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Deforestation in Western Ghana in the region of the Upper Guinean Rainforest

New publication: Strengthening Voices for Better Choices in Ghana

Enhancing forest governance capacities at national and community levels …  

03 Nov 2008 | News story

Meeting place in Bokongo village, Bikoro

New publication: When all voices are heard, communities work together!

As the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recovers from its war-torn past, IUCN is strengthening local voices to conserve the nation’s forests, which not only suffered during wartime but are still threatened in a time of peace. …  

31 Oct 2008 | News story

Planted forest, Viet Nam

New TFD Review: “Intensively Managed Planted Forests: Toward Best practice”

Intensively managed planted forests (IMPF) provide 40% of the world’s industrial wood supply. Growing at 2% per year to meet demand, how do we ensure that the economic, employment and infrastructure benefits they deliver outweigh the social and environmental concerns they raise? …  

29 Oct 2008 | News story

David Brown at WCC

Delivering Multiple Benefits from Forest Carbon Markets

The prospect of linking carbon markets with forest conservation is a popular topic within the environmental community. The 4th IUCN World Conservation Congress provided a high-profile platform to exchange ideas on the role of forests as carbon stores. Animated by presentations spanning a variety of perspectives, the Global Thematic Workshop was one of the major events dedicated to this ecomplex issue. With hundreds of delegates in attendance, valuable insights were shared on the socio-economic and ecological risks and opportunities of forest carbon projects. …  

29 Oct 2008 | Event

A river in Los Katios National Park, Colombia 
by Jim Thorsell, January 1994

International consensus on forests’ vital role in fighting climate change

The world’s forests have immense potential to lessen the impacts of climate change, but if this opportunity is going to be realized, unified global action is now required, according to a remarkable alliance of international forest leaders. …  

08 Oct 2008 | International news release

A river in Los Katios National Park, Colombia 
by Jim Thorsell, January 1994

International consensus on forests’ vital role in fighting climate change

The world’s forests have immense potential to lessen the impacts of climate change, but if this opportunity is going to be realized, unified global action is now required, according to a remarkable alliance of international forest leaders. …  

08 Oct 2008 | International news release

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

How to make the most of tropical forests

Indigenous people and policy makers were brought together to discuss the best way to preserve tropical forests at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Forest Journey, World Congress 2008

Forest Journey

As part of your planning for the 2008 World Conservation Congress, the IUCN Forest Conservation Programme has just released The Forest Journey Brochure. …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | News story

King Talal Dam - Jordan

Understanding the linkages between energy, ecosystems and livelihoods - draft paper available for comment

How do energy, ecosystems and livelihoods inter-link? Is it all about managing impacts or are there ways to conserve ecosystems and provide greater access to sustainable energy and accomanying livelihood benefits? This background paper explores some of the issues in the workshop #1508, the final station of the Energy Journey. …  

01 Oct 2008 | News story

Mangrove, Rhizophora mucronata, planted a year previously in Jaring Halus, North Sumatra

Sea-level rise may be the greatest threat to mangroves

Mangrove ecosystems are under threat from climate change. Initial research led by IUCN and three leading universities shows that most mangrove sediment surface levels are not keeping pace with sea-level rise.  The greatest impact will be on those mangroves where there is limited area for landward migration. 

29 Aug 2008 | News story

View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests