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  • Integrated Planning closing meeting, ELC, 29-30 November 2018 Photo: IUCN ELP

    Integrated Planning for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Closing Event

    17.12.2018

    Spatial planning frameworks have traditionally focused on developing settlements and related infrastructure. Environmental concerns such as biodiversity conservation and climate mitigation and adaptation generally are not reflected as an integral component in...

  • EnviroLens meeting, Vienna, 4-5 November 2018 Photo: Geoville

    Earth observation services for supporting environmental law enforcement

    17.12.2018

    EnviroLENS, a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission which will bring together information derived from satellite monitoring technology along with existing environmental laws and use it as direct evidence for law enforcement. EnviroLENS aims...

  • ELC Wuhan Wildlife Crime Meeting ELC Wuhan Wildlife Crime Meeting Photo: IUCN ELC

    Wildlife Crime Case Collection in China including Hong Kong

    11.12.2018

    Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) whether involving ivory, rhino horn, tiger bones or animals captured for the exotic pet market has been steadily increasing in recent years and it usually poses a significant threat to the survival of many species globally....

  • Fishermen with their catch on the Meghna River, Bangladesh Fishermen with their catch on the Meghna River, Bangladesh Photo: © Enamul Mazid Khan Siddique/Oxfam Bangladesh

    New report lays groundwork for benefit sharing in Meghna River Basin

    30.11.2018

    IUCN’s Building River Dialogue and Governance (BRIDGE) Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) project has developed a profile and preliminary scoping study on Benefit sharing opportunities in the Meghna Basin for Bangladesh and India. The document is the first of...

  • Mangroves Mangroves Photo: Damsea on Shutterstock.com

    IUCN and WWF unite to enhance the implementation of legal tools protecting mangroves

    29.11.2018

    Mangrove forests are an incredible ecosystem, existing at the intersection of land, freshwater and ocean. Beyond their unique beauty, they provide numerous essential ecosystem services. Acting as a carbon sink, they enhance carbon sequestration 3 to 5 times...

  • 3 rd SMM stakeholders’ workshop, Sept 2018, Kisumu, Kenya 3 rd SMM stakeholders’ workshop, Sept 2018, Kisumu, Kenya Photo: IUCN

    Third SMM stakeholders’ workshop, September 25 - 26, 2018, Kisumu, Kenya

    29.10.2018

    IUCN, UNECE and IGAD Secretariat with funding from OES US State Department and SDC supported the Third SMM stakeholders’ workshop held from September 25-26, 2018 in Kisumu, Kenya.

  • group photo of some members of the National Technical Committee on Land Use Planning group photo of some members of the National Technical Committee on Land Use Planning Photo: D. Mazenzele

    Tanzania National Technical Committee on Land Use Planning re-launched and capacitated

    08.10.2018

    The National Technical Committee on Land Use Planning (NTCLUP) was re-launched during a 2.5 day capacity building workshop held on 5th to 7th September, 2018, at Edema Conference, in Morogoro, Tanzania. The Technical Committee is composed of 15 members...

  • Workshop on Integrated Planning, Livingstone, Zambia Workshop on Integrated Planning, Aug 2018, Livingstone, Zambia Photo: D. Mazenzele

    National Workshop on Lessons Learned for Integrated Planning

    05.10.2018

    A one-day National Workshop on Lessons Learned for Integrated Planning was held on 9th August, 2018, at Chrismar Hotel, Livingstone, Zambia. The workshop was attended by over 150 planners (socio economists, environmentalists and physical planners) working...

  • Third SRJS webinar on environmental law Third SRJS webinar on environmental law Photo: IUCN ELC

    SRJS initiative hosted its third webinar on environmental law

    31.08.2018

    Shared Resources – Joint Solutions (SRJS) is a five-year strategic partnership between IUCN NL, WWF Netherlands and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Together with over 50 NGOs and civil society organizations in 16 low- and middle-income countries...

  • Meeting of Experts on Crimes against the Environment, ELC, Bonn, Germany Meeting of Experts on Crimes against the Environment, ELC, Bonn, Germany Photo: IUCn ELC

    Technical meeting of experts on crimes against the environment

    30.08.2018

    Crimes against the environment are illegal acts which directly cause harm to the environment for example illegal wildlife trade, illegal logging, illegal mining and dumping of hazardous wastes among others. The ELC organised a technical meeting of experts to...

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