Nouvelles des Membres et pour les Membres

Miyun County, Beijing China

Closer to forests, out of poverty

The forests that provide most of Beijing’s water are being given a new lease of life by the partial lifting of a logging quota for the first time in 20 years. 

24 Jan 2011 | Article

Malva Nut _ Team Meeting

Going nuts about forests

In Laos, the sustainable harvesting of medicinal seeds from the native malva nut tree is helping to improve both the lives of local people and the state of the region’s forests. …  

24 Jan 2011 | News story

View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests

Les forêts de la planète sont indispensables à la vie - UICN

New York, États-Unis d’Amérique, 24 janvier 2011 (UICN) – L’UICN appelle à consacrer plus de ressources à la protection de l’extraordinaire richesse des forêts et à la restauration des milieux forestiers dégradés. À l’occasion de l’Année internationale des forêts, la plus grande union environnementale du monde veut sensibiliser la communauté internationale à l’importance des forêts. …   | English | Spanish

24 Jan 2011 | News story

arborvitae 42 - La comunicación sobre el valor de los bosques

La lettre d’information arborvitae, no. 42: Communiquer sur le thème des valeurs forestières

  • Qu’est ce qu’une forêt? Pour la plupart des personnes, les forêts sont au mieux quelque chose d’agréable à regarder, un endroit où faire promener leur chien, un refuge loin du tohu-bohu de la vie quotidienne. Au pire, elles sont perçues comme sombres et dangereuses et peu intéressantes
  • Perspective: Il est temps d’éradiquer le message d’extinction... Le message d’ «amour» l’emporte sur le message de «détresse» pour attirer l’attention du public.
  | English | Spanish

21 Jan 2011 | Downloads - publication

Sal leaf (Shorea robusta)

Action to support 'pro-poor' forests in India

In Orissa, India, IUCN Member Winrock International India (WII) is working with local communities to better manage forests within a wider agricultural landscape. …  

20 Jan 2011 | News story

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IUCN Member Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) receives MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

“Continuing its tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world's most challenging problems, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today that 11 organizations in six countries will receive the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Awards recognize exceptional Foundation grantees and help ensure their sustainability with grants of $350,000 to $1 million each, a large sum given that recipients' annual operating budgets are under $5 million.” …  

19 Jan 2011 | Article
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Inner Niger Delta, Mali

La beauté du Delta du Niger mise en valeur par la photographie

Au Mali, une partie du paysage brille comme une émeraude géante au milieu du brun et aride Sahel africain. Ce bijou scintillant est le Delta Intérieur du Niger. …   | English

18 Jan 2011 | News story

Right to left: HRH Princess Basma bint Ali, Founder of the Royal Botanic Garden Initiative, HE Nasser Shraideh Minister of Environment in Jordan and HE Dr. Saleh Wreikat, Member of the Parliament

Training of Trainers on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ in West Asia

The West Asia region is known for its rich biodiversity and wide range of fauna and flora, but like any other region, its biodiversity is seriously threatened. Due to increasing threats to species, there is an urgent need to build capacity in the West Asia for assessing the status of threatened fauna and flora, and thus the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) are organizing a joint regional workshop to train experts in West Asia on the use of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

17 Jan 2011 | News story
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world heritage, protected area, africa

Il faut faire plus pour sauver le patrimoine naturel du Congo

Un plan de sauvetage pour les cinq sites de la RDC inscrits sur la Liste du patrimoine mondial en péril sera à l’ordre du jour de la réunion de haut niveau organisée aujourd’hui par les autorités congolaises et l’UNESCO. …   | English

14 Jan 2011 | News story

World Conservation Magazine

Bring it on

IUCN is rising to the conservation challenges faced by countries worldwide. Three key representatives of IUCN National Committees talk about the emerging issues they face in the next 10 years and what’s being done to address them. …  

14 Jan 2011 | Article