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Expert Workshop on Payment for Ecosystem Services in Miyun Watershed

On 11 June 2009, IUCN China hosted “Expert Workshop on Payment for Ecosystem Services in Miyun Watershed” to gather many relevant stakeholders to share information on Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES). …   | Chinese

16 Jul 2009 | News story

Teams planting the Rhizofora Muronata propagates

Guinness World Record certifies Pakistan now holds the record for most trees planted in a 24 hr. period.

Its official! Guinness World Record certifies Pakistan now holds the record for most trees planted in a 24 hr. period.   The previous record was held by India which had planted 447,874 saplings in the same period. Pakistan surpassed the tally by planting 5,41,176 propagates of mangroves in the mudflats off Khedewari. …  

15 Jul 2009 | International news release

Conservation and Watershed Communities: A Visit to Miyun Reservoir

IUCN China organized a field trip to the Miyun Reservoir with participants from the “International Workshop in Conservation and Sustainable Development” on May 30, 2009. …  

09 Jul 2009 | News story

African Black Rhino in Ngorongoro.

Poaching crisis as rhino horn demand booms in Asia

Rhino poaching worldwide is poised to hit a 15-year-high driven by Asian demand for horns, according to new research. …  

09 Jul 2009 | International news release

Anna in Hoi An

Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation: A Literature Review

Studies of climate change vulnerability have been evolving from impact-driven to policy-driven assessments; shifting the focus from estimating expected damages to attempting to reduce them. Impact assessments, exemplified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment reports, focus primarily on biophysical vulnerability at global and regional scales. …   | Vietnamese

08 Jul 2009 | News story
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World Environment Day at NUOL, Lao PDR

World Environmental Day on 5th June, 2009 in Vientiane City, Lao PDR

National University of Laos Students Highlight the Threat of Alien Invasive Species on World Environment Day 

02 Jul 2009 | Event

An award winner receives accolades for his bright ideas on conserving Viet Nam’s environment

Awards Bring Public into Discussion on the Environment

Every year thousands of Viet Nam’s people take their turn at tackling some of the nation’s most pressing conservation issues, as part of the “Environment and Development” competition sponsored by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) and IUCN VN. …   | Vietnamese

01 Jul 2009 | News story
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Baira

Baira : the floating gardens for sustainable livelihood

Irfanullah, Haseed Md. ; Ahmed, Rashiduzzaman, ed. ; Nishat, Ainun, ed. IUCN Bangladesh ; Sustainable Environment Management Programme (SEMP) ; UNDP ; Bangladesh, Ministry of Environment and Forest
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24 Jun 2009 | Downloads - publication
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2009 IUCN China Members' Meeting at the Institute of Botany, Beijing.

Mobilizing the China Network; Forging New Opportunities: IUCN China Members Meeting 2009

On June 3, 2009, IUCN China members’ meeting was held at the Institute of Botany in Beijing. Hosted by IUCN Councilor Dr. Ma Keping, IUCN Regional Director of Constituency Development Dr. Zakir Hussain, and IUCN China Programme Coordinator Ms. Zhuang Hao, the event was a significant occasion for an open discussion on how to mobilize the China network for the benefit of those involved in IUCN.
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24 Jun 2009 | News story
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Roundtable on Water and Sanitation at Abbottabad.

Roundtable on Water and Sanitation urges catchment protection

Experts stress upon the need for awareness raising, better coordination and governance for WATSAN in Abbottabad

Abbottabad, 24 June 2009: – A roundtable of Water and Sanitation experts was held today at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in Abbottabad. This roundtable was organized under the auspices of Environmental Fiscal Reforms (EFR) Project of IUCN Pakistan, COMSATS and District Government, Abbottabad. The EFR Project is being implemented jointly by the District Government, Abbottabad and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN),  with the assistance of Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC). …  

24 Jun 2009 | International news release