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Using Cement to strengthen conservation - Clouds

Using Cement to Strengthen Conservation

 The Wildlife Conservation Society in Nigeria and UniCem, one of the country’s leading cement manufacturers, are working together to protect Cross River National Park, a renowned biodiversity hotspot and Nigeria’s most important protected area. …  

25 Jun 2010 | Article

Stepping up to the european biodiversity challenge

Stepping up to the European biodiversity challenge

The IUCN Regional Office for Pan Europe (RofE) is using the momentum gained through the International Year of Biodiversity to emphasize the importance of integrating business into a post-2010 regime. …  

25 Jun 2010 | Article

Lessons learned from improving forest governance in Acre, Brazil

Lessons learned from improving forest governance in Acre, Brazil

This new publication not only analyses the lessons learned in Acre, Brazil, from IUCN's global forest governance project Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC), but is itself part of an ongoing local process of social learning about governance and forests. …  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

Le Programme Cameroun de l’UICN-PACO signe un accord de collaboration avec la Société d’Exploitation Forestière et Agricole du Cameroun (SEFAC)

L'UICN au Cameroun signe un accord de collaboration avec la SEFAC

Le 04 Juin 2010, s’est déroulée dans la salle de réunion de la Société d’Exploitation Forestière et Agricole du Cameroun (SEFAC) à Libongo au Cameroun, la cérémonie de signature de l’accord de collaboration entre le Programme Cameroun de l’UICN-PACO et la SEFAC, portant sur le développement des activités du Programme « Paysage et Moyens d’Existence » (LLS) autour des concessions du Groupe SEFAC.  

22 Jun 2010 | Fact sheet
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L’UICN-PACO signe un accord de siège en République Centrafricaine (RCA) à travers le Ministère des Eaux, Forêts, Chasse et Pêche et le Ministère de l’Environnement et de l’Ecologie

L'UICN-PACO et la République Centrafricaine signent un accord de siège

Le 02 Juin 2010 à Bangui, s’est déroulée dans la salle de réunion du Ministère des Eaux, Forêts, Chasse et Pêche, la cérémonie de signature de l’accord de siège de l’UICN en République Centrafricaine (RCA). Cet accord porte sur l’appui à la mise en œuvre de la politique forestière et environnementale de la RCA.  

22 Jun 2010 | Fact sheet

Une vue du panel

Validation ministérielle du dialogue régional pour les forêts d’Afrique de l’Ouest

Les ministres de l’environnement des pays de la Communauté Economique des Etats d'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO) se sont réunis à Cotonou au Bénin le 11 juin 2010, avec leurs partenaires dont l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'Alimentation et l'Agriculture (FAO) et l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN). Ils ont vigoureusement soutenu l’idée d’ouvrir un dialogue forestier en Afrique de l’Ouest pour renforcer la paix entre les pays. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story
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Waya Island, Fiji, Oceania

Ridge to Reef workshop develops new global initiative

Healthy well-managed river basins and coastal areas, where people and nature thrive, is the vision behind the development of a new IUCN initiative 'Ridge to Reef'. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story

Arborvitae 41

arborvitae Issue 41 - Forest finance

 Forest finance

  • Livelihoods and landscapes: So far, the expectations of PES as a market-based solution for conservation and development have not been met.
  • Feature: Do public goods always have to remain public?
  • REDD: We cannot wait to act on REDD-plus.
  • Local forests: Why, despite their global significance, has so little external investment flowed to local forest enterprises – especially in the South?
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17 Jun 2010 | Downloads - publication

Tacaná project

Investing in Water Knowledge - Sharing WANI Lessons between Oceania and Central America

Remote communities and watershed challenges such as disaster risk reduction, are what we share” said Dr. Milika Sobey, Water Coordinator for the IUCN Oceania Regional Office based in Fiji. …  

15 Jun 2010 | News story

Logging in Amazon forests with forest certification

Last chance! Participate in survey on forest certification and biodiversity

The European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN) is looking for interested individuals to complete a simple on- line survey on forest certification and biodiversity - deadline 15 June 2010. …  

14 Jun 2010 | News story


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