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Business & Biodiversity Strategy For IUCN Lao PDR

Business & Biodiversity Strategy For IUCN Lao PDR

The Business & Biodiversity Programme (BBP) seeks to enhance IUCN, International Union Conservation of Nature’s collaboration with the private sector, by engaging the corporate world in biodiversity conservation and by helping businesses to reduce their environmental footprint.  

10 Sep 2009 | Downloads - document

Wild Saola caught on film by an automatic camera-trap in central Laos in 1999.  
Photo by: Ban Vangban village/WCS/IUCN.

Last Chance to Save the Saola from Extinction?

Meeting in Laos Urges Prompt Action (Vientiane, 22 August, 2009) Conservation biologists based in four countries gathered for an emergency meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR, August 19-21, to address the peril of extinction facing one the world’s most enigmatic mammals, the Saola.  

10 Sep 2009 | Event

Himalaya Mountains

New Tools for Mountain Ecosystems Management

Innovative tools and experiences for mountain ecosystems management were highlighted at final workshop of the Hindu Kush Karakoram Himalaya (HKKH) Partnership in Katmandu, Nepal. …  

07 Sep 2009 | Event

The only live adult Saola ever seen by the outside world. This female was captured in 1996 in Laos by local villagers, and transferred to a nearby menagerie, but survived only a few weeks. Copyright 1996 by W. Robichaud/WCS.

Last chance to save Saola from extinction – IUCN

One of the world’s most enigmatic mammals, the Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), could be on the brink of extinction, according to a group of experts who held an emergency meeting in Lao PDR to try to save the animal. …  

03 Sep 2009 | International news release


Help for Pakistan’s poorest

Balochistan is the largest of Pakistan’s four provinces. With its harsh climate and landscape, it is the poorest and least populated. Watershed degradation has created an extremely fragile environment. Here, people’s livelihoods depend mainly on agriculture and livestock, both extremely susceptible to the frequent droughts and flash floods that plague the area. …  

31 Aug 2009 | News story


2009年6月IUCN 物种项目应IUCN SSC中国植物专家小组(CPSG)的邀请来到中国北京培训小组成员如何准确地应用IUCN红色名录的等级和标准。 …  

31 Aug 2009 | News story

Mauritanian desert south of the Banc d'Arguin National Park

A few facts about drylands


28 Aug 2009 | News story

Mr Lammai Phiphakkhavong (right) shakes hands with Ms Latsamay Sylavong after signing the agreement.

NUOL, IUCN Lao further cooperation efforts

The National University of Laos (NUOL) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) signed an agreement in Vientiane yesterday to develop a new programme for undertaking research on environmental and developmental resources. 

26 Aug 2009 | Event

Jyamchang Bhotia stands atop Mt Everest with a banner protesting export of monkeys from Nepal

Banner Flies on Everest for CEC Member's Campaign

Mangal Man Shakya, Chairman of the Wildlife Watch Group in Nepal and member of IUCN CEC, is raising awareness about the export of Nepalese monkeys to labs in the United States. He presented Nepal’s new forest minister with a photo of climber Jyamchang Bhotia holding a “Stop Monkey Business” banner at the top of Mount Everest. …  

25 Aug 2009 | News story
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IUCN China’s Miyun watershed Research -- Informing Miyun Watershed Management

 IUCN China’s Miyun watershed analysis, carried out by consultants of the Beijing Forestry University and the Chinese Academy of Forestry, shows there have been significant changes to the forest coverage and tree species composition in the Miyun watershed since the 1970’s. …  

24 Aug 2009 | News story