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IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson

Message from the Deputy Director General: Freshwater conservation

Watch IUCN Deputy Director General Bill Jackson talk about freshwater conservation challenges and explain what IUCN is doing to make sure that there's enough water in the world both for nature and for people. …  

04 Sep 2010 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Ghost Forest art project praised by IUCN Director General

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefevre, has accepted the role of ambassador for a major art installation called “Ghost Forest”, by British artist Angela Palmer. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story

Alepisaurus brevirostris - Lancet fish

Unique data collected on Indian Ocean seamounts

Within the framework of its Seamounts Project funded by the Global Environment Facility, IUCN, in collaboration with many partners, organized a survey of seamounts in the international waters of the southern Indian Ocean. …  

29 Jul 2010 | News story

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Environment Committee adopts report on the implementation of EU biodiversity conservation law

Halting biodiversity loss constitutes the absolute minimum level of ambition to be realised by 2020”, MEPs stated in an own-initiative report adopted on July 14. Noting that several factors – such as the incomplete implementation of legislation, poor integration into sectoral policies, insufficient scientific knowledge and data gaps, and insufficient funding – have prevented the EU from achieving its 2010 biodiversity target, the Committee presented its priorities for future EU policy in this field. …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story

Dinaric Arc - Transboundary Cooperation

Now that we know where we are, how do we move ahead?

In the beginning of its second year of implementation the joint IUCN, WWF and SNV Environment for People in the Dinaric Arc project took a step forward in convening stakeholders from the region of the Western Balkans to agree on concrete joint actions that will advance cross-border cooperation in the region. The project is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and runs for three years. …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story

Dolphin

Aires marines protégées: le chemin à suivre

L’Agence des aires marines protégées et le Comité français de l’UICN organisent en partenariat le deuxième colloque national sur les du 15 au 17 novembre 2010 à La Rochelle. …   | English

16 Jul 2010 | News story

Big Jump

Big Jump for better implementation of EU water policy

Last Sunday thousands of people across Europe took part in the "Big Jump" at selected points of rivers, lakes and the sea to claim the right of all European citizens to have access to clean waters, living rivers and lakes. …  

14 Jul 2010 | News story

Marsican Brown Bear

Living together. Biodiversity and Human Activites: A Challenge for the Future of Protected Areas

Registration has now opened for the annual EUROPARC Conference. From 29th September to 3rd October 2010 ambassadors from Europe’s protected areas and nature protection organisation will come together in Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park in Italy for this year’s EUROPARC Conference ‘Living together. Biodiversity and Human Activites: A Challenge for the Future of Protected Areas’. …  

14 Jul 2010 | News story

Restoration is possible

Restoration is possible

This is the message of "Hope in a Changing Climate" – a documentary by John D. Liu, an environmental filmmaker and ecological field researcher. The short film was presented today at the European Parliament. …  

12 Jul 2010 | News story

North Duisburg Landscape Park

From steelworks to nature reserve, in Germany

The North Duisburg Landscape Park in the German Ruhr area is an example of how local action can transfer a polluted, disused steelworks into a cultural and environmental attraction.  The transformation of the former Duisburg-Meiderich blast furnace into the North Duisburg Landscape Park is a remarkable achievement and an illustration of how ecosystem restoration can help the local community. …  

09 Jul 2010 | News story

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