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Participants PES workshop Lima

Helping to make PES work

Since January 2008, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) and Tropical America Katoomba Group (TAKG) have been implementing a legal analysis initiative with the aim of understanding the legal underpinnings of water and carbon contracts for Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES). From 6 to 8 August, ELC and TAKG jointly organized a workshop in Lima, Peru, which brought together PES experts from Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States. …  

01 Sep 2008 | News story

Young Conservationist Award 2008

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01 Sep 2008 | News story

Logo for IUCN Red List

Coming soon: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

The most comprehensive update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ will be unveiled at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in Barcelona on Monday, October 6, 2008. …  

01 Sep 2008 | News story

Ms. Nikhat Sattar addressing the audience.

Climate change threat greater than great wars

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30 Aug 2008 | International news release

Ship groundings are a major hazard for coral reef ecosystems

IUCN and PERSGA build capacity to deal with Middle East ship groundings

IUCN and the Regional Organization for Conservation of Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA) recently joined forces to deliver a training course on the Economic Valuation of Damage by Ship Grounding on Coral Reefs.
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29 Aug 2008 | News story

Edwin Sabuhoro, winner of the 2008 Young Conservationist award

From poachers to protectors: Young conservationist honoured

A Rwandan conservationist who helped turn mountain gorilla poachers into tourism guides has been given an award by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the International Ranger Federation. …  

29 Aug 2008 | News story

Mangrove, Rhizophora mucronata, planted a year previously in Jaring Halus, North Sumatra

Sea-level rise may be the greatest threat to mangroves

Mangrove ecosystems are under threat from climate change. Initial research led by IUCN and three leading universities shows that most mangrove sediment surface levels are not keeping pace with sea-level rise.  The greatest impact will be on those mangroves where there is limited area for landward migration. 

29 Aug 2008 | News story

WCC Marine Guide

Looking forward to the 2008 IUCN Congress: Marine Guide

The IUCN Congress in Barcelona this October will feature over 100 marine-related events. The IUCN Global Marine Programme has issued a flier to highlight these and display a first timetable of the main marine workshops. …  

28 Aug 2008 | News story

Dendrobates sylvaticus

Una Voz Mundial para la Conservación de las Especies

Utilizando tecnología WIKI, la Comisión de Supervivencia de Especies de la UICN invita a suscribirse a la Declaración mundial "Una Voz Mundial para la Conservación de las Especies" …  

27 Aug 2008 | News story

Somkinda Traore

Winners of the first Paper Contest for Judges

We are very proud to announce the results of the first Paper Contest for Judges organized by the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law’s Judiciary Specialist Group.  …  

27 Aug 2008 | News story

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