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Forests in Svaneti, Georgia

Georgian government signs forest governance agreement

An agreement of cooperation with the Forestry Agency of Georgia has been signed to improve governance and transparency. On August 17, 2010, in Tbilisi, IUCN signed an Agreement of Cooperation with the Forestry Agency of Georgia. IUCN is implementing activities under the ENPI FLEG program and will provide technical assistance to the newly established Forest Agency of Georgia to help increase the Agency’s communication capacity. The overall goal of the cooperation is to improve governance in forestry sector and raise awareness on forest issues. …  

24 Aug 2010 | Article
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Mariners Cave, Vava'u group

IUCN welcomes Tonga as new State Member

The Government of the Kingdom of Tonga has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the Union’s Statutes, becoming the 84th State Member of the world’s largest and oldest environmental network. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has been designated by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

24 Aug 2010 | News story

protected area, papua new guinea

A model for community conservation

Tavolo Wildlife Management Area: Papua New Guinea …  

18 Aug 2010 | Fact sheet

European Wild Cat

A self financed Park

Thayatal National Park, Austria …  

17 Aug 2010 | Fact sheet

The Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

Buddha’s Footprint

Central Highlands of Sri Lanka World Heritage Site …  

16 Aug 2010 | Fact sheet

Psyche Creek

Recognising traditional indigenous land management

River Red Gum Parks, Victoria, Australia …  

16 Aug 2010 | Fact sheet

Selva Viva, Napo. Amazonía Ecuatoriana

La conservación transfronteriza, mecanismo esencial para los bosques tropicales

Los ecosistemas no reconocen fronteras políticas. Con la propagación de problemas mundiales potencialmente devastadores, como el cambio climático, la escasez de agua y la pérdida de biodiversidad, la cooperación transfronteriza en la gestión de paisajes y ecosistemas se torna crucial. …  

12 Aug 2010 | News story
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Tacaná, Guatemala

A JEM of a business

Stories of start-up businesses run by twenty-somethings are a dime a dozen in the 21st century. But a group of high school and college students in the Guatemalan highlands have a truly unique tale to tell. …  

12 Aug 2010 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Ghost Forest art project praised by IUCN Director General

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefevre, has accepted the role of ambassador for a major art installation called “Ghost Forest”, by British artist Angela Palmer. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story

Members of Ruvu community in the Pangani River Basin and participants during a field visit

A story of rights and conflict - Pangani River, Tanzania

There is little doubt that the climate in the Pangani River basin, shared by Kenya and Tanzania, is changing fast. Along the length of its 500 km course, users talk of better times, lodged in living memory, when there was simply more water. The Pangani was higher and stronger, and flow was guaranteed through the two dry seasons of every year. Instream flows have decreased and conflict over the dwindling resource now requires astute management. …  

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