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Hermien Roosita, Deputy Minister of Environment

Sumatra’s historic agreement in Barcelona

The Indonesian government and WWF today announced a bold commitment to protect the remaining forests and critical ecosystems of Sumatra today at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress. …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Geoffrey Howard from IUCN’s Global Invasive Species Programme

Balancing biofuels and biodiversity

The viability of biofuels in today’s market was debated at the World Conservation Congress today, with the launch of new biofuels scorecards by IUCN, WWF, the World Bank and The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels. …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

What is the value of nature? A report offers an answer

A joint German/European Commission study released today offers economic tools to assess the value of nature in order to better protect it. …  

09 Oct 2008 | Video

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature

Largest environmental meeting sends wake-up call to the world

It’s time to wake up and take action to protect the planet’s natural wealth, that’s the message of the first part of IUCN’s World Conservation Congress. …   | Spanish

09 Oct 2008 | International news release

Wild garlic

Go Wild!

More than 400,000 tonnes of medicinal and aromatic plants are traded annually, with around 80 percent of species harvested from the wild. Almost 3,000 species are traded, many of them over-exploited and in danger of extinction through over-collection and habitat loss. …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Antinea foundation 
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What is the real state of our oceans?

The Swiss based Antinea foundation embarks on a ten year expedition to asses the state of our seas. …  

09 Oct 2008 | Video

Gonzalo Oviedo

Power to the people

There is increasing understanding about the links between conservation and poverty reduction-how the livelihoods of millions of the rural poor depend on healthy ecosystems. The challenge is putting this understanding into practice, involving local people in decisions about, and management of the natural resources on which they depend. Gonzalo Oviedo explains some of the issues and what's needed to address them.  …  

09 Oct 2008 | Video

Dolphin, near the Azores

High seas gems in the spotlight

Today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, a joint initiative has been launched to highlight special places in the least protected place on Earth: the high seas. The centerpiece of which is a brochure showcasing 10 “gems” of the high seas. …  

09 Oct 2008 | International news release

Evening News Oct 08, 2008
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Evening News Oct 8

What is the real state of our oceans? How can we support families of rangers who lose their lives while saving our parks? How can we work with Africa to sustain their natural resources? these and other key issues were discussed today at the iucn congress. …  

08 Oct 2008 | Video

Javier Garat, Secretary General of CEPESCA

First IUCN agreement with Spanish fishing industry – sell-out or positive move?

The Spanish fishing federation CEPESCA and IUCN have signed a co-operation agreement to work together on the problems facing the industry including issues such as biodiversity and sustainable use. …  

08 Oct 2008 | News story

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