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Dr. Patricia Medici receiving her 2008 Whitley Award from HRH Princess Royal.

Top award for tapir expert (IUCN/SSC)

Brazilian biologist Dr Patricia Medici has been recognized for her work on tapir-led conservation by scooping a prestigious environmental award.
 

27 May 2008 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN's DG at CBD

Your gateway to environmental law

Bonn, Germany, May 26, 2008 (IUCN/FAO/UNEP) – The world’s most comprehensive database on environmental law has been launched by IUCN, FAO and UNEP at the CBD in Bonn. Available online at www.ecolex.org, it encompasses nearly 70,000 entries from more than 180 countries. …  

26 May 2008 | News story

Protected areas side event at CBD COP9

Protected areas: the critical role of law

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) held a well attended side-event on “Protected areas: the critical role of law” during the first week of COP 9. The event aimed at presenting a project initiated by the ELC to develop guidelines for protected areas (PAs) legislation. Participants have shown great interest in the project, welcoming the initiative and drawing attention to a number of key questions which they expected the Guidelines to address. …  

23 May 2008 | News story

Protected forest on the outskirts of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Use protected areas to save species, IUCN urges Convention on Biological Diversity

Governments should strengthen protected areas as a way to save their countries’ species. That was the message from IUCN as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) starts to discuss protected areas at its ninth meeting in Bonn. …  

21 May 2008 | News story

Pygmy hog (Porcula salvania), critically endangered species.

Endangered Pygmy hog heads home

The world's smallest and rarest species of wild pig was once believed to be extinct - but it may now be saved thanks to conservation efforts. …  

21 May 2008 | News story

Fête de la nature-partout en France ce week-end

Sortez et (re)découvrez la nature près de chez vous !

  Les réseaux français liés à la conservation de la nature, rassemblés au sein du comité Français de l’UICN et le magazine Terre Sauvage (groupe BAYARD), vous invitent à La Fête de la Nature 2008 le 24 et 25 mai partout en France. …  

20 May 2008 | News story

Bigeye tuna (thunnus obesus).

IUCN, NGOs, fishery managers and tuna industry groups plot way forward for sustainable tuna

The report from the Tuna Roundtable co-hosted by IUCN in Brussels in April 2008 calls for greater collaboration between different interest groups and industry players to move towards adoption of legally-binding measures to fish tuna sustainably, a common set of standard to assess industry performance and harmonised certification programmes for marine capture fisheries. …  

20 May 2008 | News story

PAEL session in Hanoi, April 25th, 2008

Protected Areas, Equity, and Livelihoods in the Asia Pacific Region

On Friday April 25, 2008, nearly 100 delegates from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Asia-Pacific Forestry Week in Hanoi joined the parallel session on Protected Areas, Equity and Livelihoods (PAEL), funded by IUCN Economics & Environment and jointly organized by IUCN, Asia Forest Network (AFN) and the Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and Pacific (RECOFTC).  

19 May 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

IUCN seeks candidates for Honorary Membership

Nominations are sought from IUCN members and Commission members for Honorary Membership of IUCN, an award created at the foundation of the Union on 5 October 1948 and recorded in IUCN’s first Statutes. …  

13 May 2008 | News story

Former IUCN President, Yolanda Kakabadse presents the award to Dr Luc Hoffmann in 2004

Call for nominations for the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal

IUCN Member Organizations and Commission Members are invited to submit nominations for the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal. The Medal which recognizes outstanding service in international conservation is IUCN’s highest conservation award and commemorates the life and work of Dr John C. Phillips, a pioneer of the conservation movement. …  

13 May 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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