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Raising the bar

There are many ways to generate more support for conservation, some well established, others only just emerging. Dr Andrew Seidl explains. …  

06 Jul 2010 | Article

Shell International

Review of the Shell-IUCN relationship

In accordance with the Shell-IUCN agreement, an independent mid-term review of the collaborative partnership was commissioned by both organizations and presented to the partnership steering committee. …  

30 Jun 2010 | News story
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Tail fin of Western Gray Whale

IWC greatly concerned about Russian oil exploration impacts on Western Gray Whales

At the International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting in Agadir, Morocco, scientists warned that a seismic survey planned off Sakhalin Island by the Russian petroleum company Rosneft could seriously threaten the critically endangered Western Gray Whale population. 

25 Jun 2010 | News story

Gerard Bos

People: Gerard Bos

 In the last four years, Holcim and IUCN have worked together to build a better understanding of biodiversity in the building materials sector. On the occasion of the inauguration of the new IUCN Conservation Centre, we interview Gerard Bos – the IUCN relationship manager at Holcim – about Holcim’s participation in this project and the relationship with IUCN as a whole. …  

24 Jun 2010 | Article

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Offshore wind farms – green energy or biodiversity threat?

In the rush to find new sources of energy and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, offshore wind farms are increasingly seen as an attractive solution, but their potential impact on marine biodiversity should not be overlooked. …  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

Logging in Amazon forests with forest certification

Last chance! Participate in survey on forest certification and biodiversity

The European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN) is looking for interested individuals to complete a simple on- line survey on forest certification and biodiversity - deadline 15 June 2010. …  

14 Jun 2010 | News story

Marine Protected Area, fish and coral at Nha Trang

Authoritative platform on biodiversity and ecosystems to be established

IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBSCD) have today announced their support for the establishment of an overarching platform to provide independent policy‐relevant information on biodiversity and ecosystem services. …  

07 Jun 2010 | News story

Breaching gray whale

Seismic threat to Critically Endangered whales

A seismic survey planned by the Russian petroleum company Rosneft in summer 2010 poses a major threat to the Critically Endangered Western Gray Whale population. In a letter to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Julia Marton-Lefèvre, urges the Russian government to intervene to postpone the seismic survey and prevent a serious setback for animal conservation.   …  

24 May 2010 | International news release

Women participating in an FAO Farmer Field School focusing on tree planting in Kitui District, Kenya

One step forward to halting biodiversity loss?

Governments have made “positive moves” towards coming up with a plan to reduce the current loss of biodiversity, which is threatening the future of our planet. Over the past two weeks, delegates at a meeting in Nairobi have been discussing the scientific and technical aspects behind a new “big plan” to save all life on earth, the planet’s biodiversity. Scientists from IUCN, who have been taking part in the discussions, say that they’re encouraged by the commitment shown by governments to develop a new Strategic Plan for the next ten years, which would set targets to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss. …  

23 May 2010 | International news release

2009 Annual Report of IUCN’s Business and Biodiversity Programme (BBP) “On the Move”

This report reflects the progress made by BBP in 2009; the stories are selected to present our results in terms of delivering the planned programme activities. …  

21 May 2010 | International news release