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Sustainable Financing Roundtable Meeting

Sustainable financing needed to preserve environment

Government officials from Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand held discussions last week about promoting sustainable financing to ensure enough funding to protect the environment and livelihoods of villagers. 

04 Mar 2008 | News story

World Wetlands Day, 2 February 2008, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Vientiane Observes World Wetlands Day

IUCN Lao joined in this years celebrations of Ramsar's World Wetlands Day, with the theme 'Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People'.
 

04 Mar 2008 | News story

Striped frog. Tavi, Portugal

Taking a Leap Forward to save frogs from extinction

A global amphibian assessment set the alarm-bells, indicating that amphibian species are being lost and perhaps even before they are being discovered! The assessment revealed that 30 percent of around 6,000 amphibians are threatened with extinction. Sri Lanka alone nearly has double the average. 

03 Mar 2008 | Project description

The IUCN team conducts a multi-stakeholder consultation to develop the integrated karst landscape management plan for Hon Chong area of Kien Giang province in the Mekong Delta.

Phát triển bền vững: IUCN hỗ trợ Holcim bảo tồn đa dạng sinh học

Ngày 15/2/2008, Holcim Việt Nam, thành viên của tập đoàn Holcim chuyên cung cấp vật liệu xây dựng hàng đầu thế giới và IUCN Việt Nam đã ký một thỏa thuận 5 năm. …  

15 Feb 2008 | News story

The IUCN team conducts a multi-stakeholder consultation to develop the integrated karst landscape management plan for Hon Chong area of Kien Giang province in the Mekong Delta.

Sustainable Development: IUCN Assists Holcim to Conserve Biodiversity

Holcim Viet Nam, an affiliate of a world-leading building materials supplier, Holcim Group and IUCN Viet Nam signed a five-year agreement on February 15, 2008. …  

15 Feb 2008 | News story

Sumatran Tiger with visible snare wounds,
Medan Zoo, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Body part by body part, Sumatran Tigers are being sold into extinction

Laws protecting the critically endangered Sumatran Tiger have failed to prevent tiger body parts being offered on open sale in Indonesia, according to a TRAFFIC report launched today. …  

13 Feb 2008 | International news release

Dimah visits IUCN HQ

Founder and Chairman of MJF Group (Dilmah Tea) visits IUCN Headquarters

On January 28, 2008 the Founder and Chairman of MJF Group of Companies (Dilmah Tea), Mr. Merrill J. Fernando, its Marketing Director, Mr. Dilhan Fernando and a team from Dilmah visited IUCN Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. …  

28 Jan 2008 | News story

A group activity during the training course

Áp dụng hướng tiếp cận hệ sinh quyển vào quản lý vùng đất ướt ở Việt Nam

Hà Nội, Việt Nam, ngày 09.01.2008 - Chính phủ Việt Nam đang nỗ lực áp dụng hướng tiếp cận hệ sinh thái đối với quản lý đất ướt và khu bảo tồn với sự hỗ trợ về mặt chuyên môn và thực hành IUCN. Hướng tiếp cận hệ sinh thái là khuôn khổ cho quản lý nguồn tài nguyên trong theo Công ước Đa dạng sinh học. …  

09 Jan 2008 | News story

Sorting out the catch

Applying an Ecosystem Approach to Wetlands Management in Viet Nam

 Ha Noi, Viet Nam 9 January  2008 - The Government of Viet Nam is making efforts to apply the Ecosystem Approach to wetlands and protected area management with technical and field support from IUCN. The Ecosystem Approach is the primary framework for action for natural resrouces management under the Convention on Biological Diversity.   …  

09 Jan 2008 | News story