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Dr Nicolaas Jan van Strien (April 1, 1946-February 7, 2008)

Dr Nicolaas Jan van Strien 1946 - 2008

 

04 Feb 2008 | News story

Winners of the Golden Ark Award 2008 announced

Patricia Medici, Chair of the IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (TSG) and Charudutt Mishra, a member of the IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group are two of the three winners to be awarded the Golden Ark Award in 2008. …  

04 Feb 2008 | News story

To Bee, or Not to Bee…

The plight of pollinators is causing worldwide concern. Not only are population numbers of many formerly abundant species dwindling, some species are disappearing altogether. …  

31 Jan 2008 | News story

Dr Galen Rathbun holding the newly discovered Rhynochocyon udzungwensis, a type of giant elephant shrew, or sengi

Discovery: First New Species Of Giant Elephant-Shrew In 126 Years

Dr. Galen Rathbun, Chair of the IUCN/SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group, and a team of collaborators confirmed the existence of a new species, Rhynochocyon udzungwensis, a type of giant elephant shrew, or sengi, in the mountains of Tanzania.  

31 Jan 2008 | News story

Dimah visits IUCN HQ

Founder and Chairman of MJF Group (Dilmah Tea) visits IUCN Headquarters

On January 28, 2008 the Founder and Chairman of MJF Group of Companies (Dilmah Tea), Mr. Merrill J. Fernando, its Marketing Director, Mr. Dilhan Fernando and a team from Dilmah visited IUCN Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. …  

28 Jan 2008 | News story

Meinhard Doelle

A Change of Climate

Prof. Meinhard Doelle, a specialist in international and domestic law relating to climate change, has joined the staff of the IUCN Environmental Law Centre for five months to work on linkages between biodiversity and climate change. …  

25 Jan 2008 | News story

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

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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