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IUCN and Rio Tinto announce three-year relationship – focus on enhanced sustainable development

IUCN and Rio Tinto today entered into a formal collaboration agreement, committing to work together over a three-year period. …  

12 Jul 2010 | International news release

A world of opportunity - the world from a forest landscape restoration perspective

One billion hectares of lost forests could be restored

“Across the globe lie more than a billion hectares of lost and degraded forest land that could be restored”, according to the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration, which includes IUCN. It’s a vast area – an area greater than China – with the potential to enrich communities, their environment and enterprises large and small. It’s an opportunity we can’t afford to miss. …  

09 Jul 2010 | Downloads - document

Remote Villages of Ziarat Electrified through Solar Energy

Ziarat, Pakistan, July 08, 2010 IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Pakistan Council for Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) have collaboratively installed twelve solar energy panel systems in ten different remotely located villages of Ziarat district of Balochistan. With the successful implementation of this solar energy initiative, some of the least developed villages of Balochistan province in Pakistan have been facilitated with provision of solar generated electricity, benefiting around 123 local households. …  

08 Jul 2010 | International news release

David Without Borders (David Sans Frontiers) is a multi-media quest to discover initiatives that preserve biodiversity

Biodiversity explorers embark on micro-documentary expedition

Can you recommend a great biodiversity project they should see and film? Contact the explorers! David Without Borders (David Sans Frontieres) is a quest by two young men to discover biodiversity efforts in 14 countries. From CEC member David Ainsworth of the Convention on Biological Diversity, a project supporter.  
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08 Jul 2010 | News story

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

IUCN aids Pacific Islands to improve on mangrove management

Mangroves are continuously under threat from overharvesting, degradation and land reclamation. Yet we continue to cut them down unaware at times of the role these trees are playing within the coastal ecosystem. Fiji and other Pacific Islands are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and because we cannot prevent it we have to find means to adapt to climate change. …  

06 Jul 2010 | Article

Approaches to Conservation of Medicinal Plants and Traditional Knowledge

Approaches to Conservation of Medicinal Plants and Traditional Knowledge

 At the current rate of consumption and use, the status of medicinal plants is threatened, risking our own future benefits and knowledge. …  

05 Jul 2010 | Downloads - publication

Thailand’s Andaman aspirations

Thailand’s Andaman aspirations

Thailand’s Andaman Sea with its island paradises, emerald waters, stunning rock formations and white sands is many people’s idea of a dream holiday location. The area is home to well-known destinations such as Phuket and Koh Phi Phi as well as hundreds of lesser known jewels. But much work is needed to ensure that the region is unharmed by human activity and that its unique natural and cultural features are safeguarded for future generations. …  

30 Jun 2010 | News story

Business engagement for biodiversity in Japan

Business engagement for biodiversity in Japan

 To show their support for biodiversity conservation, Japanese businesses and government agencies have announced a new multi-stakeholder initiative. The”Japan Business and Biodiversity Partnership” aims to scale-up and broaden private sector engagement towards the CBD COP10 in Nagoya, Japan. …  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

Celebrating the World Environment Day

Celebrating the World Environment Day

The Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ), an implementing partner of IUCN Sri Lanka of the Sri Lanka component of the Global Project:  Improving Natural Resource Governance for Rural Poverty Reduction, together with IUCN Sri Lanka and and Nilgala Mithuro a leading CBO in the area celebrated the World Environment Day on 5 June 2010 in Nilgala-Bibile, one of the project sites.  

21 Jun 2010 | News story
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Waya Island, Fiji, Oceania

Ridge to Reef workshop develops new global initiative

Healthy well-managed river basins and coastal areas, where people and nature thrive, is the vision behind the development of a new IUCN initiative 'Ridge to Reef'. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story