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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

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

B@B Platform website launched

3 June, 2010.  The website for the Business and Biodiversity Platform was launched this week, visit it here. The B@B platform was established by The IUCN Regional Office for Pan-Europe with PricewaterhouseCoopers, European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC), European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and Blue4You – on behalf of the European Commission.
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03 Jun 2010 | News story

Striped frog. Tavi, Portugal

Portuguese Parliamentarians together for biodiversity

For the first time the Portuguese Parliament hosted a conference dedicated to biodiversity. The event brought together Parliamentarians, NGOs and scientists to share information on the challenges biodiversity is facing and to discuss the next steps for conservation. …  

25 May 2010 | News story

Firma del Acuerdo entre UICN y las autoridades españolas - 25 de mayo de 2010 para el Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo en Málaga

Spain to lead IUCN in the Mediterranean

On 25 May 2010, the Spanish Minister of Environment, Elena Espinosa, the Director of the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation and Development, Elena Madrazo, the Andalusia Regional Minister of Environment, Juan Díaz Trillo and the Director of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Julia Marton-Lefèvre, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to maintain the IUCN Centre of Mediterranean Cooperation and its activities in Malaga. …   | French | Spanish

25 May 2010 | International news release
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Bee

Tell world leaders your biodiversity message

Today we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity. This special occasion reminds us of the urgency to take action to conserve biodiversity – our life source. …  

22 May 2010 | News story

Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

Celebrating International Biodiversity Day

Today IUCN celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity focusing on the links between biodiversity, human development and people’s livelihoods. This has special significance for every plant and animal on Earth, particularly during this International Year of Biodiversity, and comes at a time when world leaders are setting new targets to stop biodiversity loss. …   | Chinese

22 May 2010 | News story

François Simard (IUCN-Med), Juan Antonio López (Comité Español y Aula del Mar), Tatiana Cardador (Ayuntamiento de Málaga), José Jiménez (Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino de España), Remedios Martel (Junta de Andalucía) y Miguel Esteban (Diputación de Málaga)

Cooperar hacia una mejor Biodiversidad

Málaga, España, (UICN-Med) – La cooperación entre instituciones y países para conseguir un mismo objetivo está a la orden del día. Científicos, ambientalistas, administraciones públicas, y universidades de toda España concluyeron ayer, durante el VII Foro de Biodiversidad del Comité Español de UICN, que la conservación de la biodiversidad es algo que sólo se puede conseguir si cada uno de nosotros, desde distintos ámbitos, apreciamos el verdadero valor de la biodiversidad para la totalidad del planeta. …  

21 May 2010 | International news release
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Earth viewed from space. Courtesy: NASA.

Explore the Encyclopedia of Earth

Encyclopedia of Earth is a new electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. It is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written in non-technical language by scholars, professionals, educators and experts. CEC member Mark McGinley introduces the EoE to CEC.  …  

02 May 2010 | News story

Orange-eyed green tree frog

Scientists call for biodiversity barometer

For the first time scientists have put a figure on how much it would cost to learn about the conservation status of millions of species, some of which have yet to be identified. The price tag is US$60 million, according to a team of scientists, including those from IUCN and Conservation International, who presented their case in this week’s Science magazine in an article called “The Barometer of Life.” …   | Spanish

08 Apr 2010 | International news release


Mediterranean landscape