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October 2010 Blog Posts (50)

Position Paper of Japan CIvil Network for CBD is now posted at our website.

Please check the Position Paper from Japan Civil Network for CBD, posted at our homepage.
Please read through and contact them if want to know more.
Or, I can connect you to the author if you are interested!

Added by Makiko IMAI on October 12, 2010 at 14:38 — No Comments

Malaysia’s million dollar question — where did the logs come from?

The 50-km long log-jam that blocked Malaysia’s biggest river shows the scale of deforestation in the highlands of Borneo and raises fresh concerns about how the state of Sarawak manages its natural resources. Read the rest of this post at Under the Banyan.

Added by Mike Shanahan on October 12, 2010 at 7:55 — No Comments

Thanks to Biodiversity Media Alliance

Dear Sirs,

I am much delighted and thankful to Biodiversity Media Alliance for approving my request to join you as a member of your website. It will be of immense importance to share knowledge on biodiversity issues and concerns and let's become instrumental in some way in the noble cause of protecting the biodiversity and saving mother earth by our humble efforts.

Best wishes and regards.


Prof. Mohd. Mujahid Ali

Added by Mohd. Mujahid Ali on October 11, 2010 at 7:00 — No Comments

Investigation on Red Sludge Disaster in Hungary

Hungarian National Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into the suspected professional misconduct which lead to mass fatalities, related to disaster of red toxic sludge leakage from aluminium factory in town Ajka in Hungary.

On Friday, during his visit to the stricken area, evacuated village Kolontar, prime minister Viktor Orbán said that this case would not be dealt with according to "formerly accepted standard practice". Orban…

Added by Kruno Kartus on October 10, 2010 at 19:30 — No Comments

Croatian environmental news

Dear friends, this is my first post in this community which impress me with simple and informative approach to cooperate on biodiversity topic. Since 2004 a group of journalists founded Environmental Press Centre in Croatia and one of our projects is online environmental magazine Alert which you can visit at It's published only in Croatian languague,but at least it's an information that there is such a regular eco news in this part… Continue

Added by Kruno Kartus on October 8, 2010 at 19:00 — No Comments

Guide Book & Briefing Paper for COP10 Participants now Released

Please note that following information document is now released from Japanese government.


Participants Guide Book

Understanding COP10 (Briefing Paper)


You'll find participants… Continue

Added by Makiko IMAI on October 7, 2010 at 5:55 — 1 Comment

Philippine Journalists: Communicating the Urgency of Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most pressing and debated issues of the 21st century. It is also suddenly a very hot new topic to journalists, especially from the countries most at risk from climate change like the Philippines.

Highlighting that the media has a critical role to play in raising levels of public awareness and influencing public opinion, there is a need to increase the capacity of…


Added by Imelda Abano on October 7, 2010 at 4:30 — No Comments

Giving Farmers a Reason to Stay

Cross posted from Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet.

While the coast of The Gambia is a popular—and economically thriving— tourist destination for European

vacationers, the inland portion…


Added by Danielle Nierenberg on October 6, 2010 at 19:08 — No Comments

Guardian Biodiversity100 campaign

Hi folks,

I wanted to flag up a biodiversity campaign that we've put together at the Guardian called Biodiversity100. The idea is to try to cajole governments at the Convention on Biological Diversity COP-10 in Nagoya Japan to undertake specific actions to protect species, habitats and ecosystems.

Here's the call to arms from columnist George…

Added by James Randerson on October 4, 2010 at 20:51 — No Comments

Poor countries to gain from major research into how nature’s riches can drive growth and cut poverty

This week researchers from all corners of the globe will come together to discuss ways of tapping into Nature's 'treasure chest' to reduce poverty, deliver sustainable growth and improve the lives of people in the most vulnerable communities.

An innovative and imaginative workshop, being held at the University of Edinburgh (4-6 October), is making use of video and internet technology to bring these researchers together as part of the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA)… Continue

Added by Mike Shanahan on October 4, 2010 at 14:35 — No Comments

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