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New policies could help local vendors reap more sustainable benefits from the forest

IUCN Researches Policies to Promote Sustainable Forest Livelihoods

IUCN-supported researchers discussed ways to identify policy solutions to forest management and market access challenges facing poor, rural communities dwelling in and around Bac Kan province’s forested areas at an April 23 workshop. …   | Vietnamese

20 May 2009 | News story
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Participants discussed the ICM agreement to streamline management of their shared coastal area

IUCN Supports Integrated Coastal Management in the Gulf of Tonkin

The coastal areas of Quang Ninh province and Hai Phong city face many similar issues, and on April 21 the Provincial People’s Committees (PPC) of the two jurisdictions formally agreed to coordinate their development and conservation planning.  …   | Vietnamese

18 May 2009 | News story
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MFF at World Ocean Conference 2009

MFF Announces the first call for project proposals in Indonesia at the World Ocean Conference in Manado

MFF together with partners from University of Rhode Island, NOAA, USAID and Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia held a one-day workshop on Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and Actions for Coastal Areas as one of the key side events at the World Ocean Conference, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia 11 May, 2009. 

13 May 2009 | News story

Mr. Naoya Furuta, Senior Project Officer, IUCN Tokyo

IUCN prepares for 2010 and beyond

IUCN opened a new office in Tokyo to coordinate efforts ahead of next year’s Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity where governments will review progress towards the 2010 biodiversity target and take decisions regarding the Convention’s future strategy.
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12 May 2009 | News story

China Biodiversity Week 2009

China Biodiversity Week 2009

Biodiversity Week 2009: Showcasing nature conservation in china
16th May - 22nd May 2009, Beijing China
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11 May 2009 | News story

Countdown 2010 China partners share their stories

Countdown 2010 China partners making progress

China Countdown2010 partners are using the power of science, stories, images and people to help reduce the rate of China’s biodiversity loss. On 28 April 2009, China Countdown2010 partners met in Beijing to share their achievements and activities, seek opportunities to collaborate and to build extra momentum in the lead up to the 2010 milestone year. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

The 4th Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China

Conclusion of the 4th Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China

The 4th Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China took place from 21-22 April 2009 in Beijing. It was co-organized by IUCN-China and Forest Trends, and was made possible by the support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID). For this 4th meeting, TRAFFIC contributed a session to discuss trans-boundary customs cooperation to control illegal logging. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story

Rizwana Hasan

Goldman Environmental Prize Awarded to Rizwana Hasan

Ms. Rizwana Hasan, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, an IUCN member, and a member of IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law, has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for 2009 …  

22 Apr 2009 | News story

2012

Where next for World Conservation Congress?

The Republic of Korea and Mexico, which are both applying to host the next IUCN World Conservation Congress in 2012, were sent the official Statement of Requirements on April 15. …  

16 Apr 2009 | News story


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