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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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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

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


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