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Marseille will be the location of the 6th World Water Forum in March 2012

6th World Water Forum preparations kick-off in Paris and Marseille

“Water Forums are crucial meetings for all of us: it is the moment to return water where it belongs on the international agenda, in first place”, said French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at the official opening of the 6th World Water Forum kick-off meeting. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

Galanthus woronii - a source for Galantamine, which is used for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

National experts trained on Legal Framework for Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)

From 2 to 9 June, 2010 IUCN held the third round of training courses under the InWEnt programme “Regional Environmental Policy in the South Caucasus” in Georgia and Armenia. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

speakers and moderators

International Experts Meet at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) to Discuss Future of Biodiversity

VIENNA, 28 May 2010. International experts on biodiversity met at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) to share their experiences at a symposium titled “Environment Day Talks ’10: Value of Diversity – Diversity of Value”. The symposium was held to mark World Environment Day and the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity. …  

09 Jun 2010 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 38 new Members

On 4 June 2010, the 74th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 38 new Members to join IUCN.  | French | Spanish

07 Jun 2010 | News story

French Committee

Objectif biodiversité 2010 non atteint : l’UICN France demande une nouvelle stratégie

En 2001, l’Union Européenne s’engageait à stopper l’érosion de la biodiversité à l’horizon 2010. Pour répondre à cet engagement et à ceux de la convention sur la diversité biologique, la France a adopté sa Stratégie nationale pour la biodiversité et lancé 11 plans d’action. Aujourd’hui, force est de constater que l’objectif fixé n’a pas été atteint. En cette année internationale de la biodiversité, la France doit redéfinir une nouvelle stratégie à la hauteur des enjeux et de ses responsabilités. …  

07 Jun 2010 | News story

World Environment Day 2010

World Environment Day: Stop and think about life

Today, 5 June, we celebrate World Environment Day, with the theme: “Many Species. One Planet. One Future.” Let everyone hear this urgent call to conserve the diversity of life on our planet. …  

05 Jun 2010 | News story

BMA network

Biodiversity Media Alliance links journalists with the web of life

Journalists worldwide now have a vital new resource to help their reporting on the world’s biodiversity, what its decline means for humanity, and how it can be tackled. …  

04 Jun 2010 | News story

IUCN Conservation Centre

Walking the talk - IUCN opens one of Europe’s greenest office buildings

Gland, Switzerland, 4 June 2010 (IUCN) – IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, inaugurates its new Conservation Centre today, setting a benchmark for sustainable office construction. …   | French | Spanish

04 Jun 2010 | International news release

Russ Mittermier

Protecting Overseas Entities - new report

31 May 2010, Brussels. Mr Russell Mittermeier, Vice President of IUCN and President of Conservation International on Monday launched the IUCN publication: ‘Climate Change and Biodiversity in the European Union Overseas Entities’. …  

03 Jun 2010 | News story

Mr Maurice Ponga

Launch of the EU Overseas Entities Programme

The official launch of the IUCN EU Overseas Entities Programme on Biodiversity and Climate Change took place at the Regional Office for Europe in Brussels on the 31st May 2010. The Programme aims to implement some of the 21 recommendations endorsed at the 2008 IUCN La Reunion conference. …  

03 Jun 2010 | News story