Environmental Law

Participants at the 2008 World Conservation Congress

Limited spaces for the Conservation Campus – sign up now!

Following the success of the Learning Opportunities at the 2008 Congress in Barcelona, the IUCN World Conservation Congress will feature this year a Conservation Campus dedicated to practical training in support of the IUCN Programme 2013-2016. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jul 2012 | News story

ELC staff with Cyrie Sendashonga, Head of PPG  and Pierre Commenville, IPBES Officer

IUCN for IPBES: Consultation with IUCN Partners and Members in Bonn

On 11 and 12 July Cyriaque Sendashonga, IUCN Global Director of the Policy and Programme Group, and Pierre Commenville, IUCN IPBES Policy Officer, visited the office of the Environmental Law Centre to meet with IUCN partners and members in Germany, the host country of IPBES. In April 2012, the Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was established by more than 90 governments in Panama. The Secretariat of IPBES will be located in Bonn. …  

18 Jul 2012 | News story

ABS side event - ICNP2, Delhi 2012

ABS Side Event at ICNP2

On Wednesday, 04 July, 2012, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the IUCN Global Policy Unit held a side event at the second meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP-2) in New Delhi, in order to present the third draft of an IUCN Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity. This Guide will facilitate a clear understanding of the text of the ABS Protocol and the resulting obligations for the Parties to the Convention. Furthermore, it will provide guidance for the development of ABS legislation and implementation at the national level. …  

10 Jul 2012 | News story

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


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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