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Whale photograph

Watch the whales

IUCN’s members voted in favour of a resolution on whale conservation which called for the promotion of non-lethal use of whales through responsible whale watching. …  

14 Oct 2008 | News story

Public awareness raising on climate change is essential for the implementation of Viet Nam’s adaptation and mitigation activities.

New IUCN resolution urges stronger climate change mitigation

More than 98 percent of IUCN NGO members and 70 percent of state members voted in favour of a new climate change mitigation resolution. The resolution targets more specific goals and actions on biodiversity, ecosystem services and livelihoods protection. …  

14 Oct 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Motions passed

The following motions were passed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona on Saturday, October 11. …  

13 Oct 2008 | News story

Masoumeh Ebtekar (Vicepresidenta Medio Ambiente de Iran)

Spiritual Conservation

Spiritual and Religious leaders came together at the IUCN World Conservation Congress to explore how religious and spiritual traditions can support conservation. …  

10 Oct 2008 | News story

Grey-faced Sengi (Rhynchocyon udzungwensis)

Mammals face extinction crisis – results of global assessment revealed

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ announced on Monday that the world’s mammals face an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever. The paper summarizing this comprehensive assessment is published today in the esteemed journal Science. …  

10 Oct 2008 | News story

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

Ahmed Djoghlaf

Are countries measuring up?

Will countries meet the 2010 biodiversity target to reduce or halt the rate of loss of biodiversity? According to the results of the Countdown 2010 Readiness Assessment the G8 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) show medium to low performance in achieving the target. …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Panelists at Water and Climate Change session, WCC, Barcelona

Water and climate change adaptation

Climate change and its consequences, ranging from increasingly destructive storms to rising sea levels, have become prominent features in the international news.  

08 Oct 2008 | News story

A journey from discovery to decision with the Species Information Service

Experience a live demonstration of the new website for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in Barcelona this week. 

08 Oct 2008 | News story

The IUCN Red List a key conservation tool factsheet

The 2008 Review of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

At the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona this week there will be a showcase event to celebrate the release of the Review of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. 

08 Oct 2008 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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