Governance and Rights


  • Sacred natural sites : guidelines for protected area managers Photo: IUCN

    IUCN and UNESCO publish guidelines on sacred natural sites in protected areas


    Thousands of sacred natural sites are in jeopardy around the world despite the fact that many lie within formal Protected Areas.

  • Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Threat category: ENDANGERED Photo: Antonio Ribas / Iberian Lynx Ex-situ Conservation Programme

    IUCN Red List reveals world’s mammals in crisis


    Barcelona, Spain, 6 October, 2008 (IUCN) – The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s mammals has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, revealed at...

  • Booklaunch: Linking Conservation and Poverty Reduction Photo: IUCN/Julian Orozco

    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...

  • CCIB Photo: Barcelona CCIB 3D

    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...

  • Marovo Lagoon Solomon Islands Photo: S Chape

    Islands Journey at WCC


    Islands Journey - In the mood for an Island Getaway?

  • Linking Conservation and Poverty Reduction Photo:

    Linking Conservation and Poverty Reduction: Landscapes, People and Power


    Robert Fisher, Stewart Maginnis, William Jackson, Edmund Barrow and Sally Jeanrenaud   ISBN: 9781844076369

  • Congress footprint Photo: Irene R Lengui

    Wanna be a responsible Congress participant? Read "My guide to a sustainable Congress"


    My guide to a sustainable Congress has been put together to help delegates make environmentally-smart decisions at different stages of their trip to and stay in Barcelona. It is part of the IUCN’s effort to practice what it preaches at this year’s event on...

  • West African fish market Photo: Dr. Mika Samba Diop

    World’s poorest on front line in climate change fight


    Climate change is already happening – and it hits poor people most. The effect of more frequent hurricanes, floods and droughts on developing countries is devastating, as this year’s cyclone Nagris proved again in southern Myanmar, leaving over 130,000 people...

  • Barcelona Congress Photo: IUCN

    Apply now for the Business Night School


    Three-hour long Learning Opportunities will equip non-business delegates to the IUCN World Conservation Congress with knowledge and skills to work with business on contributing to ecosystem management solutions. Each evening (6-8 October), four sessions will...

  • Man carrying wheat in Manang (3540m) Annapurna CA. Nepal Photo: Georgina Peard / IUCN

    Put nature at centre of food crisis debate, says IUCN


    The Declaration on World Food Security, adopted in Rome on June 5, fell short of showing the political will needed to address the underlying causes of the food crisis, according to IUCN.


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