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Western Gray Whale and ship.

Stop all oil and gas activities that could harm Western Gray Whales, says panel

An independent panel of scientists has recommended a moratorium on all activities by oil and gas companies in eastern Russia that could adversely affect the Western Gray Whale population. …  

24 Apr 2009 | International news release

Ignace Schops and Al Gore

Goldman Prize winner meets Al Gore

Ignace Schops met with Al Gore at the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize giving ceremony in San Francisco on 19 April. The Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story
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Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story

Western Gray Whale and ship.

Making Waves

Earlier this month, the Inter-American Development Bank hosted the largest DCMC meeting to date, with over 85 participants from numerous organizations including NOAA, EPA, USAID, GEF, World Bank, US State Department, UNEP, TNC, CI, WWF, Oceana, the list goes on. The subject that generated so much interest? Oceans and climate change. …  

23 Apr 2009 | News story

Rapeseed field, Vaud, Switzerland

How to stop biofuel crops becoming invasive

Experts have come up with a series of tips for biofuel producers to stop biofuel crops becoming invasive species. …  

23 Apr 2009 | News story

IUCN, Guatemala

Perspectives on Water and Climate Change Adaptation

'Water and Climate Change Adaptation' newest publication series is online. The series includes a collection of 16 papers, produced in collaboration with the World Water Council, CPWC, IWA and IUCN …  

23 Apr 2009 | News story
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Juan Marco meets ELC staff

Group 3 Head visits ELC Bonn

Juan Marco Alvarez, the newly appointed Head of Group 3 - Economy and Environmental Governance (EEG), was warmly welcomed by the staff of the Environmental Law Centre on his first visit to the ELC in his new role yesterday. …  

23 Apr 2009 | News story
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Philautus poppiae. IUCN Red List status: Endangered

Fighting for forest frogs

The Philautus poppiae frog is native to Sri Lanka and lives in closed canopy cloud forest. It is classified as Endangered on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ due to the ongoing decline in the quality and extent of its forest habitat. …  

23 Apr 2009 | News story

Earth Day Network

Eat well, save money, and protect the rainforest

New York restaurant donates 15% to protect Amazon rainforest in celebration of Earth Day …  

22 Apr 2009 | News story

Rizwana Hasan

Goldman Environmental Prize Awarded to Rizwana Hasan

Ms. Rizwana Hasan, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, an IUCN member, and a member of IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law, has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for 2009 …  

22 Apr 2009 | News story

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