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Drought

Supporting Drought Policies in Europe: Biodiversity and Good Water Quality

Drought experts met in Brussels on 22 – 24 February to attend the Xerochore Final Conference on Supporting Drought Policies in Europe. Xerochore is an EU funded research project designed to assess research needs and policy choices on drought for the EU. The conference brought together planners, water resource experts, environment specialists, climatologists, and economists to discuss the challenges of drought identification and characterisation, the environmental and socio-economic impacts of drought, and management choices and policy options for drought based on EU Member State and overseas experience. …  

25 Feb 2010 | News story

Earth viewed from space. Courtesy: NASA.

Upcoming Earthwatch lectures

IUCN Member Earthwatch to host two lectures in London as part of an ongoing series of educational events. …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

Pavan Sukhdev, Study leader, Study on the cost of loss of biodiversity

Can economics really save wild nature?

Global policy makers and business leaders should urgently address the growing biodiversity crisis, according to Pavan Sukhdev, a Special Adviser to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Green Economy Initiative.  Speaking at the annual Earthwatch Oxford lecture on 10 February, Pavan outlined the role business can play in redefining economics for the 21st century around a new sustainable model, which fundamentally values and protects the natural world. …  

17 Feb 2010 | News story

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Nouveau Portail des Membres : Système automatisé pour les Résolutions et Recommandations

Conformément à la Résolution 4.011 (Mise au point d’un système automatisé permettant d’enregistrer les activités des Membres relatives aux Résolutions et Recommandations, afin d’améliorer la présentation de rapports lors de chaque Congrès mondial de la nature et dans l’intervalle entre deux Congrès), le Secrétariat de l’UICN a mis au point un outil en ligne pour enregistrer les activités des Membres et du Secrétariat, relatives à la mise en œuvre des Résolutions et Recommandations adoptées par le Congrès mondial de la nature à Barcelone en 2008. …   | English | Spanish | Chinese

16 Feb 2010 | News story

Countdown 2010

Countdown 2010 hits 1,000!

15 February 2010, Brussels. Celebrations are taking place today at the Regional Office for Pan-Europe of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)! Countdown 2010 welcomes its 1000th partner Eurogypsum right at the beginning of the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

15 Feb 2010 | News story

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Read the latest countdown 2010 newsletter

In the latest edition of the Countdown 2010 newsletter read more about the International Year of Biodiversity, and what some of our partners are doing throughout this important year. …  

15 Feb 2010 | News story

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European Parliament Intergroup Meeting on CITES

The European Parliament (EP) hosted on 27th January 2010 a meeting on CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) in preparation of the CITES COP15 in Doha. The prestigious panel presented to 50 odd Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), assistants and representatives of various organisations their views on this International Convention. It enabled discussion to continue within the EP on several critical issues such as elephants, polar bears, and marine species, with a view to better preparing the EP Resolution, to be voted in Plenary next week, and the CITES COP15 in Doha in March. The event was chaired by MEP Sturdy, MEP Gutierrez-Cortines, MEP Skylakakis and MEP Franco. …  

05 Feb 2010 | News story

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Unique IUCN delegation discusses IUCN programme priorities in the Russian Federation

A watershed meeting took place in Moscow on 2 February between the Ministry for Natural Resources and Environment, the Chair of the National Committee in the Russian Federation, the IUCN Pan-European Regional Director (a.i.) and the European Vice-Chairs of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management and the World Commission on Protected Areas to discuss IUCN’s programme in the Russian Federation. …  

03 Feb 2010 | News story

Peacock Parachute Spider (Poecilotheria metallica), Threat category: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Trondheim conference calls for new biodiversity targets

High level IUCN representatives are among the keynote speakers at the Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity which opens today in Norway. …  

01 Feb 2010 | News story

With the support of the European Commission

Options for Future Policy Options for Biodiversity Policy in the EU

The Commission has set out possible future options for biodiversity policy in the EU for the period after 2010. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

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