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A fifth of corals dead say new IUCN reports

The world has lost 19 percent of its coral reefs, according to the 2008 global update of the world’s reef status, launched today by IUCN as part of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network. If current trends in carbon dioxide emissions continue, many of the remaining reefs may be lost over the next 20 to 40 years with alarming consequences for some 500 million people who depend on coral reefs for their livelihoods. To listen, click here. 
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10 Dec 2008 | Audio

IUCN staff and partners discuss research into resource use in forest communities

Nghiên cứu để thông tin cho các dự án gắn sử dụng rừng với xóa đói giảm nghèo

Các nhà nghiên cứu được IUCN hỗ trợ tham gia Hội thảo ở tỉnh Bắc Kạn từ ngày 28-30/11/2008 đã hoàn thiện các kế hoạch nghiên cứu cho một tiến trình phân tích nhằm đưa ra những thông tin về người nghèo ở nông thôn sống phụ thuộc vào rừng ở Tỉnh Bắc Kạn. …  

05 Dec 2008 | News story

IUCN staff and partners discuss research into resource use in forest communities

Research to Inform Projects Tying Forest Use to Poverty Reduction

IUCN-supported researchers at a Nov. 28-30 workshop in Bac Kan Province finalised study plans for an analytical process aimed to generate information on the province’s forest-dependent rural poor.   

05 Dec 2008 | News story

A close shot of medicinal plant Yarsa Gomba (cordyceps sinensis)

TRAFFIC Releases New Report on the Rising Wildlife consumption in China

TRAFFIC’s yearly snapshot of wildlife trade in China was released on 10 November 2008 and it shows that in the past year, China has contributed to the illegal timber trade in Africa, increased its trade in herbal medicines and increased its consumption of wildlife. …  

04 Dec 2008 | News story

Mr. Stewart Maginnis presenting in “International Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Linkage to Climate Change"

IUCN-China Co-sponsors "International Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Linkage to Climate Change”

Going beyond just planting trees, the benefits of forest restoration include addressing climate change, conserving biodiversity, and protecting the world's water supplies. Discussed in the international workshop, “International Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Linkage to Climate Change,” is how Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) can tackle environmental issues facing China. …  

04 Dec 2008 | News story

Kien Giang Province is home to HVL's Hon Chong quarry site.

Chuyến đi thực địa xây dựng dự án ở Kiên Giang

Bốn chuyên gia của IUCN Viet Nam, Holcim Viet Nam Limited (HVL) và Viện Sinh học Nhiệt đới (ITB) đã có một chuyến đi công tác tới Kiên Giang nơi có một số điểm khai thác đá chính của công ty sản xuất xi măng Holcim nhằm xây dựng những nguyên tắc cho một chương trình hợp tác bảo tồn đã được các bên lên kế hoạch. …  

03 Dec 2008 | News story

Kien Giang Province is home to HVL's Hon Chong quarry site.

Field Trip to Formulate Projects in Kien Giang

Four experts from IUCN Viet Nam, Holcim Viet Nam Limited (HVL) and the Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB) are embarking on a tour of the province that houses some of the cement producer’s main national quarrying sites to settle the terms of a conservation collaboration planned between the two organisations. …  

03 Dec 2008 | News story

Kien Giang Province is home to HVL's Hon Chong quarry.

Field Trip to Formulate Projects in Kien Giang

Four experts from IUCN Viet Nam, Holcim Viet Nam Limited (HVL) and the Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB) are embarking on a tour of the province that houses some of the cement producer’s main national quarrying sites to settle the terms of a conservation collaboration planned between the two organisations. …  

03 Dec 2008 | News story

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