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2010 International Year of Biodiversity

Capitals of biodiversity: local authorities compete for biodiversity crown

On the 20th January 2010 IUCN together with Natureparif is launching a competition to reward European cities for innovation and excellence in preserving the wealth of nature. …  

14 Jan 2010 | News story

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

Beyond Copenhagen - Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change

The Countdown 2010 initiative in partnership with UNRIC and the Stagiaires Committee of the European Commission is holding an afternoon event on 21st January 2010, to mark the International Year of Biodiversity in Brussels. …  

14 Jan 2010 | News story

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Look ahead to 2010

As the new year dawns, IUCN Pan European staff share their predictions for 2010.
What do Dr Hans Friederich, Regional Director for Pan Europe, Boris Erg, Director for South Eastern Europe, Jean-Claude Jacques, Head of Representation to the EU, Liza Drius, Communications Assistant and Richard Aishton, ENPI-FLEG Coordinator expect to be the big stories of the next 12 months? …  

08 Jan 2010 | News story
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Season’s Greetings from the Regional Office for Pan-Europe

Biodiversity is life. Biodiversity is our life. 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

21 Dec 2009 | News story

Active participation

National experts trained on Ecological Networks

The second round of training courses under the InWEnt programme “Regional Environmental Policy in the South Caucasus” was held from 25 November to 09 December 2009 in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus jointly conducted the trainings in collaboration with Adelphi Research. The objective of this series of training courses is to contribute to the further development of the region's nature conservation policies and legislation in order to support approximation to the EU Aquis Communautaire. …  

09 Dec 2009 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 18 new Members

On 25th November 2009, the 73rd Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 18 new Members to join IUCN.
The Council, President, Director General and entire family of IUCN extend a very warm welcome to the new Members and look forward to their active involvement.   …   | French | Spanish

06 Dec 2009 | News story

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DGCS and IUCN sign Agreement to support the Albanian Ministry of Environment

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGCS), signed an Agreement with IUCN on December 2nd that lays the foundation for substantive collaboration in delivering important conservation and environmental management outcomes in Albania …  

04 Dec 2009 | News story

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Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) joins IUCN

IUCN welcomes the Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) to its worldwide network. CENN was admitted as NGO Member by the IUCN Council at its 73rd meeting on November 24, 2009. …  

04 Dec 2009 | News story

The Wealth of Nature

Putting a price tag on nature’s services

Yesterday, 1st December 2009, at the European Parliament Cemex and IUCN held a reception to launch “The Wealth of Nature” Conservation book. Cutting-edge science and striking photography are combined in a new book about eco-system services, biodiversity and human well-being. …  

02 Dec 2009 | News story
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A positive future for the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

Today, 1st of December 2009, as the Lisbon Treaty comes into effect there is good news for the Parliamentary Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development. Three Political groups have now officially given their support to the Intergroup including the European Peoples Party (EPP), the Alliance for Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) - the decision will be finalised on 10th December. After a lot of lobbying over previous months and with over 130 EPs signed the full backing of the three political parties ensures the future of the Intergroup. …  

01 Dec 2009 | News story