Février 2007

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New International Standard for Sustainable Wild Collection of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

A new standard to promote the sustainable management and trade in wild medicinal and aromatic plants (MAP) was launched today at Biofach, the World Organic Trade Fair, Nuremberg, Germany.   …  

16 Feb 2007 | News story

Moving forward the academic agenda at the global level

A need for further developing the academic teaching agenda on Environmental Law was the basis of a meeting in Bonn between the Co-Director of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law and the IUCN Environmental Law Programme (ELP). The ELP was represented by the CEL Chair and the Director of the ELC. …  

13 Feb 2007 | News story

Progressing marine governance issues

This week the ELC hosted the Co-Chairs of the Oceans, Coastals and Coral Reefs Specialist Group (David Vander Zwaag and Nilufer Oral), the Co-Chairs of the High Seas Subgroup (Kristina Gjerde and Rosemary Rayfuse) and Francois Simbard of the Mediterranean Office. …  

08 Feb 2007 | News story

President Chirac expresses support for 4th IUCN World Conservation Congress

During the Paris Conference for Global Ecological Governance, French President Jacques Chirac expressed support for the 4th IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC). President Chirac conveyed his vision for the IUCN Congress to further ecological governance globally and said that France will participate with pleasure in the Congress. …  

06 Feb 2007 | News story

SSC experts search ways to save "Treasure Island" from ravages of invasive species

Gland, Switzerland, 5 April 2004 (IUCN) - Five experts from the Invasive Species Specialist Group of IUCN's Species Survival Commission are investigating ways to eradicate alien invasive species from Costa Rica's Cocos Island National Park, to save the island's unique native biodiversity. Alan Tye, Brian Cook, Norm McDonald, Michel Pascal and Claudine Sierra all have extensive experience in the management and eradication of alien species in New Zealand, Australia, the Galapagos Islands and other countries. They recently carried out a mission to the island that is a favourite destination for treasure hunters due to legends about great fortunes hidden by pirates, centuries ago. …  

01 Feb 2007 | News story

IUCN CEL Vice Chair to take senior position with UNEP

IUCN CEL Vice Chair John Scanlon has been appointed to the post of Special Advisor on Policy and Operational Matters within the UNEP Executive Office. …  

01 Feb 2007 | News story