News & Events

David Brown at WCC

Delivering Multiple Benefits from Forest Carbon Markets

The prospect of linking carbon markets with forest conservation is a popular topic within the environmental community. The 4th IUCN World Conservation Congress provided a high-profile platform to exchange ideas on the role of forests as carbon stores. Animated by presentations spanning a variety of perspectives, the Global Thematic Workshop was one of the major events dedicated to this ecomplex issue. With hundreds of delegates in attendance, valuable insights were shared on the socio-economic and ecological risks and opportunities of forest carbon projects. …  

29 Oct 2008 | Event

Duba lilies, Okavango delta

IUCN, Ramsar and Danone plan new agreement

IUCN was recently invited by the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention, which is hosted by IUCN and has a long-standing partnership with the Danone Group, to help develop a new initiative to assess the feasibility of generating certified carbon offsets through wetland restoration and conservation. …  

24 Oct 2008 | News story

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

How to make the most of tropical forests

Indigenous people and policy makers were brought together to discuss the best way to preserve tropical forests at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Threat category: ENDANGERED

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 the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | International news release

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

CCIB

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

Marovo Lagoon Solomon Islands

Islands Journey at WCC

Islands Journey - In the mood for an Island Getaway? …  

03 Oct 2008 | News story

Ship groundings are a major hazard for coral reef ecosystems

IUCN and PERSGA build capacity to deal with Middle East ship groundings

IUCN and the Regional Organization for Conservation of Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA) recently joined forces to deliver a training course on the Economic Valuation of Damage by Ship Grounding on Coral Reefs.
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29 Aug 2008 | News story

The good, the bad and the ugly

The latest issue of IUCN’s magazine World Conservation looks at the effects of globalization on the environment—both good and bad. From fisheries to food production, tourism to technology, what can the environmental community do to ensure globalization follows a more sustainable path? We hear academic, NGO, UN and industry perspectives on a range of topical issues including invasive species, wildlife trade, emerging markets for ecosystem services, strengthening global environmental governance and balancing tourism growth with biodiversity conservation. …  

03 Jun 2008 | News story

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Economic Tools for Marine Protected Areas

From 26-30 May 2008, the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania, Coral Reef Initiatives for the South Pacific (CRISP) and the Secretariat of the Pacfic Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) hosted a regional workshop on the use of economic tools for supporting the design and management of marine protected areas (MPAs). …  

01 Jun 2008 | News story