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Organic farm in Serbia- field work

Private Business Sector Organic Farming in Serbia signed Countdown 2010

On 10 May 2008 the first private business sector representative from Serbia, Mr. Zoran Stojanov, signed the CD2010 Declaration on his farm Salas 176 in Cenej, Vojvodina, Serbia. 

10 May 2008 | News story

Juan Carlos Sánchez

Water governance researcher

Juan Carlos Sánchez, currently a student of the Environmental Governance M.Sc. Programme at the Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, has joined IUCN Environmental Law Centre for a period of 7 months to do his Master thesis in coordination with the University.  

09 May 2008 | News story

Dolphin, near the Azores

States support further action to protect biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction while setting aside the most contentious issues

The outcome of the meeting of the UN Working Group on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction - a Co-Chairs’ joint statement - reflects growing support for a series of short and medium term steps to address weaknesses and gaps in implementation, regulation and governance of human activities affecting marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. 

08 May 2008 | News story

Whale photograph

Construct an oil pipeline next to gray whale feeding area? Think twice, warns independent panel of scientists

Members of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel, an independent scientific body convened by IUCN, have voiced their concern to Exxon Neftegaz Ltd. over plans to build an oil pipeline and an ice bridge across the Piltun Lagoon on the Sakhalin Island. The Lagoon is believed to be of crucial importance for the productivity of species on which western gray whales feed. …  

07 May 2008 | News story

4th WCC

Agenda and Documentation for the IUCN World Conservation Congress now available

As of today all the information and documents on which Members will vote at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona (5 to 14 October 2008), including the new IUCN Programme "Shaping a sustainable future", are available online. …  

06 May 2008 | News story

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

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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