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Biofuels in a laboratory, La Jolla, United States

Don’t let invasive biofuel crops attack your country, warn top scientists

Bonn, Germany, May 20, 2008 (IUCN/GISP) – Countries should avoid planting crops for biofuels that stand a high risk of becoming invasive species, according to a report released today.  …  

20 May 2008 | International news release

Bigeye tuna (thunnus obesus).

IUCN, NGOs, fishery managers and tuna industry groups plot way forward for sustainable tuna

The report from the Tuna Roundtable co-hosted by IUCN in Brussels in April 2008 calls for greater collaboration between different interest groups and industry players to move towards adoption of legally-binding measures to fish tuna sustainably, a common set of standard to assess industry performance and harmonised certification programmes for marine capture fisheries. …  

20 May 2008 | News story

Ali Statersfield 
Head of Acience, Bird Life

The 2008 IUCN Red List Birds Update: Interview

The 2008 IUCN Red List Birds Update makes grim reading with 1,226 species of birds threatened with extinction.
 
Ali Statersfield, Head of Science at the Bird Life Secretariat, tells Brian Thomson about the IUCN's Red List Bird Update. Run Audio 

19 May 2008 | Audio

Australia's Mallee Emuwren

IUCN Red List 2008 for birds: Climate change and continental drift

Bonn, Germany, 19 May, 2008 (BirdLife/IUCN) – Climate change has become firmly established as an accelerant to many of the factors which have put one in eight of the world's birds at risk of extinction, today’s publication of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species äassessment for birds has found. …  

19 May 2008 | International news release

Gender is for the first time at the top of CBS agenda

We need a Bonn breakthrough, says IUCN

Bonn, Germany, May 19, 2008 (IUCN) – Bonn is the last formal international gathering where meaningful progress toward the achievement of the 2010 biodiversity target can be made, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).
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19 May 2008 | News story

Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of CBD, with participants in IUCN's gender workshop, 17-18 May 2008

Gender Workshop at CBD

IUCN’s Gender Programme held a workshop this weekend to show women the way of making the most of the CBD experience. Brian Thomson asked IUCN’s Loraina Aguilar why now. English MP3   …  

19 May 2008 | Audio

Barcelona Congress

Registration for the World Conservation Congress is now online

The online registration system for the World Conservation Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, from 5 to 14 October, is now open. The Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Be a part of it and register now! You can also book your preferred accommodation and excursion trips online.
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12 May 2008 | News story

4th WCC

Agenda and Documentation for the IUCN World Conservation Congress now available

As of today all the information and documents on which Members will vote at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona (5 to 14 October 2008), including the new IUCN Programme "Shaping a sustainable future", are available online. …  

06 May 2008 | News story

Convict surgeonfish

IUCN sets its agenda for the CBD

When world leaders meet in Bonn in May for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), slowing down the rate of species loss will be top of the agenda. …  

05 May 2008 | News story

Biodiversity through the eyes of Constanza's 4 years old daughter

Interview with IUCN's Constanza Martinez

With only two years left to reach the 2010 biodiversity target, the upcoming meeting on the Convention on Biological Diversity is a rare and last opportunity for action. IUCN will use this chance to address the crisis related to the rapid loss of biodiversity. Constanza Martinez of the Global Policy Unit will tell us more about the Union’s role in Bonn and its major expectations for the future. …  

21 Apr 2008 | Audio