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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

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Working together towards sustainable biofuels

On the Futures Pavilion at the World Conservation Congress, Toyota Europe launched their 2008 Sustainability Report. It contained a special feature "Are biofuels the solution", to which IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre was invited to contribute. The text is reproduced below. The full report can be downloaded from Toyota's website. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

IUCN DG, Julia Marton-Lefèvre launching WANI 2 at the Congress Water Pavilion, Barcelona

7 Years On: Launching Water and Nature 2

The IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) was launched in 2001. After 7 successful years working in more than 12 river basins across the developing world, WANI has delivered results that have made river basins healthier and improved the lives of people living in them. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Booklaunch: Linking Conservation and Poverty Reduction

Buscando conexiones para encontrar soluciones

Tras su presentación oficial el pasado lunes 6 de octubre en la tarde, el libro “Pobreza y conservación” continúa hablando claro sobre la asociación entre la pérdida de la biodiversidad y la pobreza y qué alternativas se podrían encontrar para solucionar esta problemática partiendo de posiciones realistas …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

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

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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