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Bridging science, policy and the implementation of environmental flows

The IUCN Water Programme ran a key session on environmental flows at the CAIWA (International Conference on Adaptive and Integrated Water Management) in Basel on Thursday 15 November. The session addressed the issues of bridging science and policy, and how to move towards implementation of environmental flows. …  

19 Nov 2007 | News story

rainforest

Expanding efforts to conserve biodiversity is imperative

On November 12-13, 2007, in Lisbon, Businesses came together with governments and civil society organization in Europe to discuss how business might best fulfill their role in addressing the biodiversity conservation challenges facing the society. …  

12 Nov 2007 | News story

Fishermen in the Banc d`Arguin National Park,Mauritania

Panel set up to advise on environmental impacts of oil drilling

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) is creating an independent scientific panel to advise the Government of Mauritania on environmental issues concerning oil and gas development.
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06 Nov 2007 | News story

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Global Reporting Initiative Reader's Choice Awards

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is inviting IUCN members to score sustainability reports as part of a global effort. …  

31 Oct 2007 | News story

IUCN Workshop on the protection of sacred lands

Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome hails IUCN’s work

The highest spiritual authority of the Orthodox Church of the World, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has praised participants of an IUCN Workshop on the Protection of Sacred Lands being held in Ouranoupolis, Greece. …  

29 Oct 2007 | News story

Thunnus obesus or Bigeye tuna.

High Sea Governance for the 21st Century

The Experts Informal Workshop on High Seas Governance in the 21st Century was held from October 17 to 19, 2007, and brought together over 50 global experts on international marine policy, science, law and economics to address urgent concerns about how to govern the high seas and what global priorities should be when it comes to the protection of the marine environment in areas beyond national jurisdiction. …  

25 Oct 2007 | News story

Woman at water pump, Tanzania

Global Water Initiative created in response to world water crisis

A new partnership has been launched to address the declining state of the world’s fresh water supply and the lack of access to clean water services by the world’s poorest people. …  

24 Oct 2007 | News story

Young Leaders in Amman

Young Leaders Empowered to "Be the Change"

Youth leaders from all over the world gathered in Jordan to build their leadership capacities and raise their awareness on their roles and responsibilities towards sustainable development in the world. Tomorrow's leaders were urged to "Be the Change" and start acting to save the world during a global seminar entitled Advancing Youth Leadership on Sustainable Development held at the United Nations University – International Leadership Institute (UNU/ILI) in Amman, Jordan from October 21- 25, 2007. …  

24 Oct 2007 | News story

Interaction between Aquaculture and the evironment

IUCN releases first guide for sustainable aquaculture

IUCN has released the first in the series of “Guidelines for the Sustainable Development of Mediterranean Aquaculture” targeted at decision-makers, scientists
and producers. …  

23 Oct 2007 | News story

brain coral (lobophyllia)

Une nouvelle loi Mer pour la France !

A la veille du Grenelle de l’environnement et du premier colloque national sur les aires marines protégées, le Comité français de l’UICN publie un nouveau rapport indiquant que l’heure est venue pour l’Etat français d’adopter une loi Mer. Avec le deuxième domaine maritime au monde, la France a d’importantes responsabilités pour la préservation de la biodiversité marine mais sa législation peine à y répondre en étant trop sectorielle et complexe, sans vision d’ensemble pour sa protection.
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23 Oct 2007 | 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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