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Participants at the Covenant meeting, 15 January 2010

Meeting on the draft Covenant on Environment and Development in Bonn, January 14-15

Hosted by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC), eighteen international law experts from all over the world - most of them Members of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) - gathered in Bonn to proceed to an update of the draft Covenant on Environment and Development. The project is spearheaded by CEL, and implemented with the support of the International Council for Environmental Law (ICEL), an international NGO member of IUCN. The meeting followed more than one year of preparation, with invited experts providing proposals for amendments to be considered at the meeting. …  

21 Jan 2010 | News story

Coat of arms of Lesotho

IUCN welcomes the Kingdom of Lesotho as new State Member

The Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes. …   | French | Spanish

21 Jan 2010 | News story

James Griffiths

People: James Griffiths

WBCSD and IUCN have renewed their relationship for another 4 years. We pose three questions to James Griffiths, the WBCSD Managing Director of the Ecosystems Focus Area, about the role of business in conserving biodiversity and his expectations for this new phase of the relationship. 

19 Jan 2010 | News story

Female Pastoralist

Empowering women in pastoral societies

The World initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP) has released a report that showcases best practices on pastoralist women’s empowerment. Authored by by Fiona Flintan on behalf of WISP, the report focuses on pastoralist women from pastoral communities across the world. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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Mexico - The Cahoacán River is a lifeline for local communities, irrigation and agribusiness

WANI and IUCN Members in Mexico establish new Watershed Committee

The newly established Cahoacán River Watershed Committee in Chiapas, southwest Mexico, will aim to coordinate programmes and actions towards a more effective administration for the preservation of watershed resources and development of hydraulic infrastructures. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story

Tibetan woman washing clothes in a river in China

Nokia: water advocacy in China

Nokia and IUCN China have partnered to work together on an advocacy programme for local people in the Miyun County. This programme will enhance local knowledge of watershed management in an area that faces serious water shortages.
 

17 Jan 2010 | News story

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Applications for IUCN Membership

Applications for IUCN Membership to be considered by the IUCN Council at its 2-4 June 2010 meeting …   | French | Spanish

15 Jan 2010 | News story

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Elephant foster parents in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, three elephants are killed every week as a result of human-elephant conflict, leaving behind defenceless orphans. To address this, IUCN State Member The Department of Wildlife Conservation has launched a novel foster parent scheme, where contributions from donors are used to shelter helpless young elephants in a transit home until they have reached an appropriate age to be released into the wild. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

Bjorn Stigson, President of WBCSD, and Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN, sign the MoU.

IUCN-WBCSD renew collaboration

IUCN and WBCSD have signed a new four-year agreement. The objective is to develop and promote the business case for biodiversity and support partnerships between non-governmental organizations and companies. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

Forest project

Face the Future: carbon trading

Face the Future, an IUCN Netherlands Committee member, develops forest carbon projects around the world with the aim of mitigating climate change and conserving forests. They also promote the business case for biodiversity conservation through the sale of carbon credits. …  

15 Jan 2010 | 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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