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Harrie Hendrickx (Unilever, The Netherlands) visiting a family involved in collecting Allanblackia seeds in Western Province in Ghana

Million-dollar boost to the people and biodiversity of West Africa

An IUCN initiative that works to improve the livelihoods of people in West Africa has received a major boost in the form of a CHF 1.9 million grant from Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). …  

24 Feb 2010 | News story

Mangroves at Nasilai, Rewa delta, Fiji.

Mangroves to the rescue

Coastal ecosystems in the Pacific region are under severe threat. Increasing population, coastal development, squatter settlements and increasing demand for resources are having a serious impact. Climate change will only make things worse for these vulnerable coastal areas, and urgent action is needed to address the ongoing threats. …  

23 Feb 2010 | News story
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formation carbone au Burkina Faso

Comptabilité carbone: formation organisée par l'UICN au Burkina Faso

Du 1 au 5 décembre 2009, s'est tenue une formation en comptabilité carbone destinée aux cadres du Ministère de l'Environnement et du Cadre de Vie (MECV) du Burkina Faso. L'objectif du cours consistait à soutenir les efforts locaux de mise en place de projets forestiers suscpetibles de bénéficier d'un financement par le marché international de crédits carbone. …  

18 Jan 2010 | Event
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Produits cosmétiques dérivés du beurre de karité

L’UICN Burkina et ses partenaires célèbrent les PFNL

Du 21 au 23 décembre 2009 se sont tenues à Sapouy, chef lieu de la province du Ziro au Burkina Faso, les premières 72 heures des Produits Forestiers Non Ligneux (PFNL) de la région du Centre Ouest. 

29 Dec 2009 | Event
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IUCN Media Brief 17 December 2009 - REDD key to successful mitigation

THE LATEST: Solid progress has been made at COP 15 towards recognizing forests as a fundamental part of climate change mitigation solutions. REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) and REDD-plus are a critical part of a successful mitigation strategy. …  

17 Dec 2009 | News story

Wood extraction

Borneo Natives Proclaim Tropical Forest Reserve

Penan Peace Park" is aimed at protecting the last primeval rainforests of Sarawak´s Upper Baram region and is challenging the official logging plans – the Penan wish to develop tourism and to protect their native rights. …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story

The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Landmark Legal Opinion Finds that Indigenous Brazilian Tribe in Amazon owns carbon-trading rights

Finding Comes During Global Climate Talks in Copenhagen; Could Impact Other Indigenous Groups Seeking to Protect Land, Way of Life …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story


Don’t hold REDD hostage in Copenhagen

After good progress in week one, concerns remain that a deal on REDD-plus (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) could yet stall on a small number of unresolved issues, or could be sacrificed because of lack of progress in other areas of the bigger deal, says IUCN. …  

15 Dec 2009 | International news release
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Bosque tropical

Sharing the benefits under REDD

IUCN, with the support of Econ Pöyry, has reviewed experiences with existing benefit sharing arrangements in the forest sector and in other areas in order to inform discussions on how to develop benefit sharing systems under REDD. …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story
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A nudge in the right direction: External Review of the IUCN project Strengthening Voices for Better Choices

IUCN releases final evaluation report of Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC)

IUCN has made available in full the final report of the external evaluation of Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC), its global forest governance project. …  

08 Dec 2009 | News story

View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests