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Ken Wilson, Christensen Fund 
IUCN TV

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A new understanding of the 'diversity of life' is gaining ground—‘biocultural’ diversity: diversity in culture as well as nature. Biodiversity and cultural diversity are intimately related to each other. Humans have adapted to life in particular environments, learning about stewardship and responsibility: how to use natural resources without depleting them, and often by enhancing them. Ken Wilson of the Christensen Fund says we cannot hope to save biodiversity if we don't take care of the myriad cultures and traditions that exist around the world. …  

08 Oct 2008 | Video

Andrew Hurd
IUCN TV

Exploring the oceans…..from your desktop

A new layer of Google Earth Outreach will bring marine conservation to millions of people around the world through their computers. Andrew Hurd of IUCN's Global Marine Programme describes the new high-tech tool and what impact it will have.  …  

08 Oct 2008 | Video

Chielinah Bandana
IUCN TV

Much more than hippos

Chielinah Bandana from Ghana leads the Weichiau Community Hippo Sanctuary initiative that is one of the winners of this year's Equator Prize. He describes the project and how it is changing the lives of all those involved. …  

08 Oct 2008 | Video

Sylvia Earle 
IUCN TV

National Geographic's Pioneer of conservation

Is there a plan of action to stop the pollution and overfishing? National Geographic's Pioneer of conservation Sylvia Earle talks with IUCN TV. …  

08 Oct 2008 | Video

Massoumeh Ebtekar, Director of Peace and Environment Centre

Massoumeh Ebtekar, Director of Peace and Environment Centre

Iran's first woman vice-president after the Islamic revolution, Dr Massoumeh Ebtekar, is currently running the centre for peace and the environment in Teheran. She studies the interlinkageas between peace and conservation and spirituality and conservation, two emerging key issues at Ion's World Conservation Congress. …  

08 Oct 2008 | Video

Nariman Othman, Minister of the Environment of Iraq

War-torn Iraq on the road of environmental recovery

In a country devastated by wars during the past three decades, convincing government and international bodies to invest in environmental reconstruction is not an easy job. Nariman Othman, Minister of the Environment of Iraq talks about the challenges and enormous opportunities ached of her country if peace is to be maintained. Becoming an active member of RAMSAR and IUCN is indispensable for Iraq, she says. …  

08 Oct 2008 | Video

Jessica Eriyo, Minister of State for Environment and Water, Uganda

African ministers look for a sustainable future

African environment ministers gathered at the IUCN World Conservation Congress today for an open and honest discussion about the future of sustainability in Africa and the role IUCN will play. …  

08 Oct 2008 | News story

Maria Blair, Associate Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation

Poverty and the climate crisis

Last year the Rockefeller Foundation launched a $70 million initiative to help poor communities prepare for and recover from the global climate crisis' impacts. Maria Blair, Associate Vice President of the Foundation talks to IUCN web TV about the links between development and climate change and the real urgencies ahead of us. The rule of law and the technical innovations are sometimes just not enough. …  

08 Oct 2008 | Video

A flooded reservoir in Mexico

Water and climate change adaptation

Climate change and its consequences, ranging from increasingly destructive storms to rising sea levels, have become prominent features in the international news. …  

08 Oct 2008 | International news release

Nalini Nadkarni, Faculty Member in the Evergreen State College

The strange power of moss for redeeming prisoners

The connection between moss and the rehabilitation of prisoners may not be obvious, but it is the starting point for an innovative conservation outreach project in Washington State, USA. …  

08 Oct 2008 | News story

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