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Wetlands of Viet Nam

World Wetlands Day – Healthy forests, healthy wetlands

Wetlands, such as mangroves, peat forests and freshwater swamp forests, are home to a wealth of biodiversity. To mark this year’s World Wetlands Day on Wednesday 2 February, IUCN is highlighting the role and importance of forests in wetlands, of particular poignancy as 2011 is the International Year of Forests. …  

01 Feb 2011 | News story

Union Pulse: Message from Membership Unit, Constituency Support Group

Véronique Zurcher, Membership Officer, outlines some of the priorities for 2011. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jan 2011 | News story

View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests

World’s forests essential to life - IUCN

More resources should be dedicated to protecting our invaluable forest wealth and to restoring degraded forest landscapes, according to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

24 Jan 2011 | News story

Revista Conservación Mundial, enero 2011

El Gran Plan: la conservación en los próximos años

Está disponible en forma impresa y en línea, el último número de Conservación Mundial. …  

19 Jan 2011 | News story
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The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Intercambio de Experiencias entre actores forestales peruanos y la Alianza de Organizaciones Forestales Comunitarias de Guatemala. Petén, Guatemala, noviembre 2010.

Perú y Guatemala comparten experiencias en el manejo de bosques

En noviembre de 2010, en Petén, Guatemala, se llevó a cabo el Intercambio de Experiencias entre actores forestales peruanos y la Alianza de Organizaciones Forestales Comunitarias de Guatemala, gracias al apoyo del GFP. …  

23 Dec 2010 | News story

Chocó harlequin toad

Protection for new toad species discovered in Colombia

A new species of harlequin toad has been found in Chocó, Colombia during a field project supported by the SOS-Save our Species initiative in which IUCN is a partner. …  

21 Dec 2010 | News story


Countries call answered for water to be addressed in climate negotiations

Six countries from around the world called for water to be put on the climate agenda during the 16th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. …  

07 Dec 2010 | News story

"Sapo de nariz aguileña" - género Rhinella

Especies Amenazadas de Colombia: Taller de Re Evaluación de Especies bajo las Categorías y Criterios de UICN

El Ministerio del Ambiente de Colombia, el Instituto Von Humboldt y la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, con el apoyo de la UICN y sus oficinas en Quito y Cambridge, promueven la actualización de los libros nacionales de especies amenazadas. …  

01 Dec 2010 | News story

ICC Jeju (far right) and Mt. Halla, Jeju, Republic of Korea

Congress preparations well underway

First meeting of the 2012 Congress Preparatory Committee …   | French | Spanish

29 Nov 2010 | News story

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