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Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

Conservation challenges in Eastern and Southern Africa

A lack of technical know-how and limited funding are some of the problems faced by IUCN and its members in Eastern and Southern Africa, where work is continuing to focus on the region's drylands, forests, inland waterways, coastal and marine environments. Hastings Chikoko, Head of IUCN South Africa and Head of Constituency Support and Communications for Eastern and Southern Africa, has been attending talks in Nairobi which will affect the Convention on Biological Diversity. He says that getting across the message that conservation and development can work alongside each other is key to work in the region.
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15 May 2010 | Audio

Forests of SE Cameroon

The effectiveness of integrated conservation and development interventions in a Central African forest landscape

A recent study in Cameroon has found that participatory modeling is a valuable means of capturing the complexities of achieving conservation at landscape scales and of stimulating innovative solutions to entrenched problems. …  

14 May 2010 | Downloads - document

Selva Viva, Napo. Amazonía Ecuatoriana

Bioma Amazónico en la vitrina del CDB

RedParques, UICN, la SCDB y WWF presentaron la iniciativa de conservación del Bioma Amazónico, en Nairobi. …  

11 May 2010 | News story

5th Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China

Fifth Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China

China and Southeast Asian nations renewed their efforts for regional cooperation in the timber trade this spring, as environmental activists, government officials, and businesspeople gathered in Beijing for the Fifth Forum on Trade of Legal and Sustainable Wood in China from March 30-31. …  

11 May 2010 | News story

Participants: réunion de suivi-évaluation LLS MALI

Monitoring and evaluating the Mali Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS): meeting of partners

The semi-annual participatory monitoring and evaluation meeting of the Landscape and Livelihoods Strategy (LLS) was held in Boré in Mali from 24th to 27th March, 2010. Its objective was to validate the monitoring and evaluation plan, encourage discussions and sharing of outputs of the programme in 2009, and prepare 2010 plan.  | French

06 May 2010 | News story
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US Ambassador to Lao PDR HE Ravic Huso and IUCN Lao PDR Country Representative Ms Latsamay Sylavong exchange signed grant agreements

U.S. Embassy Provides Assistance to Help Conserve Gibbons in Lao PDR

On May 5, U.S. Ambassador to Lao PDR, Ravic R. Huso, and Mme Latsamay Sylavong, Country Director of IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Lao PDR, participated in a grant signing ceremony.  

06 May 2010 | Event
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Participants in a CEPA workshop to create a Tiger Action Plan in Bangladesh do the tiger jump.

Tiger Conservation Communication: CEPA Workshop in Sundarbans

CEC members Frits Hesselink and Malcolm Whitehead facilitated a five-day CEPA workshop on board a boat cruising the Sundarbans. It was strategic communication planning meeting of the Tiger Action Plan, launched by the Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh, and inspired by the CEPA Toolkit. …  

06 May 2010 | News story

Photo Forum

Assessment and perspectives for forest management in Cameroon

Deliberations of the 3rd national forum on Cameroon forests took place from 29th to 31st March, 2010 in Yaounde under the theme “15 years of forestry reforms: assessment, evolution and perspectives”.  | French

05 May 2010 | News story
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IUCN Regional Forest Programme Coordinator, Marta Monjane, and IPEME Director, Odete Tsamba signing the memorandum of understanding.

Forest resources and poverty alleviation: a new partnership in Mozambique

IUCN’s Mozambique country office has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Institute for Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises (IPEME) to establish and operate a community-managed sandalwood bank in the district of Matutuine-Djabula for processing and trade of wood that will initially be targeted at Maputo-based artisans. 

05 May 2010 | News story

Western Altai Nature Reserve

Kazakhstan's largest reserve

The West Altai State Nature Reserve, Kazakhstan …  

04 May 2010 | Fact sheet

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