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WEEC Abstract Deadline Extended

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 3 December 2010 for the World Environmental Education Congress. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

Russ Mittermeier, USA

Heading towards the finish line in Nagoya

As the negotiations at the Convention on Biological Diversity 10th Conference of the Parties (CBD COP10) in Nagoya, Japan, rolls towards the finish line, talk in the corridors of the Nagoya Conference Center are turning to what we need to achieve by Friday. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

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IUCN-Holcim Biodiversity Management System Launched in Nagoya

The Biodiversity Management System (BMS), launched today at the Nagoya Biodiversity Summit, represents a major milestone of the fruitful collaboration between Holcim and IUCN. The BMS provides a set of recommendations for the systematic integration of biodiversity into the building materials company's operations. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story
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Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Local action global results

The City Biodiversity Summit, being held in parallel to the Convention on Biological Diversity's 10th Conference of the Parties (CBD COP10) in Nagoya, Japan, aims to confirm the importance of cities and biodiversity, encourage information exchange among local authorities worldwide, and appeal for more local initiatives to conserve nature. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

New toad species, SOS, CI

New toad species found in Colombia and protected!

A new harlequin toad species was found during one of SOS field projects in Chocó / Colombia. “To find a new species is incredible - and very important”, says Robin Moore of Conservation International, project leader.   …  

24 Oct 2010 | News story

Journalists during the Media as Partners training

Promoting media as partners in achieving sustainable development

Amman 24 October 2010 - Realizing the importance of media in shaping public opinions and in being a catalyst of change in addressing the root causes of ecological degradation, UNESCO Amman Office in cooperation with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) – Regional Office for West Asia are holding a 4-day training workshop under the patronage of H.E Minister of Environment Hazem Malhas. The event, entitled Media as Partners in Education for Sustainable Development, gathers more than 20 journalists and media professionals to be trained on environmental reporting techniques on sustainable development issues. The workshop is held from 24-27 October, 2010.   …  

24 Oct 2010 | International news release
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CEC member Rod DeArmon holds black bear cub in Iowa, USA

Predator, Prey, and the People of Iowa: CEC member advances education for biodiversity

Predator, Prey, and the People of Iowa is a series of educational programs from elementary school to university level. The programs are carried out by CEC member Ron DeArmond's organization, Pella Wildlife Company. …  

24 Oct 2010 | News story

A Fern in Tanzania

CEC Member Reports from Mozambique

CEC member Tomas Muacanhia of Mozambique shares a summary of activities carried out in 2010. The aim was to empower local communities in the sustainable use of natural resources. …  

24 Oct 2010 | News story

IUCN Ambassador Iruka, Jane Smart IUCN's Director Biodiversity Conservation Group and IUCN's Naoya Furuta.

Biodiversity Band in action

Iruka, Japan's renowned singer and songwriter and IUCN’s Goodwill Ambassador, performed today in Nagoya, Japan, as delegates to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) conference are preparing for the second week of negotiations, critical for the future of our planet’s biodiversity. …  

24 Oct 2010 | News story

A fine example of the traditional Satoyama landscape - Kaisho-no-mori Forest, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Everyone’s a winner - conservation Japanese style

Just thirty minutes from the hallowed halls of the Nagoya Conference Center, where negotitations to stemm the destruction of biodiversity are taking place, you find yourself in the middle of the most beautiful and traditional Japanese landscape. …  

24 Oct 2010 | News story

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