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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

Manta Ray

New ocean threats underline need for urgent action to protect the high seas

Marine policy experts today warned that a crisis situation is developing in oceans that will require urgent measures and stronger international law to avoid catastrophic declines in ocean productivity …  

24 Oct 2007 | International news release

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

Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

IUCN Regional Director to Chair Pacific Conservation Roundtable

IUCN Regional Director for Oceania, Mr Taholo Kami, has been appointed Chair of the Pacific Islands Roundtable on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas. The Roundtable is the Pacific’s largest cross-sectoral coalition of non-government organizations, government agencies, regional organisations and donors working in nature conservation in the region. …  

22 Oct 2007 | News story

EPLP 61

The Law on Glaciers Conservation

During the 2nd Latin American Congress of National Parks and other Protected Areas in Bariloche, Argentina, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) launched a new EPLP Publication. The book “Aspectos Jurídicos de la Conservación de los Glaciares” (Legal Aspects of the Conservation of Glaciers), a joint effort of the ELC and the IUCN Commission of Environmental Law, analyzes the legal situation of glaciers in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Perú, Ecuador and Venezuela, and suggests a series of recommendations for improving their legal status and conservation. …  

20 Oct 2007 | News story

Peces, Galápagos

Llegó la hora de los mares

II Congreso Latinoamericano de Parques: 2008-2018 será la década de las Áreas Marinas Protegidas 

20 Oct 2007 | News story

Refugees in Sudan take responsibility for environmental protection of camps

Tens of thousands of mostly Eritrean refugees, living in eastern Sudan for more than 40 years, have taken the environmental rehabilitation of their camps into their own hands in partnership with hosting communities. …  

18 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

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