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IUCN supports the G8’s efforts to keep illegal logging on the world’s agenda

It has been 10 years since the G8 first identified illegal logging as an issue of concern. Since then, international momentum on illegal logging and trade has shifted from the G8 to sub-regional and regional Forest Law Enforcement and Governance ministerial conference processes and to national and bilateral level action at both the producer and consumer country level. …  

12 Jun 2007 | News story

The Role of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in Poverty Alleviation and Biodiversity Conservation

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 11 June 2007 - Today an international conference on “The Role of Non-Timber Products (NTFPs) in Poverty Alleviation and Biodiversity Conservation” is being held in Hanoi. It is jointly hosted by the NTFP Sub-Sector Support Project, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and the World Conservation Union (IUCN), The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), The German Technical Cooperation (gtz), CARE International, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), The Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific (RECOFTC) and The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO). …  

11 Jun 2007 | News story

Transboundary EIA in Central America

Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental Transfronteriza en Centroamérica - Lineamientos generales is the name of a new book of the EPLP Series, produced by the IUCN Regional Office for Mesoamerica (ORMA) and the IUCN
Environmental Law Centre (ELC). …   | Spanish

08 Jun 2007 | News story

Protection of the Mediterranean-Black Sea Ecosystem

The Chair of CEL gave a presentation at the international conference “The Protection and Sustainable Development of the Mediterranean-Black Sea Ecosystem" on May 24-26 2007, organised by ICEF (International Court of the Environment Foundation), by invitation of its Director, CEL Honorary Member Prof. Amedeo Postiglione. …  

06 Jun 2007 | News story

Showy Lady's Slipper Cypripedium reginae

Native Orchid Conservation Inc. wins award for wetland conservation

On June 4, 2007, Native Orchid Conservation Inc. (NOCI), a non-profit organization that works to conserve native plant species in Manitoba and throughout Canada, was honoured with a Canadian Environmental Silver Award in the Community Conservation category for their work protecting unique mini-ecosystems and plant communities in Manitoba.  

04 Jun 2007 | News story

Droit de l’environnement en Afrique centrale et de l'ouest

Les aspects contemporains du droit de l’environnement en Afrique centrale et de l’ouest sont l’objet d’un projet conjoint du Centre du droit de l’environnement de l’UICN et du PNUE. …  

01 Jun 2007 | News story

Michel Prieur à l'honneur

Michel Prieur, Président adjoint de la Commission du droit de l’environnement de l’UICN, vient de recevoir la croix de Commandeur de l’ordre des palmes académiques, et celle de Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, à une cérémonie émouvante en son honneur, tenue à la Faculté de Droit et de Sciences Economiques de l’Université de Limoges, le 25 mai dernier. …  

01 Jun 2007 | News story

IUCN and Shell sign Heads of Agreement

The world’s second largest energy company, Shell International, and the World Conservation Union (IUCN) have signed a “Heads of Agreement”, a type of pre-agreement, outlining the concepts and principles for strategic collaboration. This Agreement aims at scaling up a relationship that has been ongoing since 2000. …  

31 May 2007 | News story
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Parliamentarians and Implementation of Environmental Law

Within the framework of the UNEP Programme for Environmental Citizenship, members of the Parlatino's (Latin American Parliament) Environmental Commission met in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to discuss the feasibility of establishing a regional environmental court in Latin America to resolve cases of non compliance with environmental legislation. …  

23 May 2007 | News story

Critically endangered Mediterranean Monk Seal.

One in six European mammals threatened with extinction shows new assessment by the World Conservation Union (IUCN)

The first assessment of all European mammals, carried out by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), shows that nearly one in every six mammal species is now threatened with extinction. Europe is now home to the world’s most threatened cat species, the Iberian Lynx, and the world’s most threatened seal, the Mediterranean Monk Seal. …  

22 May 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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