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Post-2010 Strategy: from challenges to compromises

Tomorrow 20 May the IUCN Spanish National Committee will host the VII Foro de Biodiversidad which will focus on the post-2010 strategy for biodiversity and the challenges Spain and the European Union will face in view of the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya (Japan). …  

19 May 2010 | News story

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Camera trap competition: win up to US$3,000 for your conservation project

In celebration of the organization's 21st Anniversary, World Land Trust, an IUCN Member, has partnered with BBC Worldwide (through BBC Wildlife Magazine) to hold a camera trap photo competition. …  

06 May 2010 | News story

Asturias, Spain

Environment: a human right

The European Biodiversity Day held at the Council of Europe on 28 April culminated with the signing of a declaration which recognizes that the environment is part of human rights. …  

05 May 2010 | News story

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

L’UICN accueille les Îles Salomon, nouvel État Membre de l’Union

Le gouvernement des Îles Salomon a officiellement annoncé sa décision de rejoindre l’UICN et d’adhérer aux Statuts de l’UICN, devenant ainsi le 83ème État Membre de l’UICN. Le Ministère de l’environnement, de la conservation et de la météorologie a été désigné par le gouvernement des Îles Salomon comme organe de liaison avec le Secrétariat de l’UICN. …   | English | Spanish

05 May 2010 | News story

From left to right: Prof Dr Louise E.M. Vet, Director at Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Dr Ashok Khosla, Mr Willem Ferwerda, Executive Director IUCN NL

How to escape current development paradigms

A fierce debate concluded the two-day conference "The Great Escape" in the Amsterdam based Artis Royal Zoo. Outgoing Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Mrs Gerda Verburg, President of IUCN Dr Ashok Khosla and Chair of the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands Roger van Boxtel discussed opportunities and threats for the future of planet Earth. …  

04 May 2010 | News story

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre signs a framework agreement with Mr Pasi Hellman of Finland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Finland joins as a new IUCN framework partner

On 29 April 2010, IUCN signed a two-year Framework Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. A signing ceremony took place between Mr Pasi Hellman, Deputy Director General, Department for Development Policy and IUCN’s Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, in Helsinki, Finland. …  

30 Apr 2010 | News story

Sava River in Croatia

Habitat Banking and Biodiversity Offsets

IUCN has been involved in research and debates about biodiversity offsets and habitat banking for several years.  Recently, IUCN Economics contributed to a study of the feasibility of habitat banking in Europe, led by Economics for the Environment Consultancy. This study (The use of market based instruments for biodiversity protection – the case of Habitat Banking) investigates the scope for using market-based instruments (MBI) and more specifically Habitat Banking to protect biodiversity at Community level – and the possible conditions and limitations for their use. …  

28 Apr 2010 | News story

The Drina River (BiH/Serbia)

Dinaric Arc Initiative to boost transboundary cooperation in the Western Balkans

Transboundary cooperation is instrumental for the conservation of natural assets and for improved regional cooperation in the Western Balkans. This is one of the key conclusions of a stakeholder meeting organized in Tara National Park (Serbia) under the auspice of the IUCN-led project Environment for People in the Dinaric Arc. …  

16 Apr 2010 | News story
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Forest near Rkoni Monastery, Georgia

New ENPI FLEG Program website launched

Today the new website for the ENPI FLEG Program was launched. The ENPI Program - Improving Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in the European Neighbourhood Policy East Countries and Russia is implemented by the World Bank, WWF and IUCN and is funded by the European Union. …  

09 Apr 2010 | News story

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

EAZA Conservation Forum 2010 "Working for Biodiversity"

EAZA, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, will hold its flagship event for the International Year of Biodiversity in Switzerland from June 29th to July 3rd 2010. The EAZA Conservation Forum 2010 will be hosted by the Papiliorama Foundation and will take place in the medieval town of Murten, about twenty minutes from Bern. 

08 Apr 2010 | News story

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