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  • Wildlife crime training workshop in Mwanza, Tanzania, 16 -19 January 2018 Photo: IUCN ELC

    Illegal Wildlife Trade


    The IUCN-ELC participated in a wildlife crime training workshop in Mwanza, Tanzania from the 16th to 19th January 2018 that was organised through the support of our major partners in the illegal wildlife trade initiative AWF, TRAFFIC, GIZ and USAID [PROTECT]....

  • Photo: IUCN, WWF

    1st Webinar on Environmental Law launched for Civil Society Organisations


    Shared Resources – Joint Solutions (SRJS) is a 5-year strategic partnership between IUCN NL, WWF Netherlands and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Together with over 50 NGOs and civil society organisations in 16 low- and middle-income countries and...

  • china tea at the elc Photo: IUCN ELP

    Chinese Climate Change Negotiators visiting ELC


    During the UNFCCC COP23, Director Qian Zhou and Deputy Director Zihua Gu of the Climate Change Office, Department of Treaty and Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China paid a courtesy call to the IUCN Environmental Law Centre. 

  • Juan Carlos Gonzalez Aybar, facilitating the Panel discussion Juan Carlos Gonzalez Aybar, facilitating the Panel discussion Photo: IUCN ELC

    Incubator for Nature Conservation at COP23


    IUCN launched the pilot phase of its new initiative, the Incubator for Nature Conservation (INC) at UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn. INC seeks to answer the question: can a protected area also be a good business?   Representatives from the Green Climate Fund,...

  • Dr. Alejandro Iza and others Dr. Alejandro Iza and others Photo: IUCN ELC

    Spatial Planning at the crossroads of climate resilience and nature conservation


    Land-use planning is not an alien term for the conservation community, especially in the context of species, protected areas and ecosystems management. Integration, linkage, synergy, and nexus are also buzzwords we encounter frequently. But how do we...

  • UNFCCC COP23 - Law Day - Keep It Legal - IUCN Pavilion Photo: IUCN ELC

    IUCN, Keeping it Legal at the UNFCCC COP 23


    Last Sunday, in a rainy city in Germany, lawyers, students, policymakers, conservationists and private sector representatives from around the world gathered to discuss the future of the planet.  Led by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre, in collaboration...

  • Group photo Group photo of the participants at the GBM CSO Vision launch event  Photo: © Ann Moey / IUCN

    Civil Society Organisations launch vision for cooperative governance of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins


    Cooperative governance of the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Basins (GBM) region was strengthened through the recent launch of a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) vision for improved transboundary water management. The vision, which was developed by a network of...

  • "Plastic Paradise” by Kathy Allam Photo: Hanna Jaireth

    Australian Environmental Lawyers call for Sea Country Reforms


    CEESP News - by Hanna Jaireth, member of IUCN CEESP, WCEL, WCPA One of the technical papers in a broad blueprint for the next generation of environmental laws in Australia calls for a more strategic national approach to marine and coastal...

  • International Symposium on Judicial Protection of Biodiversity, Nanjing  Photo: IUCN ELP

    Judicial Protection of Biodiversity in China


    From 14 to 15 September, 2017, the IUCN Environmental Law Programme, represented by Justice Antonio Benjamin, Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and Ms. Ning Li, Programme Officer of the Environmental Law Centre, attended the...

  • Photo: IUCN ELC

    Launch of the IUCN Incubator for Nature Conservation


    Everyone agrees that protected areas are valuable, but can they make money?  Can they achieve full financial stability, and even provide a return on private investment?  A new IUCN initiative aims to find out.


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