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Whit Gibbons, recipient of the 2007 Behler Award for Turtle conservation

2007 Behler Turtle Conservation Award Announced

The IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group and IUCN Turtle Survival Alliance in 2006 established the John Behler Turtle Conservation Award, a major annual award to honor leadership and excellence in the field of turtle and tortoise conservation. …  

08 Aug 2007 | News story

EPLP 58: Gobernanza de aguas compartidas

Sharing experiences on shared waters

A number of representatives from local governments, NGOs, civil society, and IUCN partners have been trained recently in legal and institutional aspects relating to shared waters in Mesoamerica. …  

02 Aug 2007 | News story

Invasive anemone.

Invasive species one of most dangerous threats to our islands, says President of Palau

A world-renowned lake in Palau, an island nation 800km east of the Philippines, is currently being invaded by a prolific species of anemone. It is taking over more than half of Jellyfish Lake, a tourist attraction that lures thousands of visitors to Palau each month. …  

26 Jul 2007 | News story

Las empresas comunitarias forestales en el ojo de la comunidad internacional

Con un discurso emotivo y un llamado al movimiento comunitario a liderar con el ejemplo en épocas de crisis ambientales, la Ministra de Ambiente del Brasil Marina Silva inauguró, el pasado 15 de julio, la Conferencia Internacional en Manejo de Bosques Comunales y Empresas Comunitarias Forestales, en Rio Branco, Brasil. …  

18 Jul 2007 | News story

Las Fundaciones Natura de Colombia y Ecuador se unen para crear la Fundación Natura Regional

Gracias al esfuerzo conjunto de la Fundación Natura Colombia y la Fundación Natura de Ecuador, se constituirá la primera organización no gubernamental de protección y conservación de la naturaleza en la región Andina y en Suramérica para abordar los temas comunes desde una perspectiva conjunta. …  

18 Jul 2007 | News story

10 bougies pour un bilan positif de l'UICN-BRAO

Du 09 au 14 juillet 2007, à un rythme soutenu, les événements marquant la célébration des 10 ans du Bureau régional de l'UICN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest (UICN-BRAO) ont eu lieu à Ouagadougou, au Burkina Faso. …  

16 Jul 2007 | News story

A Rocha logo

Focus on... A Rocha: Conservation in the Mediterranean Biodiversity Hotspot

A Rocha is an international conservation organisation, with a Christian basis, working in 16 countries. Within the Mediterranean, it has over 40 years of combined experience in nature conservation in Portugal , France and Lebanon. …  

10 Jul 2007 | News story

Does your organization work on sustainable tourism? Call for contributions on sustainable tourism standards. Deadline – August 31st

With receipts in 2006 up to 735 billion US dollars, and 842 million international travelers, tourism is one of the leading industries' world-wide. …  

09 Jul 2007 | News story

Akamas centaury (Centaurea akamantis) is a Critically Endangered plant found only at two locations in northern Cyprus

Real action for plant diversity: The CBD working in practice

Governments meeting in Paris have pledged support for saving plants, the basis of all life on earth. The World Conservation Union has been a driving force in the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC). …  

06 Jul 2007 | News story

CEL Specialist Group Chairs

Full of eastern promise - CEL Specialists meet on the Bosphorus

On 29-30 June, the Chairs of the 12 Specialist Groups of IUCN's Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) met in Istanbul to discuss how to coordinate their work, to ensure that the Specialist Groups complement each others' efforts and contribute to the work of IUCN. …  

05 Jul 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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