Success story of the day: Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment – DG Environment

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: The Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment – DG Environment has organised a debate with key stakeholders to identify priority actions for the integration of biodiversity into social and economic policies and all levels of decision making. It has also launched a campaign “I give life to my planet” at the end of 2009 which is targeted at the general public, in particular children and youngsters. …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story


Les Membres espagnols lancent un dernier effort pour lutter contre la perte de la biodiversité en 2010

Septembre 2010 – Le Comité national espagnol de l’UICN, avec le concours de la Fundación Biodiversidad et d’Obra Social Caja Madrid, ont lancé le projet « Année internationale de la diversité biologique », dans le cadre de l’Année internationale de la biodiversité (AIB). Cette initiative a pour objet de sensibiliser le public à la diversité biologique et à sa perte, au moyen de l’éducation environnementale. Des bénévoles s’impliqueront dans les efforts réalisés pour combattre la perte de la biodiversité. …   | English | Spanish

05 Oct 2010 | News story

EUROPARC Federation

Protected Areas: a key tool for protecting nature and promoting sustainable development

The annual EUROPARC Conference and General Assembly takes place in a different European country each year, and brings together 500 professionals from protected areas, ministries responsible for protected areas and major European conservation organisations.  The 2010 EUROPARC Conference was held in Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise National Park, Italy from 29th September to 02nd October and resulted in the Pescasseroli Declaration 2010. 

05 Oct 2010 | News story

Countdown 2010

Success story of the day: Eiffage Group

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: Eiffage built the first highway in Europe fully considering biodiversity and respecting reinforced offsetting measures outlined in the new French laws – the A65 motorway in the region of Aquitaine in the South-West of France. To share its knowledge and experience on the building of the motorway, Eiffage – a leading figure in the European concessions and public works sector – has designed a special strategic programme. …  

05 Oct 2010 | News story

Danish Ministry of Environment

Success story of the day: Danish Ministry of the Environment

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: The Ministry (an IUCN Member)  joined Countdown 2010 to promote its own achievements for biodiversity and utilise the initiative’s outreach potential to advance conservation in the country. In January 2007, the Minister sent special New Year post cards to all mayors in Denmark. …  

04 Oct 2010 | News story


Success story of the day: Coralina

Story featured in the Made in Countdown Publication: Based on a participatory process and with an ecosystem approach, the Seaflower Marine Protected Area (MPA) was created in 2005 thanks to the leadership of IUCN Member Coralina – the Corporation for the Sustainable Development of the Archipelago of San Andrés, Old Providence and Santa Catalina , a department of Colombia in the Caribbean – and the support of the local and national governments. Seaflower is the largest MPA in the Great Caribbean and one of the largest on the planet. …  

04 Oct 2010 | News story


Success story of the day: Coop

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication:  Acknowledging that organic production assures better sustainable management of resources and can increase biodiversity, Coop – the first Swiss supermarket chain – felt the need to act. The company fosters organic agriculture at various levels: it has established a close partnership with Bio Suisse (Swiss organic farmers association, and launched the organic brand Naturaplan. …  

02 Oct 2010 | News story

Made in Countdown

Success story of the day: Cascais Natura

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication:   The environmental agency Cascais Natura, who joined Countdown in 2007, is very active in the preservation of Cascais’ …  

01 Oct 2010 | News story


Made in Countdown 2010

It’s 2010 – a year of stock-taking for world governments and for the Countdown 2010 initiative. The 2010 Biodiversity Target was not reached but the thousands of biodiversity actions taken by Countdown 2010 partners are an important step towards the improvement of the status of biodiversity and the increase of public awareness. Thousands of biodiversity actions all over the world have contributed to conserving biodiversity. These actions are a model for other communities, regions and countries. The initiative itself has served as a springboard for increased, and concrete, action beyond 2010. A renewed and enhanced phase of biodiversity conservation and awareness raising can now start. …  

01 Oct 2010 | News story


Protecting Europe's cultural landscapes and biodiversity heritage

European landscapes reflect not only the continent's diverse climate and geology but also centuries of interaction between man and nature. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) study reviews this interplay, highlighting the main threats to this rich heritage and initiatives to protect it.  …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

European Regional Office