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Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Marine miracles at Convention on Biological Diversity

The move to create a network of marine protected areas that spans the entire globe took a huge step forward at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which ended last week in Bonn. …  

03 Jun 2008 | News story

Perverse priorities

Perverse priorities

Globalization leads to at least US$ 200 billion being spent on ‘perverse’ subsidies that harm biodiversity habitats as well as economies. This subsidies funding is ten times more than conservation spending worldwide. Norman Myers describes the paradox. …  

02 Jun 2008 | News story

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Economic Tools for Marine Protected Areas

From 26-30 May 2008, the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania, Coral Reef Initiatives for the South Pacific (CRISP) and the Secretariat of the Pacfic Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) hosted a regional workshop on the use of economic tools for supporting the design and management of marine protected areas (MPAs). …  

01 Jun 2008 | News story

Daniel Klein, IUCN's Environmental Law Centre

The third pillar of the CBD: Access and Benefit Sharing

Access and Benefit Sharing is intrinsically linked to the other two pillars - conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Delegates in Bonn agreed to continue work on an international regime for this issue. …  

29 May 2008 | News story

Committing to regional cooperation in nature conservation and sustainable development by signing the declaration

Historic agreement for biodiversity in South-Eastern Europe

Committing to regional cooperation in nature conservation and sustainable development, six governments of South-Eastern Europe signed an agreement to dramatically expand transboundary conservation efforts. …  

29 May 2008 | News story

Plundering the Pacific

Plundering the Pacific

Globalization is not good news for Pacific Island fisheries and the people who depend on them, says Martin Tsamenyi. …  

29 May 2008 | News story

apricot flowers

IUCN Presents Red List Exhibit at US Botanic Gardens

May 23, 2008—As part of the US Botanic Garden’s “One Planet—Ours! Sustainability for the 22nd Century” summer exhibition, IUCN’s Species Program and USA Multilateral Office unveiled an exhibit at a media briefing and preview tour. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ exhibit showcases display panels explaining the IUCN Red List and the nutritional and medicinal uses of plants. The exhibit also features live specimens of threatened or endangered plants in the Botanic Garden collection which are tagged with the IUCN Red List. …  

29 May 2008 | News story

Children in the Páramo in Ecuador.

The Ecuadorian National Water Secretariat is Created

Yesterday, the Ecuadorian government issued a decree for the "Reorganization of the National Council of Water Resources through the creation of the National Water Secretariat.” …  

28 May 2008 | News story

Wild appetite

Wild appetite

Globalization is fuelling the international demand for plant and animal products, says Steven Broad, Executive Director of TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. …  

28 May 2008 | News story

seaweed

Too little motion on the ocean at CBD, says IUCN

Bonn, Germany, May 27, 2008 (IUCN) – The need for action and better management of the world’s oceans has never been more pressing, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).    …  

27 May 2008 | 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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