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Kien Giang Province is home to HVL's Hon Chong quarry.

Field Trip to Formulate Projects in Kien Giang

Four experts from IUCN Viet Nam, Holcim Viet Nam Limited (HVL) and the Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB) are embarking on a tour of the province that houses some of the cement producer’s main national quarrying sites to settle the terms of a conservation collaboration planned between the two organisations. …  

03 Dec 2008 | News story

San Salvador

Organizaciones unen esfuerzos en pro del desarrollo urbano sostenible en Centroamérica

¿Es posible construir ciudades sostenibles?, es el nombre del foro que impulsa la Unión de Organizaciones en pro del desarrollo urbano sostenible en Centroamérica que tendrá lugar del 26 al 28 de noviembre en el auditorio del Colegio de Ingenieros y Arquitectos, en San José, Costa Rica. …  

21 Nov 2008 | News story

Wetlands dependency

Saving wetlands to fight climate change

IUCN, the Ramsar Convention and the Danone Group have teamed up to fight climate change by protecting and restoring wetlands. …  

30 Oct 2008 | News story

Red lechwe

IUCN Completes Due Diligence on Rio Tinto

IUCN has been in talks with the Rio Tinto Group over the past 18 months about the possibility of signing a partnership agreement with the intention of helping Rio Tinto reach it's goal of a net positive impact on biodiversity.    …  

28 Oct 2008 | News story

Duba lilies, Okavango delta

IUCN, Ramsar and Danone plan new agreement

IUCN was recently invited by the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention, which is hosted by IUCN and has a long-standing partnership with the Danone Group, to help develop a new initiative to assess the feasibility of generating certified carbon offsets through wetland restoration and conservation. …  

24 Oct 2008 | News story

IUCN World Conservation Congress

Mammals, markets, media – and much more!

The first day of the IUCN World Conservation Congress forum was jam packed, with the results of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species among the highlights. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Threat category: ENDANGERED

IUCN Red List reveals world’s mammals in crisis

Barcelona, Spain, 6 October, 2008 (IUCN) – The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s mammals has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, revealed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | International news release

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Working together towards sustainable biofuels

On the Futures Pavilion at the World Conservation Congress, Toyota Europe launched their 2008 Sustainability Report. It contained a special feature "Are biofuels the solution", to which IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre was invited to contribute. The text is reproduced below. The full report can be downloaded from Toyota's website. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Pavan Sukhdev at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

A true price

The current turmoil in the financial markets makes it more relevant than ever to debate the roles of the state, the public and the private sector in protecting our natural world. Biodiversity and healthy ecosystems are the true foundation of all economies, yet they are under attack by the same economic forces that ultimately depend upon them. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Interview with Tom Albanese, CEO of Rio Tinto

New solutions for the mining industry

 What has the mining industry done to change its ways and overcome poor public perceptions about its environmental record? Can IUCN's Congress provide some of the solutions to the environmental challenges huge companies are facing today? Tom Albanese, CEO of Rio Tinto, one of the world's largest mining and exploration companies speaks to IUCN's Web TV about these burning issues on the first day of intensive debates between governments, businesses, indigenous people, scientists and philanthropists.
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06 Oct 2008 | Video

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