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About forest conservation

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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Forest logging

From good principles to good practices

On July 6th 2010 Georgian Centre for the Conservation of Wildlife (GCCW) in collaboration with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) organized discussion on the draft final report of the Study on Current Practices of Forest Management in Georgia. …  

08 Jul 2010 | News story

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From the field

A round-up of some of the work under way by IUCN regional offices on ecosystem valuation and investment. …  

07 Jul 2010 | Article

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Cashing in

With companies capitalizing on markets for natural products and services, some nature conservation organizations are also developing commercial enterprises that generate funds
for conservation. …  

07 Jul 2010 | Article

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Smart finance

Peter Carter of the European Investment Bank explains the role banks can play in safeguarding biodiversity. …  

07 Jul 2010 | Article

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Multi-tasking

Biodiversity could benefit from funding being directed towards efforts to reduce deforestation under the climate change agenda. …  

07 Jul 2010 | Article

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Informed decisions

How can ordinary people contribute to biodiversity conservation through their purchasing power? …  

07 Jul 2010 | Article

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Communities apply CRiSTAL and take action in reducing vulnerability to climate change

The devastating aftermath of tropical storm Agatha in Central America, underscored communities’ vulnerability to climate change impacts in the region. …  

06 Jul 2010 | News story

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Raising the bar

There are many ways to generate more support for conservation, some well established, others only just emerging. Dr Andrew Seidl explains. …  

06 Jul 2010 | Article

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Mind the gap

How much money is currently being spent globally on biodiversity conservation, how much more is needed, and for what? …  

06 Jul 2010 | Article

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State of play

IUCN’s Chief Economist, Dr Joshua Bishop, introduces this issue by describing the emerging economic approach to biodiversity conservation. …  

06 Jul 2010 | Article


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