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Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Climate Change and the Law in the Pacific Islands

In March 2008, IUCN Legal Advisor, Pepe Clarke, presented a paper on Climate Change and the Law in the Pacific Islands at the National Environmental Law Association (NELA) annual conference in Fremantle, Western Australia. …  

31 Mar 2008 | News story

Armenia

IUCN and WWF Caucasus support the update of the Red Data Book of Armenia

IUCN has provided extensive training materials on its Red List categories to support the update of the Red Data Book of Armenia. …  

31 Mar 2008 | News story

A message from IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre on Earth Hour

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre says: “On March 29, 2008, cities across the world will turn off their lights for Earth Hour, an event designed to raise awareness about climate change and symbolize that working together the people of the world can make a difference in the fight against climate change. …  

26 Mar 2008 | News story

In the Cendrawasih Bay National Park, Birds Neck area, West Papua

Livelihoods and Landscapes sites have been chosen in Indonesia

Two sites have been chosen in Papua, Indonesia for implementation of the Livelihoods and Landscapes Initiative …  

26 Mar 2008 | News story

Transporting timber logged from a forest located on the border with Laos.

IUCN Briefs High Level Government Officials about FLEGT

IUCN coordinated a briefing session for high-ranking government officials on March 17, 2008 to raise awareness about the principles of the European Union’s (EU) Forest Law Enforcement Governance Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. FLEGT is an initiative of the EU to curb illegal logging and foster sustainable forest management through trade mechanisms. …   | Vietnamese

25 Mar 2008 | News story

Drama performance about sea turtle conservation by trainees

Sea Turtle Conservation: Building Awareness and Knowledge for Local Communities

A training workshop about implementing an extra-curricular lesson series, “Protecting Sea Turtles and their Habitat” was conducted in mid-March for more than 30 junior high school teachers in the two coastal communes of Hai An and Trieu Lang in Trieu Phong District, Quang Tri Province. …  

25 Mar 2008 | News story

Miyun, China

Window project: LLS working to improve forests around Beijing

Located to the northeast of Beijing, the Miyun Reservoir is the main source of drinking water for the 17 million residents of Beijing municipality, a city which faces a serious water crisis. …  

21 Mar 2008 | News story

Louise Camenzuli

ELC hosts CEL Law Papers Award winner

Louise Camenzuli from Sydney, Australia, the winner of the 2007 Alexandre Kiss Environmental Law Papers Award, sponsored by the Commission on Environmental Law, is visiting the Environmental Law Centre in Bonn for two weeks in March 2008. …  

20 Mar 2008 | News story

World map with IUCN Statutory regions

Should IUCN change its statutory regions? Members are invited to express their views

For a number of years, the IUCN statutory regions have been criticized by some members. The Governance Task Force of Council has been evaluating the boundaries of the IUCN’s statutory regions and the related issue of regional representation on Council. …  

20 Mar 2008 | News story

African elephants

Review of Options for Managing the Impacts of Locally Overabundant African Elephants

Some of the most important decisions in wildlife management in Africa revolve around elephants. …  

20 Mar 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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