The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

The knowledge and skills needed to engage in REDD+: A competencies framework

From forest-dependent communities to government staff, many stakeholders are in need of comprehensive information to effectively engage in the design and implementation of REDD+ activities. Recognizing this need, members of the Alliance for Global REDD+ Capacity (AGRC) have created The knowledge and skills needed to engage in REDD+: a competencies framework, a single reference that enables readers to quickly understand key concepts, policy benchmarks, technical elements, skills, tools and resources for ten specific REDD+ themes. …  

08 Apr 2014 | Downloads - document

Knowledge for Impact Café - Global Landscapes Forum

Knowledge for Impact Café - Join us at the Global Landscapes Forum at UNFCCC COP

Please join IUCN, CIFOR, PROFOR, and UK Aid for a special technical and networking session on the first day of the Global Landscapes Forum in Warsaw, Poland. …  

06 Nov 2013 | Downloads - document

IUCN Annual Report 2012

IUCN Annual Report 2012

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. …  

25 Jul 2013 | Downloads - document

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Integrating Business Skills into Ecotourism

This book is designed to help conservation organisa-tions, community-based organisations and protected area managers plan and run effective ecotourism businesses.  It was created as part of the Business Skills  Transfer Programme for Ecotourism Development, a joint effort by IUCN and Kuoni Group aimed at supporting conservation organisations in managing ecotourism-related businesses through business skills, knowledge and experience sharing. …  

28 Mar 2013 | Downloads - document

Beung Kiat Ngong Wetlands _ RAMSA Site

Management Plan of the Beung Kiat Ngong Ramsar Site

  In September 2010, the Beung Kiat Ngong Wetland, in Champassak Province, Lao PDR was formally recognized as one of the 2 Ramsar sites in the country.     …  

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BRIDGE: Building River Dialogue and Governance (Project Brief - BRIDGE 3S)

Collaborative trans-boundary governance is central to the sustainable and efficient use of water management resources in the 3S river basin. 

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RAMSA Sites in Lao PDR

2 RAMSA Sites in Lao PDR

1. Beung Kiat Ngong is in Champassak Province of southern Lao PDR is an open wetland area. The Beung Kiat Ngong Wetlands complex is made up of diverse wetland types, including swamps, lakes, peat lands and marshes. The edge of the wetland is forested, and is surrounded by large trees, including species typically found in the south and east of Lao PDR. 2. Xe Champhone Wetlands in Savannakhet Province of southern Lao PDR includes a large plain containing perennial and seasonal rivers as well as scattered lakes, ponds, fresh water marshes, and rice paddy fields. These become interconnected during the wet season, and the wetlands complex extends into other wetlands areas. …  

22 Feb 2013 | Downloads - document

View of Doi Mae Salong

Assessing payments for ecosystem services (PES) in Doi Mae Salong, northern Thailand

The IUCN Thailand Programme has released a report on ‘The Relevance of Tenure and Forest Governance for Incentive-Based Mechanisms: Implementing Payments for Ecosystem Services in Doi Mae Salong’. Authored by Eliana Fischman, the report explores forest governance and the existing tenure framework at Doi Mae Salong, offering preliminary recommendations for implementing a PES scheme.   …  

18 Jun 2012 | Downloads - document

Gupha Pokhara situated in Ilam District, Eastern Nepal.

Ecosystem‐based Approaches to Adaptation in National Policy: A case study from Nepal, Peru and Uganda

The role of ecosystems in adaptation is recognized at the international level under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation, or the conservation, sustainable management, and restoration of ecosystems to help people adapt to the impacts of climate change are gaining increasing attention, as they are accessible to the rural poor in developing countries and can be cost-effective. …  

02 Dec 2011 | Downloads - document

Guidelines for forest restoration in Ghana

Guidelines for forest restoration in Ghana

To introduce the concept of FLR in Ghana, the Government of Ghana supported the establishment of a National Working Group on Forest Landscape in 2004 to develop a National Plan of Action on FLR and encourage innovative restoration efforts. In addition, a National workshop on ITTO guidelines for the restoration, management and rehabilitation of degraded and secondary tropical forest was held in Ghana in 2006. …  

31 Aug 2010 | Downloads - document