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Cover of arborvitae Issue 44

IUCN Focuses on Poverty and REDD+ in Upcoming Forest Conservation Magazine

The autumn edition of IUCN’s long-standing forest conservation publication Arborvitae will explore the latest challenges and future prospects for implementing REDD+ strategies that address the needs of the poor.  …  

10 Jul 2013 | Article

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Two New Ways to Follow IUCN’s REDD+ Work

IUCN has a new monthly “REDD+ Roundup” e-newsletter and Twitter feed (@IUCN_redd) to share knowledge and lessons from its ongoing REDD+ initiatives at the global, regional and national level. …  

08 Jul 2013 | Article

Madagascar, Golden Mantella, Madagasikara Voakajy

Even More Golden Ponds?

Combining training and local level knowledge is key to saving the Golden Mantella and its forest pond habitat. Tapping into local knowledge continues to pay dividends for SOS grantee Madagasikara Voakajy’s (MV) conservation work with the communities around the Mangabe forest in Madagascar.  …  

08 Jul 2013 | News story

A large tree within the Mamiri Forest Reserve in Western Ghana within the region of the Upper Guinean Rainforest

IUCN in Ghana Releases New REDD+ Documentary

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) “Towards Pro-Poor REDD+” project in Ghana recently released a 30-minute documentary, profiling how Ghana’s efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) are addressing climate change and the needs of the poor.  …  

04 Jul 2013 | Article

Participants of the validation workshop

Workshop for the implementation of the Forest and Farm Facility in Nepal

 A two-day National Workshop on “Validation of the Baseline Study and Discussion on Implementation of the Forest and Farm Facility in Nepal” is concluded. The workshop is jointly convened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).  

03 Jul 2013 | News story

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World’s oldest and largest species in decline – IUCN Red List

The latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ shows worrying declines for conifers – the world’s oldest and largest organisms – freshwater shrimps, cone snails and the Yangtze Finless Porpoise. The Santa Cruz Pupfish, a lizard known as the Cape Verde Giant Skink and a species of freshwater shrimp have been declared Extinct.   …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

02 Jul 2013 | International news release

IUCN 2012 Congress  - Forum

Keeping the spirit of the 2012 Congress alive

IUCN is pleased to announce the launch of the IUCN Conservation Trends Platform, which illustrates trends for conservation based on analysis undertaken during the Forum of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress on a selection of workshops under each Congress theme. A Trend Report has been produced for each day, identifying the main conservation messages coming out of the collective work. …   | French | Spanish

01 Jul 2013 | News story

Carrying firewood in Uganda

A Way Forward for REDD+ Benefit Sharing in Uganda

IUCN’s “Towards Pro-Poor REDD+” project in Uganda has produced a study on REDD+ benefit sharing that provides concrete recommendations to guide Uganda, as well as other developing countries, when designing and implementing REDD+ strategies.  …  

26 Jun 2013 | Article

Pakistan makes it to the Guinness World Records by planting 847,275 mangrove saplings in a day

“The Sindh Forest Department has set a Guinness World Record for planting a maximum number of mangroves saplings at Keti Bunder”, informed the Additional Secretary Sindh Forest and Wildlife Department, Mr. Aijaz Ahmed Nizamani at a press conference held here on June 22, in Keti Bunder. …  

23 Jun 2013 | International news release

Agriculture area beside Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda - a Livelihoods & Landscapes site

Linking agriculture and biodiversity can help feed the planet

By Emile A. Frison, Director General of Bioversity International, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN and Kanayo F. Nwanze, IFAD - International Fund for Agricultural Development. …  

18 Jun 2013 | Article


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