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Forest, Wildlife Protection Pledged at World Conservation Congress

Article: Forest, Wildlife Protection Pledged at World Conservation Congress

BARCELONA, Spain, October 14, 2008 (ENS) – The cost of biodiversity loss is greater than that of the world’s current financial problems and in many cases, the loss of species is irreparable, said the International Union for Conservation of Nature today at the close of its 10 day World Conservation Congress. “We’re showing how saving…

Millions in Conservation Investments Offered at IUCN Congress

Article: Millions in Conservation Investments Offered at IUCN Congress

BARCELONA, Spain, October 10, 2008 (ENS) – “Absolutely everyone now agrees that we can’t postpone decisive action if we are to avoid major disruptions in all spheres of human and natural activities,” said Julia Marton-Lefèvre, director general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. “Business as usual is simply not an option.” IUCN Director-General…

Sacred Natural Sites Unprotected Within Protected Areas

Article: Sacred Natural Sites Unprotected Within Protected Areas

BARCELONA, Spain, October 7, 2008 (ENS) – A mountain, a spring, a cave, a grove of trees – thousands of sacred natural sites are at risk around the world although many are within formal protected areas, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature warned today, releasing a new set of guidelines for managers of…

Extinction Stalks One in Four of the World's Mammals

Article: Extinction Stalks One in Four of the World's Mammals

BARCELONA, Spain, October 6, 2008 (ENS) – The world’s mammals are in the grip of an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of vanishing forever, according to the latest scientific assessment revealed at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress, which opened Sunday in Barcelona. The new study…