Barcelona Congress

The latest from IUCN Presidential candidates

Voting for the IUCN President will get underway this afternoon. IUCN caught up with each presidential candidate to find out what they would do for IUCN if successful in the elections. …  

11 Oct 2008 | Audio

Global Reef expedition to save the coral reefs

Global Reef expedition to save the coral reefs

One -third of the reef building corals are threatened with extinction. What can be done to protect our oceans and the marine ecosystems on which the health of our planet depends. HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan announced the launch of a three-year expedition and gave an exclusive interview for IUCN web TV …  

10 Oct 2008 | Video

Iñaki Gili

Cataluña apunta a la reducción de emisiones de carbono

A partir de una estrategia para la mitigación del cambio climático, la región autónoma de Cataluña se ha impuesto la meta de reducir su huella de carbono a niveles cada vez más próximo a las metas planteadas en el marco del Protocolo de Kyoto. …  

10 Oct 2008 | Audio

Deyna Marsh, Luisa Tagicakibau, Ron Simpson

Pacific Island youth lead the way

Arise and open your eyes – it’s time to turn the tide! This was the message of young Pacific islanders attending the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain, this week. …  

10 Oct 2008 | News story

Tim Flannery

Earth's intelligence

Professor Tim Flannery is one of Australia’s leading thinkers and writers. An internationally-acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, his books include The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change. He believes human intelligence will allow us to live sustainably on the earth, before it's too late. …  

10 Oct 2008 | Video

Evening News Oct 9

Evening News Oct 9

Are there spiritual solutions to our environmental crisis? Should animal logos be free? The last day of the forum raised many questions and more, but also brought answers and tremendous contributions to conservation inititatives. …  

09 Oct 2008 | Video

Phytoplankton bloom off Argentina.

Is marine geo-engineering a solution to climate change?

Climate change is destroying ecosystems and desolating communities dependent upon them. Should we now be seeking to reverse this trend through intentional large-scale manipulation of the marine environment? …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Tim Snow, Chief of Field Staff at the Endangered Wildlife Trust

How to live with hippos, elephants and lions

Are lions, elephants, hippos, jaguars and people bound to come into conflict when they meet? How can we prevent or at least reduce the conflict between human beings and wildlife? These were some of the topics up for debate at a special session of the IUCN World Conservation Congress today. …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Omar Ramirez, de República Dominicana

Iniciativa del Caribe Insular ya está en pie

Hoy se lanzó oficialmente la Iniciativa del Caribe Insular con la participación de representantes de la zona insular como Cuba, República Dominicana, Haití y Bahamas, así como personeros de la cooperación internacional del gobierno francés y el PNUD. …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

VIPs gather on board Prince Turki Bin Nasser’s boat “Sarah”

Global Leaders inspire the world

Sustainability leaders from around the world gathered on board Prince Turki Bin Nasser Bin Abdulaziz’s yacht “Sarah” in Barcelona, where they shared their inspiring ideas and thoughts about the environment and the pressing need to face the global environmental challenge. …  

09 Oct 2008 | International news release