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The Legal Aspects of Connectivity Conservation

Connectivity is the dynamic paradigm for conservation and land use. The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC), in collaboration with the Protected Areas Programme (PAP), the Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) and World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), have produced a draft concept paper, “The Legal Aspects of Connectivity Conservation” , which reviews and analyzes the range of legal mechanisms that currently exist to support connectivity conservation and draws out key messages for the future of connectivity conservation law. …  

25 Sep 2012 | News story
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El financiamiento para áreas protegidas requiere asumir los costos de la prevención

El 11 de septiembre tuvo lugar el taller “Financiamiento de Áreas Protegidas: asumiendo los costos de la prevención”. El taller, que contó con la participación de representantes de diversos lugares del planeta, fue co-organizado por Ecojure, Fundación Patagonia Natural y el Centro de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN. …  

16 Sep 2012 | News story
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Dr. W. E. Burhenne received Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal

Dr. Wolfgang E. Burhenne was awarded the Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal

During its World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea, IUCN awarded the prestigious Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal to Dr. Wolfgang E. Burhenne for his internationally significant contributions to effective conservation, embodying Dr Coolidge’s vision of needed achievements in this field, namely to create and support effective conservation initiatives and institutions, as well as inspire, encourage and support individuals to become leading conservationists. …  

14 Sep 2012 | News story

Patrick MacQuarrie at Stockholm Water Week 2012

Looking back at a successful World Water Week

Dr Patrick MacQuarrie is IUCN's new Water Policy and Sustainability Advisor. He joined the IUCN Global Water Programme in August, just one week before the start of one of the year's most important water events: Stockholm World Water Week. Here he reflects back on his attendance of this major water conference: …  

03 Sep 2012 | News story

Luis Manuel Maier, Fundacion Vida

From theory in Stockholm to practice in Honduras

Luis Manuel Maier works for IUCN Member 'Fundacion Vida' in Honduras and is currently coordinating the IUCN BRIDGE project in the Goascaran, a river forming the border between Honduras and El Salvador. …  

29 Aug 2012 | News story

International Year of Water Cooperation logo

New video release on water cooperation

A full session at Stockholm World Water Week yesterday saw the official unveiling of plans and communication tools to help promote 2013 as the UN’s International Year of Water Cooperation. …  

28 Aug 2012 | News story

Maestria en Derecho Ambiental

Maestria en Derecho Ambiental

Universidad de Costa Rica
Programa de Posgrado en Derecho
Maestría en Derecho Ambiental
Que está abierto el periodo de inscripción
del 6 de agosto hasta
el 31 de agosto de 2012 …  

27 Aug 2012 | News story

Woman preparing maize. Annapurna, Nepal

Knowledge drives action

The ground-breaking work of IUCN’s six commissions is highlighted in the latest issue of the journal S.A.P.I.EN.S. …  

24 Aug 2012 | News story

MPA's Rangers & IUCN @ Nakari Red Sea Diving Safari

Supporting the rangers could save their lives

Killed by soldiers, rebels, drug and animal smugglers, wild animals or simply by accident, 70 rangers have lost their lives this year. Rangers protect our parks and the people that visit them but who protects them? …  

31 Jul 2012 | News story

Participants at the 2008 World Conservation Congress

Limited spaces for the Conservation Campus – sign up now!

Following the success of the Learning Opportunities at the 2008 Congress in Barcelona, the IUCN World Conservation Congress will feature this year a Conservation Campus dedicated to practical training in support of the IUCN Programme 2013-2016. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jul 2012 | News story