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Mitigating the impacts of biofuel production

IUCN and Shell are working with a wide range of stakeholders to gain a shared understanding of how to mitigate the impacts of biofuel production caused by indirect land use change. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story
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Tenure foncière et forestière au Burkina Faso : Une plate forme de plaidoyer mise en place

Sous le patronage du Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Hydraulique et des Ressources Halieutiques du Burkina Faso, le forum national des « Champions en tenure foncière et forestière » s’est déroulé à Ouagadougou le 22 septembre 2010. …  

04 Oct 2010 | Downloads - document
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« Genre, tenure foncière et forestière dans les politiques de changement climatique » : L’étude validée

Un atelier s’est tenu à Ouagadougou le 21 septembre 2010, sous le patronage du Ministère de la Promotion de la Femme. Il visait à examiner dans l’application des politiques nationales de changements climatiques du Burkina Faso, la prise en compte effective des questions d’équité de genre et tenure pour l’amélioration des capacités d’adaptation au changement climatique des groupes défavorisées et, en particulier les femmes. 

04 Oct 2010 | News story
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Learning through participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation - guidelines for landscapes and livelihoods strategies

This document is an updated version of the "Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) Guidelines for Learning and Adaptive Management in LLS Geographic Component and Landscapes" that LLS produced in September 2008. It reflects LLS experience in applying the PM&E methodology up to September 2009. As in the case of the previous version, it should be considered a framework or roadmap rather than a prescriptive document. …  

27 Sep 2010 | Downloads - document

During the handover - Mr. Bernard O'Callaghan of IUCN Oceania handing the new tools to Mr. Pita Rokobiau and Ms Paulini Tokaduadua of the Fiji Department of Forestry.

IUCN presents new tools to boost tree planting initiative

The Fiji Department of Forestry today received new sets of planting equipment from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to support and expand the Fiji One Million Trees Initiative. The One Million Trees Initiative initiated earlier this year has so far planted 278,000 trees with the support of local communities throughout Fiji and and has also generated a lot of interest from local and international Non Government Organizations based in Fiji. IUCN has also been part of this initiative assisting to plant indigenous plants in the Suva area.  …  

15 Sep 2010 | News story

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13 Sep 2010 | Job vacancy

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08 Sep 2010 | Downloads - document

Women in Ohiamatu Simpa, Ghana, discussing the future of their landscape

Listening, talking and working together to manage Ghana’s forests

Multi-stakeholder dialogues, or MSDs, are a useful way of bringing together different interest groups towards the common goal of sustainable management and conservation of natural resources. When IUCN first started working to reduce illegal logging in Ghana in 2005, it realized that none of the groups concerned were speaking to each other. IUCN brought the government, civil society, the private sector and the forest communities to the same table for the first time and has been having success ever since, in reducing conflicts, enabling sustainable natural resource management and improving local livelihoods in Ghanaian forested landscapes. Wild Talk speaks to Wale Adeleke, IUCN REDD Project Coordinator in Ghana, to learn more. …  

05 Sep 2010 | Audio

6ème réunion du Groupe Sangha

The 'Sangha' Guidelines for Landscape Approaches

The Sangha group is an informal network of managers and researchers working in the Tri National de la Sangha. The Sangha Guidelines will be used as a starting point for an international effort to develop more broadly applicable Guidelines for landscape approaches in other areas.
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31 Aug 2010 | Downloads - document

La restauration des paysages forestiers en Afrique

La restauration des paysages forestiers en Afrique

Dans le souci de partager les expériences et développer une stratégie pour la restauration du paysage forestier en Afrique, le Ministère des Ressources Naturelles du Rwanda, l’UICN en collaboration avec l’OIBT et Helpage ont organisé du 8 au 12 juin 2009, un atelier intitulé, «Atelier sous régional sur la restauration du paysage forestier en Afrique». …  

31 Aug 2010 | Downloads - document


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