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Carole Saint Laurent, Senior Forestry Policy Advisor

Eco power list: Carole Saint Laurent named "green giant"

The Observer Ethical Awards has honored Carole Saint Laurent, IUCN Senior Forest Policy Advisor, as one of the 20 global figures who will exert influence in 2011. 

24 Jan 2011 | Article

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

arborvitae 42 - La comunicación sobre el valor de los bosques

arborvitae Issue 42 - Communicating Forest Values

  • What is a forest? best something nice to look at, somewhere to walk their dog, a refuge from the hurly-burly of daily life.
  • How sexy are forests? as a forest have to realise that most people take decisions not based on the head, but on the heart, guts and sex.
  • Perspective: ...kill the extinction message. The 'Love' message trumps the 'Loss' message for grabbing the public's attention.
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21 Jan 2011 | Downloads - publication

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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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


Managing Cambodia's mangroves for all

The Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary covers more than 25,000 hectares and protects one of Cambodia’s most important mangrove areas. These mangrove forests are a haven for saltwater crocodiles and Irrawaddy dolphins and serve as a stopover for migrating birds like the Asiatic dowitcher and the spotted greenshank. …  

20 Jan 2011 | News story

Meeting of the IUCN Pakistan National Committee Members in Islamabad

News Story: Islamabad The first meeting of the year 2011 of the IUCN Pakistan National Committee Members held on January 19, 2011 at Islamabad Hotel in Islamabad. Mr. Javed Jabbar, IUCN Vice President and the Regional Councillor chaired the meeting. …  

19 Jan 2011 | News story

Dr. Shahid Ahmad, facilitating the group presentation

Deliberations completed on upper lower riparian issues and options in Pakistan in a two-day workshop at Islamabad.

Islamabad – January 19, 2011 A two-day workshop on Upper Lower Riparian Issues and Options concluded today in Islamabad. The workshop was organised by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

19 Jan 2011 | International news release


IUCN Member Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) receives MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

“Continuing its tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world's most challenging problems, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today that 11 organizations in six countries will receive the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Awards recognize exceptional Foundation grantees and help ensure their sustainability with grants of $350,000 to $1 million each, a large sum given that recipients' annual operating budgets are under $5 million.” …  

19 Jan 2011 | Article
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