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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

Forest near Rkoni Monastery, Georgia

New ENPI FLEG Program website launched

Today the new website for the ENPI FLEG Program was launched. The ENPI Program - Improving Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in the European Neighbourhood Policy East Countries and Russia is implemented by the World Bank, WWF and IUCN and is funded by the European Union. …  

09 Apr 2010 | News story

Indigenous woman accompanied by her baby, harvesting manioc in the forest; Ecuador.

Study on indigenous peoples and climate change issues made available

IUCN has undertaken an in-depth review of the concerns of indigenous peoples in relation to current international climate change and REDD-plus policy making. 

08 Apr 2010 | Downloads - document


Le Palais des Congrès de Yaoundé a abrité du 29 au 31 Mars 2010, les travaux du  3e Forum National sur les Forêts du Cameroun. Le  thème principal de ces assises était : « 15 ans de réforme forestière : bilan, évolution et perspectives  ».
Placé sous le très haut patronage du Chef de l’Etat du Cameroun, son Excellence Paul Biya, la cérémonie d’ouverture de ce Forum était présidée par le représentant du Premier Ministre, Chef du gouvernement, le Ministre des Forêts et de la Faune, le Professeur Elvis Ngolle Ngolle. Ce dernier dans son allocution n’a pas manqué de relever l’importance de ce Forum pour l’avenir forestier du Cameroun, surtout en ce moment ou le pays est entrain de réviser sa loi forestière de 1994. …  

05 Apr 2010 | Fact sheet

Allanblackia fruit cut in half displaying the seeds

Spreading the benefits of Allanblackia seed oil

African forests are home to a small treasure: the Allanblackia tree, whose seeds can be turned into edible oil and integrated in many products of daily use. Chris Buss, of IUCN's Forest Conservation programme, explains the value of this seed and IUCN's role in promoting its commercialisation. If you think Allanblackia is a funny name, keep listening for an explanation! …  

01 Apr 2010 | Audio

Bois et énergie au Burkina Faso : Consolidation des moyens d'existence durable

Des forêts pour Ouagadougou

Dans une étude jusqu’ici confidentielle menée au Burkina Faso, l’UICN suggère une approche nouvelle de l’aménagement des villes d’Afrique de l’Ouest, où les forêts tiendront la place majeure qu’elles devraient avoir. L’étude illustre le rôle essentiel des forêts dans la vie économique du pays en particulier en matière de fourniture d’énergie et de création d’emploi, mais aussi leur éloignement progressif de la capitale. …  

01 Apr 2010 | Fact sheet

Moist evergreen forest in Mae Nan Khao, southern Thailand (2)

IUCN publishes FLEGT resources in Thai

IUCN has issued Thai versions of two publications describing important legal and policy changes in the United States and Europe that will affect Thailand's forest resources and industry. …  

25 Mar 2010 | Downloads - publication


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