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François Simard (IUCN-Med), Juan Antonio López (Comité Español y Aula del Mar), Tatiana Cardador (Ayuntamiento de Málaga), José Jiménez (Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino de España), Remedios Martel (Junta de Andalucía) y Miguel Esteban (Diputación de Málaga)

Cooperar hacia una mejor Biodiversidad

Málaga, España, (UICN-Med) – La cooperación entre instituciones y países para conseguir un mismo objetivo está a la orden del día. Científicos, ambientalistas, administraciones públicas, y universidades de toda España concluyeron ayer, durante el VII Foro de Biodiversidad del Comité Español de UICN, que la conservación de la biodiversidad es algo que sólo se puede conseguir si cada uno de nosotros, desde distintos ámbitos, apreciamos el verdadero valor de la biodiversidad para la totalidad del planeta. …  

21 May 2010 | International news release
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Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

Celebrating International Biodiversity Day: Nature’s solutions for poverty reduction

Today IUCN celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity focusing on the links between biodiversity, human development and people’s livelihoods. This has special significance for every plant and animal on Earth, particularly during this International Year of Biodiversity, and comes at a time when world leaders are setting new targets to stop biodiversity loss. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Professor Masahito Yoshida, the Chair of the Japan Committee for IUCN

Japanese vision – the New Strategic Plan, a decade of biodiversity and raising awareness with origami

After the scientific and technical discussions in Nairobi, the eyes of the conservation world will be moving towards Nagoya, Japan, where Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will meet in October this year to make binding decisions on the future of the world’s biodiversity. The Japan Committee for IUCN has been working to make every effort to ensure that this event, which is crucial for the future of our planet, has a high profile in Japan. Professor Masahito Yoshida is the Chair of the Japan Committee for IUCN. Here he answers questions about the Committee’s work, its role in the CBD conference and how the Japan Committee for IUCN uses origami to raise awareness of the need to conserve biodiversity, all life on earth. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Foro Biodiversidad y Bienestar Humano. Ecuador, 2010

Biodiversidad: garantía de bienestar para el ser humano

En el Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica, el Programa de Estudios Socioambientales de la FLACSO, el Fondo de Desarrollo de las Naciones Unidas para la Mujer (UNIFEM) y la UICN realizaron un foro que evidenció, a través de la exposición de casos, la importancia de la conservación de la biodiversidad para el mantenimiento de los medios de vida …  

20 May 2010 | News story

Giant mimosa (Mimosa pigra) growing 4 m high in a dense, impenetrable single species thicket on the Kafue Floodplain in Zambia

Are protected areas in Africa harbouring invasive species?

Protected areas, long thought of as safe refuges for animals and plants, are under increasing threats from invasive species which not only affect biodiversity but also people’s livelihoods. Protected areas can have huge social and economic value, particularly in Africa, where national parks are a major tourist attraction and a significant source of income. But according to the Global Invasive Species Programme, of which IUCN and CABI are partners, many managers of protected areas in Africa are not aware of the severity of the problem which is on their doorsteps nor how to address it.   …  

20 May 2010 | International news release

A close shot of medicinal plant Timur (zanthoxylum arnatum).

New prescription needed for medicinal plants

Medicinal plants are valuable species: they provide income and healthcare to thousands of people around the world. Greater numbers of people rely on traditional medicine, mostly based on herbs, for their primary healthcare than ‘conventional’ or western medicine. But 15,000 species of medicinal plants are globally threatened from, amongst others, loss of habitat, overexploitation, invasive species and pollution. …  

18 May 2010 | International news release

Short-beaked common dolphins

Keep it quiet!

There are numerous threats to marine biodiversity that many of us are aware of - climate change, overfishing and habitat degradation are just some of them. But very few of us know that something as seemingly harmless as noise can also have devastating effects on sea life. Noise that people produce as a result of various activities at sea is responsible for a growing number of deaths and serious damage to underwater biodiversity. …  

18 May 2010 | News story

Forest dweller living off the resources of the forest

Saving biodiversity isn't rocket science

The best possible science needs to be available to governments and policy makers as they strive to find solutions to the biodiversity crisis. Independent, credible scientific advice delivered in a relevant and readily usable way for decision making is the key to effective policies. …  

17 May 2010 | International news release

Nurseries have been set up to rehabilitate mined areas in Nauru.

Restoring island homes - the fighting spirit

The Republic of Nauru is one island in the Pacific that has been actively fighting to regain their island biodiversity following a decade of mining. …  

10 May 2010 | News story

Celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity

Celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity

IUCN Sri Lanka Office and the Sri Lanka Ministry of Environment held a celebratory event with the media and IUCN Members on the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) on 5 May, 2010 at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo.  

07 May 2010 | News story
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