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Learning opportunity - designing market-viable ecotourism products

IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands (IUCN NL) and IUCN Business and Biodiversity Programme invite you to participate in the Learning Opportunity on Designing market viable ecotourism products (1011). …  

17 Sep 2008 | News story

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

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Coming soon: IUCN World Conservation Congress

Background: The IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together 8,000 leaders from the public sector, government, business and non-governmental organizations for what is the premier summit on sustainable development in 2008. Over 10 days they debate the best ways to tackle environmental and development challenges. They share pragmatic solutions to pressing issues. And they commit to collaborative action. …  

12 Sep 2008 | News story

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IUCN joins forces with businesses for World Conservation Congress

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has joined forces with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) for its World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest ever conservation event. …  

04 Sep 2008 | International news release

School children looking for the prize winning drawing at a competition

Apply for a place on one of 50 skills-building workshops!

1’500 participants in the World Conservation Congress will build their skills for conservation action by participating in one of 50 (4-8 hours) practical and experiential workshops. Many have already secured their place during the first round of applications. Spaces are still available. Apply now if you wish to join!  …  

22 Aug 2008 | News story

Sahel crops where woodland has been cleared for farming, Diourbel region, Senegal

The Ardvaark’s Happy Return

The ardvaark was one of the first, but other species of bird and animal have since returned to a once bare and desolate corner of Tigray in northern Ethiopia. …  

19 Aug 2008 | News story

Congress footprint

Wanna be a responsible Congress participant? Read "My guide to a sustainable Congress"

My guide to a sustainable Congress has been put together to help delegates make environmentally-smart decisions at different stages of their trip to and stay in Barcelona. It is part of the IUCN’s effort to practice what it preaches at this year’s event on sustainability and conservation. The guide will hopefully get you thinking about how you can combine your own plans and interests with more sustainable forms of travel. The Spanish and French version of the guide will be available shortly. …  

12 Aug 2008 | News story

IUCN Candidates for the Presidency

New Candidate for the Presidency of IUCN

In accordance with Article 27 of the IUCN Statutes and paragraph 32 of the IUCN Regulations, an additional nomination has come forward for the Presidency of IUCN. …  

07 Aug 2008 | News story

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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

West African fish market

World’s poorest on front line in climate change fight

Climate change is already happening – and it hits poor people most. The effect of more frequent hurricanes, floods and droughts on developing countries is devastating, as this year’s cyclone Nagris proved again in southern Myanmar, leaving over 130,000 people dead or missing.
To protect the world’s poor against today’s more frequent extreme weather events, some US$ 2 billion is required according to the Internacional relief agency Oxfam. However, commitments so far only total US$173.
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24 Jul 2008 | News story

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