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Vacancy: Head, IUCN Science and Knowledge Management

Mobilising knowledge from across IUCN constituencies and integrating it into the IUCN Programme is a key part of this position. The closing date is 6 June. …  

16 May 2012 | News story

Forum web-spaces for the 2012 IUCN Congress

Congress Forum just a few clicks away

Enhance your experience of the Forum and visit the dedicated web-spaces, which have been specifically designed to give easy access to important information surrounding the event. …   | French | Spanish

01 Apr 2012 | News story

Connectivity Conservation workshop, Bonn, 13-14 February 2012

Advancing Connectivity Conservation through Law

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre and Global Programme on Protected Areas, together with IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law and the World Commission on Protected Areas, are leading new work on legal aspects of connectivity conservation. Fresh from the magnificent IUCN 2011 publication Guidelines for Protected Areas Legislation, they are now focussing on the critical connectivity conservation requirement of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s 2011-2020 Strategic Plan Target 11, which addresses connectivity in the context of increased global PA coverage. …  

28 Feb 2012 | News story

Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 80
Law, Policy and Dryland Ecosystems in China

Dryland Ecosystems in China: the Role of Law

Law, Policy and Dryland Ecosystems in the People’s Republic of China, IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 80, is now available in print and electronically. The publication was co-edited by Ian Hannam and Du Qun, respectively the Chair and former Co-Chair of the Sustainable Soils and Desertification Specialist Group of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL). The book also represents the fruits of a successful collaboration between environmental law specialists from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the IUCN Environmental Law Programme (ELP). …  

24 Feb 2012 | News story

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IUCN Membership tops 1200

On 16 November 2011, the 77th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 52 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized the Malawi National Committee of IUCN Members. IUCN Membership now tops 1200 organizations and institutions. …   | French | Spanish

29 Nov 2011 | News story

Ms Sheila Abed, Chair of CEL

Arborvitae Interview - Ms Sheila Abed

The Chair of CEL, Ms Sheila Abed, was recently interviewed in Arborvitae magazine.
Full text available here 

26 Oct 2011 | News story

Members of the IUCN Council. February 2009.

Call for nominations for Council positions to be elected at 2012 Congress

IUCN’s Members and Commission members are called on to participate in the governance of the Union and contribute to the election process for the next IUCN Council 2012-2016. …   | French | Spanish

12 Aug 2011 | News story

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Invitation - CEM Symposium

Please join the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management-North America & Caribbean Region and the Society for Ecological Restoration

SYMPOSIUM: Roadmap to Restoring the Ecological Health of the Gulf of Mexico after the BP Oil Spill
Tuesday, August 23
10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Yucatan 1 Conference Room
Hotel Fiesta Americana
2011 SER World Conference on Ecological Restoration
Mérida, Mexico …  

01 Aug 2011 | News story

International Conference on "Human Rights and Duties: Supporting Biological Integrity for Public Health"

The International Conference on “Human Rights and Duties: Supporting Biological Integrity for Public Health” took place from July 11-16 at the first Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in the city of Prague. The organizers of this event were Prof. Laura Westra, member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, Prof. Colin Soskolne and Prof. Vladimir Bencko.   …  

01 Aug 2011 | News story
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Report of the CEL Chair to the 5th IUCN World Conservation Congress, Jeju, South Korea 2012