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Jatropha curcas, Mali

Managing the invasive risk of biofuels – IUCN draft guidelines available for comment

IUCN is working with a number of organisations to develop a set of guidelines on minimising the risk of biological invasions that may result from biofuel developments. The project was launched because of growing concerns that a rush to develop biofuels may open the door to new invasions by introduced species. There is also increasing evidence to suggest that potential future biofuel feedstocks are "high risk" species that pose a serious threat to ecosystems and livelihoods. …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story
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IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 74

Towards Sustainable Fisheries Law

As most of the fish resources in the world’s oceans are constantly depleting, the development of effective and efficient instruments of fisheries management becomes crucial. Against this background, the IUCN Environmental Law Programme proudly presents its latest publication in the IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper Series, edited by Gerd Winter, a long standing member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, which focuses on a legal approach towards sustainable and equitable management of fish resources. …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story

IUCN EPLP No. 72

Shared Resources: Issues of Governance

IUCN is pleased to announce “Shared Resources: Issues of Governance,” a selection of case studies on transboundary governance frameworks and the latest publication in the IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Series. This book was prepared by IUCN with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Former IUCN Environmental Law Centre Legal Officer Ms. Sharelle Hart edited the publication with contributions from fifteen co-authors. …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story

Komadogu-Yobe, Nigeria

Supporting the National IWRM Commission in Nigeria

Nigeria is one of the first countries to establish a national IWRM Commission, and is now rolling out IWRM offices across the country …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story

Barbary macaque

Deforestation spells doom for Barbary Macaque

Malaga, Spain, 15 July, 2009 (IUCN) – Deforestation and forest degradation in the rural mountain areas of Morocco and Algeria are threatening endangered species, such as the Barbary Macaque (Macaca sylvanus), according to IUCN.   | French | Spanish

15 Jul 2009 | International news release
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Centro Tecnologico del Habitat - IUCN-Med offices

New Med offices 2009

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation has moved to a new  building, up the same road. Please note the change: C/ Marie Curie 22 (previously 35).  | French | Spanish

14 Jul 2009 | News story

Malayan Pangolin (Manis javanica) 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Endangered

Toothless laws fail toothless anteaters

Rising demand for pangolins, mostly from mainland China, compounded by lax laws is wiping out the unique toothless anteaters from their native habitats in Southeast Asia, according to a group of leading pangolin experts. …  

14 Jul 2009 | International news release

Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Sylvia Earle: A wish big enough to change the world

IUCN’s Global Marine Programme and World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Marine are delighted to announce that they have been appointed by Dr. Sylvia Earle as technical advisors on her 2009 TED Prize wish - “to protect the blue heart of the planet.”  

13 Jul 2009 | News story

Iguana de Galápagos

Parque Nacional Galápagos cumplió 50 años de creación

Galápagos celebró los 50 años de creación de su parque nacional, como la primera área protegida del país, declarada bajo Decreto Ejecutivo # 17, del 4 de julio de 1959. …  

13 Jul 2009 | News story
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Bald Ibis in Palmyra desert

Satellite tagging of bald ibises in Palmyra

On July 1st 2009 two sub-adult bald ibises were trapped and tagged with satellite transmitters in Palmyra in the framework of cooperation between the Syrian Desert Commission, IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and BirdLife Middle East. …  

13 Jul 2009 | News story
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