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Countries around the world have set aside more than 12% of the earth’s land surface as protected areas - a remarkable achievement. Even more remarkable are the efforts of individuals who have worked tirelessly to promote and protect these unique areas, often at great personal risk and danger. IUCN honors such people through the Fred Packard Award – a key award made by IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) to recognize globally outstanding service to protected areas. The following seven outstanding individuals will be recognized at the WCPA Members meeting on 4 October, held prior to the IUCN World Conservation Congress: …  

02 Oct 2008 | International news release

King Talal Dam - Jordan

Understanding the linkages between energy, ecosystems and livelihoods - draft paper available for comment

How do energy, ecosystems and livelihoods inter-link? Is it all about managing impacts or are there ways to conserve ecosystems and provide greater access to sustainable energy and accomanying livelihood benefits? This background paper explores some of the issues in the workshop #1508, the final station of the Energy Journey. …  

01 Oct 2008 | News story

Women pressing palm oil, Ghana

Biofuels - Q&A available now for Congress!

Biofuels are one of the hottest topics at the 4th World Conservation Congress. 6 workshops, knowledge cafés and Pavilion events will address biofuels. Biofuels will also be discussed during the Members Business Assembly with two motions under consideration. 

01 Oct 2008 | News story


More than 30 events at WCC will address issues of responsibility

Responsibility – in terms of environmental, social and governance issues – is usually associated with large, multinational corporations. However, the spotlight is increasingly turning onto the private sector more broadly, as well as more recently onto civil society organizations.  

01 Oct 2008 | News story

When properly managed, Viet Nam’s farmlands, like the one pictured above, contain rich biodiversity.

IUCN Công bố Sách về Đa dạng Sinh học trên đất canh tác

IUCN Việt Nam đã công bố hai ấn phẩm vào hôm Thứ Sáu, ngày 26/9/2008 mô tả hiện trạng đất canh tác và khuyến nghị những chiến lược nhằm đảm bảo đa dạng sinh học trên các diện tích đất nông nghiệp của Việt Nam. …  

30 Sep 2008 | News story

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Jadran – halfway to Barcelona

On the sixth day of its thrilling journey, sailing ship Jadran has reached Cagliari, Sardinia, halfway check point towards the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …  

30 Sep 2008 | International news release

When properly managed, Viet Nam’s farmlands, like the one pictured above, contain rich biodiversity.

IUCN Launching Books on Farmland Biodiversity

IUCN Viet Nam launched two publications on Friday, 26 September describing current farmland conditions and recommending strategies for ensuring biodiversity in the nation’s agricultural areas. …  

30 Sep 2008 | News story

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CIM extends support to IUCN POSC

The German Centrum für Internationale Migration und Entwicklung (CIM) has extended its support to the IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus, through co-funding the position of Programme Coordinator Dr Tobias Garstecki for another two years. 

27 Sep 2008 | News story

Le RAMPAO désormais sur la toile

L’adresse vous connecte désormais au Réseau régional des Aires Marines Protégées en Afrique de l’Ouest (RAMPAO). …  

27 Sep 2008 | News story


Join the ELC at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

The IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) will take place from 5 to 14 October, 2008, in the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) at Barcelona, Spain. More than 8,000 leaders from government, the public sector, non-governmental organizations, business, UN agencies and social organizations will discuss, debate and decide solutions for the world’s most pressing environment and development issues. …  

26 Sep 2008 | News story

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