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PAEL session in Hanoi, April 25th, 2008

Protected Areas, Equity, and Livelihoods in the Asia Pacific Region

On Friday April 25, 2008, nearly 100 delegates from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Asia-Pacific Forestry Week in Hanoi joined the parallel session on Protected Areas, Equity and Livelihoods (PAEL), funded by IUCN Economics & Environment and jointly organized by IUCN, Asia Forest Network (AFN) and the Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and Pacific (RECOFTC).  

19 May 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Registration for the World Conservation Congress is now online

The online registration system for the World Conservation Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, from 5 to 14 October, is now open. The Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Be a part of it and register now! You can also book your preferred accommodation and excursion trips online.
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12 May 2008 | News story

Arlene Amponin presents lessons learned from the Philippines PES case study

IUCN-GEF IW-Learn workshop examines the mechanics of Payments for Ecosystem Services

Are Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) a viable way of financing management of river basins and coastal environments? What steps are needed to develop PES schemes? What experiences and lessons learned have been generated from attempts to develop PES in the real world? These are some of the questions examined at the IUCN-GEF IW-Learn workshop on Designing Payment Schemes for Ecosystem Services held from April 3-5, 2008 in Hanoi, Vietnam. …  

22 Apr 2008 | News story

Building Biodiversity Business

Conserving biodiversity is a business opportunity, say IUCN and Shell

The business case for conserving nature is strong and getting stronger, according to a new report published today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Shell International Limited. …  

27 Mar 2008 | International news release

Sustainable Financing Roundtable Meeting

Sustainable financing needed to preserve environment

Government officials from Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand held discussions last week about promoting sustainable financing to ensure enough funding to protect the environment and livelihoods of villagers. 

04 Mar 2008 | News story

Slices of dried Devil´s Claw tubers in the hands of a local harvester, Botswana

Drylands contribute more to the economy than previously recognized

A series of case studies by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) has revealed the economic contribution of drylands needs to be revalued …   | Spanish

10 Sep 2007 | International news release

Copenhagen

Pro-poor Payments for Ecosystem Services

The 11th Poverty and Environment Partnership (PEP) meeting was held in Copenhagen and hosted by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Following a first day devoted to the theme of climate change, IUCN co-hosted a full-day sessions on payments for ecosystem services and poverty. The presentations offered insights into the links between PES and poverty and the potential of PES as a tool for poverty reduction as well as environmental management. …  

20 Jun 2007 | Event

Biodiversity: New challenge for the financial services industry

A new report highlights the biodiversity business case for the financial sector - the next big challenge after climate change? …  

07 Jun 2007 | International news release

Pay

Water markets can overcome the global water crisis

Water pricing needs to reflect contribution of natural ecosystems to water quality and quantity, says a new publication by the World Conservation Union …  

22 Mar 2007 | International news release

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