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Lebanon

Identification and Conservation of New “Important Bird Areas” in Lebanon

With generous funding from the MAVA trust, A Rocha Lebanon and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) in cooperation with the Birdlife International, have concluded the 3 year science and community conservation project that aimed at identifying and conserving new Important Bird Areas in Lebanon. …  

17 Apr 2009 | News story
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Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox)

Florida leads the way for freshwater turtles

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to ban the commercial harvest of freshwater turtles throughout the state on Wednesday, April 15. …  

17 Apr 2009 | News story

Nick Robinson

Former CEL Chair, Nick Robinson, named University Professor at Pace

It was announced yesterday that Nicholas A. Robinson, an internationally-recognized architect of international environmental law and an innovator in training thousands of environmental lawyers around the world, has been appointed University Professor at Pace University - the first university-wide professor in the history of Pace. …  

17 Apr 2009 | News story
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Nick Robinson

Nicholas A. Robinson named University Professor at Pace University

Founder of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law is named University Professor at Pace University …  

16 Apr 2009 | News story

Jane Bulmer, IUCN ELC

ABS Working Group meet in Paris

ELC Legal Officer, Jane Bulmer, presented her study paper at a well attended side event at the 7th Meeting of the ABS Working Group. The study looks at the relationship between the international regime on ABS, being developed under the CBD, and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources and the FAO Commission on genetic resources for food and agriculture. …  

16 Apr 2009 | News story
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2012

Where next for World Conservation Congress?

The Republic of Korea and Mexico, which are both applying to host the next IUCN World Conservation Congress in 2012, were sent the official Statement of Requirements on April 15. …  

16 Apr 2009 | News story

Healthy Parks - Healthy People Congress International Congress 2010

Inaugural International Healthy Parks Healthy People Congress 2010

With the increasing recognition of the value of nature to human health and wellbeing worldwide, Parks Victoria will host the first International Healthy Parks Healthy People Congress in 2010. This will be a unique opportunity to bring together delegates from all relevant sectors (i.e. planning, community development, physical and mental health, tourism, climate change, education, recreation, ecology and park management) to explore how we can take better advantage of the way nature significantly contributes to our wellbeing and broader societal benefits. …  

16 Apr 2009 | News story
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Waqf Workshop

IUCN Calls for Reviving the Waqf for Environment Initiative

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature called for developing an institutional model for the environmental Waqf (trust fund) using a modern methodology through a consultation session on the New Vision on Waqf for Environment and Sustainable Development, which was organized by IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) under the patronage of Minister of Environment HE Eng. Khaled Al Irani and the Chief Islamic Justice Dr. Ahmed Helayel in cooperation with the Jordanian Ministry of Environment and the Jordanian Society for Desertification Control and Badia Development. …  

15 Apr 2009 | News story

Sidamo Lark (Heteromirafra sidamoensis) 2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Critically Endangered.

Birds update of 2009 IUCN Red List is coming

The latest birds update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species will be released on May 14 by BirdLife International, the official IUCN Red List Authority for birds. …  

14 Apr 2009 | News story

Windturbine and rapeseed

Pacific Energy Officials and Ministers Meeting, Nukualofa, Tonga : 20th -24th April 2009

“STRENGTHENING THE FRAGILE PACIFIC ISLANDS ENERGY SECTOR – Addressing energy, economy and environment in a period of rapid change” 

14 Apr 2009 | News story
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