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EPLP 67/3

New publication on Access and Benefit-sharing

IUCN Environmental Law Centre has published the first three volumes of the ‘ABS Series’ – a five-volume sub-series of the ELP’s Environmental Policy and Law Papers. The Series provides intensively researched expert analysis by internationally respected authors and contributors on key issues of access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing under the CBD. …  

17 Jan 2008 | News story

Training workshop on environment in relation to health and human rights.

Introducing a new perspective: environment in relation to human rights

A two-day training workshop was conducted in mid-December 2007 for government officials at the Vietnamese Institute for Human Rights (VIHR) to address the issue of environment in relation to health and human rights. …  

07 Jan 2008 | News story

IUCN Viet Nam Country Representative Mr. Vu Van Trieu presented the environment prize to the vice Director General of Long An Garment Export Company

Promoting business for sustainable development in Viet Nam

IUCN Viet Nam and the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) signed in late December 2007 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Business for Sustainable Development in Viet Nam. This is an innovative approach to nature conservation in the country. …  

07 Jan 2008 | News story

Group work during the discussion session to provide comments to the draft law at the workshop

Leveraging legal mechanisms to safeguard biodiversity in Viet Nam

The Government of Viet Nam, with the support of the IUCN and in coordination with other partners, is developing the Draft Biodiversity Law. This is initiated subsequent to the Government Decision No. 35/2003/QD-TTg, which mandates the development to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE). …  

07 Jan 2008 | News story

"What do you think if we and other sea animals die?  How will people living by the sea be affected?”
– Chau Thi Anh Thu’s award winning painting.

Continuing support: IUCN’s work in the Gulf of Tonkin

Colourful and creative drawings produced by the children of Minh Chau Island Secondary School were displayed at an award ceremony on November 19, 2007 to celebrate student participation in the “I Love Marine Turtles” Campaign. This is part of the “Saving Marine Turtles and their Habitat” environmental education programme that promotes good practices of marine biodiversity preservation. …  

07 Jan 2008 | News story

Using GIS to improve MPA management

Using Geographic Information System (GIS) to improve marine protected area management

A training course on the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software, My World GIS, to support Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) ecosystem management was co-sponsored by IUCN Viet Nam in November 2007 at Nui Chua National Park in Ninh Thuan province. …  

07 Jan 2008 | News story

ECOLEX Steering Committee Meeting

ECOLEX Steering Committee Meeting

The Steering Committee of ECOLEX met at the IUCN Environmental Law Centre in Bonn on December 12-13. …  

20 Dec 2007 | News story

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre

End of year message from the DG

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, has sent her end of the year message to all IUCN members, staff, Council and Commission members. In it, she looks back at the past year and ahead to what 2008 will hold. The full message is available in the three official IUCN languages. …  

19 Dec 2007 | News story

IUCN leads call for biodiversity in Bali

 

14 Dec 2007 | 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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