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Mediterranean forests under threat due to climate change

Conclusions of the international workshop entitled "Adaptation to Climate Change in Mediterranean Forest Conservation and Management",  co-organized by WWF and IUCN in Athens, Greece, between April 14-17/04/2008  | French | Spanish

12 May 2008 | International news release

IUCN promotes Protected Areas, Equity and Livelihoods during Asia-Pacific Forestry Week

IUCN is participating in the first-ever Asia-Pacific Forestry Week taking place from the 21st to the 26th of April 2008, in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The event is expected to be the largest and the most important forestry-related event this year in the South East Asia region, a region which has seen the largest decline in forest area in the Asia-Pacific region. …  

21 Apr 2008 | News story

REDD Opportunities

Hot off the press!

The Forest Conservation Programme's new brochure entitled, REDD OPPORTUNITIES, which lays out IUCN's position on REDD. …   | French | Spanish

14 Apr 2008 | News story

«Mama Misitu» campaign to tackle corruption

Tanzania: «Mama Misitu» campaign to tackle corruption

IUCN, along with sixteen other NGOs, is a founding partner of the «Mama Misitu» campaign, to be officially launched tomorrow by Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Wanagi Maathai in Dar es Salam, Tanzania. Tackling illegal logging and ensuring sound forest management are the primary goals of the two year advocacy and awareness raising campaign, initiated by the Tanzania Forest Working Group and triggered by TRAFFIC's report on illegal logging in southern Tanzania. …  

09 Apr 2008 | Project description

In the Cendrawasih Bay National Park, Birds Neck area, West Papua

Livelihoods and Landscapes sites have been chosen in Indonesia

Two sites have been chosen in Papua, Indonesia for implementation of the Livelihoods and Landscapes Initiative …  

26 Mar 2008 | News story

Transporting timber logged from a forest located on the border with Laos.

IUCN Briefs High Level Government Officials about FLEGT

IUCN coordinated a briefing session for high-ranking government officials on March 17, 2008 to raise awareness about the principles of the European Union’s (EU) Forest Law Enforcement Governance Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. FLEGT is an initiative of the EU to curb illegal logging and foster sustainable forest management through trade mechanisms. …   | Vietnamese

25 Mar 2008 | News story

Miyun, China

Window project: LLS working to improve forests around Beijing

Located to the northeast of Beijing, the Miyun Reservoir is the main source of drinking water for the 17 million residents of Beijing municipality, a city which faces a serious water crisis. …  

21 Mar 2008 | News story

Miyun, China

Resource Mapping in China

Livelihoods and Landscapes programme conducts socioeconomic assessments for forest restoration and community development in Huayuan Village.  

10 Mar 2008 | Project description

Landscape in Mbere District, Kenya

Livelihoods and Landscapes Workshop, March 2008

Livelihoods and Landscapes brings together partner organizations in Africa to discuss lessons learned and plans for 2008. 

03 Mar 2008 | Event

Fire, Costarica

Adaptation to Climate Change in Mediterranean Forest Conservation and Management, April 2008

How can we increase forest and social resilience to major disturbances, such as large scale fires, which are exacerbated by climate change in the Mediterranean region?  This will be the topic of conversation at a workshop to be held in Athens from the 14-17 April, 2008.  

02 Mar 2008 | Event

View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests