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Therapy for Medicinal Plants

A “Saving Plants that Save Lives and Livelihoods” initiative is demonstrating how implementation of international standards can ensure the sustainability of medicinal plant supplies. …  

19 May 2008 | International news release

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

Australia's Mallee Emuwren

IUCN Red List 2008 for birds: Climate change and continental drift

Bonn, Germany, 19 May, 2008 (BirdLife/IUCN) – Climate change has become firmly established as an accelerant to many of the factors which have put one in eight of the world's birds at risk of extinction, today’s publication of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species äassessment for birds has found. …  

19 May 2008 | International news release

Gender is for the first time at the top of CBS agenda

We need a Bonn breakthrough, says IUCN

Bonn, Germany, May 19, 2008 (IUCN) – Bonn is the last formal international gathering where meaningful progress toward the achievement of the 2010 biodiversity target can be made, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).

19 May 2008 | News story

Participantes del taller sobre certificados de origen, 8 de mayo. Quito, Ecuador.

Actores discuten la viabilidad del Certificado de Origen

Alrededor de 25 personas del sector privado y la academia identificaron ideas, posiciones y opciones para la implementación del sistema de certificados de origen. El informe de la reunión está disponible en el sitio web de UICN-Sur. 

17 May 2008 | News story

Taller sobre valoración económica de bienes y servicios ambientales, en San Marcos de Guatemala.

Actores locales se capacitan en valoración económica de bienes y servicios ambientales

La Unidad de Gestión del Agua de UICN Mesoamérica, a través de su proyecto “TACANA II”, realizó un taller para compartir experiencias y analizar los principios fundamentales de la “Valoración Económica de los Bienes y Servicios Ambientales” con actores locales de Guatemala y México. …  

16 May 2008 | News story


苏黎世,2008年5月15日 中国的动物群中存在有一种珍惜的长臂猿。不幸的是,目前,长臂猿在中国的生存状况比在其他国家或地方更令人担忧。一个由苏黎世大学人类学家组成的研究小组得出结论,目前一种珍惜的长臂猿刚刚在中国的云南省灭绝。 …  

15 May 2008 | News story

White-handed gibbons extinct in China

Zurich, 15 May 2008 China's fauna exhibits a unique diversity of apes. Unfortunately, the apes are more strongly endangered by extinction in China than in any other country. A research team assembled by anthropologists of Zurich University now conclude that an other ape species has just become extinct in China's Yunnan province. …   | Chinese

15 May 2008 | News story


Mangroves for the Future (MFF) invests in coastal ecosystems for people and nature

  MFF Regional Forum 21-24 April, Sri Lanka 
Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is a unique multi-partner initiative to strengthen environmental sustainability of coastal development, and to promote investment in coastal ecosystems. MFF inaugurated its first Regional Review Forum on the 21st of April 2008, at the Heritance Hotel, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka. The Forum is a four day event hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MOENR), Sri Lanka which brought together 60 participants including MFF partners, focal points, country representatives and international and regional technical expertise to review progress in detail of each MFF programme of work.  

15 May 2008 | News story


Dr. Ranjith Mahindapala takes over duties as Country Representative of IUCN Sri Lanka (IUCN SL)

Dr. Ranjith Mahindapala has been appointed as the Country Representative of IUCN Sri Lanka  Country Office with effect from 15 February, 2008. He succeeds, Mrs. Shiranee Yasaratne who has moved to the Asia Regional Office. Dr. Mahindapala has been with IUCN for nearly 12 years, and previously served as the Director Programme of  IUCN Sri Lanka programme (1997 to 2003) and at the IUCN Asia Regional Office in Bangkok as the Deputy Regional Programme Coordinator (2004 – 2007). …  

15 May 2008 | News story

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