Media Centre

Welcome to IUCN’s media centre for journalists during the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. 

Media registration will take place in the Registration Area at the Barcelona International Congress Centre. It will be open from 12 noon to 20:00 on Saturday, October 4, and from 08:30 to 20:00 on Sunday, October 5.

The media centre will be open from 14:00 to 22:00 on Sunday, October 5. It will open from 08:00 to 22:00 from Monday, October 6, to Saturday, October 11. It will reopen on Monday, October 13, at 08:00 and close at 17:00 on Tuesday, October 14.

We have a media handling team who will help journalists find their way around events, set up interviews with IUCN staff and other top VIPS, and be on hand to answer any general queries you may have.

A list of key events, press conferences and VIP delegates who journalists may be interested in interviewing are updated regularly online by clicking the links to the right.

Internet connections are available as fixed points in the media centre, as well as access to a wireless connection. IT support will be provided by the Congress venue.

If you have any queries about the media facilities at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress please feel free to contact members of the following IUCN media team.

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Press Releases


Barcelona revs up for IUCN Red List Launch

The most comprehensive update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ will be unveiled this afternoon at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. The Red List now covers nearly 45,000 species. The Global Mammal Assessment will be released at the same time and will include an update on all 5,490 of the world’s mammals. …   | French | Spanish

05 Oct 2008 | International news release


Curtain rises on largest environmental meeting of 2008

The IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off today in Barcelona, Spain, with its mission of boosting action to conserve nature. Leading questions are how to meet the growing needs of populations and expanding markets without sacrificing nature, and how to get conservation messages to new audiences. …   | French | Spanish

05 Oct 2008 | International news release

Barcelona Congress

IUCN joins forces with businesses for World Conservation Congress

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has joined forces with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) for its World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest ever conservation event. …  

04 Sep 2008 | International news release

Media Launch for the IUCN Congress in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona acoge el debate mundial para avanzar hacia un mundo diverso y sostenible

La colaboración entre las administraciones españolas y catalanas con la UICN hace posible la organización del Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza
El Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza acogerá más de 8.000 destacadas personalidades del medio ambiente y desarrollo sostenible …   | Spanish

26 Mar 2008 | International news release

WWF and IUCN launch new green on-line community for youth, supported by Nokia

Two of the world’s largest environmental organizations, WWF and IUCN, supported by Nokia, are launching for young people to tell the world what they think about the environment …  

07 Mar 2008 | International news release

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