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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.   …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

ABCG Dar es Salaam group photo

"Future of Biodiversity in Africa" Workshop Convened to Create Vision Statement for 2025

Sept 23, Dar es Salaam-- African conservation leaders should “move beyond piecemeal projects” and “make biodiversity the foundation of African development,” by bundling ecosystem services to recognize nature as an asset for the well-being of society, according to Mohamed Bakarr, Senior Vice President of Conservation International. Bakarr was speaking at a workshop on the Future of Biodiversity in Africa, convened by IUCN in conjunction with the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Booklaunch: Linking Conservation and Poverty Reduction

Buscando conexiones para encontrar soluciones

Tras su presentación oficial el pasado lunes 6 de octubre en la tarde, el libro “Pobreza y conservación” continúa hablando claro sobre la asociación entre la pérdida de la biodiversidad y la pobreza y qué alternativas se podrían encontrar para solucionar esta problemática partiendo de posiciones realistas …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Workshop on Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

Use indigenous and community conserved areas to save nature

With exciting new developments in conservation, the concept of Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas came out loud and clear at an alliance workshop at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Pavan Sukhdev at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

A true price

The current turmoil in the financial markets makes it more relevant than ever to debate the roles of the state, the public and the private sector in protecting our natural world. Biodiversity and healthy ecosystems are the true foundation of all economies, yet they are under attack by the same economic forces that ultimately depend upon them. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Gender at World Conservation Congress 2008

Gender on the agenda

Are women being properly represented when decisions are made about the environment? IUCN Web TV talks to Lorena Aguilar, IUCN's Senior Gender Adviser about what progress is being made in integrating gender equity into conservation policy, which countries are leading the way and what more is needed. Several women who are taking part in the International Women Entrepreneurs Fair here at the Congress explain how they are changing the lives of local communities around the world through a range of innovative enterprises. …  

06 Oct 2008 | Video

Greening development to address climate change

The first of a series of seven sustainability dialogues took place at the IUCN World Conservation Congress today with a high-level discussion on ways to green development to address climate change. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Charles Besançon, UNEP-WCMC

Explore national parks with the click of a button

A new online database that manages the world’s national parks has been launched today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Sofia Mateus at the opening of the World Conservation Forum

Se levanta el telón de la mayor asamblea medioambiental de 2008

 El Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza de la UICN se inicia hoy en Barcelona, España, teniendo por misión promover las acciones de conservación de la naturaleza. Dos de las principales cuestiones que se abordará son cómo responder a las necesidades crecientes de las poblaciones y expandir los mercados sin sacrificar la naturaleza, y cómo hacer llegar el mensaje de la conservación a nuevos públicos. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Achim Steiner Video

IUCN - a barometer of change

UNEP’s Executive Director and former IUCN Director General Achim Steiner talks to IUCN TV about climate change and the role of IUCN in providing a forum for thousands of voices. …  

06 Oct 2008 | Video

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