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Juniper Tree, Balochistan

Deforestation: On the juniper trail

Not many of us know that Pakistan has one of the world’s largest juniper forests. Juniper trees are unique as they grow about an inch a year. Comparing the rate of growth with the size of the trees found in the Ziarat area, some trees are estimated to be more than 2,500 years old. …  

03 Jul 2011 | News story

CEC member Mangal Man Shakya of Nepal is Editor of Wildlife Times

Wildlife Times of Nepal - June 2011

CEC member Mangal Man Shakya shares the June issue of his magazine from Nepal.
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02 Jul 2011 | News story

Nam Xong River at Vang Vieng, Lao PDR

Clean Up Day promotes sustainable water resource management along the Nam Xong River

Taking place in Vangvieng on 20 May 2011, the Nam Xong Clean Up Day brought together more than 400 people to learn about water resources management and to collect garbage and waste from along the river. 

01 Jul 2011 | News story
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Agroforestry mushrooms in Huirou country, Beijing, China

Agroforestry: Balancing the need for nature conservation and livelihood betterment

While the term agroforestry has only been used since the 1960s, it has been a practice in China for thousands of years. IUCN has begun ecological agro-forestry trainings in Northern China. In the first training workshop in June this year, Xiaowopu villagers were taken on a study tour to Huai Rou county to learn about various ecological agro-forestry models and how these models could help to protect watershed while improving their livelihoods. …  

01 Jul 2011 | Article

Field officer collects samples

Working with our partners - Sepon mine considers biodiversity offset plan

A partner organisation to the Mekong Water Dialogues is implementing an offset plan that has the potential to maintain levels of biodiversity around the mine where they operate. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

Sustainable Overseas Forest Management and Utilization by Chinese Enterprises

“中国企业境外森林可持续经营利用倡议书”正式发布

为推广《中国企业境外森林可持续经营利用指南》试点企业的成功经验,帮助中国企业对照指南要求,合理开展境外森林经营、利用和保护,国家林业局林产品国际贸易研究中心与世界自然基金会(瑞士)北京代表处(WWF)、世界自然保护联盟中国联络处(IUCN)于6月22日下午在上海兴荣温德姆酒店召开了“中国企业境外森林可持续经营利用倡议会”。 …  

29 Jun 2011 | Article

Saro Karez, Pakistan

Saro Karez – reviving indigenous water management systems

The water discharge from Saro Karez reduced significantly after the Pakistan drought of 1998-2002 and the devastating earthquake of October 2008. …  

27 Jun 2011 | News story

SOS Call for Proposals now open

The first SOS Call for Proposals is now open, accepting Threatened Species and Rapid Action Grants. Deadline for applications is August 12, 2011.  …   | Chinese

27 Jun 2011 | News story

Religious scholars during a presentation on climate change

Religious leaders can play a vital role in environmental conservation

“Religious leaders can play a vital role in environmental conservation”. This was stated by Zabardast Khan Bangash,  Manager IUCN Balochistan Programme in a presentation on climate change organized for selected religious leaders of Quetta city and surrounding areas. The presentation was organized by IUCN Pakistan under its Balochistan Partnership for Sustainable Development (BPSD) programme. …  

23 Jun 2011 | International news release

Rhino in the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, India

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary on the road to recovery

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary in the eastern Himalaya foothills of India has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of IUCN. …  

21 Jun 2011 | International news release