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Seth Cook (IUCN China), Qu Guilin (SFA) and Lu De (SFA) actively participate in the discussion

IUCN co-sponsors meeting on illegal logging in Beijing

On 25th July 2008 IUCN China co-sponsored a meeting entitled Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in the Global Context with the Chinese State Forestry Administration (SFA). This presented an opportunity to share information, as well as concerns, on the latest forest governance developments in some major export markets and producer countries, such as the FLEGT initiative and the forthcoming Lacey Act. …  

29 Jul 2008 | News story

Workshop participants, La Antigua, Guatemala, July 2008

Playing roles that could be real

Several stakeholders from the governmental sector, NGOs and civil society together with IUCN practitioners, took part in a capacity building event focused on negotiating agreements for conflict resolutions on shared waters. …  

28 Jul 2008 | News story

ECOLEX Steering Committee meeting in Rome, July 2008

ECOLEX Steering Committee meeting

The Steering Committee of ECOLEX met at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on July 21-22. Present were representatives of the three partner organisations, FAO, IUCN, and UNEP - including Stefano Burchi (FAO), Françoise Burhenne-Guilmin (IUCN) and Iwona Rummel-Bulska (UNEP). …  

25 Jul 2008 | News story

Agriculture in Panama

Understanding agriculture’s dilemma between food security and conservation – new publication

 Agriculture is suffering from a growing dilemma: it needs to feed a fast growing world population, and conserve biodiversity and manage natural resources of an increasingly depleted planet. …  

22 Jul 2008 | News story

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Sri Lanka 2048 looks at Business As Unusual: How can companies do well while doing good?

The private sector is acknowledged as the engine of our economic growth. But how long can this 'engine' keep running without addressing its many impacts on society and the natural environment? …  

18 Jul 2008 | News story

EPLP 68: Prácticas ancestrales y derecho de aguas

Prácticas ancestrales y derecho de aguas

La publicación "Prácticas ancestrales y derecho de aguas: de la tensión a la coexistencia", es el resultado de un proyecto de investigación dirigido por el Centro de Derecho Ambiental de UICN en colaboración con la Comisión de Derecho Ambiental. Esto proyecto tuvo tiene por objeto documentar algunas de las prácticas locales más significativas en materia de aguas en cuatro países de América Latina: Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala y Paraguay. …  

17 Jul 2008 | News story

Jordan

Water - a scarce resource in the MENA region

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre participated in the first IUCN REWARD workshop which was held from 12 – 14 July in Cairo, Egypt, under the patronage of HE Dr Mahmoud Abu Zeid, President of the Arab Water Council and Egyptian Minister of Water and Irrigation. The Regional Water Resources and Drylands (REWARD) Programme has been initiated by the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia and Middle East (WAME) in response to the alert of scarce water resources in the region. …  

16 Jul 2008 | News story

I Taller Regional sobre Conservación y Manejo de las Poblaciones de Tiburones en el Pacífico Oriental

Países del Pacífico Oriental se unen para proteger a los tiburones

Los tiburones mako, martillo, sedoso, azul y zorro pelágico fueron las especies identificadas por los participantes del taller regional. Se prepara una próxima reunión en México.
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14 Jul 2008 | News story

Deep-sea squid. Teuthowenia pellucida

"The Deep" Expo moves to Hong Kong

Author, film-maker and IUCN Ambassador for the Oceans, Claire Nouvian, today opened the Hong Kong leg of her travelling exhibition on the incredible biodiversity in the deep seas.  …  

11 Jul 2008 | News story

Whale photographe

Scientists send distress signal to Russian PM Vladimir Putin over oil project's threat to rare whales

A panel of whale scientists convened by IUCN has addressed an open letter to the Russian Prime Minister to highlight the lack of transparency in oil operations off eastern Russia, which could seriously imact the already critically-endangered western gray whale population . …  

10 Jul 2008 | 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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