Environmental Law

Dr. W. E. Burhenne received Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal

Dr. Wolfgang E. Burhenne was awarded the Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal

During its World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea, IUCN awarded the prestigious Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal to Dr. Wolfgang E. Burhenne for his internationally significant contributions to effective conservation, embodying Dr Coolidge’s vision of needed achievements in this field, namely to create and support effective conservation initiatives and institutions, as well as inspire, encourage and support individuals to become leading conservationists. …  

14 Sep 2012 | News story

Patrick MacQuarrie at Stockholm Water Week 2012

Looking back at a successful World Water Week

Dr Patrick MacQuarrie is IUCN's new Water Policy and Sustainability Advisor. He joined the IUCN Global Water Programme in August, just one week before the start of one of the year's most important water events: Stockholm World Water Week. Here he reflects back on his attendance of this major water conference: …  

03 Sep 2012 | News story

Luis Manuel Maier, Fundacion Vida

From theory in Stockholm to practice in Honduras

Luis Manuel Maier works for IUCN Member 'Fundacion Vida' in Honduras and is currently coordinating the IUCN BRIDGE project in the Goascaran, a river forming the border between Honduras and El Salvador. …  

29 Aug 2012 | News story

International Year of Water Cooperation logo

New video release on water cooperation

A full session at Stockholm World Water Week yesterday saw the official unveiling of plans and communication tools to help promote 2013 as the UN’s International Year of Water Cooperation. …  

28 Aug 2012 | News story

Maestria en Derecho Ambiental

Maestria en Derecho Ambiental


Universidad de Costa Rica
Programa de Posgrado en Derecho
Maestría en Derecho Ambiental
comunica:
Que está abierto el periodo de inscripción
del 6 de agosto hasta
el 31 de agosto de 2012 …  

27 Aug 2012 | News story

MPA's Rangers & IUCN @ Nakari Red Sea Diving Safari

Supporting the rangers could save their lives

Killed by soldiers, rebels, drug and animal smugglers, wild animals or simply by accident, 70 rangers have lost their lives this year. Rangers protect our parks and the people that visit them but who protects them? …  

31 Jul 2012 | News story

Participants at the 2008 World Conservation Congress

Limited spaces for the Conservation Campus – sign up now!

Following the success of the Learning Opportunities at the 2008 Congress in Barcelona, the IUCN World Conservation Congress will feature this year a Conservation Campus dedicated to practical training in support of the IUCN Programme 2013-2016. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jul 2012 | News story

ELC staff with Cyrie Sendashonga, Head of PPG  and Pierre Commenville, IPBES Officer

IUCN for IPBES: Consultation with IUCN Partners and Members in Bonn

On 11 and 12 July Cyriaque Sendashonga, IUCN Global Director of the Policy and Programme Group, and Pierre Commenville, IUCN IPBES Policy Officer, visited the office of the Environmental Law Centre to meet with IUCN partners and members in Germany, the host country of IPBES. In April 2012, the Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was established by more than 90 governments in Panama. The Secretariat of IPBES will be located in Bonn. …  

18 Jul 2012 | News story

ABS side event - ICNP2, Delhi 2012

ABS Side Event at ICNP2

On Wednesday, 04 July, 2012, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the IUCN Global Policy Unit held a side event at the second meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP-2) in New Delhi, in order to present the third draft of an IUCN Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity. This Guide will facilitate a clear understanding of the text of the ABS Protocol and the resulting obligations for the Parties to the Convention. Furthermore, it will provide guidance for the development of ABS legislation and implementation at the national level. …  

10 Jul 2012 | News story

Participants at Academy Colloquium, University of Baltimore, July 2012

Joint workshop between the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law and the IUCN Environmental Law Programme on Ecosystem Services, Economic Valuation and Environmental Equity

The IUCN Environmental Law Programme (ELP) and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law held a joint workshop on Saturday 30th June 2012 at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, USA, entitled “Ecosystem Services, Economic Valuation and Environmental Equity: Complementary or Contradictory?”. The workshop preceded the Academy’s 10th annual colloquium, this year on “Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads”. …  

10 Jul 2012 | News story


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.
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