Forest

IUCN promotes Protected Areas, Equity and Livelihoods during Asia-Pacific Forestry Week

IUCN is participating in the first-ever Asia-Pacific Forestry Week taking place from the 21st to the 26th of April 2008, in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The event is expected to be the largest and the most important forestry-related event this year in the South East Asia region, a region which has seen the largest decline in forest area in the Asia-Pacific region. …  

21 Apr 2008 | News story

REDD Opportunities

Hot off the press!

The Forest Conservation Programme's new brochure entitled, REDD OPPORTUNITIES, which lays out IUCN's position on REDD. …   | French | Spanish

14 Apr 2008 | News story

In the Cendrawasih Bay National Park, Birds Neck area, West Papua

Livelihoods and Landscapes sites have been chosen in Indonesia

Two sites have been chosen in Papua, Indonesia for implementation of the Livelihoods and Landscapes Initiative …  

26 Mar 2008 | News story

Transporting timber logged from a forest located on the border with Laos.

IUCN Briefs High Level Government Officials about FLEGT

IUCN coordinated a briefing session for high-ranking government officials on March 17, 2008 to raise awareness about the principles of the European Union’s (EU) Forest Law Enforcement Governance Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. FLEGT is an initiative of the EU to curb illegal logging and foster sustainable forest management through trade mechanisms. …   | Vietnamese

25 Mar 2008 | News story

Miyun, China

Window project: LLS working to improve forests around Beijing

Located to the northeast of Beijing, the Miyun Reservoir is the main source of drinking water for the 17 million residents of Beijing municipality, a city which faces a serious water crisis. …  

21 Mar 2008 | News story

Logging truck

China important to African timber producers

China’s role in Africa’s timber trade is an important one. Although imports from Africa make up a small proportion of China’s total timber imports, China is the main destination of up to 90% of timber for some producer countries on the continent. …  

29 Feb 2008 | News story

Logging truck, Malaysia

Illegal logging estimated to cost world more than US$10 billion pa

Illegal logging is estimated to cost the world more than US$10 billion annually – more than six times the total amount of development assistance directed towards sustainable forest management. …  

29 Feb 2008 | News story

Prescribed burning of fuel materials in pine forest in Lam Dong

New concept explored in Viet Nam: Fire ecology

Forests fires are a natural ecological phenomenon. Effective fire management should endeavour to exploit the positive role of fires while mitigating its negative impacts. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Logging in Amazon forests with forest certification

Strengthening Voices for Better Choices: Working toward better forest governance

Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC) project coordination team members from around the world met in Brazil this September to strategize how to institute improved forest governance in the Global South. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Women carrying wood

IUCN supports the G8’s efforts to keep illegal logging on the world’s agenda

It has been 10 years since the G8 first identified illegal logging as an issue of concern. Since then, international momentum on illegal logging and trade has shifted from the G8 to sub-regional and regional Forest Law Enforcement and Governance ministerial conference processes and to national and bilateral level action at both the producer and consumer country level. …  

12 Jun 2007 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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