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Dilmah Conservation Asian Elephant Social Behavior Study Now Available Online

Dilmah Conservation has launched an online resource site for the first long-term Asian elephant behavior study, a project supported by Dilmah Conservation and undertaken in Sri Lanka by Sri Lankan elephant biologist, Manori Gunawardena and research scientists Dr. Joyce Poole and Petter Granli of Elephant Voices.  …  

24 Jun 2009 | News story

Case Study on orchid exports Report _ Cover

Case study on orchid exports from Lao PDR

Recommendations for using the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora to increase sustainable orchid trade   …  

24 Jun 2009 | Downloads - document

2009 IUCN China Members' Meeting at the Institute of Botany, Beijing.

Mobilizing the China Network; Forging New Opportunities: IUCN China Members Meeting 2009

On June 3, 2009, IUCN China members’ meeting was held at the Institute of Botany in Beijing. Hosted by IUCN Councilor Dr. Ma Keping, IUCN Regional Director of Constituency Development Dr. Zakir Hussain, and IUCN China Programme Coordinator Ms. Zhuang Hao, the event was a significant occasion for an open discussion on how to mobilize the China network for the benefit of those involved in IUCN.
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24 Jun 2009 | News story

Volunteers clean up their community to kick off the waste management summer campaign

Waste Management Highlighted in IUCN, Holcim Summer Campaign

Communities are not often encouraged to talk trash, but at the June 5-6 launch ceremonies sponsored by IUCN VN and Holcim Vietnam Ltd. (HVL), that is exactly what they did. …   | Vietnamese

17 Jun 2009 | News story
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MFF projects invest in storm-mitigating mangrove forests, as well as other coastal ecosystems.

Viet Nam Readies for Full Mangroves for the Future Membership

Viet Nam is preparing to enter Mangroves for the Future (MFF) – an IUCN initiative to promote investment in coastal ecosystems – and at a June 10 meeting, national coastal area experts and decision makers began planning a structure for the program here. …   | Vietnamese

16 Jun 2009 | News story
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Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Healthy nature protects against disasters – IUCN

Governments need to include better management of nature in all disaster risk reduction policies, if we are to reach the goal to substantially reduce disaster losses by 2015, according to IUCN. …  

16 Jun 2009 | News story

Pakistan National Committee

IUCN Pakistan National Committee members meet through video conference for first time

In an effort to reduce travel related carbon footprint, the Pakistan National Committee (PNC) met through video conference on May 18, 2009. 

11 Jun 2009 | Event

Siphandon Books

Siphandone: The Mekong River Under Threat

Siphandone or Four Thousand Islands encompasses a fascinating 50 Km stretch of the Mekong River consisting of the maze of extensively braided channels, islands and seasonally flooded riverine habitats and the largest complex of waterfalls in Asia.  

10 Jun 2009 | Downloads - publication

Agrobiodiversity handbook _ Cover Eng

Agrobiodiversity Handbook

The importance of biodiversity for livelihoods and agriculture is increasingly recognised worldwide. In Lao PDR this is particularly apparent where the livelihoods of farmers are heavily dependent, not only on farming, but also on wildlife and non-timber forest products (NTFPs).  

10 Jun 2009 | Downloads - publication

Bueng Kiat Ngong

Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS) in Lao PDR

The Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS) is a global IUCN project working in 23 countries and funded by the Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS) of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The LLS project in Lao PDR aims to reduce poverty by enhancing community participation and supporting the Government of Laos (GoL) to achieve national priorities.  …  

10 Jun 2009 | Project description