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Pannonian Grey Cattle in Zasavica, Serbia

Life along the Sava River

Societies once torn by conflict are now working together to preserve the Sava River and its intact floodplains, on which they all depend. …  

17 Jul 2009 | Video

Julia Marton-Lefèvbre at Holcim event in Fez

Holcim Awards Gold prize for sustainable construction to Fez in Morocco

This innovative approach to sustainable construction project was selected for the top international prize from almost 5000 plans and visions from 121 countries. IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre and celebrated architects and building professionals presented on 16 July the trophy at a hand-over event in Fez , Morocco …  

17 Jul 2009 | News story
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The Environmental Information Revolution - A Forum

Climate change has spurred an unprecedented demand for information about our changing planet. Decision makers need timely, accurate, scientifically sound and relevant information. IUCN CEC Chair Keith Wheeler will moderate one of several high-powered panels on this issue at a Washington D.C. forum on July 30, 2009. Panel topics include private sector opportunity; Earth Observations and how to deliver information about carbon and oceans;  managing risk and guiding climate change adaptation; and financing the environmental information revolution.
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16 Jul 2009 | News story

Expert Workshop on Payment for Ecosystem Services in Miyun Watershed

On 11 June 2009, IUCN China hosted “Expert Workshop on Payment for Ecosystem Services in Miyun Watershed” to gather many relevant stakeholders to share information on Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES). …   | Chinese

16 Jul 2009 | News story

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The time for biodiversity business

What do ecotourism excursions, wild flowers, medicinal and aromatic plants, essential oils, herbal teas and jams have in common? They are all products of healthy ecosystems. …   | French

16 Jul 2009 | News story

Teams planting the Rhizofora Muronata propagates

Guinness World Record certifies Pakistan now holds the record for most trees planted in a 24 hr. period.

Its official! Guinness World Record certifies Pakistan now holds the record for most trees planted in a 24 hr. period.   The previous record was held by India which had planted 447,874 saplings in the same period. Pakistan surpassed the tally by planting 5,41,176 propagates of mangroves in the mudflats off Khedewari. …  

15 Jul 2009 | International news release

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Invitation to discuss the Draft National Protected Areas System Development Strategy and Action Plan for Georgia

The IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus, on behalf of the Agency of Protected Areas of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia, kindly invites all interested stakeholders to submit comments on the draft National Protected Areas System Development Strategy and Action Plan. …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story

Jatropha curcas, Mali

Managing the invasive risk of biofuels – IUCN draft guidelines available for comment

IUCN is working with a number of organisations to develop a set of guidelines on minimising the risk of biological invasions that may result from biofuel developments. The project was launched because of growing concerns that a rush to develop biofuels may open the door to new invasions by introduced species. There is also increasing evidence to suggest that potential future biofuel feedstocks are "high risk" species that pose a serious threat to ecosystems and livelihoods. …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story
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IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 74

Towards Sustainable Fisheries Law

As most of the fish resources in the world’s oceans are constantly depleting, the development of effective and efficient instruments of fisheries management becomes crucial. Against this background, the IUCN Environmental Law Programme proudly presents its latest publication in the IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper Series, edited by Gerd Winter, a long standing member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, which focuses on a legal approach towards sustainable and equitable management of fish resources. …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story

IUCN EPLP No. 72

Shared Resources: Issues of Governance

IUCN is pleased to announce “Shared Resources: Issues of Governance,” a selection of case studies on transboundary governance frameworks and the latest publication in the IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Series. This book was prepared by IUCN with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Former IUCN Environmental Law Centre Legal Officer Ms. Sharelle Hart edited the publication with contributions from fifteen co-authors. …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story

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