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06 October 2008 | News story

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.  

Global crisis a "window of opportunity"
The global meltdown affecting the financial and banking system in most of the industrialized world, and the rediscovery of the state's power as saviour of last resort, are opening a window of opportunity for a new economic paradigm, that ends the short-sighted seek for high returns, typical of neoliberalism.

Guess what: mammals are in crisis
One in four mammals of planet Earth are at risk of disappearing forever, says the newest issue of "The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species."

When Water is Bitter
Palestinian villagers slurp unsafe agricultural water rather than trusting water provided by an Israeli company.

Troubled waters ahead: French scientist
Politically committed French maritime biologist Daniel Pauly received the 4th Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the IUCN World Conservation Congress with an emotional but a scathing indictment over the ruthless exploitation of the seas.

Advertising: The threat of excess
Many questioned the role of advertising agencies in creating a generation of consumers rather than responsible citizens at a debate on Monday at the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress. Some even questioned unsustainable products that advertisers sell.

Developing countries take the lead on protected areas
A World Database on Protected Areas was launched by the UNEP and the IUCN that allows users to view comprehensive information on national parks and protected areas using Google Earth and to download data and compare it with other species and environmental data.

Governments should take lead in renewables: Shell CEO
Media has created a court of public opinion against Shell, says its CEO, Jeroen van der Veer talking to TerraViva.