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

Greening development to address climate change

The first of a series of seven sustainability dialogues took place at the IUCN World Conservation Congress today with a high-level discussion on ways to green development to address climate change. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Charles Besançon, UNEP-WCMC

Explore national parks with the click of a button

A new online database that manages the world’s national parks has been launched today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Sofia Mateus at the opening of the World Conservation Forum

Se levanta el telón de la mayor asamblea medioambiental de 2008

 El Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza de la UICN se inicia hoy en Barcelona, España, teniendo por misión promover las acciones de conservación de la naturaleza. Dos de las principales cuestiones que se abordará son cómo responder a las necesidades crecientes de las poblaciones y expandir los mercados sin sacrificar la naturaleza, y cómo hacer llegar el mensaje de la conservación a nuevos públicos. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Pablo Manzano
Global Coordinator
WISP (World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism)

¿Por qué merece el pastoreo una mejor prensa?

Pastoreo proporciona beneficios directos e indirectos para el medio ambiente en las zonas secas y merece un mayor reconocimiento de esta contribución, según un nuevo informe de la Iniciativa Mundial para el Pastoreo Sostenible (IMPS). …   | English | French

06 Oct 2008 | News story
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Ted Turner addresses the IUCN World Conservation Forum

Four days, 800 events, and a crowd of conservationists

The forum of the IUCN World Conservation Congress starts today, with more than 800 events scheduled to take place over the next four days. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

International Women Entrepreneurs Fair

Congress creates fair opportunities for women

Women have been juggling their families with trade for generations. The International Women Environmental Entrepreneurs Fair at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona highlights the economic, social and environmental inputs that women entrepreneurs bring to their countries and the world through their green enterprises.

06 Oct 2008 | News story

HRH Felipe, Prince of Asturias and HSH Prince Albert of Monaco, during the IUCN World Conservation Congress opening ceremony

IUCN World Conservation Congress off to flying start

The IUCN World Conservation Congress got off to a flying start in Barcelona today as it celebrated its 60th birthday. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Forest Journey, World Congress 2008

Viaje por el Bosque

As part of your planning for the 2008 World Conservation Congress, the IUCN Forest Conservation Programme has just released The Forest Journey Brochure. …   | English | French

06 Oct 2008 | News story

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