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Groundwater usage in the Mekong basin

National Dialogue on Water Resource Management in Thailand

The importance of a participatory approach to water management is main focus of the National Dialogue on Water Resource Management in Bangkok, Thailand. …  

27 Jan 2010 | News story

The Financial Costs of REDD

The Financial Costs of REDD - Evidence from Brazil and Indonesia

This study discusses the financial costs of abating greenhouse gas emissions through reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). It is written from the perspective of an institutional investor seeking cost-effective mitigation options. A review of empirical data from Brazil and Indonesia suggests that REDD may, in many areas, provide a cost-effective mitigation option, with estimated costs lying in a range of US$ 2-10 per ton of CO2e. …  

22 Jan 2010 | Downloads - publication
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Large spider from Lawachara National Park; a hub of biodiversity in north-east Bangladesh

Biodiversity conservation: Bangladesh plays a crucial role

In the wake of the recent focus of climate change, another global issue is set to be the focus of 2010.  

21 Jan 2010 | Event

‘Mangroves For the Future’ National Coordinating Body recommends integrated approach to saving mangroves

KARACHI January19: The National Coording Body of ‘Mangroves For the Future’, a South Asian initiative started in the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami, was held here at the IUCN Pakistan Country Office. …  

19 Jan 2010 | International news release

Learning from Experiences on the Ground: National Dialogue on Water Resource Management in Thailand

The importance of a participatory approach to water resource management in Thailand was the focus of the National Dialogue on Water Resource Management in Thailand. …  

18 Jan 2010 | News story
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Elephant foster parents in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, three elephants are killed every week as a result of human-elephant conflict, leaving behind defenceless orphans. To address this, IUCN State Member The Department of Wildlife Conservation has launched a novel foster parent scheme, where contributions from donors are used to shelter helpless young elephants in a transit home until they have reached an appropriate age to be released into the wild. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

Watershed Management

Nokia: water advocacy in China

Nokia and IUCN China have partnered to work together on an advocacy programme for local people in the Miyun County. This programme will enhance local knowledge of watershed management in an area that faces serious water shortages.   | Chinese

15 Jan 2010 | News story

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Biofuels Conference

The Shell-IUCN partnership is sponsoring the 7th International Conference on Biofuels, hosted by IUCN Member Winrock International India in Delhi, India on 11-12 February. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

Commercial fish harvest in Tangua Haor

Annual fishing season declared open in Tanguar Hoar

Balancing sustainable use while supporting livelihoods is a delicate act. The Community Based Sustainable Management of Tanguar Haor Program, co-managed by IUCN Bangladesh, is demonstrating how both objectives can be achieved. …  

14 Jan 2010 | Event