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Forests are under the spotlight as never before. They are globally important in regulating climate and locally important in sustaining communities and supporting biodiversity. But with unsustainable logging, and agriculture and biofuel producers competing for land, forests, and the people who depend on them, are under increasing pressure.

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IUCN Regional Forest Programme Coordinator, Marta Monjane, and IPEME Director, Odete Tsamba signing the memorandum of understanding.

Forest resources and poverty alleviation: a new partnership in Mozambique

IUCN’s Mozambique country office has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Institute for Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises (IPEME) to establish and operate a community-managed sandalwood bank in the district of Matutuine-Djabula for processing and trade of wood that will initially be targeted at Maputo-based artisans. 

05 May 2010 | News story

Western Altai Nature Reserve

Kazakhstan's largest reserve

The West Altai State Nature Reserve, Kazakhstan …  

04 May 2010 | Fact sheet

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ENPI FLEG Call - Training Consultant Company in Journalism, Armenia

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) is seeking for a Training Consultant Company (NGO, Logistical Company, Firm etc.) to train journalists about the interaction among the political, economic, and social aspects of the forestry industry in the context of illegal logging, in the framework of ENPI FLEG program in Armenia. …  

04 May 2010 | Job vacancy

Roosts of the Madagascan Flying fox (Pteropus rufus) are under threat from hunters, farmers and forest fires.

Let the foxes fly

In eastern Madagascar, the Madagascan Flying Fox (Pteropus rufus) is hunted for bush meat and its habitat is threatened by agriculture and forest fires. IUCN’s community-based project in the area has succeeded in engaging local communities in protecting the species. …  

02 May 2010 | News story

The Caucasus - Kolkheti

The curious case of the Caucasus

The Caucasus is one of 34 global biodiversity hotspots. The impressive diversity of plants and animals that can only be found in this region makes it a globally important place for biodiversity conservation. But climate change and unsustainable use of natural resources, such as poaching, illegal logging or overfishing are growing threats to this unique mosaic of life. IUCN’s Southern Caucasus office, together with active participation of national governments, its eight member organizations and communities, has taken up the challenge to protect it. …  

02 May 2010 | News story

Um Zibim Forest Reserve flooded

A gateway to PES: using payments for ecosystem services for livelihoods and landscapes

The main objective of this work is to provide an introduction and sense of direction (i.e. a “Gateway”) into the complicated world of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES). It by no means intends to serve as a comprehensive overview of this vast field. It provides one entry point for engaging in PES, and was designed to fit into the broader Livelihoods and Landscapes (LLS) strategy, as developed by IUCN’s Forest Conservation Programme. 

29 Apr 2010 | Downloads - publication

Eco-tourism is becoming a source of income for communities in Madagascar

Eco-tourism is becoming a source of income for communities in Madagascar

Tourism activities in the natural parks of Madagascar are increasingly becoming a source of livelihood for communities through income generating activities and creation of employment opportunities. 

29 Apr 2010 | News story
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Senior Forest Programme Officer

The IUCN China Programme seeks to recruit a self-motivated professional for the position of Senior Forest Programme Officer. Based in the IUCN China Liaison Office in Beijing, the Senior Forest Programme Officer will report directly to the China Programme Coordinator, and additionally to Coordinator Regional Forest Programme on all technical matters. …  

29 Apr 2010 | Job vacancy

left to right: Anon Sirisaengtaksin, PTTEP; Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN; Michael D. Sangster, TOTAL

Productive Landscapes, better lives

Joint initiative launched for poverty reduction in Doi Mae Salong, Thailand …  

28 Apr 2010 | News story

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