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New Global Climate Adaptation Network in the Works

Article: New Global Climate Adaptation Network in the Works

GLAND, Switzerland, February 5, 2009 (ENS) – A new international network of resource managers, scientists and decision-makers is being forged to help some of the most vulnerable ecosystems and societies cope with the impacts of global climate change. The Ecosystems and Livelihoods Adaptation Network, or ELAN, is being created as a collaboration between two of…

Millions in Conservation Investments Offered at IUCN Congress

Article: Millions in Conservation Investments Offered at IUCN Congress

BARCELONA, Spain, October 10, 2008 (ENS) – “Absolutely everyone now agrees that we can’t postpone decisive action if we are to avoid major disruptions in all spheres of human and natural activities,” said Julia Marton-Lefèvre, director general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. “Business as usual is simply not an option.” IUCN Director-General…

Scientists Give Birth to the Encyclopedia of Life

Article: Scientists Give Birth to the Encyclopedia of Life

MONTEREY, California, February 26, 2008 (ENS) – The initial 30,000 pages of a new online Encyclopedia of Life were revealed today as scientists assemble for the Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference in Monterey, California, where the project was initiated last year. Feedback on these first pages will shape the ultimate design and functionality of all…