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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

The Mekong is the world's 12th longest river, crossing 6 countries along its 4350km course

Hydropower on the agenda at annual WANI Meeting, Lao PDR

The 12th WANI coordination meeting was held in Luang Prabang, Laos from 18 to 22 October. The meeting was set to strengthen the coordination and delivery of WANI into 2012 and beyond. Global WANI coordinators and IUCN staff, along with colleagues and partners from the Mekong region discussed in particular issues surrounding hydropower development. …  

23 Oct 2010 | News story

Frog in a flower

IUCN brings biodiversity to the table at Francophonie Summit

Biodiversity is on the agenda for the 70 heads of State and 3,000 delegates attending the XIII Francophonie Summit that starts today in Montreux, Switzerland.   | French

22 Oct 2010 | News story

Invasive cheatgrass can displace native shrublands decreasing carbon storage and increasing fire risks

Invasive species and climate change form a ‘deadly duo’, warn top scientists

Two of the greatest threats to the natural world - invasive species and climate change – when combined, not only have devastating impacts on the environment but can also cost countries ten per cent of their Gross Domestic Product. In a report, released this week in Nagoya, Japan, scientists are urging countries to take immediate action against the ‘deadly duo’. …   | French | Spanish

22 Oct 2010 | International news release

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