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Nodar Kapanadze from Sakire village with his new bee hive

Don't cut trees, keep bees!

In Georgia, where IUCN is helping rural people find alternative livelihoods to illegal logging, it’s finding that there is great enthusiasm for bee keeping and honey production as a new business venture. …  

01 Apr 2012 | News story

Visitors in the Polistovsky reserve, Russia

Ecotourism secures Russia's forests

Bezhanitsky district in North-Western Russia is just a three-hour drive from the EU border. It hosts the largest peat bog in Europe and many unique forest and wetland landscapes. …  

01 Apr 2012 | News story

Forum web-spaces for the 2012 IUCN Congress

Congress Forum just a few clicks away

Enhance your experience of the Forum and visit the dedicated web-spaces, which have been specifically designed to give easy access to important information surrounding the event. …   | French | Spanish

01 Apr 2012 | News story

Thailand

New York Third Intersessional Meeting : Day Two

The day started with a meeting for civil society to express their concerns to the Bureau of the Rio+20 conference. Civil society groups expressed concerns about governments bracketing issues related to human rights and equity principles. There is an open letter for signature entitled Rights at Risk at the United Nations which can be accessed at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/rightsatrisk/ and if you want to hear and see how angry civil society is, .... …  

29 Mar 2012 | News story
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United Nations

New York Third Intersessional Meeting : Day One

Yesterday was the first day of the 3rd Intersessional meeting on Rio+20. Delegates were meeting last week in the same place but under a different meeting title: “First round of informal-informal negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document”. …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story
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Winners of the Forest Heroes Award

Celebrating the world's forest heroes

Today, World Forestry Day, we report on the outstanding efforts of people who have made an extraordinary contribution towards protecting forests and forest communities. At a special ceremony hosted recently by the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), the Forest Hero Award was presented to six regional winners. …  

21 Mar 2012 | News story

Former President of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo

A presidential drive for sustainable development in forest countries

IUCN welcomes former President of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo who is taking on a double role as IUCN High Level Envoy for Sustainable Development in Forest Countries and Patron of Nature. …  

15 Mar 2012 | News story

Cambodia

World Water Forum: nature takes centre stage

Natural ‘infrastructure’ such as river basins, forests, lakes and wetlands, plays a key role in addressing today’s global water needs and must be an integral part of every country’s water management portfolio, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the World Water Forum starting in Marseille on Monday 12 March. …   | French | Spanish

10 Mar 2012 | News story

Anatoly Lebedev

ENPI FLEG Program consultant receives a prestigious UN award

The official closing ceremony of the International Year of Forests held on 9 February 2012 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York included a special ceremony of awarding UN Forest Heroes.   …  

29 Feb 2012 | News story
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Children in Anggra-Arfak Mountains, West Papua

The future we want - preparing for Rio+20

Preparations are gearing up for the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development that takes place in June, with the release of the so-called ‘zero draft’ of the conference’s outcome document. …   | Spanish

31 Jan 2012 | News story


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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