News & Events

Ed Barrow, IUCN (left) and Dr. Mohamed Kamil Shawgi, member of the FNC Board (right)

Local Communities hold the keys to our forests

Historic breakthrough for Participatory Forest Management in Sudan  

16 Nov 2008 | News story

Poverty in the landscape

New Livelihoods & Landscapes brochure available!

Poverty in the Landscape: Capturing variation and learning from it …  

04 Nov 2008 | News story

Logs, Vietnam

New report: EC–Vietnam Round Table on Meeting Market Demands for Legal and Sustainable Wood Products

18 April 2008, Hanoi, Vietnam: Summary report. …  

03 Nov 2008 | News story

Evergreen lowland forest in Estuaire province, Gabon

New report: Promoting China’s Engagement in Africa

Chinese forest delegation study tour to West and Central Africa, 24 April–10 May 2008 …  

03 Nov 2008 | News story

Mapping community forest resources with villagers in Hue province

New publication: Strengthening Voices for Better Choices in Vietnam

Supporting the national dialogue on forest law enforcement, governance and trade …  

03 Nov 2008 | News story

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

View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests