News and reports from the World Conservation Congress

Sacred natural sites : guidelines for protected area managers

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. …  

07 Oct 2008 | International news release

Water and Nature Initiative

Critics challenge conservationists to emulate business leaders for change

Two days after IUCN's President called on the world's corporate executives to seat environmental leaders on every board of directors, critics at the World Conservation Congress countered that environmental leaders must urgently learn and adopt business management approaches, otherwise the conservation movement will continue to “fail” to achieve the impacts it has been seeking for decades. …  

07 Oct 2008 | International news release

What kind of world do you want?

What kind of world do you want?

The World Conservation Congress brings together Royalty, Heads of State, Nobel Prize winners, world-renowned scientists and philanthropists, working with environmental, business and indigenous leaders. The opening ceremony featured High-level speakers such as the Prince of Asturias, the Princess of Thailand, Spain's Minister of Environment, Prince Albert of Monaco and Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus. Delegates include prominent figures such as Prince Albert of Monaco and CNN founder Ted Turner. …  

07 Oct 2008 | Video

Sofia Mateus, winner

Remise du prix connect2earth

Sofia Mateus, une jeune Suisso-portugaise de 29 ans, est la grande gagnante d’une compétition internationale destinée aux jeunes, sur le site Cette communauté verte en ligne, lancée par l’UICN et le WWF avec le soutien de Nokia, permet aux jeunes de s’exprimer sur l’environnement en chargeant leurs vidéos, photos et commentaires.    …  

07 Oct 2008 | Video

IUCN's Jean-Christophe Vié addresses the World Conservation Congress

Latest lowdown on IUCN Red List

Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Head of the IUCN Species Programme, gives the latest news on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Mammals are in a dire state, according to Vié, but there is hope for the future as long as we make concerted conservation efforts. …  

07 Oct 2008 | Audio

Red List Video

IUCN Red List brings news on mammals

The most comprehensive assesment of the world's mammals has confirmed an extintion crisis. IUCN experts talk about the main concerns on the 2008 Red List, challenges we face, and news on the 2009 List. …  

07 Oct 2008 | Video

News 06 Nov 2008

Evening News Oct 6

Another lively day unfolded at the IUCN World Conservation Congress with the opening of the forum, the 2008 Red List launch, the announcement of Connect2earth's grand prize winner and a heated debate on over consumption. …  

06 Oct 2008 | Video

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

Sherri Goodman, Executive Director of the Military Advisory Board

Getting ready

The environmental and security communities are finding new ways of collaborating to prepare for the increasing number of conflicts that will arise from climate change and other environmental stresses. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Debate traces the long road to sustainability

How far has the last 20 years of environmental activism got us along the road to real sustainable development? This was the starting point for an impassioned debate at the IUCN Barcelona congress on Monday. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

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