July

Uranium mine located in an 'enclave' within Kakadu National Park World Heritage Site, Australia

Put natural World Heritage sites off limits for mining and oil exploration, IUCN says

 More than a quarter of natural World Heritage sites are under pressure by existing or future mineral extraction. For this reason, IUCN is calling on the private sector, state-run companies and governments themselves to adopt and enforce the “no go” principle, meaning that no mining and/or mineral and oil exploration and production can be carried out in World Heritage sites. The call was made today in Québec City, Canada, during the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee.
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04 Jul 2008 | News story

The Viet Nam delegate at the FLEGT Roundtable in China

Tại Bắc Kinh, các đại biểu đã chia sẻ nỗ lực của Việt Nam để thúc đẩy mậu dịch các sản phẩm gỗ hợp pháp và bền vững

IUCN Việt Nam tiếp tục là tổ chức đi đầu trong việc nâng cao nhận thức và thúc đẩy thể chế điều hành lâm nghiệp thông qua hỗ trợ xây dựng Kế hoạch Hành động FLEGT. …  

03 Jul 2008 | News story

Jean Wiener receives award

Director of IUCN’s only Haitian Member receives Whitley Award from Princess Anne

In May 2008, Jean Wiener, director of FoProBiM, Haiti’s only non-governmental marine conservation organization, was presented one of the world’s top prizes for grassroots nature conservation – a Whitley Award – for his work to protect his country’s coral reefs and mangrove forests. …  

03 Jul 2008 | News story

The Viet Nam delegate at the FLEGT Roundtable in China

In Beijing, Delegates Share Viet Nam’s Efforts to Facilitate Legal and Sustainable Wood Product Trade

IUCN Viet Nam continues to be a leader in raising awareness and facilitating the institution of improved forest governance through supporting the establishment of a FLEGT Action Plan.  …  

03 Jul 2008 | News story

China's Huangshan Mountain World Heritage site with its travertine pools

Enhancing our Heritage

Natural World Heritage sites are formally recognized by the international community, under the framework of the World Heritage Convention as among the most outstanding intact ecosystems on Earth. It is critical that managers have the information needed to manage these sites effectively and that the global community has confidence that site values are being maintained. …  

02 Jul 2008 | News story

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