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News

  • Participants in the workshop of indigenous leaders, preparing for UNFCCC COP25. Participants in the workshop of indigenous leaders, preparing for UNFCCC COP25.  Photo: Kristen Walker Painemilla

    Note from the Chair of CEESP

    16.09.2019

    CEESP News: Letter from the Chair of CEESP, Kristen Walker Paniemilla There is much happening across the Commission. These last few months, the IUCN family has focused efforts on the preparation of WCC forum proposals, motions and revisions to the WCC...

  • COP18 CITES Photo: Claire Saladin

    Combating Illegal Trade and Unsustainable Use of Sea Turtles at the CITES COP18

    16.09.2019

    By Claire Saladin - Migratory sea turtles are suffering from an unprecedented decline. Interdisciplinary connections and analysis are aiming at improving the international cooperation between Multilateral Environmental Agreements, mitigating and opposing...

  • IUCN AEL Colloquium Photo: Emily Gaskin

    17th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium

    13.09.2019

    The 17th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law  brought together participants from all over the world to discuss current international, comparative, national, and local environmental law issues.

  • Short film: Culture, Spirituality and Conservation Photo: SCB Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group & IUCN CEESP Theme on Culture, Spirituality and Conservation

    Where culture, spirituality and conservation meet

    12.09.2019

    CEESP News: by the SCB Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group & the IUCN CEESP Theme on Culture, Spirituality and Conservation This short film is about some of the places where culture, spirituality and conservation meet, and why working...

  • Nature-Based Solution Dialogue at the Asia-Pacific Climate Week Photo: ©IUCN/Kathryn Bimson

    Nature-based Solutions emphasised at Asia-Pacific Climate Week

    12.09.2019

    On 5 September 2019, IUCN Asia led a thematic dialogue on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for ocean ecosystems and water resources during the Asia-Pacific Climate Week.

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