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Droit de l’environnement en Afrique centrale et de l'ouest

Les aspects contemporains du droit de l’environnement en Afrique centrale et de l’ouest sont l’objet d’un projet conjoint du Centre du droit de l’environnement de l’UICN et du PNUE. …  

01 Jun 2007 | News story

Michel Prieur à l'honneur

Michel Prieur, Président adjoint de la Commission du droit de l’environnement de l’UICN, vient de recevoir la croix de Commandeur de l’ordre des palmes académiques, et celle de Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, à une cérémonie émouvante en son honneur, tenue à la Faculté de Droit et de Sciences Economiques de l’Université de Limoges, le 25 mai dernier. …  

01 Jun 2007 | News story

IUCN and Shell sign Heads of Agreement

The world’s second largest energy company, Shell International, and the World Conservation Union (IUCN) have signed a “Heads of Agreement”, a type of pre-agreement, outlining the concepts and principles for strategic collaboration. This Agreement aims at scaling up a relationship that has been ongoing since 2000. …  

31 May 2007 | News story
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Parliamentarians and Implementation of Environmental Law

Within the framework of the UNEP Programme for Environmental Citizenship, members of the Parlatino's (Latin American Parliament) Environmental Commission met in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to discuss the feasibility of establishing a regional environmental court in Latin America to resolve cases of non compliance with environmental legislation. …  

23 May 2007 | News story

Critically endangered Mediterranean Monk Seal.

One in six European mammals threatened with extinction shows new assessment by the World Conservation Union (IUCN)

The first assessment of all European mammals, carried out by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), shows that nearly one in every six mammal species is now threatened with extinction. Europe is now home to the world’s most threatened cat species, the Iberian Lynx, and the world’s most threatened seal, the Mediterranean Monk Seal. …  

22 May 2007 | News story

CEL Steering Committee meeting, 2007, Brazil

Moving the CEL agenda ahead

The IUCN-Commission on Environmental Law Steering Committee had its annual meeting in the Parque Estadual Intervales in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. …  

22 May 2007 | News story

Saving western gray whales.Summary brochure on the conservation project for the critically endangered western gray whale population

Saving western gray whales - IUCN release summary brochure on the conservation project for the critically endangered western gray whale population

Business has joined forces with the World Conservation
Union (IUCN) to better understand the biology of
and threats to western gray whales. The purpose of
this broad engagement is to do everything possible
to ensure the survival and recovery of this population. …  

21 May 2007 | News story

Survey of coral  growth in Weh Island,Indonesia

Indonesian survey demonstrates that marine protected areas accelerate coral recovery

Marine protected areas greatly boost both coral recovery and the abundance of coral reef fish. This is the main finding of a survey on coral reefs in the northern Sumatran islands of Weh and Aceh earlier this year. Set up mainly to monitor the recovery of corals following the 2004 tsunami, the 2007 survey found that human management had a greater impact on reef fish abundance than the tsunami. …  

04 May 2007 | News story

Innovative solution for shared waters

During the 7th Water and Nature (WANI) Coordination team meeting in Burkina Faso, the WANI team focused on the project for improving water governance in the Volta Basin (known as PAGEV by its French acronym), implemented by IUCN and the Directorate of Water Resources (DGRE) of Burkina Faso and the Water Resources Commission (WRC) of Ghana. …  

04 May 2007 | News story

Livelihoods workshop in Tamil Nadu,India

Boosting alternative livelihood creation in Asia

While many programmes and projects dealing with natural resource management in the South Asia region have included alternative livelihood components, these have often been poorly conceived and ineffective in their implementation. To address the lack of institutional capacity within the region to systematically approach
alternative livelihood creation in a participatory and poverty-focused way, IUCN and Integrated Marine Management Ltd (IMM) organised the first of three workshops from January 27 to February 3 in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India. …  

03 May 2007 | 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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