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Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity
IUCN TV

All hands on deck

With 2010 just around the corner, the global target to significantly reduce biodiversity loss seems elusive. It's now time to think about a renewed global framework and ways to better measure progress. But let's not forget the current target says Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The target is still on the table at the highest level; last year, the G8+5 countries promised to increase their efforts. …  

09 Oct 2008 | Video

Jadran

Sailing for our seas

The message for the conservation of our seas continues onboard the boats bidding farewell to the World Conservation Congress. …   | Spanish

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Antinea foundation 
IUCN TV

What is the real state of our oceans?

The Swiss based Antinea foundation embarks on a ten year expedition to asses the state of our seas. …  

09 Oct 2008 | Video

Jonathan Fanton, President of the MacArthur Foundation
IUCN TV

Philanthropy in action

Private grant-making foundations have a significant role to play in conservation and are increasingly partnering with environmental organisations. Jonathan Fanton, President of one of the largest, the MacArthur Foundation, explains how it plans to target its latest $50 million commitment to biodiversity conservation. …  

09 Oct 2008 | Video

Gonzalo Oviedo

Power to the people

There is increasing understanding about the links between conservation and poverty reduction-how the livelihoods of millions of the rural poor depend on healthy ecosystems. The challenge is putting this understanding into practice, involving local people in decisions about, and management of the natural resources on which they depend. Gonzalo Oviedo explains some of the issues and what's needed to address them.  …  

09 Oct 2008 | Video

Federico Cinquepalmi, Marina Pulcini and Damiano Luchetti, Italian Ministry of Environment

Federico Cinquepalmi, Marina Pulcini and Damiano Luchetti, Italian Ministry of Environment

"The take home message from this congress is "action"! This is also a great opportunity for networking. We support the Countdown 2010 and the Sailing to Barcelona initiative, and congratulate the Secretariat of IUCN on doing a great job!" …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Mohamed Mohamed, Kenya Wildlife Service

Mohamed Mohamed, Kenya Wildlife Service

"The speech during the Opening Ceremony by Prof. Yunus was highly motivating. With very little, you can do a lot!" …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Melissa Moye, WWF US

Melissa Moye, WWF US

"My highlight was the session on charity lotteries because it was a very interactive workshop. I learnt many useful things for my job, from people I had not previously been in contact with." …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Bishop Geoff Davies, Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institution, South Africa

Bishop Geoff Davies, Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institution, South Africa

"This congress, through the Sustainability Dialogues and other sessions, is illustrating how religions are getting involved in conservation. This is a first and it is an encouraging development!" …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

Josephine Simon, African Wildlife Foundation

Josephine Simon, African Wildlife Foundation

"The IUCN Congress is a great place to meet face to face with colleagues from different parts of the world and also network with women from Africa who are involved in enterprises." …  

09 Oct 2008 | News story

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