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Mangroves on the border to Myanmar

Climate change is the problem, nature - the solution

Four years after the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami devastated the Asian coast, the need to restore, protect and invest in coastal ecosytems is clear. The difficult task to bring together different agencies, sectors and countries who are addressing today's challenges related to climate change and overpopulation, is now the responsibility of the unique multi-partner initiative called Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and led by IUCN and UNDP. …  

03 Dec 2008 | Video

Small scale sawmill operation in Ghana.

Promoting China’s Engagement in Africa

Chinese forest delegation study tour to West and Central Africa, 24 April–10 May 2008
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02 Dec 2008 | Downloads - document

Landscapes and Livelihoods drawing

LLS in China

Brochure to introduce Landscape and Livelihood Strategy …  

01 Dec 2008 | Downloads - document

Top IUCN staff from around the region spoke at the MRWD launch

Đối thoại Nước Vùng Mekong được phát động ở Việt Nam

Đại diện của các ngành nước đã gặp gỡ vào hôm thứ Hai, 24/10 để tham gia lễ phát động Hợp phần Việt Nam của Các Đối thoại Nước Vùng Mêkông (MRWD). …  

27 Nov 2008 | News story

Top IUCN staff from around the region spoke at the MRWD launch

Mekong Region Water Dialogues Launched in Viet Nam

Representatives of major national water sectors gathered on Monday, Oct. 24 for IUCN’s launch of the Mekong Region Water Dialogues’ (MRWD) Viet Nam component. …  

27 Nov 2008 | News story

Top IUCN staff from around the region spoke at the MRWD launch

Mekong Region Water Dialogues Launched in Viet Nam

Representatives of major national water sectors gathered on Monday, Oct. 24 for IUCN’s launch of the Mekong Region Water Dialogues’ (MRWD) Viet Nam component. …  

27 Nov 2008 | News story

Orientation Workshop and Policy Seminar, Banking on mangroves: a case for investing in coastal ecosystems

Event
Banking on mangroves: a case for investing in coastal ecosystems is organised jointly by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Pakistan and the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE). …  

27 Nov 2008 | News story

CIDA Ampara

The CIDA funded Post-Tsunami Ecosystem Restoration Project SRI LANKA - AMPARA DISTRICT

 The CIDA funded Post-Tsunami Ecosystem Restoration Project SRI LANKA - AMPARA DISTRICT provides support to the ongoing rehabilitation programme of the Government of Sri Lanka 

25 Nov 2008 | News story

A close shot of medicinal plant Timur (zanthoxylum arnatum).

India’s wild medicinal plants threatened by over-exploitation

India is a hub of the wild-collected plant medicine industry in Asia, but key species have declined due to over-collection to supply domestic and foreign medicinal markets, according to IUCN and TRAFFIC researchers. …  

24 Nov 2008 | International news release

Participants at Khao Yai Nationa Park

What does forest law enforcement & governance (FLEG) mean for civil society in Southeast Asia & the Pacific?

Representatives from 25 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and institutions, working in 11 countries in Southeast Asia & the Pacific met in Khao Yai, Thailand from November 11-14, 2008, to participate in the IUCN Asia Regional Office Regional Forest Programme (RFP) initiative, “Enhancing FLEG in Southeast Asia & the Pacific: Capacity Building Workshop for NGOs.” Participants also included a small number of government officials from selected countries.  

20 Nov 2008 | Project description