Transporting timber logged from a forest located on the border with Laos.

IUCN Briefs High Level Government Officials about FLEGT

IUCN coordinated a briefing session for high-ranking government officials on March 17, 2008 to raise awareness about the principles of the European Union’s (EU) Forest Law Enforcement Governance Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. FLEGT is an initiative of the EU to curb illegal logging and foster sustainable forest management through trade mechanisms. …   | Vietnamese

25 Mar 2008 | News story

Drama performance about sea turtle conservation by trainees

Sea Turtle Conservation: Building Awareness and Knowledge for Local Communities

A training workshop about implementing an extra-curricular lesson series, “Protecting Sea Turtles and their Habitat” was conducted in mid-March for more than 30 junior high school teachers in the two coastal communes of Hai An and Trieu Lang in Trieu Phong District, Quang Tri Province. …  

25 Mar 2008 | News story

‘Burn oh burn’ – an entry on the topic of climate change

IUCN Encourages Youth Participation in Environment Protection

IUCN and WWF, powered by Nokia launched a new international online community on March 4 at This is where young people can express their opinions about the environment by uploading videos, pictures and comments. …  

25 Mar 2008 | News story

Van Long Wetlands, Viet Nam

MONRE and IUCN Celebrate World Wetlands Day 2008

Viet Nam celebrated World Wetlands Day in Van Long Wetlands, Ninh Binh Province on February 22 and 23. This year’s theme was “Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People”. …  

25 Mar 2008 | News story

Participants to the Forest Protection and Development Law training workshop

Strengthening Law Enforcement for Biodiversity: Local Watch-dog Capacity Improved

A training workshop on Forest Protection and Development Law implementation was held from 27 to 28 February in Lam Dong Province for local judges, prosecutors, environmental inspectors, forest rangers, and environmental policemen. …  

25 Mar 2008 | News story

Team work during the PES training needs assessment.

Payment for Ecosystem Services: Training Needs Gauged for Local Government

'Payments for Ecosystem Services' (PES) is a relatively new concept internationally and in Viet Nam. To support the use of PES for biodiversity conservation, training on PES is needed for relevant government staff at all levels. …  

24 Mar 2008 | News story

imagen de rio

Sanear nuestras fuentes de agua es vital

El río más largo de China, el Yangtze, está completamente contaminado dado el inexistente tratamiento de desechos agrícolas e industriales. Hoy se celebra el Día Mundial del Agua …  

22 Mar 2008 | News story

Miyun, China

Window project: LLS working to improve forests around Beijing

Located to the northeast of Beijing, the Miyun Reservoir is the main source of drinking water for the 17 million residents of Beijing municipality, a city which faces a serious water crisis. …  

21 Mar 2008 | News story

Louise Camenzuli

ELC hosts CEL Law Papers Award winner

Louise Camenzuli from Sydney, Australia, the winner of the 2007 Alexandre Kiss Environmental Law Papers Award, sponsored by the Commission on Environmental Law, is visiting the Environmental Law Centre in Bonn for two weeks in March 2008. …  

20 Mar 2008 | News story

World map with IUCN Statutory regions

Should IUCN change its statutory regions? Members are invited to express their views

For a number of years, the IUCN statutory regions have been criticized by some members. The Governance Task Force of Council has been evaluating the boundaries of the IUCN’s statutory regions and the related issue of regional representation on Council. …  

20 Mar 2008 | News story