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Ahmed Djoghlaf

Are countries measuring up?

Will countries meet the 2010 biodiversity target to reduce or halt the rate of loss of biodiversity? According to the results of the Countdown 2010 Readiness Assessment the G8 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) show medium to low performance in achieving the target. …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Geoffrey Howard from IUCN’s Global Invasive Species Programme

Balancing biofuels and biodiversity

The viability of biofuels in today’s market was debated at the World Conservation Congress today, with the launch of new biofuels scorecards by IUCN, WWF, the World Bank and The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels. …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Sanit Aksornkoae, Thailand Environment Institute, Thailand.

Mangroves: the best protection against extreme weather on coasts

Extreme weather such as the terrible Tsunami of 2004 is becoming more frequent due to climate change. As many coastal communities in Asia know only too well, mangroves are often our best line of defence. …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Céleo Alvarez

Pacto por la Vida convoca a la integración

En una presentación llena de emotividad y esperanza, el “Pacto por la vida” se presentó en búsqueda de generar mayor conocimiento sobre el esfuerzo y obtener compromiso e integración. …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Wild garlic

Go Wild!

More than 400,000 tonnes of medicinal and aromatic plants are traded annually, with around 80 percent of species harvested from the wild. Almost 3,000 species are traded, many of them over-exploited and in danger of extinction through over-collection and habitat loss. …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Masoumeh Ebtekar (Vicepresidenta Medio Ambiente de Iran)

Spiritual conservation

The forum’s last sustainabilty dialoge explored how religious and spiritual traditions support conservation. …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Jadran

Sailing for our seas

The message for the conservation of our seas continues onboard the boats bidding farewell to the World Conservation Congress. …   | Spanish

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Federico Cinquepalmi, Marina Pulcini and Damiano Luchetti, Italian Ministry of Environment

Federico Cinquepalmi, Marina Pulcini and Damiano Luchetti, Italian Ministry of Environment

"The take home message from this congress is "action"! This is also a great opportunity for networking. We support the Countdown 2010 and the Sailing to Barcelona initiative, and congratulate the Secretariat of IUCN on doing a great job!" …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Mohamed Mohamed, Kenya Wildlife Service

Mohamed Mohamed, Kenya Wildlife Service

"The speech during the Opening Ceremony by Prof. Yunus was highly motivating. With very little, you can do a lot!" …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Melissa Moye, WWF US

Melissa Moye, WWF US

"My highlight was the session on charity lotteries because it was a very interactive workshop. I learnt many useful things for my job, from people I had not previously been in contact with." …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

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