Environmental Law

Participants at Academy Colloquium, University of Baltimore, July 2012

Joint workshop between the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law and the IUCN Environmental Law Programme on Ecosystem Services, Economic Valuation and Environmental Equity

The IUCN Environmental Law Programme (ELP) and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law held a joint workshop on Saturday 30th June 2012 at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, USA, entitled “Ecosystem Services, Economic Valuation and Environmental Equity: Complementary or Contradictory?”. The workshop preceded the Academy’s 10th annual colloquium, this year on “Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads”. …  

10 Jul 2012 | News story

COP11, Bucarest 2012.

Power of partnerships needed for world's wetlands

At the opening of the 11th Conference of the Contracting Parties (CoP) of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre called on governments to support strong partnerships as key to moving from aspiration to implementation for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. …  

06 Jul 2012 | News story

Grupo de Abanderados y Abanderadas en Cuencas Transfronterizas

Network of Champions Arises in Transboundary Watersheds of Mesoamerica

 The first meeting of transboundary champions, promoted by BRIDGE (Building River Dialogue and Governance), was held on May 29.  …   | Spanish

18 Jun 2012 | News story
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Front cover photo: Customs and Constitutions

Launch of “Customs and Constitutions”: an IUCN study on the state of recognition of customary law around the world

Across much of the globe, there has been increasing awareness over the past two decades of the significant role of customary law in natural resource governance. Despite this growing awareness, State recognition of customary law is still lacking in many countries, and even where it is recognized there is often conflict between statutory regimes and customary law. …  

24 May 2012 | News story
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Proyecto Buena Governanza del Agua y Cambio Climático

Animated video on climate change adaptation

A new animated video 'Adaptación al Cambio Climático: Gente y Ecosistemas', was recently developed by the IUCN Mesoamerica office. …  

30 Apr 2012 | News story

Beech forest surrounding kettle-hole mire in Serrahn, Ancient Beech Forests of Germany

Germany to host IPBES secretariat

The secretariat of IPBES, a global platform on biodiversity and its benefits, will be located in Bonn, Germany. The German offer won the voting which took place during the second plenary session to build IPBES, in Panama City, Panama.  …  

20 Apr 2012 | News story

Mekong at sunset

BRIDGE – Training workshop on water governance

Promoting water governance capacity across boundaries lies at the core of the IUCN BRIDGE -Building River Dialogue and Governance- project. A training workshop on water governance learning took place in Lima, Peru from 13 to 15 April for BRIDGE coordinators from Asia, Central and South America. …  

19 Apr 2012 | News story

Alejandro Iza and Alice Aureli

IUCN-ELC at the 6th World Water Forum: Launch of the publication Governance of Shared Waters: Legal and Institutional Issues

Marseille, 16 March 2012. On the occasion of the 6th World Water Forum, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre launched the book “Governance of Shared Waters: Legal and Institutional Aspects” (Grethel Aguilar Rojas and Alejandro Iza (2011). Governance of Shared Waters. Legal and Institutional Issues. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.). …  

30 Mar 2012 | News story

TSG 1.51 Formal session

Dialogue and Cooperation in Transboundary River Basins

Marseille, 14 March 2012. IUCN, WWF, Green Cross International and the IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science (University of Dundee) co-convened the event “Strengthening Dialogue and Cooperation in Transboundary River Basins”. …  

28 Mar 2012 | News story

TSG 1.51 Formal session

IUCN-ELC at the 6th World Water Forum: The TSG 1.5.1 session “Why does water law matter to you? Exploring local to global perspectives”

Marseille, 14 March 2012. The IUCN Environmental Law Centre was actively involved in the preparation process of the 6th World Water Forum as coordinator of the Target and Solutions Group (TSG) 1.5.1: Increase the political acceptance and implementation of the principles of existing international, regional and local water law in the international community. The aforementioned TSG was part of the Priority for Action 1.5: Contribute to Cooperation and Peace through Water. …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story


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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