Caucasus Workshop at the World Conservation Congress gives new impulse to regional cooperation for biodiversity conservation

The IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus convened a workshop on conservation partnerships in the Caucasus at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona on October 7, 2008. 

07 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

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

IUCN DG, Julia Marton-Lefèvre launching WANI 2 at the Congress Water Pavilion, Barcelona

7 Years On: Launching Water and Nature 2

The IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) was launched in 2001. After 7 successful years working in more than 12 river basins across the developing world, WANI has delivered results that have made river basins healthier and improved the lives of people living in them. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Sherri Goodman, Executive Director of the Military Advisory Board

Getting ready

The environmental and security communities are finding new ways of collaborating to prepare for the increasing number of conflicts that will arise from climate change and other environmental stresses. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Debate traces the long road to sustainability

How far has the last 20 years of environmental activism got us along the road to real sustainable development? This was the starting point for an impassioned debate at the IUCN Barcelona congress on Monday. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Global crisis a "window of opportunity"

Terraviva News

Terraviva is the daily newspaper of the World Conservation Congress. Read about the relationship between the environmental crisis and the financial crisis, the latest figures from the IUCN Red List, water in Palestine, a prize for marine research, advertising and overconsumption and the role of developing countries in protected areas.   …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

ABCG Dar es Salaam group photo

"Future of Biodiversity in Africa" Workshop Convened to Create Vision Statement for 2025

Sept 23, Dar es Salaam-- African conservation leaders should “move beyond piecemeal projects” and “make biodiversity the foundation of African development,” by bundling ecosystem services to recognize nature as an asset for the well-being of society, according to Mohamed Bakarr, Senior Vice President of Conservation International. Bakarr was speaking at a workshop on the Future of Biodiversity in Africa, convened by IUCN in conjunction with the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Booklaunch: Linking Conservation and Poverty Reduction

Buscando conexiones para encontrar soluciones

Tras su presentación oficial el pasado lunes 6 de octubre en la tarde, el libro “Pobreza y conservación” continúa hablando claro sobre la asociación entre la pérdida de la biodiversidad y la pobreza y qué alternativas se podrían encontrar para solucionar esta problemática partiendo de posiciones realistas …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

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