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IUCN Workshop on the protection of sacred lands

Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome hails IUCN’s work

The highest spiritual authority of the Orthodox Church of the World, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has praised participants of an IUCN Workshop on the Protection of Sacred Lands being held in Ouranoupolis, Greece. …  

29 Oct 2007 | News story

Thunnus obesus or Bigeye tuna.

High Sea Governance for the 21st Century

The Experts Informal Workshop on High Seas Governance in the 21st Century was held from October 17 to 19, 2007, and brought together over 50 global experts on international marine policy, science, law and economics to address urgent concerns about how to govern the high seas and what global priorities should be when it comes to the protection of the marine environment in areas beyond national jurisdiction. …  

25 Oct 2007 | News story

Woman at water pump, Tanzania

Global Water Initiative created in response to world water crisis

A new partnership has been launched to address the declining state of the world’s fresh water supply and the lack of access to clean water services by the world’s poorest people. …  

24 Oct 2007 | News story

Young Leaders in Amman

Young Leaders Empowered to "Be the Change"

Youth leaders from all over the world gathered in Jordan to build their leadership capacities and raise their awareness on their roles and responsibilities towards sustainable development in the world. Tomorrow's leaders were urged to "Be the Change" and start acting to save the world during a global seminar entitled Advancing Youth Leadership on Sustainable Development held at the United Nations University – International Leadership Institute (UNU/ILI) in Amman, Jordan from October 21- 25, 2007. …  

24 Oct 2007 | News story

Interaction between Aquaculture and the evironment

IUCN releases first guide for sustainable aquaculture

IUCN has released the first in the series of “Guidelines for the Sustainable Development of Mediterranean Aquaculture” targeted at decision-makers, scientists
and producers. …  

23 Oct 2007 | News story

brain coral (lobophyllia)

Une nouvelle loi Mer pour la France !

A la veille du Grenelle de l’environnement et du premier colloque national sur les aires marines protégées, le Comité français de l’UICN publie un nouveau rapport indiquant que l’heure est venue pour l’Etat français d’adopter une loi Mer. Avec le deuxième domaine maritime au monde, la France a d’importantes responsabilités pour la préservation de la biodiversité marine mais sa législation peine à y répondre en étant trop sectorielle et complexe, sans vision d’ensemble pour sa protection.
  …  

23 Oct 2007 | News story

EAZA Conservation Database

Conservation Knowledge About Zoos and Aquaria in Europe

The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) celebrated its 24th Annual Conference in Warsaw last month, with an attendance of over 550 participants. …  

18 Oct 2007 | News story

Amphibian Ark

Amphibian Crisis, Amphibian Ark and the 2008 Year of the Frog Campaign

Earth is facing its largest mass extinction since the disappearance of the dinosaurs. From one-third to one-half of the planet’s 6,000 amphibian species – frogs and toads, salamanders and newts, and caecilians, which have thrived for 360 million years – are in danger of extinction. …  

17 Oct 2007 | News story

Galapagos National Park,Ecuador

It’s ocean time for Latin America

Marine protected areas should be the new priority for South American governments, according to those who attended the Latin American Parks Congress earlier this month.
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17 Oct 2007 | News story

Addressing the problems of access : protecting sources, while giving users certainty

New Book Series on Access and Benefit-sharing

In one of IUCN’s three Side Events organized during the Fifth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing (WG-ABS) in Montreal, Canada, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre launched the first three books of the ‘ABS Series’ – a five-volume sub-series of the ELP’s Environmental Policy and Law Papers. …  

12 Oct 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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