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Marseille will be the location of the 6th World Water Forum in March 2012

6th World Water Forum preparations kick-off in Paris and Marseille

“Water Forums are crucial meetings for all of us: it is the moment to return water where it belongs on the international agenda, in first place”, said French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at the official opening of the 6th World Water Forum kick-off meeting. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 38 new Members

On 4 June 2010, the 74th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 38 new Members to join IUCN.  | French | Spanish

07 Jun 2010 | News story

Participantes Foro Conservación de Málaga - 3 de junio de 2010

Conservación de la Biodiversidad Marina y Litoral de Málaga

Málaga, 3 de junio de 2010. La finca de la Cónsula (Málaga) fue el escenario elegido para presentar el programa medioambiental de la Red de Iniciativas Ambientales 2010 (RIA 2010) impulsado por el Área de Sostenibilidad de la Diputación de Málaga, Aula del Mar (miembros de UICN) y apoyado por la Obra Social de Unicaja. …  

07 Jun 2010 | News story
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World Environment Day 2010

World Environment Day: Stop and think about life

Today, 5 June, we celebrate World Environment Day, with the theme: “Many Species. One Planet. One Future.” Let everyone hear this urgent call to conserve the diversity of life on our planet. …  

05 Jun 2010 | News story

B@B Platform website launched

3 June, 2010.  The website for the Business and Biodiversity Platform was launched this week, visit it here. The B@B platform was established by The IUCN Regional Office for Pan-Europe with PricewaterhouseCoopers, European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC), European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and Blue4You – on behalf of the European Commission.
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03 Jun 2010 | News story

Striped frog. Tavi, Portugal

Portuguese Parliamentarians together for biodiversity

For the first time the Portuguese Parliament hosted a conference dedicated to biodiversity. The event brought together Parliamentarians, NGOs and scientists to share information on the challenges biodiversity is facing and to discuss the next steps for conservation. …  

25 May 2010 | News story

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Tell world leaders your biodiversity message

Today we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity. This special occasion reminds us of the urgency to take action to conserve biodiversity – our life source. …  

22 May 2010 | News story

Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

Celebrating International Biodiversity Day

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. …   | Chinese

22 May 2010 | News story

Earth viewed from space. Courtesy: NASA.

Explore the Encyclopedia of Earth

Encyclopedia of Earth is a new electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. It is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written in non-technical language by scholars, professionals, educators and experts. CEC member Mark McGinley introduces the EoE to CEC.  …  

02 May 2010 | News story

Red Sea, White Coral?

Keeping the colour in Red Sea coral

The Red Sea is home to one of the world's richest coral reef systems which, like almost all other reefs around the world, is suffering from the impacts of climate change. Coral bleaching is threatening not only the reef, but the tourism and fishing industries and the coastal communities who depend on it. …   | French

01 Apr 2010 | News story


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