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IUCN Marine Team

IUCN GMP and WCPA-Marine participates in the 4th Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and Islands, Hanoi, Vietnam, 8-11 April 2008

The Conference was organized by the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands, which was created in 2002 by an informal World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) coordinating group in Johannesburg, South Africa. Comprised of individuals from governments, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the Global Forum serves as a platform for cross-sectoral information sharing and dialogue on issues affecting oceans, coasts and islands, with the goal of achieving sustainable development in these areas. The event brought together over 430 participants from 71 countries representing governments, UN and other international agencies, NGOs, industry, oceans donors, organized science groups, and networks of museums and aquaria. …   | French

05 May 2008 | News story

Sovi Basin, Viti Levu, Fiji (Proposed Conservation Area)

Legal Mechanisms for the Establishment and Management of Protected Areas in Fiji

In April 2008, IUCN presented training for protected area managers and conservationists on Legal Mechanisms for the Establishment and Management of Terrestrial Protected Areas in Fiji. …  

30 Apr 2008 | News story

The Noosa River in the Cooloola National Park, Fraser Island, Australia, Jim Thorsell

180 million boost to Australia's National Reserve System

Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett announced a $180 million boost over 5 years to Australia's National Reserve System 

30 Apr 2008 | News story

Marine Series No. 4: Elements of a Possible Implementation Agreement to UNCLOS for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction

IUCN launches four online papers to inform international discussions on marine biodiversity in ABNJ

After launching the new IUCN series of Environmental Policy and Law Papers online last Friday, IUCN’s Environmental Law Centre in Bonn has just published Paper No. 4 of the series – “Elements of a Possible Implementation Agreement to UNCLOS for the conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction”. …  

30 Apr 2008 | News story

Woman preparing maize. Annapurna, Nepal

Food versus fuel debate not so simple, says IUCN

The debate currently raging about the global food crisis and whether biofuels are to blame for it is far more complex than it first appears.  …  

30 Apr 2008 | News story

Modular exhibition stand
IUCN World Conservation Congress

Rent an exhibition booth to showcase your work at the Congress

Do you want to showcase the work that your organization is doing at the IUCN World Conservation Congress? We offer 145 3x2m exhibition stands that you can rent from 6 to 11 October.
 

30 Apr 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Contribute to IUCN’s policy and programme – submit a motion!

The electronic Motions Management System is now open and all members in good standing are invited to submit draft motions for consideration at the IUCN Members’ Assembly at the World Conservation Congress. Detailed information on how to submit motions is available here.  …   | Spanish

28 Apr 2008 | News story

Arboreal parasitic plant, commonly known as Christmas tree in Western Australia

Queensland announces major growth in parks

 

25 Apr 2008 | News story

Marine Series No. 1: Regulatory and Governance Gaps in the International Regime for the Conservation and

Marine Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Launch of papers in the new IUCN’s series of environmental policy and law papers online

IUCN’s Environmental Law Centre in Bonn has just published the first three papers in the new IUCN series of environmental policy and law papers online. These papers present some ideas that were developed by an international team of experts with respect to range of regulatory and governance issues relating to marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. …  

25 Apr 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

IUCN announces candidates for election at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona

On 7 September, 2007, the Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, wrote to all voting Members of IUCN inviting them to suggest names for consideration by Council for the positions of President, Treasurer and Chairs of IUCN’s Commissions and to submit nominations for Regional Councillors to the Election Officer. …  

24 Apr 2008 | 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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