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A river in Los Katios National Park, Colombia 
by Jim Thorsell, January 1994

International consensus on forests’ vital role in fighting climate change

The world’s forests have immense potential to lessen the impacts of climate change, but if this opportunity is going to be realized, unified global action is now required, according to a remarkable alliance of international forest leaders. …  

08 Oct 2008 | International news release

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough is one of the pioneers of the conservation movement. His work in broadcasting has
helped raise awareness and inspired countless people to join in the effort to protect the environment. In a recent interview for the IUCN's World Conservation Congress, he shared his views on the following key issues: …  

08 Oct 2008 | Video

Evening News World Conservation Congress 2008 Oct 07

Evening News Oct 7

Are computers poisoning the planet? How do Indigenous people manage biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation? Can we reduce poverty through conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity? What is the value of nature? Can we transform nature into economic value? …  

07 Oct 2008 | Video

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

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Terraviva News

Terraviva is the daily newspaper of the World Conservation Congress. Read about climate change, the financial crisis, eco-friendly driving, mining and indigenous people. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Construction of Masdar - the world's first verifiably sustainable city - began in February of 2008.

Local action, global benefits

An exciting new network partnership – the Global Partnership on Cities and Biodiversity – was launched today by IUCN, mayors from around the globe and international organizations in the latest of the series of Sustainability Dialogues at Congress. …  

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


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

Media Awards

Noemi Mercier receives the Reuters-IUCN Environmental Media Award

The story “Our computers are poisoning the planet”, reveals how computers exported to India for their supposedly eco-friendly recycling are dismantled under the poorest conditions, poisoning thousands of people and the environment. …  

07 Oct 2008 | Video

Premio Ecuatorial

Desde Barcelona, conozca dos ganadores del Premio Ecuatorial

Magdalena Puicanchinguel y Ruminahui Anrango hablan sobre sus proyectos en Perú y Ecuador. Erika Harms, de la Fundación de Naciones Unidas analiza el impacto de este premio, desde su creación en 2002. …  

07 Oct 2008 | Video

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