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Curtain rises on largest environmental meeting of 2008

The IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off today in Barcelona, Spain, with its mission of boosting action to conserve nature. Leading questions are how to meet the growing needs of populations and expanding markets without sacrificing nature, and how to get conservation messages to new audiences. …   | French | Spanish

05 Oct 2008 | International news release

Open seas near the Seychelles

“10 Principles” for improving governance of the high seas – have your say!

The Forum of the World Conservation Congress will host what promises to be an exciting and challenging debate on how to overcome barriers to effective governance of half the surface of our planet: the high seas. …  

15 Sep 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Observers allowed to attend contact groups at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

IUCN is pleased to announce that the Congress Preparatory Committee decided to allow observers to attend meetings of contact groups during the Members' Assembly of the IUCN World Conservation Congress. The Congress will take place from 5 to 14 October, 2008, in Barcelona, Spain. …  

30 Jul 2008 | News story

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Marine miracles at Convention on Biological Diversity

The move to create a network of marine protected areas that spans the entire globe took a huge step forward at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which ended last week in Bonn. …  

03 Jun 2008 | News story

Critically Endangered Sumatran orang-utan (Pongo abelii)

Less talk, more conservation, says IUCN

Bonn, Germany – The time to take action to stem the destruction of the natural world is now, according to the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). But the strong words coming out of the Bonn meeting fall short on the action the world is demanding, says IUCN. …  

30 May 2008 | News story

Forest fire, Costa Rica

The best things in life are not free

Costa Rica paid 200 million USD to its farmers to protect ecosystems. In doing so, it saved 460,000 hectares of forests and contributed to the well-being of 8.000 people. Such payments for ecosystem services are one way to reward unrecognised benefits of good ecosystem management. …  

29 May 2008 | Audio

Forest fire, Costa Rica

The best things in life are not free

Costa Rica paid 200 million USD to its farmers to protect ecosystems. In doing so, it saved 460,000 hectares of forests and contributed to the well-being of 8.000 people. Such payments for ecosystem services are one way to reward unrecognised benefits of good ecosystem management. …  

29 May 2008 | News story

TACARE project - the Jane Goodall Institute

Gender takes its place within CBD, says IUCN

Bonn, Germany, May 29, 2008 (IUCN) – For the first time in the history of CBD, delegates in Bonn have approved a road map ensuring that gender equality is a mainstream element in the work related to the CBD. …  

29 May 2008 | News story

Alejandro Iza, Head of IUCN's Environmental Law Centre

Legal Eagles Eye-Up CBD

The Convention on Biological Diversity is holding its latest meeting in the former German cit of Bonn.
 
The former West-German capital is also home to IUCN's Environmental Law Centre.
 
Alejandro Iza is IUCN's main man for environmental law issues, he tells us what he's following at the CBD. Run audio 

28 May 2008 | News story