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David Without Borders (David Sans Frontiers) is a multi-media quest to discover initiatives that preserve biodiversity

Biodiversity explorers embark on micro-documentary expedition

Can you recommend a great biodiversity project they should see and film? Contact the explorers! David Without Borders (David Sans Frontieres) is a quest by two young men to discover biodiversity efforts in 14 countries. From CEC member David Ainsworth of the Convention on Biological Diversity, a project supporter.  
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08 Jul 2010 | News story

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

IUCN aids Pacific Islands to improve on mangrove management

Mangroves are continuously under threat from overharvesting, degradation and land reclamation. Yet we continue to cut them down unaware at times of the role these trees are playing within the coastal ecosystem. Fiji and other Pacific Islands are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and because we cannot prevent it we have to find means to adapt to climate change. …  

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

Thailand’s Andaman aspirations

Thailand’s Andaman aspirations

Thailand’s Andaman Sea with its island paradises, emerald waters, stunning rock formations and white sands is many people’s idea of a dream holiday location. The area is home to well-known destinations such as Phuket and Koh Phi Phi as well as hundreds of lesser known jewels. But much work is needed to ensure that the region is unharmed by human activity and that its unique natural and cultural features are safeguarded for future generations. …  

30 Jun 2010 | News story

Business engagement for biodiversity in Japan

Business engagement for biodiversity in Japan

 To show their support for biodiversity conservation, Japanese businesses and government agencies have announced a new multi-stakeholder initiative. The”Japan Business and Biodiversity Partnership” aims to scale-up and broaden private sector engagement towards the CBD COP10 in Nagoya, Japan. …  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

Celebrating the World Environment Day

Celebrating the World Environment Day

The Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ), an implementing partner of IUCN Sri Lanka of the Sri Lanka component of the Global Project:  Improving Natural Resource Governance for Rural Poverty Reduction, together with IUCN Sri Lanka and and Nilgala Mithuro a leading CBO in the area celebrated the World Environment Day on 5 June 2010 in Nilgala-Bibile, one of the project sites.  

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

International Wetland Globes

The World Wetland Network recently launched the International Wetland Globes, an awards scheme to recognise best practice and wetland restoration, and to highlight wetlands in danger.  …   | French | Spanish

15 Jun 2010 | Event

Marseille will be the location of the 6th World Water Forum in March 2012

6th World Water Forum preparations kick-off in Paris and Marseille

“Water Forums are crucial meetings for all of us: it is the moment to return water where it belongs on the international agenda, in first place”, said French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at the official opening of the 6th World Water Forum kick-off meeting. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story