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The Caucasus - Kolkheti

The curious case of the Caucasus

The Caucasus is one of 34 global biodiversity hotspots. The impressive diversity of plants and animals that can only be found in this region makes it a globally important place for biodiversity conservation. But climate change and unsustainable use of natural resources, such as poaching, illegal logging or overfishing are growing threats to this unique mosaic of life. IUCN’s Southern Caucasus office, together with active participation of national governments, its eight member organizations and communities, has taken up the challenge to protect it. …  

02 May 2010 | News story

Um Zibim Forest Reserve flooded

A gateway to PES: using payments for ecosystem services for livelihoods and landscapes

The main objective of this work is to provide an introduction and sense of direction (i.e. a “Gateway”) into the complicated world of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES). It by no means intends to serve as a comprehensive overview of this vast field. It provides one entry point for engaging in PES, and was designed to fit into the broader Livelihoods and Landscapes (LLS) strategy, as developed by IUCN’s Forest Conservation Programme. 

29 Apr 2010 | Downloads - publication

Eco-tourism is becoming a source of income for communities in Madagascar

Eco-tourism is becoming a source of income for communities in Madagascar

Tourism activities in the natural parks of Madagascar are increasingly becoming a source of livelihood for communities through income generating activities and creation of employment opportunities. 

29 Apr 2010 | News story
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Senior Forest Programme Officer

The IUCN China Programme seeks to recruit a self-motivated professional for the position of Senior Forest Programme Officer. Based in the IUCN China Liaison Office in Beijing, the Senior Forest Programme Officer will report directly to the China Programme Coordinator, and additionally to Coordinator Regional Forest Programme on all technical matters. …  

29 Apr 2010 | Job vacancy

left to right: Anon Sirisaengtaksin, PTTEP; Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN; Michael D. Sangster, TOTAL

Productive Landscapes, better lives

Joint initiative launched for poverty reduction in Doi Mae Salong, Thailand …  

28 Apr 2010 | News story

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Training in environmental civil journalism/Abastumani, Georgia

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) is planning to conduct the TRAINING IN ENVIRONMENTAL CIVIL JOURNALISM in the framework of ENPI FLEG Program, to be held on May 14-17 in Abastumani (Georgia).   …  

22 Apr 2010 | News story

Guinea Bissau

Preserving Guinea Bissau’s natural and cultural diversity

Guinea Bissau houses a wealth of biodiversity that is of local, national, and global significance. However, growing population pressure on coastal and marine resources, shifting agriculture, rice production, artisanal fishing and the extraction of fuelwood from forests and mangroves are causing increasing biodiversity loss. …  

18 Apr 2010 | Video

Nature - our trusted ally

Nature-our trusted ally in climate change fight

How can nature help us adapt to climate change and minimize its effects? This film explains the two solutions IUCN sees to mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts - reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and ecosystems-based adaptation. …  

18 Apr 2010 | Video

Pueblo Saramacca, Surinam, 2010

Supporting the planning and development of the Saramaccas’ forest territory

IUCN was invited to support Saramacca peoples through the facilitation of a training process that enabled them to identify different options for managing their territory and conserving biodiversity. …  

16 Apr 2010 | News story
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