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Assessment of Assessments

A new report will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly in September which provides governments with a sound basis for deciding this fall whether and how to establish an assessment process for better understanding ocean processes through an integrated framework.  …  

30 Jun 2009 | News story

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Living the Island Life, in D.C.

IUCN is delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Brown as the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) Coordinator, who will be based out of the U.S. office in Washington, D.C.  …  

26 Jun 2009 | News story

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Call for Nominations for IUCN Regional Councillor for Oceania

Mr Lionel Gibson, elected by the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona in October 2008 as IUCN Regional Councillor for Oceania, has resigned from the IUCN Council due to his current work commitments. …  

26 Jun 2009 | News story

At the Training Centre of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the South Caucasus Office team up to train national experts in European environmental law

From 10-24 June 2009, the IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus, in collaboration with Adelphi Research, kicked off a first round of training courses focusing on nature conservation and natural resources management under the InWEnt programme “Regional Environmental Policy in the South Caucasus”. The objective of this series of training courses is to contribute to the region's in the further development of nature conservation policies and legislation in order to support approximation to the Aquis Communautaire. …  

25 Jun 2009 | News story

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IUCN Welcomes Fiji as New State Member

The Government of Fiji has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by adhering to the IUCN Statutes. The Department of Environment has been designated by the Government of Fiji as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …  

25 Jun 2009 | News story

A Sally lightfoot crab on Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Thirteen World Heritage Sites stay on Danger List

Thirteen natural World Heritage Sites, including the Galapagos Islands, will stay on the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of IUCN. …  

25 Jun 2009 | News story

IUCN's Mark Smith on the IHA Panel

No energy without water security, IUCN tells hydropower congress

When looking at the links between hydropower and climate change, it is essential that any infrastructure - whether man-made or natural - is made more sustainable and therefore resilient. …  

25 Jun 2009 | News story
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Deepwater coral accidentally caught during a bottom trawl. December 2007.

A Decade in Review: oceans and law of the seas

The tenth meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (UNICPOLOS or ICP) was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from the 17th to 19th June 2009.  …  

24 Jun 2009 | News story

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Indigenous women: most vulnerable to climate change but key agents of change

One of the key issues raised at the United Nations Forum on Indigenous Peoples (UNPFII), 18-29 May 2009, New York City, concerns the neglected role of indigenous women in climate change negotiations. The two week session brought together almost 2000 representatives of indigenous groups, UN agencies, governments and other experts. …  

22 Jun 2009 | News story

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Maritime momentum

The world is awash with conventions and agreements that are supposed to conserve our oceans but none are achieving the right results—reversing the multiple threats that are ruining the health of our marine environment. …  

21 Jun 2009 | 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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