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Miller Award 2008

Australian wins Kenton Miller Award for Parks Innovation

Marc Hockings 2008
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06 Oct 2008 | International news release

Connect2earth.org

Connect2earth prize awarded

Barcelona, 6 October 2008 (IUCN and WWF) – Sofia Mateus, a 29-year-old Swiss/Portuguese, is the grand prize winner of an international youth competition running on connect2earth, the green on-line community where young people can have their say about the environment by uploading videos, pictures and comments. …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | International news release

IUCN World Conservation Congress Opening Ceremony. 5 Oct 2008

What kind of world do we want to see?

These were the words which launched the IUCN World Conservation Congress today in Barcelona. The ceremony, graced by royalty, Nobel Prize winners and political leaders, opened with an urgent call for the world to change course. …  

05 Oct 2008 | News story

Tamas Marghescu
IUCN TV

The story of Sailing to Barcelona

Tamas Marghescu, IUCN Regional Director for Europe, tells us how IUCN came up with the idea of Sailing to Barcelona, how he organized it, and the results of it. …  

05 Oct 2008 | Video

Sailing to Barcelona Boat Parade

More than 20 boats sail to IUCN World Conservation Congress

Twenty-one boats from different parts of the world sailed with the joint mission of carrying their message to the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain. …   | Spanish

05 Oct 2008 | News story

Barcelona revs up for IUCN Red List Launch

The most comprehensive update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ will be unveiled this afternoon at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. The Red List now covers nearly 45,000 species. The Global Mammal Assessment will be released at the same time and will include an update on all 5,490 of the world’s mammals. …   | French | Spanish

05 Oct 2008 | International news release

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

Climate Change: beyond mitigation

Climate Change: beyond mitigation

There is no doubt that most of the world has woken up to the fact climate change is a problem and one that’s here to stay unless we act now. So how will the world judge our actions in 200 years? Will we be criticized for knowing everything there was to know about the problem and still doing nothing? Or will we be praised for our fast thinking and action that averted disaster? Here, we take a look at life beyond climate change mitigation, examine where the solutions to our rapidly over-heating planet lie, and reflect on what our world will look like 50 years on, with a population of some 9 billion people. …  

03 Oct 2008 | Video

Climate Change: a burning issue

Climate Change: a burning issue

Every day, everywhere, it’s getting hotter. The weather is more unpredictable, ice is melting, plants are disappearing and insects are appearing where they shouldn’t. These alarming trends aren’t new. There has been a lot of talk about the need to fight climate change, but disappointingly this has not been matched by action. Recently, however, there have been some changes that may yet herald the beginning of a new era in humanity’s fight against climate change. …  

03 Oct 2008 | Video

Safeguarding the diversity of life: saving the roots of life

Safeguarding the diversity of life: saving the roots of life

Biodiversity means something different to each one of us, but we all depend on it for just about every aspect of our lives, from the variety of food we eat to the feel of the clothes we wear. Human development has so far occurred without proper consideration for the balances of the natural world. But our understanding has grown immeasurably in the last two decades. It is now time to turn thoughts and words into sustainable progress. …  

03 Oct 2008 | Video