IUCN Director General visits ELC

15 June 2007 | News story

On June 14 Julia Marton-Lefèvre, the IUCN Director General, visited the IUCN Environmental Law Centre in Bonn, Germany.

In her endeavors to get to know staff members and IUCN offices around the world she took the opportunity to visit the ELC. She met with the Director Dr. Alejandro Iza and his team to exchange thoughts about the Environmental Law Programme. She was also introduced to the resources available in the Information and Documentation Unit, including ECOLEX, the internet database on Environmental Law developed by IUCN in cooperation with FAO and UNEP. Stimulating discussions were followed by a meeting with Dr. Wolfgang Burhenne, the Director of the International Council of Environmental Law. Her stay in Bonn concluded with a courtesy visit to the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) where she visited the new BfN building and met with Prof. Dr. Hartmut Vogtmann, the BfN President, and some representatives of environmental organizations based in Bonn.


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.