January 2011 Issue of IUCN’s World Conservation Highlights New Challenges, Approaches and Partners
January 2001: The January 2011 issue of World Conservation, a publication of IUCN, highlights new challenges, approaches and partners, including the outcomes from the Nagoya meetings for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Tiger Summit.
In the section on new challenges, Jeff McNeely, IUCN, takes stock of the positive steps taken in Nagoya. He suggests a new approach to saving biodiversity that, he writes, would involve unplugging people from "virtual reality" and helping them reconnect with nature. Richard Thomas, TRAFFIC, emphasizes the importance of the Tiger Summit in the Russian Federation and the urgency of bringing the world's use of wildlife resources down to sustainable levels. David Huberman writes on "green economy" and how the concept is relatively new and thus does not have a clear identity.
In the section on new approaches, Sue Mainka, IUCN reviews what she finds as shifts in focus and Ernesto Enkerlin-Hoeflich, Monterrey Tech, proposes that governments should pay more attention to protected areas and ecosystem conservation to tackle climate change and save biodiversity at the same time. In an interview, Sylvia Earle states that there is only a 10-year window of opportunity left to reverse the fate of the oceans.
Finally, in the section on new partners, this issue highlights the greatest conservation challenges, challenges facing forest conservation and new conservation partners. [World Conservation magazine]