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CEC Represented at Social Business Summit

Gillian Martin Mehers offers these reflections on the recent Social Business Summit in London. Gillian, CEC Specialty Group Leader, Learning and Leadership, represented CEC at the event about social media. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story

IUCN CEC Specialty Group Leader for Environmental Information

Understanding the Changing Planet

Biodiversity and climate change feature in a recently-released report that offers 11 strategic directions for leveraging new technologies to harness the potential of geographical sciences. CEC member Nancy Colleton was a member of the National Academy of Science committee that produced the report. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story

Britain’s most ambitious conservation visual media initiative ... ever!

2020 VISION - For a wilder Britain

Skip this story and go straight to great photos on the 2020 VISION website.  This media collaboration combines the power of visual imagery with science and conservation knowlege. CEC members learned about the project through the IUCN UK Committee, which is a partner in 2020 VISION.  …  

20 Jun 2010 | News story

Jeune fille

L’éducation à l’environnement fait son entrée officielle dans les écoles de la Guinée Bissau

Petit état côtier d’Afrique de l’Ouest, la Guinée Bissau s’est engagée depuis plusieurs années dans la conservation de sa biodiversité exceptionnelle, la gestion durable de ses ressources naturelles et la valorisation du savoir des communautés locales qui en dépendent. Cette dynamique s’est traduite par la création d’un réseau d’aires protégées représentatives de la diversité des écosystèmes naturels et gérées au bénéfice des populations résidentes. …  

20 Jun 2010 | News story
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C. Ipenza, ELC staff

ELC hosts Alexandre Kiss Award winner

César Ipenza, recipient of the CEL Alexandre Kiss Award, was the guest of the IUCN ELC for one week. …  

17 Jun 2010 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre receives the 2010 dedication of La Vigne des Nations, in the presence of Geneva's official wine maker and the mayor of Bernex, where the vineyard is located.

Vintage biodiversity – IUCN honoured with dedicated wine

A 2009 vintage of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris has been dedicated to IUCN in recognition of its work and to mark the International Year of Biodiversity (2010). Julia-Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN, whose headquarters are located near Geneva, received the wine from La Vigne des Nations from Canton Geneva’s official vineyard at a ceremony on 15 June. …  

16 Jun 2010 | News story

Réunion des membres

  Secrétariat, membres et commissions resserrent leurs liens au Burkina Faso   

16 Jun 2010 | News story
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Galanthus woronii - a source for Galantamine, which is used for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

National experts trained on Legal Framework for Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)

From 2 to 9 June, 2010 the IUCN Environmental Law Centre held the third round of training courses under the InWEnt programme “Regional Environmental Policy in the South Caucasus”. Three-day training courses focusing on “Legal Frameworks for Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)” were carried out for staff members from the Environmental Ministries as well as other Ministries and NGOs in Georgia and Armenia. A third training will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 30 June to 02 July, 2010. The final activity within this series of trainings will be an international seminar taking place in Bonn, Germany, in September 2010. …  

15 Jun 2010 | News story

D Ottinger, M Doelle, ELC staff and interns

Old friends visiting the ELC

On Tuesday June 8th, two long-time friends of the ELC, Dick Ottinger and Meinhard Doelle, stopped by to meet with ELC staff and interns during the UNFCCC negotiations where they were both participating as official observers. …  

15 Jun 2010 | News story

Tacaná project

Investing in Water Knowledge - Sharing WANI Lessons between Oceania and Central America

Remote communities and watershed challenges such as disaster risk reduction, are what we share” said Dr. Milika Sobey, Water Coordinator for the IUCN Oceania Regional Office based in Fiji. …  

15 Jun 2010 | News story

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