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CEC member and film director Samik Gupta with a wild caught Russell's viper during shooting of "The Sleepless Sentinel".

Nature India Informatics

CEC member Samik Gupta has prepared a report about natural resources and related government conservation programmes, seeking more active public participation. …  

01 Dec 2010 | News story

Grace Mwaura, IUCN Councillor

Grace Mwaura Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Grace Mwaura, IUCN Councillor and CEC member, will attend Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. …  

01 Dec 2010 | News story

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

Launch of the International Year of Forests 2011

The International Year of Forests 2011 will be launched during the United Nations Forum on Forests starting 24 January 2011. …  

30 Nov 2010 | News story

Katarina Gjerde

Reversing the fate of the oceans

IUCN's High Seas Policy Advisor, Kristina Gjerde, studies the law of the high seas - the 64% of our ocean that lies beyond national legislation. She recently gave a TED Talk presentation outlining some of the problems facing the open oceans and what can be done about them. Stunning photos show the hidden worlds that Gjerde and other lawyers are working to protect from trawling and trash-dumping, through smart policy making and a healthy dose of PR. …  

30 Nov 2010 | Video

SOER 2010

Butterflies or business - Europe can have both!

A fully integrated approach to transforming Europe to a resource-efficient green economy can not only result in a healthy environment, but also boost prosperity and social cohesion. …  

30 Nov 2010 | News story

Doto Caballa - Estrecho de Gibraltar

Dos nuevas especies en el Estrecho de Gibraltar

“El Mediterráneo nunca deja de sorprendernos”- según palabras del Doctor Óscar Ocaña, biólogo marino de Oceánidas, miembro de UICN y Director del Museo del Mar de Ceuta. …  

30 Nov 2010 | News story

Water focus square

Water and Climate Coalition at COP-16, Cancun

The Water and Climate Coalition is a multi-stakeholder coalition of partners seeking to place water resources management at the heart of climate change policy. …  

30 Nov 2010 | News story

Last siberian crane (Grus leucogeranus) in India

Thesis Award on Migratory Species Conservation

The UNEP/CMS Thesis Award on Migratory Species Conservation is now open for applications until April 2011. The award of €10,000 (c. US$ 12,850) will be made at the 10th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to CMS (COP10) in Norway in November 2011. The Secretariat of the Bonn Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) advertises this award to promote scientific research and conservation of migratory species, as defined by the Convention. …  

30 Nov 2010 | News story

CEC member P.Vivekanandan

From Tamil Nadu to Nagoya: Observations from a Sustainable Agriculture NGO

CEC member P.Vivekanandan reflects on his experience at CBD COP 10 with a delegation of the LIFE Network, Local Livestock for Empowerment. …  

30 Nov 2010 | News story

CEC member Brian Day is Executive Director of the North American Association for Environmental Education

NAAEE to Cover Climate Change Education at 2011 Conference

Education on climate change will feature at the 2011 conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education. CEC National Activator Brian Day invites Commission members to attend or present. …  

30 Nov 2010 | News story

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