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UNDP Equator Initiative

The movers and shakers

It seems the old ways are always the best. The Equator Prize, announced during a ceremony at the Congress, recognizes the work of communities who are conserving biodiversity and generating income through traditional methods. …  

08 Oct 2008 | News story

Water workshop, 7 October 2008, Barcelona

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 | News story

Adrift - Tales of ocean fragility

Tales of 12 species: Conservation or destruction?

The book Adrift: Tales of Ocean Fragility was launched today, with stories of curious sharks and ghost fishing on high seas. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

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Schedule of Contact Groups now available

The Resolutions Committee has referred a number of motions to be discussed at contact groups before they are considered and voted upon in Plenary. The schedule of contact groups is now available here. Please note that this schedule may be subject to changes. Delegates are advised to consult updates and changes at the Resolutions Helpdesk during Congress.
Schedule as of 13-10-2008 

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Grethel Aguilar. Directora UICN Mesoamérica y Caribe

Latinoamérica vive el dilema del cambio climático

¿Ser impactados o ayudar a contrarrestar los efectos? de cara al cambio climático Latinoamérica es a la vez un área de alto riesgo y una alternativa para la captura de carbono y la mitigación, el dilema entre sufrir o ayudar dependerá en gran medida de las decisiones políticas y la seriedad con que se aborde el tema. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

The deadly dozen - The Wildlife Conservation Society
Sounds the Alarm on Wildlife–Human Disease Threats in the Age of Climate Change

Forewarned is forearmed

Health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a report that lists 12 pathogens that could spread into new regions as a result of climate change, at the IUCN World Conservation Congress today. All have potential impacts to human and wildlife health, as well as global economies. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

How to make the most of tropical forests

Indigenous people and policy makers were brought together to discuss the best way to preserve tropical forests at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Turtle

Marine issues go high tech

A new layer of Google Earth Outreach was launched today which will bring marine conservation to millions of desktops around the world for the first time. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Congress Steering Committee confirms deadline for submitting new motions to the Congress: 10 October, 14h00

To be considered, the text of new motions are to be submitted electronically to motions@iucn.org by the deadline: 14h00 on 10 October. The principal sponsor and four co-sponsors must confirm their sponsorship of the motion in writing at the Resolutions Help Desk before the deadline. …   | French | Spanish

07 Oct 2008 | News story

IUCN World Conservation Congress

Mammals, markets, media – and much more!

The first day of the IUCN World Conservation Congress forum was jam packed, with the results of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species among the highlights. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

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.
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