October

Yvonne Sadovy de Mitcheson, University of Hong Kong

"I very much like the pavilions, the layout of the congress is great for networking and some of the workshops I have attended, such as those on communications, have been outstanding." …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Gianluca Catullo, WWF Italy

"I was fascinated by the session on building ecological networks and think this congress is an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences and further partnerships, such as for the future of the Mediterranean." …  

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

Sheila Oparaocha, ETC Energia

Sheila Oparaocha, ETC Energia

"I did not expect the congress to be so big. I am particularly impressed by the International Women Environmental Entrepreneurs Fair. It brings women working on key issues, such as environment, energy and climate change, together to share experience on running businesses and being entrepreneurs." …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Margaret Otieno, Wildlife Clubs of Kenya

Margaret Otieno, Wildlife Clubs of Kenya

"I loved the opening ceremony. It emphasized the importance of conservation and the concerns of the whole world. I am overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of material available here in Barcelona. There is so much to learn!" …  

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

Maria Blair, Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation

Financial crunch heralds a different future for philanthropy

Foundations who fund philanthropy expect the current economic meltdown means they will have to do more with less. But most assured the audience at the IUCN congress’s debate today on how philanthropy can contribute to a sustainable future that they are in this business for the long term. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story