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International Union for Conservation of Nature
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.
Subject(s): Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices - Article 8(j); Endangered Species; Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Invasive Alien Species; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Forest Biodiversity; Dry and Sub-Humid Lands Biodiversity; Business and Biodiversity

Grange-Verney est un centre de formation des agriculteurs, des palefreniers et des écuyers. C'est aussi un domaine agricole et des stations agricoles cantonales: la station de culture des champs, la station de protection des plantes, la station de zootechnie, le service de prévention des accidents. Marcelin est spécialisé dans les métiers du vin (viticulteurs, cavistes) et la préparation de la maturité professionnelle, mais il y a aussi la possibilité d'y préparer un CFC agricole avec une spécialisation en viticulture. Grange-Verney et Marcelin sont des centres de congrès et hébergent de nombreuses associations professionnelles.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity

Biodiversity Monitoring Switzerland
Biodiversity Monitoring Switzerland (BDM) is a long-term programme launched by Switzerland’s federal government to record the country’s biological diversity. As it is impossible to record biodiversity in its entirety, BDM makes do with 33 indicators. For financial reasons, BDM taps existing data sources to compute the majority of its indicators. However, the programme has also started to make its own surveys of select animal and plant species groups all over Switzerland. BDM has established two nationwide sampling networks.
Subject(s): Identification, Monitoring and Indicators

Commission on Education and Communication
This site is about how to interest and motivate people for the environment and sustainable development. It is about how learning is supported and guided. The material and experience presented draws on the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication's work, the work of its members and partners.
Subject(s): Communication, Education and Public Awareness is a non-profit association founded by media professionals. Its goal is to promote the production and distribution of television coverage of issues related to human, economic and environmental crises. aims to draw public attention to the problems of our times, and highlight efforts to find solutions.

Maker of the official video for the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.
Subject(s): Communication, Education and Public Awareness

As the leading company in the fragrance and flavour industry, Givaudan develops unique and innovative fragrance and flavour creations for its customers around the world.

Our company is committed to combine sustainable growth with business principles that promote sustainable development. We aim to have the best palette of materials for our perfumers and flavourists, as well as be the pioneers of sustainable development and fair trade practices in our industry. Through different programmes in our Fragrance and Flavour Divisions we build and maintain medium and long term supply of unique raw materials all over the globe and operate a sustainable business model involving people, products, environment and society.

As part of the Givaudan Innovative Naturals programme, Roman Kaiser’s new book, “Scent of the Vanishing Flora”, (to be published in November 2010), is to receive the endorsement of the Convention on Biological Diversity. In his latest publication, Givaudan scientist Roman Kaiser worked for more than ten years collecting and investigating the scent of over 400 endangered plants species worldwide, of which 267 are described in “Scent of the Vanishing Flora”. This compilation renders the book an important contribution to the UN International Year of Biodiversity through its understanding of biodiversity, research into natural scents and the reconstitution of endangered floral species.

Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment
The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) is a cross-cutting network of DIVERSITAS with the task to explore and explain the great biological richness of the mountains of the world.
GMBA aims at:
• Providing input to policy makers and stakeholders for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in mountain regions
• Synthesizing often hidden and fragmented results of research on mountain biodiversity
• Shaping a global corporate identity for a scattered research community
• Increasing the visibility of mountain biodiversity issues
• Advocating studies on the human influence on natural and cultural landscapes in the mountains

Mike Horn Pangaea Project
Mike Horn realized that the future of our planet lay solely in the hands of our youth, who if properly educated and informed, can save and sustain our world for generations to come: the Young Explorer Programme.

Mike Horn’s dream expedition, Pangaea, is a 4-year journey of discovery and is unique in that it serves as a powerful platform from which young adults can experience and explore the natural world, learn about its challenges, find possible solutions, and above all, act swiftly to help change things for the better.
Subject(s): Communication, Education and Public Awareness

Naturgruppe Salix
The "Naturgruppe Salix" is a local, non-commercial organization of people, based in Bronschhofen, Switzerland, who are interested in nature and environment. It carries out one to three events monthly, such as field trips, hikes, lectures, nature conservation campaigns, convivial events and handicraft courses, according to the slogan "experiencing nature - with head, hands, and heart". By promoting interest, understanding and respect for nature in the public at large and especially in children, the organization wants to contribute to a sustainable development of our society. In 2010, the “Naturgruppe Salix” organizes a number of events focusing on different aspects of biodiversity.

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
The Convention's mission is "the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local, regional and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world". The Convention uses a broad definition of the types of wetlands covered in its mission, including swamps and marshes, lakes and rivers, wet grasslands and peatlands, oases, estuaries, deltas and tidal flats, near-shore marine areas, mangroves and coral reefs, and human-made sites such as fish ponds, rice paddies, reservoirs, and salt pans.
Subject(s): Sustainable Development / Millenium Development Goals; Cooperation and Partnerships; Governance, Law and Policy; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

Union for Ethical BioTrade
The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) is a non-profit association that promotes the "sourcing with respect" of ingredients that come from native biodiversity. Members commit to gradually ensuring that their sourcing practices promote the conservation of biodiversity, respect traditional knowledge, and assure the equitable sharing of benefits all along the supply chain. UEBT targets key economic sectors, one of the priorities of the strategy. Main targets: the cosmetics and health and beauty industry, and to a lesser extent the food industry.
Subject(s): Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures; Business and Biodiversity

Union for Ethical BioTrade
Union for Ethical BioTrade is a non-profit association that promotes the 'Sourcing with Respect' of ingredients that come from native biodiversity. Members commit to gradually ensuring that their sourcing practices promote the conservation of biodiversity, respect traditional knowledge and assure the equitable sharing of benefits all along the supply chain. An important element of the work of the Union for Ethical BioTrade is to assist its members on policies and practices for ABS.
Subject(s): Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing; Biodiversity for Development; Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is the "umbrella" organisation for the world zoo and aquarium community. Its mission is to provide leadership and support for zoos, aquariums, and partner organizations of the world in animal care and welfare, conservation of biodiversity, environmental education and global sustainability.

Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020