2012

Cecilia Saura Drago stands beside graffiti art created by artist Otes in a workshop on World Environment Day

World Environment Day photos from Malaga

Celebracion del Día del Medio Ambiente en Málaga …  

10 Jul 2012 | News story

Hon. Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai deliberating speech

Symposium Organized for Conservation of Bagmati River System

Kathmandu: ‘Symposium on Issuses and Challenges for the Conservation of Bagmati River System’ is organized to develop appropriate concept and way for making Bagmati River System of Kathmandu Valley lively and valued by all. …  

10 Jul 2012 | News story

ABS side event - ICNP2, Delhi 2012

ABS Side Event at ICNP2

On Wednesday, 04 July, 2012, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the IUCN Global Policy Unit held a side event at the second meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP-2) in New Delhi, in order to present the third draft of an IUCN Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity. This Guide will facilitate a clear understanding of the text of the ABS Protocol and the resulting obligations for the Parties to the Convention. Furthermore, it will provide guidance for the development of ABS legislation and implementation at the national level. …  

10 Jul 2012 | News story

Participants at Academy Colloquium, University of Baltimore, July 2012

Joint workshop between the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law and the IUCN Environmental Law Programme on Ecosystem Services, Economic Valuation and Environmental Equity

The IUCN Environmental Law Programme (ELP) and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law held a joint workshop on Saturday 30th June 2012 at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, USA, entitled “Ecosystem Services, Economic Valuation and Environmental Equity: Complementary or Contradictory?”. The workshop preceded the Academy’s 10th annual colloquium, this year on “Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads”. …  

10 Jul 2012 | News story

Nominees for Honorary membership of IUCN

Honouring champions of conservation

A Danish lawyer, the Botswana Head of State and an American primatologist: what’s the link? …   | French | Spanish

09 Jul 2012 | News story

Mohananda River

Ecosystems for Life project team visits Northern Bangladesh to understand water management issues

North Bangladesh is a land of renowned beauty. Lush green paddy fields and banana plantations adorn the pancake flat landscape, while corn basks along the highways in the midday sun. Famous for its mangoes, the area also has a rich archaeological history. Temples and mosques scatter the land, reminiscence of a time when kingdoms ruled the region.

Like most of Bangladesh, life in the north is centred alongside the many rivers that meander cross country. As the E4L team watched the magical sunset over the Mohananda River, it’s hard to envisage how these very rivers have over time caused so much loss and destruction. Bangladesh’s majestic river systems are a lifeline to so many, supporting food security and livelihoods. Team members from Bangladesh’s country office this week were able to see firsthand how important these rivers and the associate water infrastructure are to the people of Bangladesh. …  

08 Jul 2012 | Article

SOS WCS 2011A-004 Markhor Pakistan; 11A-04-05

Pakistan's national animal makes a come-back

The SOS-Save our Species-supported project implemented by IUCN Member the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, is proud to report a remarkable rebound in the markhor population. These results are largely due to conservation efforts focused on strengthening local institutions. …  

07 Jul 2012 | News story

COP11, Bucarest 2012.

Power of partnerships needed for world's wetlands

At the opening of the 11th Conference of the Contracting Parties (CoP) of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre called on governments to support strong partnerships as key to moving from aspiration to implementation for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. …  

06 Jul 2012 | News story

Palau - Rock Islands Southern Lagoon

World Heritage - a future at risk?

St. Petersburg, Russia, 6 July, 2012 (IUCN) – As the number of natural wonders on the World Heritage List continues to grow, too many sites are left with little resources to manage them properly and conserve the very values they were inscribed for, say IUCN experts. Many face a barrage of threats, not least from mining and oil exploration. …   | Chinese

06 Jul 2012 | News story
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Pesca artesanal en los manglares. Chiapas, Mexico

Especialistas dialogan sobre el Carbono Azul

El Ministerio del Ambiente del Ecuador, la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) y Conservación Internacional Ecuador (CI-Ecuador) preparan la reunión del Grupo de Trabajo en Políticas de la Iniciativa Carbono Azul, que se llevará a cabo del 10 al 12 de julio en el Hotel Oro Verde, Guayaquil, Ecuador. …  

05 Jul 2012 | News story