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Workshop on Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

Use indigenous and community conserved areas to save nature

With exciting new developments in conservation, the concept of Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas came out loud and clear at an alliance workshop at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …  

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

Gender at World Conservation Congress 2008
IUCN TV

Gender on the agenda

Are women being properly represented when decisions are made about the environment? IUCN Web TV talks to Lorena Aguilar, IUCN's Senior Gender Adviser about what progress is being made in integrating gender equity into conservation policy, which countries are leading the way and what more is needed. Several women who are taking part in the International Women Entrepreneurs Fair here at the Congress explain how they are changing the lives of local communities around the world through a range of innovative enterprises. …  

06 Oct 2008 | Video

Greening development to address climate change

The first of a series of seven sustainability dialogues took place at the IUCN World Conservation Congress today with a high-level discussion on ways to green development to address climate change. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Charles Besançon, UNEP-WCMC

Explore national parks with the click of a button

A new online database that manages the world’s national parks has been launched today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Achim Steiner Video
IUCN TV

IUCN - a barometer of change

UNEP’s Executive Director and former IUCN Director General Achim Steiner talks to IUCN TV about climate change and the role of IUCN in providing a forum for thousands of voices. …  

06 Oct 2008 | Video

Pablo Manzano
Global Coordinator
WISP (World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism)

Why pastoralism deserves a better press

Pastoralism provides direct and indirect benefits to the environment in dryland areas and deserves more recognition of this contribution, according to a new report by World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP). …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Ted Turner addresses the IUCN World Conservation Forum

Four days, 800 events, and a crowd of conservationists

The forum of the IUCN World Conservation Congress starts today, with more than 800 events scheduled to take place over the next four days. …  

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

International Women Entrepreneurs Fair

Congress creates fair opportunities for women

Women have been juggling their families with trade for generations. The International Women Environmental Entrepreneurs Fair at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona highlights the economic, social and environmental inputs that women entrepreneurs bring to their countries and the world through their green enterprises.
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06 Oct 2008 | News story