The leading international organizations working to protect and manage the world’s forests are calling for governments across the globe to increase communities’ role in forest management. Doing so could contribute to lifting close to a billion people out of poverty, as well as improve the health and vitality of forests. …
22 Apr 2011 | News story
With many people starting to plan their annual holidays, IUCN has released a list of top ten tips for tourists who want to visit some of the most beautiful natural sites in the world without damaging the environment. Tips range from choosing eco-hotels and being mindful of your carbon footprint to avoiding buying souvenirs made from Endangered species and making sure you know that what you’re eating isn’t under threat. …
21 Apr 2011 | News story
Nigel Dudley and Sue Stolton 2011 – United Kingdom
Nobody knows better the benefits that national parks and other protected areas bring to people and nature than Sue Stolton and Nigel Dudley, and no one has worked harder to bring this knowledge to bear in saving the world’s natural wealth. …
11 Apr 2011 | News story
07 Apr 2011 | News story
Photojournalists, both professional and amateur, are invited to enter the first ever Nature Images Awards organised by IUCN and French nature magazine Terre Sauvage. Judges will be looking for entries which use inspirational images of nature to demonstrate the unique relationship between people and the natural world. … | Chinese
29 Mar 2011 | News story
- Las mujeres y la propiedad de los bosques: La garantía de derechos de tenencia seguros para ambos sexos puede promover la gestión forestal sostenible y la mitigación de la pobreza.
- Artículo: Este es el momento para que la comunidad de la silvicultura y el medio ambiente reconozcan que las mujeres son las principales interesadas directas de los planes de gestión forestal.
- Las mujeres y la silvicultura comunitaria: Las mujeres pasan mucho más tiempo en los bosques que los hombres.
08 Mar 2011 | News story
An IUCN-led monitoring mission to the Lagoons of New Caledonia in the French Pacific Ocean archipelago, will look at how the site is managed, evaluate the impact of mining activities in the buffer zone and identify no-take zones. … | French
24 Feb 2011 | News story
“By 2016, bioenergy responsibly contributes to biodiversity conservation, climate change solutions and sustainable livelihoods, as part of building resilient ecological and socio-economic systems.” This is IUCN’s working vision for sustainable bioenergy, an outcome of a recent workshop that convened Members, partners, Commissions and IUCN staff to develop an IUCN bioenergy strategy.* …
Until the 6th March you can vote in the international European Tree of the Year contest. Five trees from five countries are in the running (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia). The winning tree will be announced at a ceremony at the IUCN European Union Representative Office in Brussels during Greenweek 2011 (24 – 27 May). …
10 Feb 2011 | News story
02 Feb 2011 | News story