Mon, 13 Oct 2008
The following motions were passed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona on Saturday, October 11.
- Cooperation between members and committees from Latin America and the Mediterranean.
- Open access to biodiversity data and information.
- Funding programmes for small-scale civil society projects for global biodiversity conservation.
- Minimising trade in wild caught African cranes.
- Protection of rangers within and in areas adjacent to protected areas.
- Protected areas and biological diversity management programmes: Steps towards ensuring effective management.
- Increasing the pace and scale of conservation in the Mediterranean Biome.
- World Heritage nomination for Ningaloo Reef.
- Coordination of the IUCN Programme.
- Transparency of the IUCN Council.
- IUCN policy and strategy for the management of biodiversity data and information.
- Development of climate change guidelines for Red List assessments.
- Stopping the amphibian crisis.
- Increased participation of scientists from relevant countries in the preparation of the IUCN Red List.
- Quantitative thresholds for categories and criteria of threatened ecosystems.
- Conservation of the habitat of the Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus).
- Trust building for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in line with the European Charter on Hunting and Biodiversity.
- Conservation and sustainable use of fish in the river plate basin.
- Best practice protected area guideline for ecological restoration.
- Conservation of geodiversity and geological heritage.
- Following up on actions called for by the 2nd Latin American Congress on Protected Areas and Other Protected Areas (Bariloche, 2007).
- Protection of the peatlands of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
- Environmental and social suitability of the Initiative for Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA).
- Actions to conserve the Pampas and Campos of South America.
- Strengthening the integrated management of coastal areas.
- Conservation of the Western Iberian Peninsula.
- Conservation of the River Ebro.
- World appeal to prevent the loss of Lake Chapala and Lake Cocibolca, the largest wetlands in Mesoamerica.
- Responding to deforestation and land degradation related to climate change and desertification.
- Mangrove conservation in Mesoamerica.
- Establishing the IUCN Extractive Industry Responsibility Initiative.
- Strategic environmental assessment of public policies, plans and programmes as an instrument for conserving biodiversity.
- Maintenance of ECOLEX: the gateway to environmental law.
- Establishing citizens’ advisory councils for large-scale extractive industry projects.
- Forest Fire Recovery & National Park Protection.