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IUCN China’s Miyun watershed Research -- Informing Miyun Watershed Management

 IUCN China’s Miyun watershed analysis, carried out by consultants of the Beijing Forestry University and the Chinese Academy of Forestry, shows there have been significant changes to the forest coverage and tree species composition in the Miyun watershed since the 1970’s. …  

24 Aug 2009 | News story

《中国企业境外森林可持续经营利用指南》

A Guide on Sustainable Overseas Forest Management and Utilization by Chinese Enterprises

A new guide book for sustainable forest management for Chinese enterprises working in overseas is available. Co-published by the State Forestry Administration (SFA) and Ministry of Finance (MOFCOM), the guide aims to enhance the guidance and regularization of the management and utilization of overseas forest resources by Chinese enterprises. It provides the industry with management criterion and self discipline basis. …   | Chinese

24 Aug 2009 | International news release

SERI 2009 World Conference on Ecological Restoration

SER International meetings provide an essential international forum for scientists and practitioners who look to restoration as a means to conserve the planet’s dwindling biodiversity and failing ecosystems. These meetings provide a critical platform to assist us in defining the principles of restoration, understanding goals and milestones, debating what ecosystem functions to measure and closing the gap between the science of restoration ecology and the practise of ecological restoration. …  

23 Aug 2009 | Event
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Two Day dialogue on National Wetlands Policy concludes

Experts highlight need for continuity in wetlands management   BHURBAN August 20:  A two day National Wetlands policy dialogue concluded in Bhurban today, with the Inspector General of Forests, Dr. Iqbal Sial calling for the establishment of a Wetlands Management Endowment Fund to fill the vaccum after the winding of the Pakistan Wetlands programme. …  

20 Aug 2009 | International news release

Balochistan Minister for Forests and Wildlife assures full support to the Juniper project

ZIARAT August 19: Maulana Abdul Samad Akhundzada, Minister for Forests and Wildlife Balochistan visitedthe office of the Juniper Forest Ecosystem Conservation Project Office, Ziarat. He was welcomed by the Project Team. He was briefed about the goals and objectives of the Juniper Forest Ecosystem Conservation Project by the Project Manager, Syed Ghulam Mohammad. …  

19 Aug 2009 | News story

Mangrove plantation at Pasni

Tree plantation at Pasni

In keeping with IUCN-Pakistan’s commitment to fully take part in the National Tree Plantation Day designated as such by the Ministry of Environment, on August 18, 2009, IUCN Dist. Gwadar office in arranged to plant 3000 plants in Pasni. …  

18 Aug 2009 | News story

IUCN plants 10,000 mangrove saplings to mark National Tree Plantation Day

KARACHI August 18: It was all fanfare and activity on a mudflat island beyond Rehri village in the Korangi creek as IUCN staff, local community members and students of schools in Ibrahim Hyderi and Rehri village got down to the task of planting 6000 mangrove saplings. …  

18 Aug 2009 | International news release

Teenagers model the latest in waste fashion.

Community Competitions to Reduce Waste are a Success

Ever been to a waste fashion show? On July 18 community members in Binh An commune, Thanh My Loi ward, and Phu My town (near HCMC) got to show off some creative outfits at the closing ceremonies of a month-long waste reduction campaign sponsored by IUCN VN and Holcim Vietnam Ltd. (HVL). Some of the fashion stand-outs included a dress covered in recyclable plastic bottles, a skirt made from leaves and other organic material, and a jacket with red crosses, symbolizing medical waste. …   | Vietnamese

18 Aug 2009 | News story
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Lecture being delivered by Saadullah Ayaz

IUCN joins NWFP Forest Department and Town Committee in Joint Tree Plantation Campaign for Nawanshehr, Abbottabad

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International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is implementing a project on “Building Coalitions for Change to Implement Pro-Poor Environmental Fiscal Reforms (EFR) in Pakistan”, in the Abbottabad district. …  

14 Aug 2009 | News story

Asia Protected Area Workshop

Establishing An Expert Review Process For Protected Area Data in Asia

BANGKOK, Thailand - IUCN, WCPA and UNEP-WCMC bring together a wide range of government and nongovernmental partners to enhance the quality of protected area data across the Asia region. …  

14 Aug 2009 | News story