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Gorilla in Volcano National Park, Rwanda

Rwanda – restoring nature for future prosperity

The Rwandan government’s plans to restore the country’s lost forest lands and boost national development, show real political commitment to deal with ecosystem degradation and its impacts on the rural poor, says IUCN. IUCN urges other countries to recognize the potential of healthy forests for sustainable economic growth. …   | French

02 Feb 2011 | International news release

Sorting cola  nuts, Ghana

Raise the value of forests, says IUCN

A better evaluation of what forests are worth will generate direct benefits for poor forest dwellers, open up new markets and affect global economic growth. The economic benefits of forests are massively under-valued by governments and donor agencies, according to IUCN’s latest report. …   | French | Spanish

01 Feb 2011 | International news release

Waste management in Muncipality of Klaeng

Zero Waste – aiming towards a better environment

“Proper waste management practices could lead to ‘zero waste’ and a better and healthy environment for our future generations”, says Mr. Apidol Chareonaksorn (Kru Duj) from the Environment Resource Unit, Rung Aroon School. …  

01 Feb 2011 | Article
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Children in Anggra-Arfak Mountains, West Papua

Forests and poverty: the latest thinking

Gill Shepherd, IUCN Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy Thematic Adviser on Poverty and Landscapes, speaks on the latest thinking on forests and poverty, drawing from lessons that have come out of IUCN's innovative 'Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy' (LLS). …  

27 Jan 2011 | Video

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

World Conservation Magazine

New players

Gone are the days when conservationists only worked with each other. In the coming years IUCN will work with an increasingly diverse range of partners to achieve its goals. Here are some examples. …  

14 Jan 2011 | Article

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

IUCN Expert briefing the team of Barclays Bank.

Barclays Bank’s Team visits Mangroves Plantation Site

News Release: Karachi - December 23, 2010. Barclays Bank’s two-member team visited the proposed plantation sites near Port Qasim. Mr. Tahir Qureshi briefed the team about the threats posed to the ecosystem; he also outlined the criteria for selection of mud flats where the plantation will be carried out. The team also had the opportunity to personally observe some of the threats to the existing patches of mangroves by the untreated industrial effluents and sewage discharged into the sea through the drainage system of the city. …  

23 Dec 2010 | News story

Chalet de l'UICN à Montreux

IUCN highlights how biodiversity and development are intimately linked during summit of French-speaking countries.

IUCN made sure that biodiversity was high on the agenda when 70 heads of State and 3,000 delegates gathered for the 13th Francophonie Summit in Montreux, Switzerland earlier this year.   | French

10 Dec 2010 | News story

IYB wins Best International Campaign

International Year of Biodiversity wins Green Award for 'best campaign'

The IYB has won a Green Award for Best International Campaign. Members of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) played key roles: Laurie Bennett of Futerra led strategy on brand and messaging, Frits Hesselink conducted a global survey on the logo and content, and David Ainsworth of the CBD promoted the campaign. …  

07 Dec 2010 | News story