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Forest Journey, World Congress 2008

Forest Journey

As part of your planning for the 2008 World Conservation Congress, the IUCN Forest Conservation Programme has just released The Forest Journey Brochure. …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | News story

King Talal Dam - Jordan

Understanding the linkages between energy, ecosystems and livelihoods - draft paper available for comment

How do energy, ecosystems and livelihoods inter-link? Is it all about managing impacts or are there ways to conserve ecosystems and provide greater access to sustainable energy and accomanying livelihood benefits? This background paper explores some of the issues in the workshop #1508, the final station of the Energy Journey. …  

01 Oct 2008 | News story

Mangrove, Rhizophora mucronata, planted a year previously in Jaring Halus, North Sumatra

Sea-level rise may be the greatest threat to mangroves

Mangrove ecosystems are under threat from climate change. Initial research led by IUCN and three leading universities shows that most mangrove sediment surface levels are not keeping pace with sea-level rise.  The greatest impact will be on those mangroves where there is limited area for landward migration. 

29 Aug 2008 | News story

"People’s Forestry”: Forging a new global forest partnership driven by local and national needs

An emerging initiative could prove to be an ambitious break from traditional international forestry efforts, fundamentally changing the way forests are managed and boosting efforts to fight both poverty and climate change. …  

30 Jul 2008 | News story

Seth Cook (IUCN China), Qu Guilin (SFA) and Lu De (SFA) actively participate in the discussion

IUCN co-sponsors meeting on illegal logging in Beijing

On 25th July 2008 IUCN China co-sponsored a meeting entitled Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in the Global Context with the Chinese State Forestry Administration (SFA). This presented an opportunity to share information, as well as concerns, on the latest forest governance developments in some major export markets and producer countries, such as the FLEGT initiative and the forthcoming Lacey Act. …  

29 Jul 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Apply now for the Business Night School

Three-hour long Learning Opportunities will equip non-business delegates to the IUCN World Conservation Congress with knowledge and skills to work with business on contributing to ecosystem management solutions. Each evening (6-8 October), four sessions will run in parallel on (1) business basics, (2) partnerships, (3) communication and (4) tools, using case examples from a wide variety of sectors including energy, agri-business, advertising and communication technology. …   | Spanish

08 Jul 2008 | News story

Forest landscape restoration in Northern Thailand

New Trees that Breathe Life into a Degraded Landscape

IUCN helps restore a forest landscape to benefit local communities in Northern Thailand …  

30 Jun 2008 | News story

Nuts that save forests

IUCN supports nut farmers in Brazil to improve their livelihoods and sustain their forests …  

30 Jun 2008 | News story

The Chinese delegation meet with Ghana Forest Commission and VPA steering committee representatives.

China explores ways to support sustainable trade in forest products with West and Central Africa

From April 25th to May 9th 2008, a Chinese delegation visited Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Gabon to explore potential collaboration and to learn more about forest sector reforms in these countries, including the European Union’s ongoing FLEGT1 efforts in Africa. …  

06 Jun 2008 | News story

Portal de Conservación y Equidad Social

Convocatoria al Foro Electrónico: Reducción de Emisiones por Deforestación y Degradación: ¿qué pasos ha dado América del Sur?

Del 9 al 27 de junio de 2008 La posibilidad de abordar objetivos comunes relacionados con cambio climático, conservación de bosques y alivio a la pobreza mediante la Reducción de Emisiones por Deforestación y Degradación (REDD) está llamando la atención de la comunidad internacional y de los tomadores de decisiones, especialmente en los países con vastas áreas boscosas. …  

28 May 2008 | Event

View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests