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PEOPLES AGREEMENT

A historical Conference occured in Cochabamba, Bolivia in April. An estimated 30,00 people participated to discuss a comprehensive programe of action on climate change and the 'Rights of Mother Earth'. This is final version of the 'PEOPLES AGREEMENT' from Cochabamba. …  

24 May 2010 | News story

Mali, West Africa

Drylands mustn't go to waste

How can we manage something that we can’t measure? The value of drylands is often overlooked and yet they are a crucial source of income and other benefits for millions of people worldwide, as well as for the environment. IUCN works to ensure that dryland resources are valued, recognized and taken into account by decision makers. …  

24 May 2010 | News story

Environmental refugees in the Pacific

There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Noho documents the plight of the people of Takuu.  One of the first films to record a community evacuating their home because of climate change. …  

24 May 2010 | News story

Breaching gray whale

Seismic threat to Critically Endangered whales

A seismic survey planned by the Russian petroleum company Rosneft in summer 2010 poses a major threat to the Critically Endangered Western Gray Whale population. In a letter to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Julia Marton-Lefèvre, urges the Russian government to intervene to postpone the seismic survey and prevent a serious setback for animal conservation.   …  

24 May 2010 | International news release

Empowering Women is Good for Global Business & Development

Over the last several decades, it has become accepted wisdom that improving the status of women is one of the most critical levers of international development. When women are educated and can earn and control income, a number of good results follow: infant mortality declines, child health and nutrition improve, agricultural productivity rises, population growth slows, economies expand, and cycles of poverty are broken. …  

23 May 2010 | News story

Women participating in an FAO Farmer Field School focusing on tree planting in Kitui District, Kenya

One step forward to halting biodiversity loss?

Governments have made “positive moves” towards coming up with a plan to reduce the current loss of biodiversity, which is threatening the future of our planet. Over the past two weeks, delegates at a meeting in Nairobi have been discussing the scientific and technical aspects behind a new “big plan” to save all life on earth, the planet’s biodiversity. Scientists from IUCN, who have been taking part in the discussions, say that they’re encouraged by the commitment shown by governments to develop a new Strategic Plan for the next ten years, which would set targets to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss. …  

23 May 2010 | International news release

Bee

Tell world leaders your biodiversity message

Today we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity. This special occasion reminds us of the urgency to take action to conserve biodiversity – our life source. …  

22 May 2010 | News story

International Year of Biodiversity celebrated at Hamdard University, Karachi

To celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity a lecture on Biodiversity was organized by Hamdard University at its main campus in Karachi. Having the global recognition IUCN Pakistan was asked for the services of an expert to give a lecture on the topic. …  

22 May 2010 | News story

Students at Ziarat for celebrations of International Biodiversity Day 2010.

Biodiversity Day 2010 Celebrated at Ziarat

Ziarat, 22 May 2010: IUCN Pakistan, Ziarat Office celebrated International Biodiversity Day in collaboration with the local schools on 22 May 2010. More than 160 students and teachers from Al-Hijrah Resident School, Tameer-e-Nau School, Al-Hamd Model Secondary School and Rahbar Model Secondary School participated in a ‘Biodiversity Day Walk’ which started from Al-Hijra Resident School and finished at Quaid’s Residency. …  

22 May 2010 | News story

Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

Celebrating International Biodiversity Day

Today IUCN celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity focusing on the links between biodiversity, human development and people’s livelihoods. This has special significance for every plant and animal on Earth, particularly during this International Year of Biodiversity, and comes at a time when world leaders are setting new targets to stop biodiversity loss. …   | Chinese

22 May 2010 | News story

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