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Purnima Rani Das from Chandpur

Speak up and change your life

In Bangladesh, IUCN and partners are transforming the lives of women and poor fishermen by giving them better access to natural resources and a louder voice in decisions on how these resources are managed.  …  

11 Aug 2011 | News story

Cover photo: REDD+ Benefit-sharing paper

IUCN-ELC REDD+ Benefit-sharing Paper Published

The UN-REDD Programme and the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) recently published a paper written by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre titled "REDD+ Benefit Sharing: A Comparative Assessment of Three National Policy Approaches." The paper compares benefit-sharing approaches associated with payments for ecosystem services, participatory forest management, and forest concession revenue sharing arrangements. The publication also assesses the ability of these policy approaches to address drivers of deforestation, and summarizes challenges and lessons learned from REDD+ benefit sharing planning to date. The paper may be found here. …  

08 Aug 2011 | News story

Purnima Rani Das from Chandpur

Speak up and change your life

In Bangladesh, IUCN and partners are transforming the lives of women and poor fishermen by giving them better access to natural resources and a louder voice in decisions on how these resources are managed. …  

08 Aug 2011 | News story

Bagmati River at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Strengthening environmental flows in South Asia

Environmental Flows means ensuring sufficient water is available for all sectors, including the environment. How to achieve this was the focus of a two-day training workshop organised by IUCN in Kathmandu, Nepal from 5-6 August 2011. …  

08 Aug 2011 | News story

IUCN KM Report

Knowledge Management in the IUCN Asia Region Programme

A knowledge management study was undertaken in the IUCN Asia Region to review the knowledge management needs and practices to help deliver the Asia Region Programme. A full report and action plan have been developed based on the surveys undertaken in October – November 2010.  …  

03 Aug 2011 | Article

Miyun County, Beijing China

Saving Beijing’s water, people and nature

The Miyun Reservoir in China, which has a significant forest cover, provides the main source of drinking water for the 17 million residents of Beijing - a city that faces a serious water crisis. But today, the watershed is unhealthy and fails to address the needs of those who depend on it. IUCN aims to restore it and improve local people’s lives by, paradoxically, lifting the logging ban in the area. …  

02 Aug 2011 | News story

Broadgilled Hagfish Eptatretus cirrhatus

Depletion of the body snatchers: bad news for marine environment

A recent study conducted for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ has determined that 20% of hagfish species are at an elevated risk of extinction*. Scientists warn that this figure could be much higher. …  

28 Jul 2011 | International news release

Students of Rahbar School Ziarat at Khandi Sar after the cleanup campaign

IUCN Juniper Project Ziarat in collaboration with Rahbar School Green Club organized cleanup campaign on “World Nature Conservation (WNC) Day

IUCN Juniper Project Ziarat in collaboration with Rahbar School Green Club organized cleanup campaign on “World Nature Conservation (WNC) Day” …  

28 Jul 2011 | International news release

เกาะเต่า ของเสียเหลือศูนย์, ความพยายามจัดการขยะและน้ำเสียของชุมชนเกาะเต่า ร่วมกับชมรมรักษ์เกาะเต่า สิ่งแวดล้อมภาคที่ 14 องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลเกาะเต่าและ IUCN

ดักไขมันจากต้นทาง...ลดน้ำเสีย ฟื้นฟูทะเลเกาะเต่า

จังหวัดสุราษฎร์ธานี องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลเกาะเต่า สำนักงานสิ่งแวดล้อมภาคที่ 14 สุราษฎร์ธานี ชมรมรักษ์เกาะเต่าและ IUCN ร่วมรณรงค์เสริมสร้างความรู้ความเข้าใจ และสร้างจิตสำนึกแก่ประชาชนและสถานประกอบการในการติดตั้งถังดักไขมัน และการจัดการน้ำเสียครัวเรือนแก่ชุมชนนำร่อง บ้านหาดทรายรี และบ้านแม่หาด ต. เกาะเต่า อ.เกาะพะงัน จ.สุราษฎร์ธานี ระหว่างวันที่ 27-29 กรกฎาคมที่ผ่านมา …  

27 Jul 2011 | News story
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SCSPEB Staff members during the presentation

A presentation on, “Climate Change; Moving from Problems to solutions” was organized by IUCN for Society for community support & Primary Education in Balochistan (SCSPEB)

A presentation on, “Climate Change; Moving from Problems to solutions” was organized by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) under Balochistan Partnership for Sustainable Development program in collaboration with Society for community support & Primary Education in Balochistan (SCSPEB) Office, Quetta  on July 27, 2011. …  

27 Jul 2011 | International news release