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

Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

Changing lives in Guatemala

In Guatemala IUCN is fostering positive change by uniting landscape restoration with poverty reduction. It does this through its Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS), combining incentives and employment creation, environmental governance and market development. …  

20 Jan 2011 | News story

Sal leaf (Shorea robusta)

Action to support 'pro-poor' forests in India

In Orissa, India, IUCN Member Winrock International India (WII) is working with local communities to better manage forests within a wider agricultural landscape. …  

20 Jan 2011 | News story