Safeguarding the diversity of life: life in the slipknot

Safeguarding the diversity of life: life in the slipknot

Biodiversity is the sum of every living thing around us. It is us. By letting it die we are killing ourselves. Habitat destruction and invasive alien species are considered undesirable side effects of development. That will no longer do. They are unacceptable side effects and they must stop. …  

03 Oct 2008 | Video

Healthy environments - healthy people: blood and potatoes

Healthy environments - healthy people: blood and potatoes

Human health and biodiversity; the two are fundamentally inseparable. The food we eat, the multitude of pills we swallow for anything from the common cold to cancer all stem from living matter, the sum of which makes up biodiversity. Even oil and gas are nothing more than ancient biodiversity. …  

03 Oct 2008 | Video

Healthy environments - healthy people: buy yo´ diversity

Healthy environments - healthy people: buy yo´ diversity

Biodiversity is not obscure. Once understood, neither is its importance to human health. We are a part of biodiversity, and in all humility, one might be tempted to say an insignificant part thereof. But clearly that would be a lie. One glance around is enough to confirm the impact humanity is having upon the diversity of life. It is dwindling at our hand and before our very eyes. Yet those eyes at times refuse to see, or when they do, too often turn away. …  

03 Oct 2008 | Video


First boats sail to Barcelona

The Jadran has left its port of departure, and is now sailing to the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona.           …  

24 Sep 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Learning opportunity - designing market-viable ecotourism products

IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands (IUCN NL) and IUCN Business and Biodiversity Programme invite you to participate in the Learning Opportunity on Designing market viable ecotourism products (1011). …  

17 Sep 2008 | News story

Open seas near the Seychelles

“10 Principles” for improving governance of the high seas – have your say!

The Forum of the World Conservation Congress will host what promises to be an exciting and challenging debate on how to overcome barriers to effective governance of half the surface of our planet: the high seas. …  

15 Sep 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Coming soon: IUCN World Conservation Congress

Background: The IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together 8,000 leaders from the public sector, government, business and non-governmental organizations for what is the premier summit on sustainable development in 2008. Over 10 days they debate the best ways to tackle environmental and development challenges. They share pragmatic solutions to pressing issues. And they commit to collaborative action. …  

12 Sep 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

IUCN joins forces with businesses for World Conservation Congress

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has joined forces with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) for its World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest ever conservation event. …  

04 Sep 2008 | International news release

School children looking for the prize winning drawing at a competition

Apply for a place on one of 50 skills-building workshops!

1’500 participants in the World Conservation Congress will build their skills for conservation action by participating in one of 50 (4-8 hours) practical and experiential workshops. Many have already secured their place during the first round of applications. Spaces are still available. Apply now if you wish to join!  …  

22 Aug 2008 | News story

Sahel crops where woodland has been cleared for farming, Diourbel region, Senegal

The Ardvaark’s Happy Return

The ardvaark was one of the first, but other species of bird and animal have since returned to a once bare and desolate corner of Tigray in northern Ethiopia. …  

19 Aug 2008 | News story