David Without Borders (David Sans Frontiers) is a multi-media quest to discover initiatives that preserve biodiversity

Découvrez le 3ème épisode vidéo : le savoir Inca réincarné

Découvrez le 3ème épisode vidéo ! Pommes de terre génétiquement protégées : le savoir Inca réincarné. Par les aventuriers David Aimé et David Fabrega. …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story

Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving nature and culture

It’s in our hands: New book on our relationship with nature launched

A new book, Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving nature and culture, is being launched by IUCN today at the Convention on Biological Diversity conference in Nagoya, Japan. The launch is part of an event organized through a collaboration between ETC-COMPAS and IUCN and is dedicated to promoting sacred natural sites and their crucial role in conserving nature and culture. The book is based on experience from around the world which highlights the importance of sacred natural sites in biodiversity conservation and the long-standing relationships between nature and people. …  

26 Oct 2010 | News story

Sokoke Pipit, CLP, SOS

Blink And You’ve Missed It - The Sokoke Pipit!

A great way to get people interested in conservation is by showing them photos of wildlife. This is particularly useful if the target species is very rare or difficult to see, such as the Sokoke pipit. On 25 October 2010, whilst checking the mist-net which they had set at dawn, a young team of conservationists in Tanzania found a Sokoke pipit!   …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

Tree frog

Objectifs biodiversité 2020 en difficulté

Dans le cadre de la 10ème conférence de la Convention sur la diversité biologique (Nagoya, Japon, 18-29 octobre 2010), la communauté internationale négocie difficilement sur son engagement pour la protection de la biodiversité, qui continue pourtant de disparaître à un rythme alarmant. La France, pays à mégadiversité, doit contribuer à l’adoption de décisions plus fortes pour enrayer la disparition de la biodiversité et lancer une décennie décisive pour la préservation de ce bien public mondial. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

CEC member Joe Russo in Fast Company magazine

CEC Member in Fast Company Magazine

Joe Russo, CEC member and President of ZedX in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, USA, was featured in the magazine Fast Company last month. Using GPS–enabled yield monitors, Russo creates programs that help farmers better manage their water use. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

CEC members David Ainsworth and Florence Clap during the CEC side event at the CBD COP10 CEPA Fair

Photo Slideshow of CEC Side Event in Nagoya

A slideshow with music, captions and comments was produced by CEC members Yvonne Otieno and Tania Moreno as their report on CEC's side event "Communicating Biodiversity". …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

Communicating Biodiversity: Bringing Science to Life through Communication, Education and Public Awareness

New CEPA brochure: "Communicating Biodiversity"

CEPA has the potential to unlock global action on biodiversity conservation. This brochure explains why CEPA is a priority for the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

Greening the economy

Businesses on board – for biodiversity

Finding ways for businesses to become more involved in helping to halt and reverse the current loss of biodiversity will be the main focus of the International Business and Ecosystems Dialogue, which will take place on Tuesday 26th October during the 10th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Nagoya. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

Brochure of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication, September 2010

New Brochure: "CEC - Powering Change for Biodiversity"

CEC, the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication, seeks to engage and inspire people to value and protect nature. A new brochure provides an overview of the Commission. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

Woman carrying wood and leaves

What has gender got to do with biodiversity?

Gender equality is fundamental to sustainable development and to attaining the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, including the eradication of poverty and hunger. This is the aim of gender mainstreaming, which focuses on shifting the existing power relationships, and bringing the roles and needs of women and men high on the development agenda. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story