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Eco-tourism is becoming a source of income for communities in Madagascar

Eco-tourism is becoming a source of income for communities in Madagascar

Tourism activities in the natural parks of Madagascar are increasingly becoming a source of livelihood for communities through income generating activities and creation of employment opportunities. 

29 Apr 2010 | News story
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left to right: Anon Sirisaengtaksin, PTTEP; Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN; Michael D. Sangster, TOTAL

Productive Landscapes, better lives

Joint initiative launched for poverty reduction in Doi Mae Salong, Thailand …  

28 Apr 2010 | News story

Western Gray Whale and ship.

Can scientists and oil consortium save endangered whales?

Survival and recovery of the Western Gray Whale population depends on continued and strengthened collaboration among scientists, governments and industry. The 8th meeting of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel, held in Geneva on 16-18 April 2010, promoted this crucial multi-stakeholder dialogue and led to the development of new recommendations to minimize industry impacts on endangered whales. 

23 Apr 2010 | News story

The Drina River (BiH/Serbia)

Dinaric Arc Initiative to boost transboundary cooperation in the Western Balkans

Transboundary cooperation is instrumental for the conservation of natural assets and for improved regional cooperation in the Western Balkans. This is one of the key conclusions of a stakeholder meeting organized in Tara National Park (Serbia) under the auspice of the IUCN-led project Environment for People in the Dinaric Arc. …  

16 Apr 2010 | News story
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Palm leaf

Transat support for sustainable tourism projects run by not-for-profit organizations

Transat A.T. Inc., one of the world’s largest integrated tourism companies, is seeking to support sustainable tourism projects proposed by not-for-profit organizations in its major destination countries. Projects selected by Transat are eligible for financial support of as much as CDN$50,000 or 35,000 € each. With this initiative, Transat wants to support communities that care about preserving and enhancing their natural and cultural heritage through a sustainable tourism approach. …  

13 Apr 2010 | News story

B@B

Engage in the European Business and Biodiversity Platform

1 April 2010._ The IUCN Regional Office for Pan-Europe with PricewaterhouseCoopers, European Nature Conservation Centre (ECNC), European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and Blue 4You – on behalf of the European Commission – will establish and make operational the European Business and Biodiversity Platform (B@B platform). …  

01 Apr 2010 | News story

Country Representative IUCN Pakistan, Mr. Shah Murad Aliani and TPS-P’s CEO, Mr. Aziz Boolani after signing the MoU.

IUCN Pakistan Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Tourism Promotion Services-Pakistan

IUCN and TPS-P aim to raise sector-wide biodiversity performance standards in the ecotourism industry.
Islamabad, Pakistan: …  

12 Mar 2010 | News story

Grievance

Procédure de règlement des griefs relatifs à l’engagement auprès du secteur privé

Pour répondre aux inquiétudes soulevées par une partie des membres de l’UICN quant à l’engagement de l’UICN auprès du secteur privé, le Secrétatriat de l’UICN a établi une procédure de règlement des griefs destinée à recevoir, consigner et résoudre les griefs.
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05 Mar 2010 | News story

A break out session at the Shell IUCN biofuel standards workshop.

IUCN, Shell and Packard Foundation host workshop “Towards Harmonization for Biofuel Sustainability Standards”

As part of an ongoing collaboration to promote the implementation of more sustainable biofuels, IUCN and Shell, working with ProForest and The Packard Foundation convened stakeholders of a number of certification schemes, including secretariat and Board members as well as industry and civil society representatives. The workshop was held to discuss areas of synergy and opportunities for harmonization of standards and certification schemes that may apply to biofuels. …  

05 Mar 2010 | News story

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