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Mr Zhang Xinsheng of China is the new President of IUCN. He was elected today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. The Congress also elected a new Council made up of a Treasurer, Chairs of the six IUCN Commissions and Regional Councillors. The IUCN Council is the principal governing body of IUCN.

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Zhang Xinsheng

IUCN and Microsoft form unique partnership to tackle species extinction

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.

Microsoft and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, jointly announced today at the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in South Korea, the formation of a new partnership to further strengthen the information available on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This collaboration sees Microsoft becoming the first corporate member of The IUCN Red List Partnership.

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Mining in the Pacific - an industry perspective

Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network

The 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress has provided a forum for all sectors of society, including industry to discuss critical issues concerning the conservation and sustainable use of nature. Nautilus Minerals, the first company in the world to be granted a deep-sea mining license, is here at the Congress to share their work and plans.

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Southern Cone conservation: a matter of how we fish

Penguins in Peninsula of Valdes, Argentina.

Over-exploitation and bycatch are just two of the many direct threats that marine species face in the Southern Cone, a region covering the southernmost area of South America.

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The 100 most threatened species. Are they priceless or worthless?

SOS, Birdlife

Tarzan’s Chameleon, Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Pygmy Three-toed Sloth have all topped a new list of the species closest to extinction released today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and IUCN.

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Sudamérica estrena la Lista Verde de Áreas Protegidas

Julia Miranda Londono

La Lista Verde de Áreas Protegidas de UICN es una iniciativa global que permitirá evaluar y estimular la eficiencia en la gestión de espacios naturales. Julia Miranda, Directora de Parques Nacionales de Colombia habla sobre la fase de prueba de la Lista.

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Geodiversity makes its debut at the Congress Forum!

The interpretation of the evolution of landscapes, climates and environments based on the geological record tends to cause surprise and to attract public attention.

For the first time an IUCN Congress Forum is addressing geoconservation — action taken towards the proper management and conservation of geodiversity and geoheritage, that is, the non-biological side of our natural diversity.

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Stories and interviews

Support Staff arriving in Jeju

Access daily stories regarding important conservation topics. Find out what are countries around the world are doing to achieve a more sustainable environment.   

> IUCN Red List of Ecosystems explained
> IUCN, Nespresso and Rio Tinto launch Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

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> Pulling together for European coastal conservation
> Overcoming biodiversity obstacles – lessons from the people who put it into practice
Day 6 - Photo highlights > Forum closing, Awards and more
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14 September: 9th sitting 8:30- 13:00; 10th sitting 14:30- 19:00 and 20:00- 24:00 (10th sitting continued)
Last buses: 00:20



14 septembre: 9e séance 8:30- 13:00; 10e séance 14:30- 19:00 et  20:00- 24:00 (continuation de la 10e séance)
Dernier bus: 00:20



14 de setiembre: 9a sesión 8:30- 13:00; 10a sesión 14:30- 19:00 y  20:00- 24:00 (continuación de la 10a)
Último bus: 00:20


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