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Bandar Khiran, Oman

Boosting ecotourism in Oman

For many years the rich biological and cultural diversity of Oman has been a major draw card for tourists but now eco-tourism is being given a special boost thanks to a project between IUCN and the Omani Ministry of Tourism. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

Agroforestry mushrooms in Huirou country, Beijing, China

Agroforestry: Balancing the need for nature conservation and livelihood betterment

While the term agroforestry has only been used since the 1960s, it has been a practice in China for thousands of years. IUCN has begun ecological agro-forestry trainings in Northern China. In the first training workshop in June this year, Xiaowopu villagers were taken on a study tour to Huai Rou county to learn about various ecological agro-forestry models and how these models could help to protect watershed while improving their livelihoods. …  

01 Jul 2011 | Article

Zarqa River

Restoring the river - restoring lives

For decades, the Zarqa River in Jordan has been increasingly over-exploited and polluted. IUCN, in close cooperation with one of its Members, the Jordanian Ministry of Environment, is working to reverse this trend, coming to the rescue of the river basin itself and the people that need it to survive. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

Khaldoun Al Omari working in the field

A bird’s eye view of conservation

With a background in applied biology and rich experience in nature conservation, IUCN’s Khaldoun Al Omari now engages his passion for nature and knowledge about how to conserve it. He is making sure that the potential of protected areas in saving our natural environment not only looks great on paper but is also effectively translated into action on the ground. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

Field officer collects samples

Working with our partners - Sepon mine considers biodiversity offset plan

A partner organisation to the Mekong Water Dialogues is implementing an offset plan that has the potential to maintain levels of biodiversity around the mine where they operate. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

Image type barrage

New video release: dialogue on dams in West Africa

A new documentary film, entitled 'Large dams in West Africa: Building the Dialogue' was recently released and made available on YouTube, in order to raise awareness and communicate the work of IUCN in facilitating dialogue on dam developments in West Africa. …   | French

30 Jun 2011 | News story

Logotipo Comité Español de UICN

El CeUICN presenta los resultados del proyecto Año Mundial para la Diversidad Biológica

La recuperación de espacios de reproducción de anfibios, la flora y fauna amenaza y la restauración de fondos marinos, ejes de esta iniciativa, coordinada por el Comité Español de la UICN …  

30 Jun 2011 | News story

Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona World Heritage Property

More World Heritage Sites, more challenges for conservation

Paris, France, 29 June, 2011. Four outstanding natural sites in Kenya, Jordan, Australia and Japan were given World Heritage status following the advice of IUCN to the World Heritage Committee, which closes today in Paris. An extension to an existing World Heritage Site in Ukraine and Slovakia was also granted to the Ancient Beech Forests in Germany. …   | Spanish

29 Jun 2011 | IUCN statement

Sustainable Overseas Forest Management and Utilization by Chinese Enterprises

“中国企业境外森林可持续经营利用倡议书”正式发布

为推广《中国企业境外森林可持续经营利用指南》试点企业的成功经验,帮助中国企业对照指南要求,合理开展境外森林经营、利用和保护,国家林业局林产品国际贸易研究中心与世界自然基金会(瑞士)北京代表处(WWF)、世界自然保护联盟中国联络处(IUCN)于6月22日下午在上海兴荣温德姆酒店召开了“中国企业境外森林可持续经营利用倡议会”。 …  

29 Jun 2011 | Article

Guatemala

Greener ways to end poverty

Poverty and environmental degradation go hand-in-hand throughout the world; each can cause the other. With the global population likely to reach nine billion by 2050 there is an urgent need to address both in tandem when devising new economic development models. …  

27 Jun 2011 | News story

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