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In a nutshell: Hyderabad Biodiversity summit - Week One

At the 2010 Biodiversity summit in Nagoya, Japan, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity agreed the ‘Big Plan to save nature’ with its 20 Aichi biodiversity targets to be met by 2020. Today, the Parties meet again, this time in Hyderabad, India to discuss what progress has been made so far in turning the Big Plan into reality. …  

14 Oct 2012 | News story

IUCN CEC side event on ‘Communicating Biodiversity: How to Tell a Love Story’ at CBD COP 11 in Hyderabad, India

Sharing love stories at the UN biodiversity conference

Scientists and policy makers told love stories about nature as part of an IUCN CEC side event at CBD COP 11.  The event drew on the Love Not Loss Campaign for communicating biodiversity. …  

12 Oct 2012 | News story

Launch of the ABS Guide at CBD COP 11 in Hyderabad, 10 October 2012

Launch of the IUCN Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on ABS

On 10 October 2012, the IUCN Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of the Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity was launched. At the 11th meeting of the CBD Conference of the Parties, the final English version of the Guide was presented by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the IUCN Global Policy Unit. This Guide will facilitate a clear understanding of the text of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS and the resulting obligations for the Parties to the Protocol. …  

12 Oct 2012 | News story

Biodiversity

2020 global biodiversity targets centre stage at UN conference

An estimated 5,000 delegates from all over the world have gathered in the historic Indian city of Hyderabad to find solutions to the most pressing issues facing biodiversity conservation. …  

09 Oct 2012 | News story
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European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

There is no plan(et) B: UN Biodiversity conference presented at European Parliament

Looking ahead to the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP11) starting today in Hyderabad (India), the Secretariat of the European Parliament Intergroup on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development’ organized a session on 26 September to inform the Parliament’s delegation to the event and interested parties on the main issues and recommendations for the COP11.   …  

08 Oct 2012 | News story

Scorpaena notata on Mediterranean coralligenous assemblage (c) Andrea Molinari

Big Plan for nature needs Big Action now

Governments must take action and invest in nature to secure the diversity of life on earth and address today’s development challenges – urges IUCN at the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP11), which starts today in Hyderabad, India. …   | French | Spanish

08 Oct 2012 | News story

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New hope for boas and pythons

"There is so much to do to protect pythons and boas,” says Tomás Waller, Chair of the new IUCN Species Survival Commission Specialist Group dedicated to these species. Here he talks about their threats and what needs to be done to ensure a future for these iconic reptiles.  …  

01 Oct 2012 | News story

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