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Tall ships converge on Amsterdam

Reaching out for the oceans: Europe's biggest nautical spectacle

Once every five years, tall ships from all over the world converge on the Dutch capital for a five-day international nautical spectacle—SAIL Amsterdam. Attracting more than 600 ships and an expected 1.8 million visitors, this is Europe’s largest ‘admission free’ nautical event. …  

04 Aug 2010 | News story

 Dr William (Bill) Jackson

Climate change, Restoration and Resilience

“We need to continuously, strongly and publicly argue that carbon sequestration is only one of many ecosystem services that forests can provide”. 

22 Jul 2010 | News story

Agriculture in Panama

Access and Benefit Sharing: negotiations to resume in September

CBD Parties agree to meet before Nagoya to “finalize” draft Protocol on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing (ABS). Another week of the Resumed Ninth Meeting of the Working Group on Access and Benefit sharing of the Convention on Biological Diversity is over and even though the general spirit among the negotiators in Montreal has been positive, the outcome of the talks is mixed.   …  

21 Jul 2010 | News story

Jane Smart

Nagoya de Atsumarou! - Let’s get together in Nagoya!

Jane Smart, Director of the Biodiversity Conservation Group and IUCN Head of Delegation for the Convention on Biological Diversity’s tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CBD COP10) Nagoya, Japan, 18-29 October 2010, tells us how IUCN is gearing up for this crucial event. …   | French | Spanish

21 Jul 2010 | News story

Bilibili raft on the Navua River, Fiji

IUCN supports new WaterWiki

The WaterWiki is a new website providing a space to interact and share valuable water knowledge online. The WaterWiki is a freely accessible information resource that is growing rapidly into a global reference for water professionals. …  

16 Jul 2010 | News story

Mangrove resources in the Solomon Islands

Final push to the negotiations on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing

Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity are meeting in Montreal from 10 till 16 July to agree on the details of a new global legal agreement to regulate the provision and use of the world’s genetic resources. The results of these negotiations, to be presented to the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention to take place in Nagoya, Japan in October this year, will significantly improve the management of the genetic diversity of our planet contributing to the three objectives of the Convention and - ultimately - to human well-being. …   | Spanish

15 Jul 2010 | News story

Albatross in the Pacific Ocean

United Nations addresses capacity-building in ocean affairs and the law of the sea, including marine science

Capacity building in ocean affairs and the law of the sea, including marine science, was the key topic at UNICPOLOS 11, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 21 – 25 June 2010.  …  

01 Jul 2010 | News story

Windfarm - E.ON climate & renewable

Offshore wind farms – green energy or biodiversity threat?

In the rush to find new sources of energy and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, offshore wind farms are increasingly seen as an attractive solution, but their potential impact on marine biodiversity should not be overlooked. …  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

Children bathing with a basketful of fish

Go-ahead for Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

After a week of intense negotiations, governments have agreed to establish a new mechanism, which will strengthen the dialogue between the scientific community and policymakers on biodiversity and ecosystem services. The so-called 'IPBES' - the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - will be a leading body in making scientifically sound and relevant information available to support more informed decisions on how biodiversity and ecosystem services are conserved and used around the world. …  

11 Jun 2010 | News story

Yellow-nose Albatross Thalassarche carteri

A fresh look at improving ocean governance - new study

A new study discussing governance options to improve the conservation and management of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction was developed by four students in a partnership between the John Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story


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