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How to help your hotel help Nature

From cotton towels and sheets in guest rooms, to food in the restaurant and wood used for furniture and fittings – the products of biodiversity are everywhere inside hotels. Outside, plants and animals make a hotel’s public spaces and gardens attractive for guests, while beyond the hotel gates, parks, green spaces, coasts and natural habitats provide guests with opportunities for recreation and enjoyment. …  

02 Oct 2008 | News story

King Talal Dam - Jordan

Understanding the linkages between energy, ecosystems and livelihoods - draft paper available for comment

How do energy, ecosystems and livelihoods inter-link? Is it all about managing impacts or are there ways to conserve ecosystems and provide greater access to sustainable energy and accomanying livelihood benefits? This background paper explores some of the issues in the workshop #1508, the final station of the Energy Journey. …  

01 Oct 2008 | News story

Women pressing palm oil, Ghana

Biofuels - Q&A available now for Congress!

Biofuels are one of the hottest topics at the 4th World Conservation Congress. 6 workshops, knowledge cafés and Pavilion events will address biofuels. Biofuels will also be discussed during the Members Business Assembly with two motions under consideration. 

01 Oct 2008 | News story

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More than 30 events at WCC will address issues of responsibility

Responsibility – in terms of environmental, social and governance issues – is usually associated with large, multinational corporations. However, the spotlight is increasingly turning onto the private sector more broadly, as well as more recently onto civil society organizations.  

01 Oct 2008 | News story

Le RAMPAO désormais sur la toile

L’adresse www.rampao.org vous connecte désormais au Réseau régional des Aires Marines Protégées en Afrique de l’Ouest (RAMPAO). …  

27 Sep 2008 | News story

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Join the ELC at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

The IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) will take place from 5 to 14 October, 2008, in the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) at Barcelona, Spain. More than 8,000 leaders from government, the public sector, non-governmental organizations, business, UN agencies and social organizations will discuss, debate and decide solutions for the world’s most pressing environment and development issues. …  

26 Sep 2008 | News story

Tall Ship at the Harbour Village

Sailing to Barcelona - Book your event onboard!

From 4 to 9 October, Sailing to Barcelona boats will be moored at the Port Vell, Barcelona’s main harbour next to the city centre. Come and visit us at Port Vell every day after Congress from 19:30 onwards, and discover what participating boats are doing for coastal and marine conservation! …  

25 Sep 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Water Pavilion Agenda and Information

Water is a vital resource, and IUCN promotes progress and innovation in its management across the world. The Water Pavilion forms one of several theme Pavilions at the World Conservation Congress. All Pavilions are situated in the exhibition space at the Congress venue and are designed to provide a high profile platform for communications, networking and hospitality. …  

24 Sep 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Law and Governance Journey at the WCC Forum

Latest news about the WCC Forum in Barcelona: Information about the various thematic Journeys, leading participants to selections of Forum events, are now available on the Congress website! One of these Journeys is on Law and Governance.
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18 Sep 2008 | News story

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Water Journey @ World Conservation Congress

The Water Programme has created a journey for Congress participants as a guide through the Forum leading into the Business Assembly. The water journey's goal is to share knowledge, build understanding and form new partnerships; looking at watersheds as systems and finding solutions for balancing different water uses. This journey explores the success stories of IUCN's Water Programme demonstration sites and profiles the work of IUCN Members. Each event illustrates that cooperation and interdisciplinary approaches are imperative in water resource management decisions. …  

17 Sep 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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