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Looking for firewood in Um Zibil Forest Reserve

Will REDD make a difference?

Arild Angelsen of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and CIFOR gives a ‘cynical optimist’s’ view on whether REDD will work. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story
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Forest fire in Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal

Forests, people and climate change: the REDD solution

Major reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions are necessary if we are to avoid disastrous climate change. Given that deforestation and forest degradation account for up to 17% of man-made global greenhouse gas emissions, conservation and sustainable management of forests is a good place to start. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story

The Time for Biodiversity Business

Biodiversity can make a good business. Business can also be very good for conservation. These are the findings of a recent survey of 80 IUCN Members. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

TEEB: The economic case for investing in ecosystems

Investing in the Earth’s ecosystems can counter climate change and help climate-proof vulnerable economies, saving trillions of dollars, says the latest update from TEEB. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

No Mining in Mount Nimba World Heritage Site

No Mining in Mount Nimba World Heritage Site

Tata Steel has agreed not to carry out mining in Mount Nimba World Heritage Site. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Red Sea, White Coral?

Red Sea, White Coral?

What is the potential effect of climate change on Red Sea Coral reefs and tourism in Egypt? Kuoni, HEPCA, IUCN and local tour operators are working in partnership to address this issue. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

People

People

After 30 years, Jeff McNeely has retired from his role as Chief Scientist at IUCN. We pose three questions to Jeff about conservation and the private sector. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

The Time for Biodiversity Business

Clean water for São Paulo

A supply of clean water to the city of São Paulo through incentive-based conservation: that is the objective of Fundação O Boticário de Proteção à Natureza. This IUCN member in Brazil works with private sector partners to achieve this. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Your meal can make a difference

Your meal can make a difference

Customers who dined at New York restaurant Il Buco on April 22 probably don’t imagine how far their generous donations went. Thousands of kilometres away, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Payaguaje family benefitted from this support and were able to establish a community-based tourism initiative. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Experts at Fingertips

Experts at Fingertips

The free Ecosystem Services Experts Directory is on line. This public online directory allows business leaders, journalists, and governments to locate and contact specialists in ecosystem services. …  

29 Sep 2009 | 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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