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Build your skills: Apply now to participate in one of fifty Learning Opportunities during the IUCN World Conservation Congress

Fifty Learning Opportunities are offered to you as a fully registered delegate during the IUCN World Conservation Congress, Barcelona from 5 to 9 October 2008. These are interactive, skills-building workshops on topics ranging from ecosystem data collection, analysis and use, to the basics of working with business; from conflict resolution to online tools driving conservation action; from multilateral negotiation skills to techniques for accelerating change. Apply to participate now! More >>  | French | Spanish

20 Jun 2008 | News story

Amidou Garané

From the Volta Basin to the Rhine

Professor Amidou Garané, from the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), is visiting the ELC this month to work on international rivers governance related to the Volta Basin. …  

17 Jun 2008 | News story

Roosts of the Madagascan Flying fox (Pteropus rufus) are under threat from hunters, farmers and forest fires.

Madagascan villagers join race to protect flying fox

Villages in the Malagasy region of Madagascar are working with conservationists to safeguard the future of eight colonies of threatened bat. …  

13 Jun 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Motion submission process now closed

The process for IUCN members to submit motions is now closed and we are pleased to announce that approximately 160 motions have been submitted. The list of the submitted motions is available here. Please note that the meeting of the Resolutions and Programme Working Groups to review the motions will take place on June 23-26. …   | French | Spanish

09 Jun 2008 | News story

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

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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