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Man carrying wheat in Manang (3540m) Annapurna CA. Nepal

Put nature at centre of food crisis debate, says IUCN

The Declaration on World Food Security, adopted in Rome on June 5, fell short of showing the political will needed to address the underlying causes of the food crisis, according to IUCN. …  

06 Jun 2008 | News story

The Chinese delegation meet with Ghana Forest Commission and VPA steering committee representatives.

China explores ways to support sustainable trade in forest products with West and Central Africa

From April 25th to May 9th 2008, a Chinese delegation visited Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Gabon to explore potential collaboration and to learn more about forest sector reforms in these countries, including the European Union’s ongoing FLEGT1 efforts in Africa. …  

06 Jun 2008 | News story

Energy

IUCN and member GNV join forces to deliver message on importance of ecosystems for sustainable energy

IUCN member organisation GNV (Green Network Vojvodina) presented a joint IUCN paper at the 4th Regional Conference: Environment for Europe (EnE08) in Belgrade on the June 4-5, 2008. …  

05 Jun 2008 | News story

Barcelona Harbour

Sailing to Barcelona - Come onboard!

As part of IUCN´s World Conservation Congress (5-14 October 2008, Barcelona, Spain), Sailing to Barcelona will give a voice to creative marine conservation efforts from various corners of the world. …  

04 Jun 2008 | News story

UNFCCC logo

IUCN at the latest climate change talks

After two weeks of talks on conserving biodiversity, the city of Bonn is now hosting the latest round of UN-sponsored global climate change negotiations, from 2 to 13 June, 2008. Keeping people and nature together in all action plans, and ensuring that mitigation and adaptation practices are in place where most needed, will be at the top of IUCN’s agenda …  

03 Jun 2008 | News story

The good, the bad and the ugly

The latest issue of IUCN’s magazine World Conservation looks at the effects of globalization on the environment—both good and bad. From fisheries to food production, tourism to technology, what can the environmental community do to ensure globalization follows a more sustainable path? We hear academic, NGO, UN and industry perspectives on a range of topical issues including invasive species, wildlife trade, emerging markets for ecosystem services, strengthening global environmental governance and balancing tourism growth with biodiversity conservation. …  

03 Jun 2008 | News story

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Marine miracles at Convention on Biological Diversity

The move to create a network of marine protected areas that spans the entire globe took a huge step forward at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which ended last week in Bonn. …  

03 Jun 2008 | News story

Perverse priorities

Perverse priorities

Globalization leads to at least US$ 200 billion being spent on ‘perverse’ subsidies that harm biodiversity habitats as well as economies. This subsidies funding is ten times more than conservation spending worldwide. Norman Myers describes the paradox. …  

02 Jun 2008 | News story

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Economic Tools for Marine Protected Areas

From 26-30 May 2008, the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania, Coral Reef Initiatives for the South Pacific (CRISP) and the Secretariat of the Pacfic Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) hosted a regional workshop on the use of economic tools for supporting the design and management of marine protected areas (MPAs). …  

01 Jun 2008 | News story

Daniel Klein, IUCN's Environmental Law Centre

The third pillar of the CBD: Access and Benefit Sharing

Access and Benefit Sharing is intrinsically linked to the other two pillars - conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Delegates in Bonn agreed to continue work on an international regime for this issue. …  

29 May 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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