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Community members witness the counting of ballots in Tanguar Haor.

Election of a new Co-Management Committee for Tanguar Haor

The successful election on 23 December 2010 under a revised management structure is the latest positive development of a project that continues to break new ground. …  

25 Jan 2011 | Event

Photo lancement "Mami wata"

Lancement du livre "Mami Wata, mère des eaux - Nature et Communautés du littoral ouest-africain" à Bissau.

Le 19 janvier 2011, profitant de la présence à Bissau de délégués venus des 7 pays du PRCM dans le cadre d'un atelier sur l'éducation environnementale ainsi que de nombreux invités, 3 partenaires de la Guinée-Bissau (L'Institut de la Biodiversité et des Aires Protégées - IBAP, l'ONG Tiniguena et l'UICN) ont organisé une cérémonie pour le lancement du livre "Mami Wata, mère des eaux - Nature et Communautés du littoral ouest-africain". …  

25 Jan 2011 | News story
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Carole Saint Laurent, Senior Forestry Policy Advisor

Eco power list: Carole Saint Laurent named "green giant"

The Observer Ethical Awards has honored Carole Saint Laurent, IUCN Senior Forest Policy Advisor, as one of the 20 global figures who will exert influence in 2011. 

24 Jan 2011 | Article

Miyun County, Beijing China

Closer to forests, out of poverty

The forests that provide most of Beijing’s water are being given a new lease of life by the partial lifting of a logging quota for the first time in 20 years. 

24 Jan 2011 | Article

Malva Nut _ Team Meeting

Going nuts about forests

In Laos, the sustainable harvesting of medicinal seeds from the native malva nut tree is helping to improve both the lives of local people and the state of the region’s forests. …  

24 Jan 2011 | News story

arborvitae 42 - La comunicación sobre el valor de los bosques

arborvitae Issue 42 - Communicating Forest Values

  • What is a forest? ...at best something nice to look at, somewhere to walk their dog, a refuge from the hurly-burly of daily life.
  • How sexy are forests? as a forest expert...you have to realise that most people take decisions not based on the head, but on the heart, guts and sex.
  • Perspective: ...kill the extinction message. The 'Love' message trumps the 'Loss' message for grabbing the public's attention.
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21 Jan 2011 | Downloads - publication

seminar on Tourism and Coastal Zone Management in Sri Lanka

Coastal zone managers and tourism officials meet the Southeast Coast tourism operators to discuss tourism development and coastal management perspectives

The coastal stretch from Pottuvil to Panama on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka is blessed with a wide array of tourist attractions.  

21 Jan 2011 | News story
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Sal leaf (Shorea robusta)

Action to support 'pro-poor' forests in India

In Orissa, India, IUCN Member Winrock International India (WII) is working with local communities to better manage forests within a wider agricultural landscape. …  

20 Jan 2011 | News story

Cambodia

Managing Cambodia's mangroves for all

The Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary covers more than 25,000 hectares and protects one of Cambodia’s most important mangrove areas. These mangrove forests are a haven for saltwater crocodiles and Irrawaddy dolphins and serve as a stopover for migrating birds like the Asiatic dowitcher and the spotted greenshank. …  

20 Jan 2011 | News story

Meeting of the IUCN Pakistan National Committee Members in Islamabad

News Story: Islamabad The first meeting of the year 2011 of the IUCN Pakistan National Committee Members held on January 19, 2011 at Islamabad Hotel in Islamabad. Mr. Javed Jabbar, IUCN Vice President and the Regional Councillor chaired the meeting. …  

19 Jan 2011 | News story