Environmental Law

We live in a world where we are subject to environmental and economic effects that transcend national boundaries. Increasing globalisation has led to a greater recognition of the need to address these issues.

 

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Law is fundamental to just and effective governance of natural resources, for the benefit of people and nature.

IUCN aims to advance environmental law through the development of legal concepts and instruments. IUCN also helps societies apply environmental law in the conservation of nature and ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.


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  • Live interviews taking inside the studio Live interviews taking inside the studio Photo: Doyi Mazenzele

    Public Awareness Campaign using Community Radio launched in Tanzania

    12.06.2018

    On 21st May, 2018, public awareness campaign on biodiversity conservation, land use planning and climate change resilience using a community radio, Mpanda FM Radio, was launched in Nkasi (Rukwa) and Tanganyika (Katavi) Districts in Tanzania. The programme is...

  • A section of workshop participants during the Tanganyika District Workshop, Tanzania A section of workshop participants during the Tanganyika District Workshop, Tanzania Photo: IUCN / D. Mazenzele

    Awareness raising workshops targeting councillors and traditional leaders concluded in Zambia and Tanzania

    24.05.2018

    On 11th May, 2018, 48 councilors, members of the district planning team and conservationists from Nkasi District Council, Katavi National Park, Lwafi Game Reserve and NGOs convened at the Holland Hotel Conference in Sumbawanga, Tanzania, for the third and...

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

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Protected Area Photo: IUCN

Protected Areas (PAs)

Protected Area (PA) systems, as well as individual PAs, must be supported by a firm legal infrastructure.

 

Training Photo: IUCN ELC

Training and Capacity Building

Legal training and capacity building supports decision-makers, practitioners, teachers, scholars and other researchers.

 

Rice fields Viet Nam Rice fields Viet Nam Photo: PB CC0

Land Use

Land is playing an increasingly important role to secure social, economic, environmental and even religious rights.

 

Judicial and prosecutorial training in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania Photo: Jia Qiao

Wildlife

Illegal taking and illegal killing represents a significant and growing pressure on wild species of fauna and flora.

 

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