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Pueblo Saramacca, Surinam, 2010

Supporting the planning and development of the Saramaccas’ forest territory

IUCN was invited to support Saramacca peoples through the facilitation of a training process that enabled them to identify different options for managing their territory and conserving biodiversity. …  

16 Apr 2010 | News story
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Location of the Tropical Rainforest of Sumatra, Indonesia

Last refuge for Indonesia’s largest mammals.

The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra …  

16 Apr 2010 | Fact sheet

Chef de composante RDC - Projet MAYOMBE - Programme UICN RDC

Durée du contrat: 12 mois renouvelables en cas de prolongation des activités du projet.
Lieu d’affectation : Luki (RDC) Pour contribuer à la protection de la forêt du Mayombe, le Programme des Nations Unies pour l’Environnement (PNUE) a développé le projet intitulé « Conservation des Forêts, Coopération environnementale et amélioration des moyens d’existence dans les écosystèmes d’importance internationale –Ouganda et Bassin du Congo ». Un contrat a été signé entre UNEP et UICN pour mettre en œuvre ce projet, en partenariat avec les trois pays concernés. Ainsi pour la phase opérationnelle de ce projet dans le Bassin du Congo,  l’UICN recherche un  (01) Chef de composante pour le projet sur l’Aire protégée Transfrontalière de la Forêt du Mayombe (ATFM).  …  

15 Apr 2010 | Job vacancy

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


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