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IUCN welcomes Azerbaijan Ornithological Society

IUCN welcomes the Azerbaijan Ornithological Society (AOS) as its first NGO Member in Azerbaijan. …  

15 Mar 2008 | News story

Reunion de l’UICN (Bureaux de Bruxelles et de Montréal), la Francophonie (IEPF) et le Gouvernement du Québec, 12 mars 2008

Les francophones se mobilisent pour le congrès mondial de la nature !

Trois jours de travail intensif entre l’UICN (Bureaux de Bruxelles et de Montréal), la Francophonie (IEPF) et le Gouvernement du Québec ont permis de finaliser le programme des manifestations francophones au congrès de Barcelone et de sécuriser une partie des financements. …  

14 Mar 2008 | News story

Financing Protected Areas

Trouver des financements pour les aires protégées ouest africaines

En vue de répondre aux difficultés rencontrées par de nombreux gestionnaires de parcs et responsables d’ONG pour accéder à des financements internationaux, le Bureau de l’UICN pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BRAO) a sollicité l’appui du Bureau régional pour l’Europe (ROfE) dont certaines activités couvrent la recherche de financements auprès de bailleurs européens. …  

12 Mar 2008 | News story

Biofuels in a laboratory, La Jolla, United States

IUCN voices concerns on biofuels

In a letter to EU Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, IUCN has raised concerns that the mandatory targets for biofuels have been proposed ahead of the necessary scientific developments. New evidence published in the Magazine Science highlights the potentially damaging effects on the environment of promoting biofuel use. …  

12 Feb 2008 | News story

Meinhard Doelle

A Change of Climate

Prof. Meinhard Doelle, a specialist in international and domestic law relating to climate change, has joined the staff of the IUCN Environmental Law Centre for five months to work on linkages between biodiversity and climate change. …  

25 Jan 2008 | News story

EPLP 67/3

New publication on Access and Benefit-sharing

IUCN Environmental Law Centre has published the first three volumes of the ‘ABS Series’ – a five-volume sub-series of the ELP’s Environmental Policy and Law Papers. The Series provides intensively researched expert analysis by internationally respected authors and contributors on key issues of access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing under the CBD. …  

17 Jan 2008 | News story

ECOLEX Steering Committee Meeting

ECOLEX Steering Committee Meeting

The Steering Committee of ECOLEX met at the IUCN Environmental Law Centre in Bonn on December 12-13. …  

20 Dec 2007 | News story

Workshop participants

Conservation with Justice: A Rights-based Approach

As there is no generally accepted definition of a rights-based approach to conservation, multiple interpretations exist which leads to confusion when the term is used. The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has initiated further research and debate about the application of such an approach in order to evaluate the potential merit of the concept and enable it to be ‘operationalized’. …  

10 Dec 2007 | News story

Tranh Thi Huong Trang

ELC hosts CEL Law Papers Award winner

Tran Thi Huong Trang from Vietnam, one of the winners of this year's Alexandre Kiss Environmental Law Papers Award, sponsored by the Commission on Environmental Law, was visiting the Environmental Law Centre in Bonn in early November. …  

20 Nov 2007 | News story

EPLP 61

The Law on Glaciers Conservation

During the 2nd Latin American Congress of National Parks and other Protected Areas in Bariloche, Argentina, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) launched a new EPLP Publication. The book “Aspectos Jurídicos de la Conservación de los Glaciares” (Legal Aspects of the Conservation of Glaciers), a joint effort of the ELC and the IUCN Commission of Environmental Law, analyzes the legal situation of glaciers in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Perú, Ecuador and Venezuela, and suggests a series of recommendations for improving their legal status and conservation. …  

20 Oct 2007 | News story

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