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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

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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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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

Panel des représentants sur la table d'honneur

Deuxième Conférence des Parlementaires à Bata : vers une internationalisation du REPAR

Sous le haut patronage du Président de la République de la Guinée Equatoriale, S.E. M. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, la 2ème  Conférence internationale des Parlementaires d’Afrique Centrale sur la Gestion Durable des Ecosystèmes Forestiers  et de la Protection de l’Environnement s’est tenue du 2 au 4 novembre 2009 à Bata. …  

04 Dec 2009 | News story

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

Billion hectares of forests with potential for restoration, study shows

Land areas around the world, bigger than Canada, have been identified as having potential to be restored to good quality, healthy forests, a new study has found. …  

26 Nov 2009 | International news release

Inception Report Discussion

Study on the current practices of the forest management in Georgia

On November 24, the IUCN office for Southern Caucasus hosted an event under the FLEG program, on the inception report on the practices being conducted by forestry expert Merab Machavariani. …  

26 Nov 2009 | News story

Arrayan trees in Los Arrayanes National Park in Argentina

Developed countries to pay for forests, says Geneva survey

A survey carried out in Geneva, Switzerland, shows that most people believe that the key to conserving tropical forests and seriously reducing greenhouse gas emissions lies with better funding from developed countries. …   | French

19 Nov 2009 | International news release
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Multi-stakeholder design of forest governance and accountability arrangements in Equator province, Democratic Republic of Congo

Multi-stakeholder arrangements for improving forest governance and accountability

IUCN and Wageningen International (part of the Wageningen University & Research Centre) have just published the results of a joint study of forest governance and accountability arrangements in Equator province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). …  

06 Nov 2009 | News story


View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests