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(RTEA) - Background Reserach Papers

Rapid Trade and Environment Assessment (RTEA) - Background Reserach Papers

These papers provided vital background information and illuminated key sector-specific policy recommendations for the main assessment and are seen as a valuable contribution to the growing body of in-country research focusing on the complex dynamics between trade and the environment in Lao PDR.   …  

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

MAKING THE ECONOMIC LINKS

MAKING THE ECONOMIC LINKS

Biodiversity contributes directly to poverty reduction in at least five key areas: food security, health improvements, income generation, reduced vulnerability, and ecosystem services.   …  

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

WILDLIFE IN LAO PDR - 1999 STATUS REPORT

WILDLIFE IN LAO PDR - 1999 STATUS REPORT

The 1999 Status Report is a result of collaboration between the Centre for Protected Areas and Watershed Management, IUCN - The World Conservation Union, and The Wildlife Conservation Society, supported by funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).   …  

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

FLOW - the essentials of Environmental Flow - Dyson et al

Flow - The Essentials of Environmental Flows

An environmental flow is the water regime provided within a river, wetland or coastal zone to maintain ecosystems and their benefits where there are competing water uses and where flows are regulated.    

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

Exploring Water Futures Together

Exploring Water Futures Together

This report documents the proceedings of the Mekong Region Waters Dialogue: Exploring Water Futures Together, held in Vientiane, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on 6 and 7 July 2006.    

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

An Uncertain Future

An Uncertain Future: Biodiversity and Livelihoods

The Mekong River is one of the greatest river systems on Earth. It is ranked as the twelfth-longest river in the world and eighth in terms of annual discharge. The seasonal variation in the water level and the range of wetland habitats inundated by the Mekong River provide the source of the river system’s productivity.  

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

NCAP publication cover

Tropical Cyclones: Impact on Coastal Livelihoods

 The coastal zone of Bangladesh is highly prone to disasters, particularly tropical cyclones and storm surges.The agriculture and fisheries sector suffer the most. This study points out a number of steps and policy options for coping with the change and sustaining livelihood activities using scientific, technological and institutional measures. …  

20 Oct 2009 | Downloads - publication

Herbal fair

Herbal Fair: Healing the World through Promotion and Conservation of Medicinal Plants

A fair promoting herbal medicine was held at the premises of Ujanipara Buddhist Temple in Bandarban District of Chittagong Hill Tracts. The fair was jointly organized by IUCN Bangladesh (IUCNB) and Bolipara Nari Kalyan Somity (BNKS), a member of IUCN. Around 300 people of different ethnic communities were present in this fair, a landmark event aimed towards conservation of essential medicinal plants. …  

20 Oct 2009 | News story

Primary Rainforest in central Reunion island

Forget forests at your peril – IUCN

Economic development and forest loss and degradation do not have to go hand in hand, according to IUCN. …  

19 Oct 2009 | International news release

Children washing hands, Guatemala

IUCN elected to the World Water Council Board of Governors

IUCN has been elected to the Board of Governors of the World Water Council (WWC) during its 5th General Assembly in Marseille, 14-16 October …  

16 Oct 2009 | News story