July 2011

Gorilla guard in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

Remember the rangers: 31 July is World Ranger Day

Today we celebrate World Ranger Day. We commemorate those rangers all over the world who have died in the course of their duties but also those who risk their lives every day at the forefront of conservation. While some are exposed to hazardous environmental conditions such as floods or dangerous animals, others are targeted because they stand up to poachers, drug warlords and criminals. This year alone, at least 31 were murdered, some under the most horrific circumstances. …  

31 Jul 2011 | News story

(l. to r.) Juan Jose Martinez, Ever Martinez

Young Professionals Group Meeting in Sao Paulo

The IUCN Commission on Environmental Law’s Young Professionals Group held a meeting on Tuesday, May 31, at the Hotel Mercure in Sao Paulo. …  

29 Jul 2011 | News story

Global Prosecutors Network meeting June 2011

Launching of the Global Network of Prosecutors and General Attorneys

June 20th, 2011 Whistler, Canada
It is with great pleasure that we announce the launching of the Global Network of Prosecutors and General Attorneys. This took place during the 9th International Conference on Environmental Compliance and Enforcement, 20-24 June 2011 in British Columbia, Canada.
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29 Jul 2011 | News story

Sea Otter

IUCN Ambassador discovers the otter world

IUCN Ambassador Alison Sudol is in for a rare treat this weekend. Together with IUCN experts, she will be visiting California’s Sea Otters to learn about the threats they face and find out what can be done to help their populations grow. …  

29 Jul 2011 | News story

Connectivity first organisation meeting July 2011

Legal Aspects of Connectivity for Conservation

The first organizational meeting for the development of a concept paper on connectivity for conservation was held at the ELC from July 25 to July 28. …  

29 Jul 2011 | News story

Debbie Good, IUCN Membership Focal Point for US Members, and Larissa Hotra, Strategic Partnerships at the annual National Teacher Leadership Academy hosted by IUCN Member, National Geographic.

National Geographic hosts marine-focused Teacher Leadership Academy

On 15 July 2011, IUCN Member National Geographic Education hosted 60 highly motivated high school teachers from around the United States for its annual National Teacher Leadership Academy (NTLA). …  

29 Jul 2011 | News story

IUCN logo

Honorary membership of IUCN

Honorary Membership of IUCN, which recognizes outstanding services to the conservation of nature and natural resources, is presented at the World Conservation Congress to two or three individuals who have made exceptional contributions to furthering the goals of the Union. …   | French | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story

Harold Jefferson Coolidge

The Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal

Established eight years ago during the World Conservation Congress in Thailand, the Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal will go to a conservation professional who has made outstanding contributions to the conservation of nature and natural resources. …   | French | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story

John C. Phillips

John C. Phillips Memorial Medal

IUCN Member Organizations and Commission Members are invited to submit nominations for the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal. The John C. Phillips Memorial Medal recognizes outstanding service in international conservation and commemorates the life and work of Dr John C. Phillips, a pioneer of the conservation movement. …   | French | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story

Dr. Alejandro Iza (Head Environmental Law Programme) giving an introductory speech

Joint workshop between the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law and the IUCN Environmental Law Programme on Ecosystem Services

The IUCN Environmental Law Programme (ELP) and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law held a joint workshop on Sunday 3rd July at Mpekweni Beach Resort in South Africa entitled “Towards the legal recognition and governance of ecosystem services”. This workshop preceded the Academy’s 9th annual colloquium. …  

28 Jul 2011 | News story
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