Environmental Law

Mark Smith, IUCN Director Global Water Programme

World Water Day, by Mark Smith

Blog article by Mark Smith. "World Water Day is like any themed global day: it’s not really to ‘celebrate’ water, it’s about getting people to pay attention and decide they’re going to take action to solve water problems." …  

22 Mar 2013 | News story

BRIDGE global learning workshop, Lima, Peru

Global learning from regional experience in water cooperation

IUCN’s BRIDGE project, which stands for 'Building River Dialogue and Governance', is holding a Global Learning workshop in Lima, Peru, gathering key actors from the 9 river basins where BRIDGE is active. Regional coordinators from Asia and South and Central America have joined, bringing crucial viewpoints on project progress and understanding of the political, social and economic contexts of their countries and basins. …   | Spanish

13 Mar 2013 | News story

MicroB3 Stakeholders Workshop in Brussels 27-28 February 2013

Towards a Model Agreement on Access and Benefit Sharing for Marine Genetic Resources

Being a partner in the EU Micro B3 (Biodiversity, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology) project, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre participated in a stakeholder workshop which was organized at the Université catholique de Louvain on 27-28 February 2013. Full story  

05 Mar 2013 | News story

ABNJ

IUCN Seminar on Marine Genetic Resources in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction - Preparing for the 2013 UN BBNJ Intersessional Workshop Seminar

From 4-6 February, 2013, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre held an informal seminar on marine genetic resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction. The meeting brought together a group of 15 international legal, scientific and policy experts, including members of the Oceans Specialist Group of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, to prepare for the 2013 meeting of the UN Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (UN BBNJ Working Group), and in particular its Intersessional Workshop on Marine Genetic Resources that will be organized for 2-3 May in New York. …  

19 Feb 2013 | News story

Colourful sea squirt , cold water Ascidiaceae, a Botryllus species

€9m EU project on deep-sea organisms under way

IUCN is supporting the PharmaSea project which will bring European researchers to some of the deepest, coldest and hottest places on the planet. …  

19 Feb 2013 | News story

Brolgas, an inland wetland bird, in one of the many wetlands in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia.

Urgent need to focus on wetlands as natural solutions to global water crisis

A report on the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands urges a major shift in our attitudes to wetlands, to recognise their value in delivering water, raw materials and food, essential for life, and crucial for maintaining people’s livelihoods and the sustainability of the world’s economies. …  

01 Feb 2013 | News story

Irrigation field

Call to action for Water, Energy, and Food Security

IUCN and the International Water Association (IWA) today launch the Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions.The goal is to building partnerships for innovation in water, food, and energy security. …  

31 Jan 2013 | News story

Mark Smith

Video interview: Mark Smith on Post 2015 Water Consultation

Mark Smith, Director IUCN Water, answers three key questions explaining the 'Water for Nature, Nature for Water' stream of the UN-led Post 2015 Water Consultation Process. This process, entitled 'The World We Want', gathers people's priorities and helps build a collective vision that will be used by the UN and World Leaders to plan a new development agenda launching in 2015, one based on the aspirations of all citizens. View the video and join in the live discussion taking place now! …  

30 Jan 2013 | News story

The World We Want 2015

Post 2015 Global Water Consultations

As 2013 kicked off, the IUCN Global Water Programme is gearing up for a year which promises to be filled with great opportunities for promoting and enhancing water’s role on the international sustainable development agenda. …  

28 Jan 2013 | News story

Integrando Fronteras

“Integrating Borders”: Informational Video on the Binational Work of Costa Rica and Panama

The video “Integrating Borders” recounts the history, activities and future course of the Costa Rica-Panama Convention on Border Development …   | Spanish

23 Jan 2013 | News story
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This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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