Reuters press agency and IUCN are making a last call for entries to the Reuters IUCN Media Awards for Excellence in Environmental Reporting. The competition, open to print and online journalists worldwide, aims to help raise global awareness of environmental and sustainable development issues by encouraging high standards in environmental reporting. Last year's award for English-speaking Africa went to South African Leon Marshall for his article Persuading all to hold nature dear in the Sunday Argus.
IUCN has also sent a reminder of its e-Discussion Forum, "The Future of Sustainability: Have Your Say!" between August 21st and September 15th 2006, open to all IUCN Members, Councillors, Commissions, staff worldwide as well as the general public.