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Below is a selection of audio interviews from some of the key Congress events which broadcasters are free to use in their news output.

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Lionfish swimming around the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Best knowledge on mining impacts needed

Two motions related to mining, proposed by Oceania Members of IUCN, were approved this morning by the Members' Assembly. …  

15 Sep 2012 | Audio
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Dr. Samantha Smith

Mining in the Pacific - an industry perspective

The 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress has provided a forum for all sectors of society, including industry to discuss critical issues concerning the conservation and sustainable use of nature. Nautilus Minerals, the first company in the world to be granted a deep-sea mining license, is here at the Congress to share their work and plans.  …  

11 Sep 2012 | Audio
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Ludovic Escoffier with a participant with the Mr Goodfish poster at congress

Mr Goodfish: helping consumers make the right choice

"If you want to keep on eating fish, you need to choose the right fish today". This is the message promoted by the Mr Goodfish campaign to fish lovers at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. …  

09 Sep 2012 | Audio

Mohammed Moosa, Camilla Toulmin and Michael Mack at the World Leaders Dialogue

We can feed the world sustainably

Changing climate and declining biodiversity pushes the limits of food supply and at the broader level of human security. In light of this and with the prediction that human population will increase to 9 billion by 2050, the issue of food supply is a hotly-debated topic and the focus of the second World Leaders Dialogue convened today at the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. …   | French | Spanish

08 Sep 2012 | Audio
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Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.

Beyond oil fields to fields of dreams

In one of the biologically richest places on Earth which is also home to extensive oil fields, a new way of conserving forests is arising. …   | French | Spanish

08 Sep 2012 | Audio

Lori Anna Conzo, IFC expert

Pushing private sector biodiversity performance

IUCN spoke to Lori Anna Conzo of the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, who took part in the dialogue  'Scaling up and spreading best policy practice for business solutions' here at the Congress. She tells us about the Performance Standards the IFC has developed to help companies in all sectors address biodiversity concerns. …  

08 Sep 2012 | Audio

Shiretoko peninsula, Japan. An example of Japan's natural beauty.

Acting on lessons from the tsunami: Japan plans new national park

Come 2013 the government of Japan will establish a new national park along areas heavily affected by the 2011 tsunami; a bold pursuit to invest in natural barriers against future natural hazards. This and more are the lessons and steps the government of Japan and its partners are sharing at the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress.   …   | French | Spanish

08 Sep 2012 | Audio
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PNN Defensores del Chaco

Interview with Bolivian NGO on saving the Gran Chaco

IUCN's Veronica Moreno talks to experts from Bolivian organisation Nativa on their work with local authoriteis to save the Gran Chaco. Listen to the audio in Spanish.

Verónica Moreno, de UICN, entrevistó a los expertos bolivianos de la organización Nativa sobre la importancia del trabajo con autoridades locales en el Gran Chaco. Escuche la entrevista en Español. …  

08 Sep 2012 | Audio
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Zambian farmer Peter Malata and his family being interviewed about climate change

Five Congress themes explained

Listen here to a series of interviews in which IUCN experts explain the five Congress themes. …  

28 Aug 2012 | Audio