May

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

Deciduous forest

Local people not left out of the REDD debate

Local and indigenous people have to be active participants in the REDD debate, argued IUCN during today's side event at the ongoing Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Bonn. …  

23 May 2008 | News story

Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

Islands Stand Together at CBD

The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) helps islands conserve and sustainably utilize their natural resources within their island homes. …  

23 May 2008 | News story

Pavan Sukhdev, Study leader, Study on the cost of loss of biodiversity

Putting a price on nature

The value of nature and the services it offers us, from purifying water through freshwater systems to supplying cures for life threatening diseases, cannot be undervalued. Yet the business and financial community can be slow to put a price on what we normally see as being free.
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22 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

Julia Marton Lefevre at CSD

IUCN Director General presents a Statement before the Commission on Sustainable Development

15 May 2008—IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefevre expressed the need for greater coordinated action to address the global food and water crisis before the 16th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development today in New York, NY. …  

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

The Grad castle, Goričko Nature Park was promoted as an active partner within the Green Belt initiative by positioning the Green Belt plate at the castle entrance.

IUCN SEE and Slovenia underline cooperation

IUCN SEE office hosted by the Goričko Nature Park at the Grad castle meets relevant authorities in the field of nature conservation of Slovenia …  

20 May 2008 | News story