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Reef resilience key to fight climate change

What is the best way to make coral reefs more resilient against climate change? That was the burning issue of the IUCN World Conservation Congress for Dr. David Obura, Director of CORDIO (Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean) East Africa. …  

11 Oct 2008 | News story

Ladislav Miko, Director responsible for the Natural Environment from the European Commission
IUCN TV

Capturing the economic value of nature

 Nature has an economic value. But what are the main findings of the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity report, launched by the European Commission during IUCN's World Conservation Congress? How can we capture the moral need to protect nature? Ladislav Miko, Director responsible for the Natural Environment from the European Commission talks to IUCN web TV. …  

11 Oct 2008 | Video

Anna Forslund, WWF Sweden

Reviving the river dolphin

Anna Forslund, WWF-Sweeden Programme Officer, has joined the IUCN World Conservation Congress to showcase her work in freshwater ecosystems. She says WWF’s work in river dolphins is crucial as there are so few of the left in the wild. …  

11 Oct 2008 | News story

Harsha Kumara Navaratne

Building biodiversity in crisis situations

Rebuilding a country environmentally and socially after civil war and natural disasters is not easy. But that’s what chairman of the Sewalanka Foundation, Harsha Kumara Navaratne, does using IUCN and other partnerships in Sri Lanka. …  

11 Oct 2008 | News story

Julieta Bao Koudenoukpo
IUCN TV

Préserver l'environnement avec l'Afrique et non pour l'Afrique: Quatre Ministres Africains proposent leurs vision

Pour la première fois au cours d'un Congrès de l'UICN, six Ministres Africains de l'environnement rencontrent les membres de l'UICN et échangent sur l'expérience africaine quant à la gestion des ressources naturelles, leurs défis ainsi que leurs réussites. …  

11 Oct 2008 | Video

African Ministers
IUCN TV

La conservation de la nature dans les programmes politiques des gouvernements africains

Les Ministres Africains de l'environnement expriment ici leurs préoccupations sur le choix qu'ils doivent faire pour que la gestion des ressources naturelles soit une priorité au sein de leurs gouvernements respectifs. …  

11 Oct 2008 | Video

Spiritual leaders
IUCN TV

A renewed message by spiritual leaders is enhancing nature conservation

Spiritual and religious leaders are promoting time-tested values and behaviours through a renewed message. They are also involved in activities which are contributing to nature conservation. The door for a dialogue with community members and environmentalists worldwide is now opened. …  

11 Oct 2008 | Video

Forum at a glance
IUCN TV

Shaking the world and leading the way

Four days, 900 events, 8000 participants, 179 countries. These are the figures. Agreements on high seas governance, principles guiding forest management to face climate change, framework agreements with governments, session with 10 African Ministers, initiatives such as The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity. These are some of the outcomes. Here are the sounds and the images..  …  

11 Oct 2008 | Video

Pavan Sukhdev on the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity
IUCN TV

Pavan Sukhdev on the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity

Pavan Sukhdev, an economist, is the Head of Deutsche Bank's Global Market Business in India. He believes that Economics should be at the center of the debate on ecosystems and biodiversity preservation. …  

11 Oct 2008 | Video

Barcelona Congress

The latest from IUCN Presidential candidates

Voting for the IUCN President will get underway this afternoon. IUCN caught up with each presidential candidate to find out what they would do for IUCN if successful in the elections. …  

11 Oct 2008 | Audio