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Young adults aged 18-28 who live or work in 15 natural World Heritage sites will prepare an exhibit and statements to present at CBD COP 10 in October 2010.

Young People from World Heritage Sites Hold Forum for COP 10

IUCN has partnered with UNESCO World Heritage Centre and GTZ for a youth event in parallel to COP10 in Nagoya. The Youth Forum Go4BioDiv - World Heritage welcomes 35 young adults from natural World Heritage sites. Tatjana Puschkarsky of IUCN reports. …  

01 Oct 2010 | News story

Discussion at V. Gulisashvili Forestry Institute

Discussion on the draft final report of impact of the logging on the rural population of Georgia

On September 24, 2010, the Vasil Gulisashvili Forest Institute hosted a discussion on the draft final report of the study on economic and social impact of inefficient and unsustainable forest practices and illegal logging on rural population of Georgia. 

01 Oct 2010 | International news release
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Arranca el proyecto del Comité Español de la UICN que conmemora el Año Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica

La Comisión de Flora de la UICN en España, el Aula del Mar de Málaga, la Fundación CRAM y Mediterránia-CIE formarán voluntarios para luchar contra la pérdida de la biodiversidad en España …  

01 Oct 2010 | News story
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Garba Tula drylands project, Kenya

Preserving life and land in Kenya

IUCN's work to restore local rights in Garba Tula dryland district in North-East Kenya. …  

30 Sep 2010 | Video

Survey of coral  growth in Weh Island,Indonesia

It’s not all about beauty

Coral reefs are often referred to as ‘tropical rainforests of the oceans’. Although they only cover 0.2% of the ocean’s floor, they contain 25% of its species, offering a spectacular overview of our oceans’ biodiversity. Corals are not only beautiful; they are also a vital source of income to many people throughout the tropical world. But at the same time, they are among the most vulnerable ecosystems, particularly threatened by climate change. So what is it like to work on protecting this precious realm of life? …  

30 Sep 2010 | News story

Bruguiera gymnorhiza - flower

Satoyama: People and nature under one roof

Preserving and developing villages and farmlands in a sustainable way is just as important for biodiversity and human well-being, as is the conservation of wilderness. But to achieve this, we need to build a sound, harmonious and long-lasting relationship with nature. …  

30 Sep 2010 | News story

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A peek behind the figures

The ‘global extinction crisis’ has been in the news for a while now and conservationists are constantly throwing figures at us to illustrate the overwhelming scale of biodiversity loss. “Twenty-one percent of all known mammals, 29 percent of all known amphibians, 12 percent of all known birds, 35 percent of conifers and cycads, 17 percent of sharks and 27 percent of reef-building corals are threatened with extinction” - many of us could lose sleep over this alarming data. But what exactly does it mean? Who calculates these figures and how? How do we know that a particular species is Vulnerable, Endangered, or Extinct? …  

30 Sep 2010 | News story

Women pastoralists taking part in participatory filming (Olbil, Tanzania)

Participatory Video in the Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Participatory Video, a new innovative way of capturing and sharing communities’ voices on social and environmental change, was recently introduced by the IUCN Water Programme. …  

30 Sep 2010 | News story

Mariners Cave, Vava'u group

A solution to the global ocean crisis

3 new publications from the Science-to-Action partnership …  

30 Sep 2010 | Article

A sacred forest of a Christian community in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.

When nature and people are one

As conservationists tear their hair out over the growing extinction rates of plants and animals, climate change effects and unsustainable development, there’s one forgotten element of the diversity of life that also urgently calls for their attention: the diversity of human cultures. …  

30 Sep 2010 | News story

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