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Archipiélago San Andrés, Providencia y Santa Catalina. Colombia

Cuenta Atrás 2010: la sociedad se moviliza para conservar la biodiversidad

Mientras la iniciativa Cuenta Atrás 2010 termina, resultados locales muestran un camino hacia una solución mundial. …  

20 Oct 2010 | News story

Biodiversity on Francophonie agenda

The XIII summit of La Francophonie will take place from 22 to 24 October, in Montreux, Switzerland. IUCN will be actively participating supporting a round table debate on “Biodiversity, cultural diversity and La Francophonie”, as well as running a stand in the Francophonie Village showcasing IUCN’s work on the management of marine and coastal areas in Central and Western Africa. …   | French | Spanish

20 Oct 2010 | Article

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Protect Planet Ocean Now

With only one per cent of the world’s oceans under protection, countries are far behind the 10 per cent target promised for 2010. A greater political will and a change in the way we manage our marine capital are needed now to preserve the Earth’s oceans for generations to come. …   | French | Spanish

19 Oct 2010 | International news release

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Planning a Holiday? ProtectedPlanet.net Takes You to 150,000 of the World’s Most Spectacular Nature Sites

Interactive Website Uses ‘Citizen Science’ to Boost Global Interest in Protected Areas …  

19 Oct 2010 | International news release

St Lucia Marine Protected Area, South Africa

Natural ecosystems and protected areas – convenient solutions to the climate change crisis

World decision makers are paying inadequate attention to one of the strongest global tools in combating climate change, says a consortium of powerful international environmental organisations. …  

19 Oct 2010 | News story

Tree Planting in Doi Mae Salong

When the army does conservation – doing it differently in Thailand

Thailand’s armed forces are involved in an uncharacteristic activity—a major conservation program in cooperation with the local community. Bob Fisher and Tawatchai Rattnasorn report. …  

19 Oct 2010 | News story

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El “gran plan” para la naturaleza requiere un fuerte compromiso

Los dirigentes mundiales necesitarán visión y voluntad política para hacer que la humanidad pueda vivir en armonía con la naturaleza, dice la UICN. Este llamado llega en vísperas de la apertura de importantes negociaciones para detener la pérdida exponencial de biodiversidad, que amenaza en última instancia la existencia de toda la vida en la Tierra. …  

19 Oct 2010 | News story

Success story of the day: University of California Natural Reserve System

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: The University of California Natural Reserve System (NRS) is the largest university-managed reserve system in the world with 36 reserves protecting more than 135,000 acres across the state for research, teaching, and public service. As such, the University is perfectly positioned to play a leadership role in increasing awareness of, and galvanising responses to, the global and regional biodiversity crises. In 2010, the NRS renewed its commitment to biodiversity issues by providing refuges for endangered and threatened species. …  

19 Oct 2010 | News story

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Protect nature – and let it protect us!

Protected areas are one of the most effective tools for conserving biodiversity and offer natural solutions to some of today’s major challenges: water quality and shortages, climate change, natural disasters, health and sustainable livelihoods. But will those taking part in the meeting in Nagoya recognize their value and the urgent need to increase most needed investments in them? …  

18 Oct 2010 | News story

Paruku Indigenous Protected Area

Putting plans to work: IUCN's commitment to protected areas.

“Helping to establish a global network of protected areas has been one of the greatest successes achieved to date by Parties to the CBD” claims Trevor Sandwith, the new Head of the IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme, speaking at the Convention on Biological Diversity Meeting of Parties in Nagoya, Japan. “National parks, wilderness areas, biological corridors, areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities are the world’s best biodiversity conservation tools and essential for human wellbeing and security”. …  

18 Oct 2010 | News story
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