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Participatory planning, Palo Blanco, Carchi, Ecuador

Corridors: routes for adaptation

In Ecuador, IUCN Member Corporación Grupo Randi-Randi is establishing conservation corridors which are helping both people and nature adapt to climate change. …  

29 Oct 2009 | News story

Authors meeting in Bangkok 3-4 October 2009, L to R Justice Nchunu, CEL; Melinda Janki, CEL Steering Committee, John Costenbader, ELC

Writing the rule book on REDD

Since 2007, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) has become a major focus in negotiations over renewed commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC). An effective REDD mechanism may enable developing countries to merge the goals of national forest protection with sustainable development, while providing a potentially effective and efficient climate change mitigation option to help combat climate change. For successful REDD regimes, national governments must have effective national legal frameworks to ensure that forests remain intact and standing on a permanent basis.
 

27 Oct 2009 | News story

The participants visited the Nam Dinh Forest Products Joint Stock Company, which produces garden furniture for IKEA, the world's largest furniture retailer.

Workshop Identifies Issues and Opportunities as Vietnam Seeks to Meet Growing International Demand for Legal Wood Products

On October 8-9, 2009, 30 officials from the international cooperation, wood processing, forest protection, and management and planning departments of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the customs department of the Ministry of Finance, and the Environmental Police of the Ministry of Public Security, together with representatives from the US Embassy, companies, business associations and NGOs, met in Nam Dinh to discuss the challenges Vietnam’s wooden furniture exporters face in complying with new laws seeking to keep wood products made from illegal timber out of major international markets.  

 
 

22 Oct 2009 | News story
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Strengthening Voices for Better Choices: A capacity needs assessment process

Strengthening capacity for effective participation in forest governance reform processes

From the Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC) project, a timely and tested guide to conducting a capacity needs assessment and developing a capacity-strengthening strategy for stakeholders in forest governance reforms. …  

13 Oct 2009 | News story

Multi-stakeholder dialogues: What role do they play in forest governance reform?

What role do multi-stakeholder dialogues play in forest governance reform?

IUCN has just published the results from an interactive discussion organised by the Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC) project at Chatham House in London, June 2009. …  

13 Oct 2009 | News story

IUCN's role in forest governance reform processes

IUCN’s role in forest governance reform processes

This new brief provides an overview of the roles that IUCN can play in support of national and regional forest governance reform processes, particularly those that address illegal logging, its associated trade and other predatory practices. …  

13 Oct 2009 | News story

Logging truck

Forest governance and climate policies

Fred Stolle of the World Resources Institute looks at the need for REDD to address forest governance issues as well as creating market incentives. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story
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Edible bamboo shoots for sale in Northern Lao PDR

Getting REDD right for forest people

Mark Poffenberger of Community Forestry International calls for the climate mitigation negotiations to take account of the rights and concerns of forest dependent people. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story

Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

REDD: putting women at risk or providing opportunities?

Jeannette Gurung of WOCAN highlights some of the gender differentiated impacts of REDD.
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01 Oct 2009 | News story

Erosion

REDD-plus: will the ‘broad bridge’ hold up under the strain?

Consuelo Espinosa Proaño of IUCN calls for a broadbased approach to forestbased mitigation as a bridging mechanism towards a lowcarbon economy. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story
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This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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