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Planted forest landscape, Brazil

Mitigating the impacts of biofuel production

IUCN and Shell are working with a wide range of stakeholders to gain a shared understanding of how to mitigate the impacts of biofuel production caused by indirect land use change. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story
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Farmers coop in China

Unleashing the power of Farmers’ Co-ops in China

IUCN China and Nokia have been supporting the creation of farmers’ cooperatives to connect Chinese farmers living in remote areas to regional and national agricultural markets.  …   | Chinese

08 Oct 2010 | News story

TEEB for Business: Call for Contributions

TEEB: assessing the value of ecosystems and biodiversity

This October TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) will launch a final report at the CBD COP 10 in Nagoya Japan, illustrating new economic approaches to biodiversity conservation by taking examples from forests, mining and cities.  …  

08 Oct 2010 | Article

Valeur économique de la vallée du Sourou : Étude préliminaire

Valeur économique de la vallée du Sourou : Etude préliminaire

L’intérêt de la vallée du Sourou comme pôle de développement socioéconomique tiré par l’accroissement de la production agricole remonte à peu près à la fin de la première guerre mondiale et a connu plusieurs épisodes jusqu’à la mise en place de l’Autorité de Mise en valeur de la Vallée du Sourou (AMVS) en 1986. …  

04 Oct 2010 | News story
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Recognition of IUCN Pakistan Members

Representatives of two of the IUCN Pakistan Members Khwendo Kor and Strengthening Participatory Organisation have been selected to be part of a nine-member committee constituted on the instructions of the President of Pakistan for flood relief work. …  

01 Oct 2010 | News story

IUCN Pakistan Witnessed an Attempt to Break the Guinness World Record for the Most Trees Planted

Karachi, September 29, 2010 (IUCN)

IUCN Pakistan monitored the Guinness World Record for the most trees planted by a single individual in 24 hours. The event was organized by the Ministry of Environment, Government of Pakistan in collaboration with the Pakistan Army. This record breaking event took place at Laweraiwala, Wazirabad by planting saplings of Delbergia Sissoo (shisham). Muhammed Yousuf Jamil, a Lance Naik (Lance Corporal) in the Pakistani Army has set a new Guinness World Record for most saplings planted in 24 hours. …  

29 Sep 2010 | News story

IUCN Bangladesh Climate Change Workshop on 23/09/2010

National climate change monitoring system for Bangladesh

 On 23 September 2010, about 100 scientists, academics and professionals from the public sector and various research organisations gathered in Dhaka to participate in a national workshop to finalise the methodology for monitoring climate change and variability in Bangladesh.  

27 Sep 2010 | Event

Water Lily monitoring 2

Learning through participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation - guidelines for landscapes and livelihoods strategies

This document is an updated version of the "Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) Guidelines for Learning and Adaptive Management in LLS Geographic Component and Landscapes" that LLS produced in September 2008. It reflects LLS experience in applying the PM&E methodology up to September 2009. As in the case of the previous version, it should be considered a framework or roadmap rather than a prescriptive document. …  

27 Sep 2010 | Downloads - document

CEC member Mr Jia Feng is in charge of a program to prepare 1000 young people to become 'youth ambassors' for the environment and energy conservation across China

1000 Environment-Friendly Youth Ambassadors in China

Training will prepare 1000 youth in six cities across China to enhance public awarenss of environmental protection. The program will also solicit 100 proposals for energy conservation and emission reduction. CEC member Mr Jia Feng of the Center for Environmental Education and Communication directs the program. 

26 Sep 2010 | News story

IUCN Pakistan Signs agreement with Barclays Bank PLC, Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan:
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Pakistan and Barclays Bank entered into a partnership on 23 September, 2010. The agreement was signed by Mr. Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan and Mr. Arslan Nayeem, Head of Commercial Bank, Barclays Bank PLC. …  

23 Sep 2010 | International news release