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Forest landscape restoration in Northern Thailand

New Trees that Breathe Life into a Degraded Landscape

IUCN helps restore a forest landscape to benefit local communities in Northern Thailand …  

30 Jun 2008 | News story

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Scientists work with oil consortium to limit effects of seismic work on critically-endangered whale population

A taskforce of whale and oil industry experts convened by IUCN have published a list of monitoring and mitigation measures aimed at minimising the impacts of a seismic survey off Sakhalin Island in eastern Russia scheduled for 2009. …  

30 Jun 2008 | News story

Nuts that save forests

IUCN supports nut farmers in Brazil to improve their livelihoods and sustain their forests …  

30 Jun 2008 | News story

The Banteng (Bos javanicus), one of the nine threatened species of Asian wild cattle and buffalo.

IUCN Red List status: Endangered

Regional conservation strategy aims to reverse decline of Asian wild cattle and buffaloes

Over 40 delegates from across South-east Asia have this week agreed to a new regional conservation strategy aimed to reverse the dramatic decline of Asian wild cattle and buffalo species. The landmark meeting was held over six days in Vĩnh Phúc Province, Vietnam. …  

25 Jun 2008 | News story

A group activity during the training course

Build your skills: Apply now to participate in one of fifty Learning Opportunities during the IUCN World Conservation Congress

Fifty Learning Opportunities are offered to you as a fully registered delegate during the IUCN World Conservation Congress, Barcelona from 5 to 9 October 2008. These are interactive, skills-building workshops on topics ranging from ecosystem data collection, analysis and use, to the basics of working with business; from conflict resolution to online tools driving conservation action; from multilateral negotiation skills to techniques for accelerating change. Apply to participate now! More >>  | French | Spanish

20 Jun 2008 | News story

Amidou Garané

From the Volta Basin to the Rhine

Professor Amidou Garané, from the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), is visiting the ELC this month to work on international rivers governance related to the Volta Basin. …  

17 Jun 2008 | News story

Roosts of the Madagascan Flying fox (Pteropus rufus) are under threat from hunters, farmers and forest fires.

Madagascan villagers join race to protect flying fox

Villages in the Malagasy region of Madagascar are working with conservationists to safeguard the future of eight colonies of threatened bat. …  

13 Jun 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Motion submission process now closed

The process for IUCN members to submit motions is now closed and we are pleased to announce that approximately 160 motions have been submitted. The list of the submitted motions is available here. Please note that the meeting of the Resolutions and Programme Working Groups to review the motions will take place on June 23-26. …   | French | Spanish

09 Jun 2008 | News story

Man carrying wheat in Manang (3540m) Annapurna CA. Nepal

Put nature at centre of food crisis debate, says IUCN

The Declaration on World Food Security, adopted in Rome on June 5, fell short of showing the political will needed to address the underlying causes of the food crisis, according to IUCN. …  

06 Jun 2008 | News story

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

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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