The opening ceremony of the 4th Asia Regional Conservation Forum

Synergies for a sustainable Asia: The 4th Asia Regional Conservation Forum

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) organized the 4th Asia Regional Conservation Forum in early September in Kathmandu, Nepal. Held every four years, it provides a platform to discuss innovative conservation approaches, share regional experiences, and build partnership for future action in Asia. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

The launch of water for food and ecosystem initiative in Viet Nam

New water initiative launched in Viet Nam

“Water Partnership ‘Water for Food and Ecosystems (WFE)’ Vietnam – Netherlands”, a new initiative that IUCN is involved in, is the Viet Nam Government’s latest effort to sustainably manage water resources in order to support adequate food production and healthy ecosystems. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Prescribed burning of fuel materials in pine forest in Lam Dong

New concept explored in Viet Nam: Fire ecology

Forests fires are a natural ecological phenomenon. Effective fire management should endeavour to exploit the positive role of fires while mitigating its negative impacts. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Participants to the regional roundtable on
biodiversity conservation corridors

Biodiversity Conservation Corridors: Status and direction

A series of Regional Roundtable Discussions to address Asian regional biodiversity and sustainable development issues was launched with the first workshop in this September. The focus of the workshop was on “Biodiversity Corridors: current status and directions”. …  

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Local volunteers release a green turtle in Minh Chau island

Helping hands needed: Marine turtles and their habitats

Forty eight essays and 108 paintings about marine turtles and their habitats from junior high school pupils on Minh Chau Island in the gulf of Tonkin were judged this September by a committee of environmental and community education activists, local conservationists, teachers, and representative from IUCN Viet Nam. …  

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Logging in Amazon forests with forest certification

Strengthening Voices for Better Choices: Working toward better forest governance

Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC) project coordination team members from around the world met in Brazil this September to strategize how to institute improved forest governance in the Global South. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

CSR environmental prize

Greening private sector: IUCN celebrates best environmental practices

An environment prize has been established under the annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards for the first time in Viet Nam this year by IUCN. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Field visit during the training workshop in Ca Mau province

IUCN supports capacity building for local Agenda 21 implementation

Training workshops to improve the capacity of local actors to implement Agenda 21 priorities were jointly organized by IUCN and the Agenda 21 Office for Yen Bai and Ca Mau province in August and September, 2007. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Participants visit Da Nhim hydropower plant, a potential model for PES application in Viet Nam

Innovative legislation: Making Payment for Environmental Services feasible

Viet Nam faces considerable challenges to effectively safeguard biodiversity in the country.  The incorporation of Payment for Environmental Services (PES) in the Draft Viet Nam Biodiversity Law represents a mechanism to meet these challenges. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Group discussion at the Countdown 2010 network meeting in Ha Noi

Countdown 2010: Urging progresses in biodiversity loss reduction

The Countdown 2010 network met in Hanoi this August to discuss how to honour the commitment that they had made to significantly reduce the rate of biodiversity loss at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

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