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Asturias, Spain

Environment: a human right

The European Biodiversity Day held at the Council of Europe on 28 April culminated with the signing of a declaration which recognizes that the environment is part of human rights. …  

05 May 2010 | News story

IUCN Regional Forest Programme Coordinator, Marta Monjane, and IPEME Director, Odete Tsamba signing the memorandum of understanding.

Forest resources and poverty alleviation: a new partnership in Mozambique

IUCN’s Mozambique country office has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Institute for Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises (IPEME) to establish and operate a community-managed sandalwood bank in the district of Matutuine-Djabula for processing and trade of wood that will initially be targeted at Maputo-based artisans. 

05 May 2010 | News story

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

IUCN welcomes Solomon Islands as new State Member

The Government of Solomon Islands has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes, becoming the 83rd State Member of IUCN. The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Meteorology has been designated by the Government of Solomon Islands as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

05 May 2010 | News story

Join this roster for building bridges between journalists and the sources of information they need to tell the story of biodiversity

Join the Biodiversity Media Alliance

CEC members are invited to join a new online roster of experts -- the Biodiversity Media Alliance. Help journalists find the information they need to tell our biodiversity stories. CEC member David Ainsworth extends this invitation from Mike Shanahan of IIED, International Institute for Environment and Development.
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04 May 2010 | News story

www.arkive.org/

Success Stories of Conservation Action Featured in ARKive Earth Day Event

Despite the many problems posed to the world’s species by habitat loss, human activities and climate change, there are many ‘success stories’ which highlight the positive impacts of conservation action. ARKive focused on the positive in its celebration of Earth Day in April 2010. ARKive is a project of Wildscreen, headed by Harriet Nimmo, CEC Steering Committee member. …  

04 May 2010 | News story

www.wildscreenfestival.org

Welcome to Wildscreen 2010

The Wildscreen Festival, the world's largest and most prestigious wildlife & environmental film festival, will be held October 2010 in Bristol, UK. Wildscreen is about 'Promoting conservation through wildlife imagery'. Harriet Nimmo, CEC Steering Committee member, is Chief Executive of Wildscreen. …  

04 May 2010 | News story

Quienes somos la CEC America del Sur?

Recientemente, enviamos un cuestionario a los miembros de CEC de América del Sur. El objetivo fue conocer mejor las experiencias y levantar la diversidad de perfiles con los cuales contamos en nuestro grupo. De hecho, 38 miembros contestaron y los resultados fueron resumidos a seguir. A report on a membership survey from Suzana Padua of Brazil, CEC Regional  Vice-Chair. …  

04 May 2010 | News story

Students at the UN-mandated University for Peace

UPEACE Course: Educating for the 21st Century

The UPEACE Centre for Executive Education cordially invites you to be part of the upcoming course, Educating for the 21st Century. The course runs June 20-27 in San Jose, Costa Rica. From CEC member Mohit Mukerjee. …  

04 May 2010 | News story

Roundtable, Univ Texas April 2010

Roundtable Colloquium on “Climate Change Law and Policy after Copenhagen”

The IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and the University of Texas School of Law presented a roundtable colloquium on “Climate Change Law and Policy after Copenhagen” on Thursday, April 1, 2010, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Eidman Courtroom in the University of Texas. …  

04 May 2010 | News story

From left to right: Prof Dr Louise E.M. Vet, Director at Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Dr Ashok Khosla, Mr Willem Ferwerda, Executive Director IUCN NL

How to escape current development paradigms

A fierce debate concluded the two-day conference "The Great Escape" in the Amsterdam based Artis Royal Zoo. Outgoing Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Mrs Gerda Verburg, President of IUCN Dr Ashok Khosla and Chair of the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands Roger van Boxtel discussed opportunities and threats for the future of planet Earth. …  

04 May 2010 | News story

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