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Engage in the European Business and Biodiversity Platform

1 April 2010._ The IUCN Regional Office for Pan-Europe with PricewaterhouseCoopers, European Nature Conservation Centre (ECNC), European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and Blue 4You – on behalf of the European Commission – will establish and make operational the European Business and Biodiversity Platform (B@B platform). …  

01 Apr 2010 | News story

Frog in a flower

International Year of Biodiversity: A wealth of information

The International Year of Biodiversity will be most effective if every single human being on this planet understands why biodiversity is important and has the tools to act upon saving the loss of biodiversity” says IUCN’s Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story

Celebrating Biodiversity

Healthy biodiversity is no luxury - it’s the foundation of all life on Earth

Gland, Switzerland, 23 March 2010 (IUCN) – We have failed to meet the target adopted through the Convention on Biological Diversity to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 and we are currently witnessing the greatest extinction crisis since dinosaurs disappeared from our planet 65 million years ago. Urgent action is needed to avoid potentially catastrophic consequences, both for nature and for people around the world. …  

24 Mar 2010 | News story

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IUCN and Members form a Conservation Initiative on Human Rights

IUCN and seven other major conservation organisations are collaborating to promote human rights in conservation …   | French | Spanish

23 Mar 2010 | News story

Coenonympha orientalis

Habitat loss blamed for more species decline

Habitat loss is having a serious impact on Europe’s butterflies, beetles and dragonflies. The release of the European Red List, commissioned by the European Commission, shows that nine percent of butterflies, 11 percent of saproxylic beetles (beetles that depend on decaying wood) and 14 percent of dragonflies are threatened with extinction within Europe. Some species are so threatened that they are at risk of global extinction and are now included in the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …   | French | Spanish

16 Mar 2010 | International news release

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Environment Council endorses new target

16 March, 2010 Brussels. The Environment Council of the European Union yesterday endorsed the adoption of a new target for biodiversity.  …  

16 Mar 2010 | News story

Earth viewed from space. Courtesy: NASA.

Conference - The Great Escape

The IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands is hosting a conference "The Great Escape, There is no planet B! Biodiversity Conservation, a Natural Ally in Sustainable Poverty Reducation" on 26th and 27th April, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The two-day conference aims to provide clarity amongst policy-makers on the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems to achieve economic development goals.
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11 Mar 2010 | News story

Poppy Field

Conference "Nature Conservation Beyond 2010 " May 2010, Tallinn, Estonia

The aim of the conference, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of nature conservation in Estonia, is to address the development trends in an international and local context. THE conference will take place from 27th – 29th May 2010 in Tallinn, Estonia. …  

11 Mar 2010 | News story

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

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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