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Marine Protected Area, fish and coral at Nha Trang

Worth saving, invest in nature - IUCN

The central economic importance of the world's natural assets is now firmly on the political radar as a result of an international assessment showcasing the enormous economic value of forests, freshwater, soils and coral reefs, as well as the social and economic costs of their loss, the head of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) said today. …   | Spanish

20 Oct 2010 | News story

Branding Biodiversity

Love. Not Loss. Communicating Biodiversity

One of the most powerful points coming out of Nagoya, made both explicitly and also hidden in the maelstrom of debate around biodiversity policy, is the way we communicate is fundamental to the success of biodiversity conservation, writes Laurie Bennett, member of IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication. …  

20 Oct 2010 | News story

Tree Planting in Doi Mae Salong

When the army does conservation – doing it differently in Thailand

Thailand’s armed forces are involved in an uncharacteristic activity—a major conservation program in cooperation with the local community. Bob Fisher and Tawatchai Rattnasorn report. …  

19 Oct 2010 | News story

Planted forest landscape, Brazil

Mitigating the impacts of biofuel production

IUCN and Shell are working with a wide range of stakeholders to gain a shared understanding of how to mitigate the impacts of biofuel production caused by indirect land use change. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story
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Planted forest landscape, Brazil

Mitigating the impacts of biofuel production

 IUCN and Shell are working with a wide range of stakeholders to gain a shared understanding of how to mitigate the impacts of biofuel production caused by indirect land use change. …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article
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Coffee beans

Promoting responsible aluminium

IUCN and Nespresso, the European market leader in portionned coffee, have signed a five year partnership agreement to promote sustainability in aluminium value chains. …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

IPBES

Improving knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystems

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution to establish the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems, IPBES, which aims to strengthen the science –policy interface on biodiversity and ecosystem services. …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

Western Gray Whale

Protecting whales on the edge of extinction

IUCN and the oil and gas Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (Sakhalin Energy) set up a collaboration to protect the critically endangered western gray whale. The population is slowly growing and is estimated to include 131 whales, but it still remains on the edge of extinction. …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

TEEB for Business: Call for Contributions

TEEB: assessing the value of ecosystems and biodiversity

This October TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) will launch a final report at the CBD COP 10 in Nagoya Japan, illustrating new economic approaches to biodiversity conservation by taking examples from forests, mining and cities.  …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

COP10 to the Convention on Biological Diversity, October 2010, Nagoya, Japan

Engaging business in the CBD

An unprecedented attendance by business representatives is expected this October at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan. Hot topics for business include incentive measures, resource mobilization and access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources. An interesting agenda of side-events at the interface of business and biodiversity is also scheduled.  …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article