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The value of groundwater in European Forests

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the IUCN Regional Office for Europe, in collaboration with the Confederation of European Forest Owners, has recently developed a report – Study on the Economic Value of Groundwater and Biodiversity in European Forests – which explores the current state of payments for ecosystem services (PES) in EU member states in relation to forests and groundwater.  

03 Jun 2009 | News story
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Children bathing with a basketful of fish

World Environment Day - every day

As the world celebrates World Environment Day, the negative impact on people and nature of unsustainable lifestyles and practices are felt more strongly than ever before, according to IUCN.
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03 Jun 2009 | News story

BBP Annual Report 2008

BBP Annual Report 2008

"Synergies" is the 2008 Annual Report of the Business and Biodiversity Programme (BBP) …  

29 May 2009 | News story

Nespresso and IUCN: exploring opportunities

IUCN and Nespresso to sign landmark agreement to make aluminium greener

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Nestlé Nespresso S.A., the world’s leading provider of single-portioned highest-quality premium coffee, are to sign an agreement to make aluminium more sustainable.
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29 May 2009 | News story

Attendees at the Indonesian Banteng Workshop May 2009

Workshops provide hope for Asian wild cattle, buffalos and pigs

Ten-year plans to conserve four of Indonesia’s most threatened species were agreed at two workshops in May. …  

28 May 2009 | News story

Jeff McNeely signs the agreement

IUCN signs agreement with Nippon Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation

Celebrations around International Biodiversity Day in Tokyo started early in the morning on Friday 22 May with a ceremony to plant trees at Shinjuku Gyoen park organized by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan. …  

25 May 2009 | News story

Alien Invasive Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) which has spread around the entire tropics and is now moving north into southern Europe as Climate Change makes conditions suitable for it.

International Biodiversity Day sounds the alarm on invasive species

International Biodiversity Day, celebrated each year on May 22, pays tribute to the global importance of biodiversity, both as an asset for posterity and a vital resource for people and their livelihoods. …  

22 May 2009 | News story

Coral Reef, Bali, Indonesia

Coral triangle initiative celebrated

The first inter-state agreement in the coral triangle towards marine conservation efforts has been signed by six countries at the Coral Triangle Summit. …  

18 May 2009 | News story

Marine Protected Area, fish and coral at Nha Trang

Marine Protected Areas receive welcome boost

One of the cornerstones of improved ocean management – the establishment of networks of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the world’s oceans - received a strong endorsement from the representatives from 76 countries at the World Ocean Conference (WOC) in Manado (Indonesia) today.  

15 May 2009 | News story

Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

Ocean life in Oceania

Pacific Islanders have a long history of connection to the oceans. It features in their dance, art, and provides sustenance for life. …  

15 May 2009 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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