Cameron logging road

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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Forests in Svaneti, Georgia

Regional forest dialogues vital to sustainability

The EU Council has urged Member States, the European Commission, regional and local administrations and the private sector to support forest-related activities in the context of the International Year of Forests. …  

27 Jan 2011 | News story

Communicating Forest Values

How sexy are forests?

Forest experts can better ‘arouse’ the general public about their subject. IUCN CEC Special Advisor Frits Hesselink suggests how. …  

27 Jan 2011 | News story

Children in Anggra-Arfak Mountains, West Papua

Forests and poverty: the latest thinking

Gill Shepherd, IUCN Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy Thematic Adviser on Poverty and Landscapes, speaks on the latest thinking on forests and poverty, drawing from lessons that have come out of IUCN's innovative 'Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy' (LLS). …  

27 Jan 2011 | Video

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L’Honorable ESSOLA ETOA confirmé à la tête du Forum national sur les forêts du Cameroun !

A l’issue de l’atelier de validation organisationnelle du forum nationale sur les forêts du Cameroun qui s’est tenu à Mbalmayo au Cameroun le 29 décembre 2010, une équipe a été élue  pour diriger cette instance. L’honorable Essola Etoa qui assurait la présidence par intérim a été confirmé au poste de Président. …  

27 Jan 2011 | Fact sheet
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Communicating Forest Values

How to get a child to love a forest?

Childhood experiences in nature are on the wane. Cheryl Charles, Assistant Deputy Chair of IUCN CEC, discusses what this means for forests. …  

27 Jan 2011 | News story

Communicating Forest Values

Communicating Forest Values: Arborvitae Editorial

An introduction to the special issue of Arborvitae newsletter by Stewart Maginnis, Head of IUCN’s Forest Conservation Programme and Keith Wheeler, Chair of IUCN’s Commission on Education and Communication.
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27 Jan 2011 | News story

Carole Saint Laurent, Senior Forestry Policy Advisor

Eco power list: Carole Saint Laurent named "green giant"

The Observer Ethical Awards has honored Carole Saint Laurent, IUCN Senior Forest Policy Advisor, as one of the 20 global figures who will exert influence in 2011. 

24 Jan 2011 | Article

Miyun County, Beijing China

Closer to forests, out of poverty

The forests that provide most of Beijing’s water are being given a new lease of life by the partial lifting of a logging quota for the first time in 20 years. 

24 Jan 2011 | Article

Malva Nut _ Team Meeting

Going nuts about forests

In Laos, the sustainable harvesting of medicinal seeds from the native malva nut tree is helping to improve both the lives of local people and the state of the region’s forests. …  

24 Jan 2011 | News story


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