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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

Bengal Tiger being Released into the wild from a boat in the Sundarbans

Roots of the meltdown and lessons for our future

By IUCN President Ashok Khosla

Americans have a wonderful saying, that “a rising tide raises all boats”. Unfortunately, this is not true for the boats that are anchored to the bottom of the economic sea, such as the poor, the marginalized and the economically handicapped who are unable to acquire the skills or capital that would liberate them to float up with the rest. …  

22 Apr 2009 | News story
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Proceedings of the Technical Workshop on Mitigating Sea Turtle Bycatch in Coastal Net Fisheries

New report sets out roadmap for reducing sea turtle bycatch in coastal net fisheries

Sea turtles are adversely affected by a range of factors, some natural and others caused by human activities, such as fishing operations. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story

Green Expo 2009

Green Expo 2009

Jamaica’s Green Expo 2009 kicks off on June 5th – World Environment Day. The weekend-long exposition, held biennially during National Environmental Awareness Week, is organised by the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust and attracts families, school groups and businesses. This year’s main theme is climate change, alternative energy and energy conservation. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story

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