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  • IUCN’s impact on international conservation
    28.10.2010

    As the world’s association of conservation agencies, including 84 States, 116 government agencies, and 909 non-governmental organizations, IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature) is in a unique position to reflect the priorities of the...
  • From Nagoya 2010 to IUCN World Conservation Congress in Korea 2012
    28.10.2010

    Today in Nagoya at the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Tenth Conference of the Parties (CBD COP10) a deal was signed outlining the strategic plan for IUCN’s next World Conservation Congress. This will be held in Jeju Island, Korea in September 2012.
  • The apple of discord: genetic diversity on the table in Nagoya
    28.10.2010

    For the last eight years, parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity have been unsuccessfully trying to adopt an agreement that would make sure that the benefits we derive from our planet’s genetic resources are shared fairly and equitably with...
  • Renewed energy from Nagoya
    28.10.2010

    The long-awaited tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity - or CBD COP 10 - is almost over. In less than two days, thousands of delegates from all over the world will leave Nagoya, Japan after two weeks of intense...
  • Day Nine: IUCN and the world of conservation
    28.10.2010

    Today we celebrated the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Environment of Korea, Jeju Self-Governing Province and IUCN for the design, development and convening of the 2012 World Conservation Congress, writes Enrique...
  • Day Eight: Indiana Jones and the last species
    27.10.2010

    The conference is almost over – there are only two more days of fevered discussions, late night meetings and off-side bilateral negations until final decisions will be made on what governments around the world will commit to regarding the future of...
  • IUCN signs up for green approach to urban planning
    27.10.2010

    IUCN along with UNESCO has signed a deal to support the development of the designation process for urban areas to become urban biospheres.This followed the City Biodiversity Summit at the Tenth Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological...
  • Ministers gather in Nagoya
    27.10.2010

    Senior ministers from more than 120 countries and five heads of state rolled in today to start the High Level Segment of the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held in Nagoya, Japan.  
  • Where are we heading?
    27.10.2010

    As the momentum is building at the UN biodiversity summit in Nagoya with only three days till the negotiations come to an end, we asked Simon Stuart, Chair of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission, for an update on the developments so far and his expectations of...
  • ‘Fingers crossed’ for threatened species
    27.10.2010

    Every day biodiversity is being lost at up to 1,000 times the natural rate: almost 19 thousand species out of 52 thousand assessed so far are threatened with extinction and the results of the latest assessment of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™...
  • We know how to save biodiversity
    27.10.2010

    According to the latest assessment of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) conference in Nagoya, one-fifth of the world’s mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fishes are threatened with...
  • Preserving nature while feeding a growing world
    27.10.2010

    Agriculture is the principal land use on the planet, and it depends on managing nature to produce food. Today saw experts from the field get together in Nagoya to look at how farmers can be assured the best help in developing strategies to protect...
  • IUCN Kankeisha Conshinkai Nagoya – Constituency reception in Nagoya
    26.10.2010

    Over 300 representatives from IUCN Members, Commission members, Councilors and the Secretariat braved the scattered showers on Monday evening, 25 October to enjoy the beautiful Shirotori Gardens in Nagoya, Japan, the setting for the IUCN Constituency...
  • It’s in our hands: New book on our relationship with nature launched
    26.10.2010

    A new book, Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving nature and culture, is being launched by IUCN today at the Convention on Biological Diversity conference in Nagoya, Japan. The launch is part of an event organized through a collaboration between ETC-COMPAS and...
  • TEEB explained
    26.10.2010

    Recognizing, measuring and capturing the value of nature – the goods and services it provides us such as water, food, medicine, fuel or building materials - is a high on the agenda of the Nagoya CBD conference. TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and...
  • Day Seven: How could the world be so different out there?
    26.10.2010

    As we were preparing to launch our latest publication on sacred natural sites at the CBD conference in Nagoya (Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving nature and culture), of which I am a co-editor, I decided to expose myself to some nature and spirituality...
  • Businesses on board – for biodiversity
    25.10.2010

    Finding ways for businesses to become more involved in helping to halt and reverse the current loss of biodiversity will be the main focus of the International Business and Ecosystems Dialogue, which will take place on Tuesday 26th October during the 10th...
  • Day Six: Words, words, words...
    25.10.2010

    Communications are very close to my heart, so it’s been really interesting to see the role they play here in Nagoya. We arrived here, just over a week ago, and it would be fair to say that most of us visitors came with rather limited communications, at least...
  • Local action global results
    25.10.2010

    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...
  • Heading towards the finish line in Nagoya
    25.10.2010

    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...
  • What has gender got to do with biodiversity?
    25.10.2010

    Gender equality is fundamental to sustainable development and to attaining the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, including the eradication of poverty and hunger. This is the aim of gender mainstreaming, which focuses on shifting the existing power...
  • Everyone’s a winner - conservation Japanese style
    24.10.2010

    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.
  • Biodiversity Band in action
    24.10.2010

    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...
  • Treasures at risk: Young people from across the globe unite for World Heritage
    22.10.2010

    Young people from all five continents representing natural World Heritage sites are gathering at a nature-based camp at the foot of Mount Fuji, Japan for the International Youth Forum Go4BioDiv – Our Treasures at Risk – to share experiences and...
  • Day Five: Invasive species in Nagoya – really?
    22.10.2010

    The Conference of Parties is nearing the end of the first week of multiple discussions and opinions about many issues relating to the conservation and management of biodiversity – and the valiant IUCN team is looking tired, but is still determined that this...

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