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Temperate eucalypt forest in the Blue Mountains, Australia

IUCN statement on Australian fires

IUCN extends its sympathies to those who have suffered from the extreme fires in south-eastern Australia, especially to those who have lost family, friends and their homes. …  

13 Feb 2009 | News story

Voting on REDD

"Voting on REDD": The essential ingredients needed for a successful REDD recipe?

IUCN has just published the results from a "Cast your Vote Live" workshop held at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, October 2008, in which participants were asked several questions relating to REDD. …  

30 Jan 2009 | News story

5 SVBC publications

5 new publications from the Strengthening Voices for Better Choices project

SVBC has issued five new publications on its work in Asia, Africa and Latin America …  

14 Jan 2009 | News story

IUCN staff and partners discuss research into resource use in forest communities

Research to Inform Projects Tying Forest Use to Poverty Reduction

IUCN-supported researchers at a Nov. 28-30 workshop in Bac Kan Province finalised study plans for an analytical process aimed to generate information on the province’s forest-dependent rural poor.   

05 Dec 2008 | News story

Mr. Stewart Maginnis presenting in “International Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Linkage to Climate Change"

IUCN-China Co-sponsors "International Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Linkage to Climate Change”

Going beyond just planting trees, the benefits of forest restoration include addressing climate change, conserving biodiversity, and protecting the world's water supplies. Discussed in the international workshop, “International Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Linkage to Climate Change,” is how Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) can tackle environmental issues facing China. …  

04 Dec 2008 | News story

In this Photo: 
AGUILAR Lorena; ASH Neville; BARCHIESI Stefano; BOVENSCHULTE Mette; BROEKHOVEN Guido; CARTIN Megan; CROSS Katharine; CRUDGINTON Lizzie; EBORN Gillian; EDGAR Caroline; FINCKE Annelie; FURMAN Ricardo; GORDON James; HASLER Maria; HAWES Patricia; IKKALA Ninni; JACKSON Bill; KELLEHER Stephen; MAGINNIS Stewart; MARTIN-MEHERS Gillian; MURTI Radhika; NERI Claire; NOKO Sizakele; OVIEDO Gonzalo; PEARD Georgina; SAINT LAURENT Carol; SCHMID Mary-Elizabeth; SMITH Mark; WARMENBOL Claire; WILLETTS Elizabeth

IUCN's New Environment and Development Group

The new IUCN Environment and Development group  held its first meeting 13-14 November to discuss efficient integration of the group’s common goals. This newly created cluster comprises the Forest and Water Programme, Ecosystem Management Programme, and Senior Advisor Social Policy  and Gender together to allign their work and deliver the IUCN key result areas. …  

25 Nov 2008 | News story

Participants at Khao Yai Nationa Park

What does forest law enforcement & governance (FLEG) mean for civil society in Southeast Asia & the Pacific?

Representatives from 25 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and institutions, working in 11 countries in Southeast Asia & the Pacific met in Khao Yai, Thailand from November 11-14, 2008, to participate in the IUCN Asia Regional Office Regional Forest Programme (RFP) initiative, “Enhancing FLEG in Southeast Asia & the Pacific: Capacity Building Workshop for NGOs.” Participants also included a small number of government officials from selected countries.  

20 Nov 2008 | Project description

Participants at Khao Yai Nationa Park

What does forest law enforcement & governance (FLEG) mean for civil society in Southeast Asia & the Pacific?

Representatives from 25 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and institutions, working in 11 countries in Southeast Asia & the Pacific met in Khao Yai, Thailand from November 11-14, 2008, to participate in the IUCN Asia Regional Office Regional Forest Programme (RFP) initiative, “Enhancing FLEG in Southeast Asia & the Pacific: Capacity Building Workshop for NGOs.” Participants also included a small number of government officials from selected countries.  

20 Nov 2008 | Project description

International Conference on Tropical Forest Change in a Changing World

FORTROP II will focus on how society can create more sustainable uses of tropical forests, and how the changing global physical and social environment affects the future of tropical forests. …  

17 Nov 2008 | Event

Ed Barrow, IUCN (left) and Dr. Mohamed Kamil Shawgi, member of the FNC Board (right)

Local Communities hold the keys to our forests

Historic breakthrough for Participatory Forest Management in Sudan  

16 Nov 2008 | News story


View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests