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(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

Community participation workshop, Morogoro (Tanzania)

The Way Forward for Water User Associations, Tanzania

IUCN together with the Pangani River Basin Management Project and Global Water Initiative partners held a 3 day workshop on sharing experiences around community participation in water resources management in Morogoro, Tanzania from 14 to 16 September. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story

Sharing water, through better governance

Transboundary waters governance in Central America

Strengthening knowledge and capacities for shared waters  governance was the aim of a high-level workshop in El Salvador facilitated by IUCN. …  

08 Oct 2010 | News story

Food Security through Additional Income Generation

27-28 September 2010, Rome, Italy

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre participated at the stakeholders consultation on “Food Security through Additional Income Generation: From Payment of Environmental Services to Remuneration of Positive Externalities (RPE) in the Agriculture and Food Sector,” convened by the FAO Natural Resource Management and Environment Department at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Thomas Greiber, Senior Legal Officer at the Centre, was invited to give a presentation on legal frameworks for payment for ecosystem services (PES) schemes, the topic of two recent publications by the Environmental Law Centre: “Payments for Ecosystem Services: Legal and Institutional Frameworks”, and “Legal Frameworks for REDD: Design and Implementation at the National Level”.
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06 Oct 2010 | News story

Intern photo: Securing Water for Ecosystems and Human Well-being: The Importance of Environmental Flows

Water and Climate: Focus of 2010 World Water Week

How does water allocation happen if water resources increasingly fluctuate? What does sustainability mean in the context of an evolving definition of “normal”? …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story

Women pastoralists taking part in participatory filming (Olbil, Tanzania)

Participatory Video in the Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Participatory Video, a new innovative way of capturing and sharing communities’ voices on social and environmental change, was recently introduced by the IUCN Water Programme. …  

30 Sep 2010 | News story

Study tour participants

Enhancing Capacity-Building for Protected Area Management in the South Caucasus

20-24 September, Bonn Germany
Fifteen representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia came to the ELC  for a week of training on protected area management and governance.  During the seminar, participants exchanged views with experts from IUCN staff and IUCN membership and with other guest speakers on the involvement of the public in protected area management and planning, focusing on protected area co-management in particular. …  

29 Sep 2010 | News story

Alejandro Iza at SIWI World Water Week

The ELC at World Water Week

The Environmental Law Centre participated in World Water Week (WWW) in Stockholm, Sweden from 5 to 11 September 2010. Dr. Alejandro Iza, director of the Centre, together with Juan Carlos Sanchez, legal officer, joined the IUCN delegation in the most important water event of the year. …  

24 Sep 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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