao, Ida and Gandhi.

Elephants, Earth Hour and IUCN!

IUCN Members networked by solar light in the magnificent Elephant House of Copenhagen Zoo at a special event held during the UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen.
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18 Dec 2009 | News story