Forest

The Chinese delegation meet with Ghana Forest Commission and VPA steering committee representatives.

China explores ways to support sustainable trade in forest products with West and Central Africa

From April 25th to May 9th 2008, a Chinese delegation visited Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Gabon to explore potential collaboration and to learn more about forest sector reforms in these countries, including the European Union’s ongoing FLEGT1 efforts in Africa. …  

06 Jun 2008 | News story

PAEL session in Hanoi, April 25th, 2008

Protected Areas, Equity, and Livelihoods in the Asia Pacific Region

On Friday April 25, 2008, nearly 100 delegates from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Asia-Pacific Forestry Week in Hanoi joined the parallel session on Protected Areas, Equity and Livelihoods (PAEL), funded by IUCN Economics & Environment and jointly organized by IUCN, Asia Forest Network (AFN) and the Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and Pacific (RECOFTC).  

19 May 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Registration for the World Conservation Congress is now online

The online registration system for the World Conservation Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, from 5 to 14 October, is now open. The Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Be a part of it and register now! You can also book your preferred accommodation and excursion trips online.
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12 May 2008 | News story

IUCN promotes Protected Areas, Equity and Livelihoods during Asia-Pacific Forestry Week

IUCN is participating in the first-ever Asia-Pacific Forestry Week taking place from the 21st to the 26th of April 2008, in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The event is expected to be the largest and the most important forestry-related event this year in the South East Asia region, a region which has seen the largest decline in forest area in the Asia-Pacific region. …  

21 Apr 2008 | News story

REDD Opportunities

Hot off the press!

The Forest Conservation Programme's new brochure entitled, REDD OPPORTUNITIES, which lays out IUCN's position on REDD. …   | French | Spanish

14 Apr 2008 | News story

In the Cendrawasih Bay National Park, Birds Neck area, West Papua

Livelihoods and Landscapes sites have been chosen in Indonesia

Two sites have been chosen in Papua, Indonesia for implementation of the Livelihoods and Landscapes Initiative …  

26 Mar 2008 | News story

Transporting timber logged from a forest located on the border with Laos.

IUCN Briefs High Level Government Officials about FLEGT

IUCN coordinated a briefing session for high-ranking government officials on March 17, 2008 to raise awareness about the principles of the European Union’s (EU) Forest Law Enforcement Governance Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. FLEGT is an initiative of the EU to curb illegal logging and foster sustainable forest management through trade mechanisms. …   | Vietnamese

25 Mar 2008 | News story

Miyun, China

Window project: LLS working to improve forests around Beijing

Located to the northeast of Beijing, the Miyun Reservoir is the main source of drinking water for the 17 million residents of Beijing municipality, a city which faces a serious water crisis. …  

21 Mar 2008 | News story

Logging truck

China important to African timber producers

China’s role in Africa’s timber trade is an important one. Although imports from Africa make up a small proportion of China’s total timber imports, China is the main destination of up to 90% of timber for some producer countries on the continent. …  

29 Feb 2008 | News story

Logging truck, Malaysia

Illegal logging estimated to cost world more than US$10 billion pa

Illegal logging is estimated to cost the world more than US$10 billion annually – more than six times the total amount of development assistance directed towards sustainable forest management. …  

29 Feb 2008 | News story

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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