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left to right: Anon Sirisaengtaksin, PTTEP; Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN; Michael D. Sangster, TOTAL

Productive Landscapes, better lives

Joint initiative launched for poverty reduction in Doi Mae Salong, Thailand …  

28 Apr 2010 | News story

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Training in environmental civil journalism/Abastumani, Georgia

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) is planning to conduct the TRAINING IN ENVIRONMENTAL CIVIL JOURNALISM in the framework of ENPI FLEG Program, to be held on May 14-17 in Abastumani (Georgia).   …  

22 Apr 2010 | News story

Guinea Bissau

Preserving Guinea Bissau’s natural and cultural diversity

Guinea Bissau houses a wealth of biodiversity that is of local, national, and global significance. However, growing population pressure on coastal and marine resources, shifting agriculture, rice production, artisanal fishing and the extraction of fuelwood from forests and mangroves are causing increasing biodiversity loss. …  

18 Apr 2010 | Video

Nature - our trusted ally

Nature-our trusted ally in climate change fight

How can nature help us adapt to climate change and minimize its effects? This film explains the two solutions IUCN sees to mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts - reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and ecosystems-based adaptation. …  

18 Apr 2010 | Video

Pueblo Saramacca, Surinam, 2010

Supporting the planning and development of the Saramaccas’ forest territory

IUCN was invited to support Saramacca peoples through the facilitation of a training process that enabled them to identify different options for managing their territory and conserving biodiversity. …  

16 Apr 2010 | News story
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Location of the Tropical Rainforest of Sumatra, Indonesia

Last refuge for Indonesia’s largest mammals.

The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra …  

16 Apr 2010 | Fact sheet

Chef de composante RDC - Projet MAYOMBE - Programme UICN RDC

Durée du contrat: 12 mois renouvelables en cas de prolongation des activités du projet.
Lieu d’affectation : Luki (RDC) Pour contribuer à la protection de la forêt du Mayombe, le Programme des Nations Unies pour l’Environnement (PNUE) a développé le projet intitulé « Conservation des Forêts, Coopération environnementale et amélioration des moyens d’existence dans les écosystèmes d’importance internationale –Ouganda et Bassin du Congo ». Un contrat a été signé entre UNEP et UICN pour mettre en œuvre ce projet, en partenariat avec les trois pays concernés. Ainsi pour la phase opérationnelle de ce projet dans le Bassin du Congo,  l’UICN recherche un  (01) Chef de composante pour le projet sur l’Aire protégée Transfrontalière de la Forêt du Mayombe (ATFM).  …  

15 Apr 2010 | Job vacancy

VGFI roundtable discussion

How the illegal logging impacts the rural population of Georgia? – First roundtable discussion

On 08 April, Vasil Gulisashvili Forest Institute hosted the roundtable discussion about the study on economic and social impact of inefficient, unsustainable forest practices and illegal logging on rural populations of Georgia. …  

12 Apr 2010 | International news release

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Mangrove forests in worldwide decline

More than one in six mangrove species worldwide are in danger of extinction due to coastal development and other factors, including climate change, logging and agriculture, according to the first-ever global assessment on the conservation status of mangroves for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

09 Apr 2010 | International news release

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