Environmental Law

Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

WANI supports good water governance in Uganda and Kenya

Across East Africa, governments have recognized watershed management at the local level is key to improved water resources management. …  

16 Dec 2010 | News story

ISARM 2010: Transboundary Aquifers; challenges and new directions

Transboundary Aquifers Conference: the ELC contribution

IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) took part in the most recent expert conference on transboundary aquifers in Paris, France …  

15 Dec 2010 | News story

El Salvador

Launch of new Water Governance Project at COP16

A new climate change and water governance project is launched at COP16 in Cancun. Strengthening local and national capacities to better manage water and ecosystems will be the project focus in adapting to climate change. …   | Spanish

01 Dec 2010 | News story

Marma channel in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria

WANI provides participatory platforms for water decisions in West Africa

As part of the West Africa Regional Dialogue on hydraulic infrastructures initiated by ECOWAS, local communities are invited to participate with State and Basin organisations towards the decision making processes of hydro-electric dams. …   | French

11 Nov 2010 | News story

Children Playing at Zarqa River

Celebrating Earth Charter with Arabic WANI toolkits launch

On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Earth Charter for North Africa and the Middle East Region, IUCN is launching two new Arabic WANI toolkits. …  

09 Nov 2010 | News story

Parte media del río Cahoacán, Tapachula, México

IUCN’s Cahoacan and Tacaná projects selected as role models

The IUCN Cahoacan and Tacaná projects in Mesoamerica were recently selected to feature in the new ECODES catalogue, profiling a distinct selection of innovative social projects implemented by organizations around the world. …   | Spanish

05 Nov 2010 | News story

(l. to r.) Vincent Graffin, Thomas Greiber, Kathryn Kintzele and Sheila Abed.

Brief on the BEI Side Event @ COP10

The Biosphere Ethics Initiative (BEI) launch and workshop took place on Thursday, October 21, from 1:15pm to 2:45pm during the first week of CBD COP10. …  

04 Nov 2010 | News story

(l. to r.) Antonio Benjamin, Trevor Sandwith, Alejandro Iza, Barbara Lausche, Ben Boer, Patti Moore

IUCN ELC side event on Protected Areas and the Law at CBD COP 10 in Nagoya

Guidelines for protected areas legislation launched with the participation of the Deputy Chair of IUCN CEL and the Deputy Chair of IUCN WCPA. …  

28 Oct 2010 | News story
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The Mekong is the world's 12th longest river, crossing 6 countries along its 4350km course

Hydropower on the agenda at annual WANI Meeting, Lao PDR

The 12th WANI coordination meeting was held in Luang Prabang, Laos from 18 to 22 October. The meeting was set to strengthen the coordination and delivery of WANI into 2012 and beyond. Global WANI coordinators and IUCN staff, along with colleagues and partners from the Mekong region discussed in particular issues surrounding hydropower development. …  

23 Oct 2010 | News story

Forest Governance and Law Enforcement: Findings from the field

Forest Governance and Law Enforcement: Findings from the field

IUCN has published a new report on forest governance structures, systems and stakeholders in six key tropical forest countries: Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Viet Nam. …  

15 Oct 2010 | News story


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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