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Over 5 billion of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas by 2030

By the end of this year a first-time record of 3.3 billion people, more than half of the world’s population, are expected to live in urban areas according to the UN.    …  

27 Oct 2008 | News story

Divers admire groupers and sharks in a Caribbean Marine Protected Area

IUCN makes new commitment to the Caribbean

The World Conservation Congress held from 5 to 14 October in Barcelona, marked an important landmark for the Caribbean, with the launch by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) of a new Initiative for the region.   …  

16 Oct 2008 | News story

Maria Blair, Associate Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation

Poverty and the climate crisis

Last year the Rockefeller Foundation launched a $70 million initiative to help poor communities prepare for and recover from the global climate crisis' impacts. Maria Blair, Associate Vice President of the Foundation talks to IUCN web TV about the links between development and climate change and the real urgencies ahead of us. The rule of law and the technical innovations are sometimes just not enough. …  

15 Oct 2008 | News story

New President Elected
IUCN TV

New IUCN president elected

Ashok Khosla from India is the new IUCN president. Thousands of members gathered for the announcement this morning following yesterday's democratic election.
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14 Oct 2008 | News story

ABCG Dar es Salaam group photo

"Future of Biodiversity in Africa" Workshop Convened to Create Vision Statement for 2025

Sept 23, Dar es Salaam-- African conservation leaders should “move beyond piecemeal projects” and “make biodiversity the foundation of African development,” by bundling ecosystem services to recognize nature as an asset for the well-being of society, according to Mohamed Bakarr, Senior Vice President of Conservation International. Bakarr was speaking at a workshop on the Future of Biodiversity in Africa, convened by IUCN in conjunction with the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

ITTO Biodiversity Guidelines tested in Production Forest in Cameroon

The Future of Biodiversity in Africa

African conservation leaders should “move beyond piecemeal projects” and “make biodiversity the foundation of African development,” by bundling ecosystem services to recognize nature as an asset for the well-being of society, according to Mohamed Bakarr, Senior Vice President of Conservation International. Bakarr was speaking at a workshop on the Future of Biodiversity in Africa, convened by IUCN in conjunction with the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. …   | French

03 Oct 2008 | News story

WCC Marine Guide

Looking forward to the 2008 IUCN Congress: Marine Guide

The IUCN Congress in Barcelona this October will feature over 100 marine-related events. The IUCN Global Marine Programme has issued a flier to highlight these and display a first timetable of the main marine workshops. …  

28 Aug 2008 | News story

Striped frog. Tavi, Portugal

A Voice for Species Conservation

Why should we care about species when the world has so many other challenges to face? Help us create a Global Voice for Species Conservation!
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26 Aug 2008 | News story

Congress footprint

Wanna be a responsible Congress participant? Read "My guide to a sustainable Congress"

My guide to a sustainable Congress has been put together to help delegates make environmentally-smart decisions at different stages of their trip to and stay in Barcelona. It is part of the IUCN’s effort to practice what it preaches at this year’s event on sustainability and conservation. The guide will hopefully get you thinking about how you can combine your own plans and interests with more sustainable forms of travel. The Spanish and French version of the guide will be available shortly. …  

12 Aug 2008 | News story

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