The biggest sustainability summit in two minutes

See, listen and get the feel of nine days of intense meetings, launch of new agreements and strategies, the buzz from the corridors, where the future of our planet is being discussed and the future of our nature is being decided. Some things just cannot be done over the internet! …  

14 Oct 2008 | Video

En busca de un parque para la paz

Luego de ser aprobada, la moción 60 de UICN que pretende el establecimiento de un parque transfronterizo para la paz entre Honduras y Nicaragua, deja la vía libre para generar una nueva área protegida que integre la gestión de los ecosistemas y brinde medios de vida a poblaciones locales en condiciones de vulnerabilidad. …  

14 Oct 2008 | News story

New President Elected

New IUCN president elected

Ashok Khosla from India is the new IUCN president. Thousands of members gathered for the announcement this morning following yesterday's democratic election.

14 Oct 2008 | Video

Ashok Khosla

The next four years

Interview with Dr Ashok Khosla
The Members of IUCN, the world's largest and oldest environmental network, elected today their new president. Dr Ashok Khosla from India will lead the Union in the next four years. He met with IUCN web TV shortly after the election results were announced. …  

14 Oct 2008 | Video

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Barcelona sets environment action agenda

While the world struggles with the turmoil of a market crisis, IUCN’s World Conservation Congress defined the way forward in solving the environmental crisis. Participants in the Congress underlined that the cost of biodiversity losses are not only greater than those of the current financial problems, but in many cases, they are irreparable. …   | French

14 Oct 2008 | International news release

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

2009 - 2012 PROGRAMME

Charting the course to 2012

Today, at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, the Members Assembly approved the new IUCN Programme for the next four years, effectively defining where the Union's efforts will be directed over the next quadrennial period. …  

14 Oct 2008 | News story

Kurt Ramin, Germany

IUCN Treasurer sets out vision

IUCN’s new treasurer, Kurt Ramin, set out what he hopes to achieve over the next four years in his speech on Saturday, October 11. …  

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

Aroha Mead, New Zealand

Desde la presidencia de las comisiones

¿Cuáles son los planes de los presidentes de comisión electos durante este Congreso?
Lea algunas de las posiciones e ideas que buscan implementar el grupo que liderará la gestión de las comisiones en los próximos cuatro años. …  

14 Oct 2008 | News story