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Miyun County, Beijing China

Closer to forests, out of poverty

The forests that provide most of Beijing’s water are being given a new lease of life by the partial lifting of a logging quota for the first time in 20 years. 

24 Jan 2011 | Article

Malva Nut _ Team Meeting

Going nuts about forests

In Laos, the sustainable harvesting of medicinal seeds from the native malva nut tree is helping to improve both the lives of local people and the state of the region’s forests. …  

24 Jan 2011 | News story

View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests

World’s forests essential to life - IUCN

More resources should be dedicated to protecting our invaluable forest wealth and to restoring degraded forest landscapes, according to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

24 Jan 2011 | News story

Samuel handing over nursery equipment to Nana Tetteh chief of Nkrankrom

No forest – no life

From wetlands, waterbirds, marine turtles and terrestrial mammals, to forests and people that depend on them for their survival – few conservation issues have escaped the attention of IUCN’s Samuel Kofi Nyame. …  

21 Jan 2011 | News story

Energy efficient food stoves

Easing the energy pressure

Some 1.4 billion people—about a fifth of the global population—do not have access to modern energy sources, and 2.7 billion people—or 40% of the global population—depend on traditional biomass sources such as firewood for cooking. …  

21 Jan 2011 | News story

Vladimir Moshkalo

Ex-colleague new Head of UNEP Moscow Office

IUCN is pleased to announce that Mr. Vladimir Moshkalo, former Head of the Sub-regional Office for Russia for the IUCN Pan-European Programme has recently been appointed as Head of the UNEP Moscow Office.  …  

21 Jan 2011 | News story

Celebrating people's action to sustainably manage the world's forests

CEC at the 9th Session of the International Year of Forests

CEC will be holding a side event on ‘Communicating forest values’ at the United Nations Forum on Forests on 27 January in New York. If you will be attending UNFF9, kindly complete the attached form for IUCN.   …  

21 Jan 2011 | News story

Mangrove restoration in Sri Lanka

Swiss development NGOs join forces

The Swiss Foundation for Development and International Cooperation (InterCooperation) and Helvetas, (Schweizer Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) will merge in July 2011 to form a new Swiss development NGO.  …  

21 Jan 2011 | News story

seminar on Tourism and Coastal Zone Management in Sri Lanka

Coastal zone managers and tourism officials meet the Southeast Coast tourism operators to discuss tourism development and coastal management perspectives

The coastal stretch from Pottuvil to Panama on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka is blessed with a wide array of tourist attractions.  

21 Jan 2011 | News story
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The Nature of the European Parliament

The Chair of the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, MEP Struan Stevenson, recently reflected on the work of the Intergroup during 2010. …  

20 Jan 2011 | News story

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