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.

24 Jul 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Apply now for the Business Night School

Three-hour long Learning Opportunities will equip non-business delegates to the IUCN World Conservation Congress with knowledge and skills to work with business on contributing to ecosystem management solutions. Each evening (6-8 October), four sessions will run in parallel on (1) business basics, (2) partnerships, (3) communication and (4) tools, using case examples from a wide variety of sectors including energy, agri-business, advertising and communication technology. …   | Spanish

08 Jul 2008 | News story

Asturias, Spain

Climate Change will bring Spain more than just lack of rain

For a long while it looked odds-on that big international conference in Barcelona this autumn about the environment would find the Spanish host city deep in the grip of a water crisis triggered by its worst drought in 50 years. …  

07 Jul 2008 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN's Director-General, takes us to 2068

IUCN looking back to the future in 2068

Will nature be safe sixty years from now? Has the world’s oldest and largest environmental network been instrumental in achieving its main goals? What will be the new focus of IUCN in 2068 -- conserving biodiversity or something that we cannot even imagine today? …  

30 Jun 2008 | News story

A group activity during the training course

Renforcez vos habilités : Déposez votre candidature pour participer à l’une des 50 opportunités d’apprentissage qui auront lieu lors du Congrès mondial de la nature de l’UICN

Cinquante cours d’apprentissage vous sont offertes en tant que délégué(e) dûment inscrite) pendant le Congrès mondial de la nature de l’UICN, qui se tiendra à Barcelone du 5 au 9 octobre 2008. Il s’agit d’ateliers interactifs de renforcement des habilités sur des thèmes qui vont depuis la collecte de données écosystémiques, de l’analyse et l’utilisation, aux bases du travail avec des entreprises ; de la résolution des conflits aux outils en ligne pour conduire des actions de conservation ; des habilités de négociation multilatérales aux techniques pour accélerer le changement. Postulez aujourd`hui! Plus >>  | English | Spanish

20 Jun 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Procéssus de soumission de motions est fermé!

Lo procéssus pour les membres de la UICN soumettre des motions est mainenant fermé et nous sommes contents d'annoncer que nous avons reçu autour de 160 motions. La liste des motions soumise sera publiée sur ce site web plus tard cette semaine. Veuillez prendre note que la réunion des Groupes de Travail pour les Résolutions et du Programme auront lieu du 23 au 26 juin pour évaluer les motions. …   | English | Spanish

09 Jun 2008 | News story

Barcelona Harbour

Sailing to Barcelona - Come onboard!

As part of IUCN´s World Conservation Congress (5-14 October 2008, Barcelona, Spain), Sailing to Barcelona will give a voice to creative marine conservation efforts from various corners of the world. …  

04 Jun 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

IUCN seeks candidates for Honorary Membership

Nominations are sought from IUCN members and Commission members for Honorary Membership of IUCN, an award created at the foundation of the Union on 5 October 1948 and recorded in IUCN’s first Statutes. …  

13 May 2008 | News story

Former IUCN President, Yolanda Kakabadse presents the award to Dr Luc Hoffmann in 2004

Call for nominations for the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal

IUCN Member Organizations and Commission Members are invited to submit nominations for the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal. The Medal which recognizes outstanding service in international conservation is IUCN’s highest conservation award and commemorates the life and work of Dr John C. Phillips, a pioneer of the conservation movement. …  

13 May 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Registration for the World Conservation Congress is now online

The online registration system for the World Conservation Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, from 5 to 14 October, is now open. The Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Be a part of it and register now! You can also book your preferred accommodation and excursion trips online.

12 May 2008 | News story