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Curtain rises on largest environmental meeting of 2008

The IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off today in Barcelona, Spain, with its mission of boosting action to conserve nature. Leading questions are how to meet the growing needs of populations and expanding markets without sacrificing nature, and how to get conservation messages to new audiences. …   | French | Spanish

05 Oct 2008 | International news release

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UN uses IUCN Red List to measure success of Millennium Development Goals

For the first time, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals is monitoring the world’s plants and animals using the IUCN Red List Index. …  

25 Sep 2008 | International news release

Cascada Azul, Chipas, México.

México se une a UICN como Estado miembro

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, directora general de UICN, y Grethel Aguilar, directora Regional de UICN Mesoamérica, anunciaron la incorporación del Gobierno de México como Estado Miembro de la UICN. …  

18 Sep 2008 | International news release

Barcelona Congress

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

Making sustainable development happen: SEED announces its 2008 Award Winners

Five highly resourceful and innovative local entrepreneurial partnerships which can contribute to the Millennium Development Goals were today celebrated as the SEED Initiative announced its 2008 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development. …  

21 Aug 2008 | International news release

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Humpback whale on road to recovery, reveals IUCN Red List

Some large whale species, including the humpback, are now less threatened with extinction, according to the cetacean update of the 2008 IUCN Red List. Most small coastal and freshwater cetaceans, however, are moving closer to extinction. …   | French | Spanish

12 Aug 2008 | International news release

Logo of 2008 Reuters IUCN Media Awards

Reuters-IUCN Environmental Media Awards announce regional winners

Reuters Foundation and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature announce today the regional winners of the 2008 Reuters-IUCN Media Awards for Excellence in Environmental Reporting, who will vie for the global prize of US$5,000. …   | French | Spanish

07 Aug 2008 | International news release

Javan Gibbon, Hylobates moloch, Endangered, Indonesia.

Extinction threat growing for mankind’s closest relatives

Mankind’s closest relatives – the world’s monkeys, apes and other primates – are disappearing from the face of the Earth, with some being literally eaten to extinction. …   | French | Spanish | Chinese

03 Aug 2008 | International news release

Sea urchin in sea grass

Seagrass meadows in “hot water” – IUCN

Seagrass meadows are essential to commercial species such as prawns …   | Spanish

25 Jul 2008 | International news release

Conference: "The European Union and its Overseas Entities: Strategies to counter Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss" (Reunion Island, 7-11 July 2008)

28 EU overseas entities join forces for the first time to counter climate change - IUCN

For the first time the EU’s overseas entities have come together at a meeting in Reunion Island, calling for action on climate change impacts to help preserve nature, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the Reunion Conference on Climate Change and Biodiversity in EU Overseas Entities (7-11 July). …  

11 Jul 2008 | International news release