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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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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

Approaches to Conservation of Medicinal Plants and Traditional Knowledge

Approaches to Conservation of Medicinal Plants and Traditional Knowledge

 At the current rate of consumption and use, the status of medicinal plants is threatened, risking our own future benefits and knowledge. …  

05 Jul 2010 | Downloads - publication

Chimpanzees in Taï National Park Park, Côte d'Ivoire

Saving West Africa’s rainforest remnants

Curbing poaching, managing the impacts of gold mining and staving off agricultural encroachment are among the challenges facing the people who manage Côte d'Ivoire’s Taï National Park World Heritage site. …  

01 Jul 2010 | Article

IV Diálogo de Campo sobre la preparación para REDD+ en Ecuador, Papallacta.

Ecuador prepara su Estrategia Nacional REDD+

El IV Diálogo de Campo sobre la preparación para REDD+ en Ecuador, se desarrolló del 15 al 18 de junio, como parte de las actividades que desarrolla The Forest Dialogue (El Diálogo sobre Bosques) y la UICN. En medio de una numerosa participación de miembros de la sociedad civil, gobiernos y sector privado de EEUU, Argentina, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Guyana, Ghana, Kenia, Uganda, Ecuador e Irlanda, el país recibió nuevos insumos para la construcción de su Estrategia Nacional REDD+. …  

30 Jun 2010 | News story

A woman and children crossing the river at the border between Ghana and Burkina Faso.

REDD hopes

Conserving of our tropical forests is key to combat climate change. Ytha Kempkes, lobbyist with IUCN Netherlands, tells us all about REDD: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, which is part of the ongoing climate negotiations. Alex Dadzie, from the Ghana Timber Association, explains how REDD would benefit the industry and forest communities in his country. …  

29 Jun 2010 | Audio

Asiatic Black Bear

Mystique and Legend in a Park

 Jirisan National Park, South Korea …  

29 Jun 2010 | Fact sheet

TDR sélection d’une équipe de consultants

Termes de référence pour la sélection  d’une équipe de consultants pour la réalisation d’une sur la situation de référence dans le cadre de la mise du projet « changements climatiques/ ASDI » Juillet  2009. 

28 Jun 2010 | Jobs - call for proposals
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Honorable Essola Etoa Louis Roger en réunion

Réunion d’échange et de validation des résolutions du 3e Forum National sur les Forêts du Cameroun

La salle de réunion du Programme Cameroun de l’UICN a abrité le lundi, 21 juin 2010, les travaux de la réunion d’échange et de validation des résolutions du 3e Forum National sur les Forêts du Cameroun qui s’est tenu à Yaoundé du 29 au 31 Mars 2010 sous le thème : « 15 ans de réforme forestière : Bilan, évolution et perspectives ».  

25 Jun 2010 | News story
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The Biosphere Economy

Welcome to the biosphere economy

 The ‘Biosphere Economy’ promises to herald a process of change as profound as the Industrial Revolution where the economy will be linked to biodiversity to yield sustainable solutions. …  

25 Jun 2010 | Article


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