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Arabian Leopard (Panthera pardus nimr) 2008 IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered

Leopards still hanging on in Yemen.

Two field trips were made to Yemen to look for signs of remaining Arabian leopards, to train local scientists, and to develop a national leopard survey strategy. …  

28 Oct 2009 | News story

Aspectos Jurídicos Pago por Servicios Ambientales, Ecuador 2009.

Compensación por servicios ambientales: cada país construye su propio camino

Colombia cuenta con una estrategia nacional de pago por servicios ambientales en proceso de formalización; en Perú, el congreso discutirá próximamente el dictamen que surgió de la unión de dos propuestas; en Ecuador se trabajará pronto en una reglamentación, aunque ya se implementan esquemas voluntarios de compensación por agua y carbono. …  

27 Oct 2009 | News story
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Authors meeting in Bangkok 3-4 October 2009, L to R Justice Nchunu, CEL; Melinda Janki, CEL Steering Committee, John Costenbader, ELC

Writing the rule book on REDD

Since 2007, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) has become a major focus in negotiations over renewed commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC). An effective REDD mechanism may enable developing countries to merge the goals of national forest protection with sustainable development, while providing a potentially effective and efficient climate change mitigation option to help combat climate change. For successful REDD regimes, national governments must have effective national legal frameworks to ensure that forests remain intact and standing on a permanent basis.
 

27 Oct 2009 | News story

A Blue-and-yellow-macaw in the Bird Park of Iguaçu, Brazil

International Convention on the Conservation of Psittacidae

IUCN Member, the Loro Parque Foundation, will organise the 1st International Convention on the Conservation of Psittacidae - Science, Policy and Practice, from the 20 to 22 September 2010, and the 7th International Parrot Convention, from the 22 to 25 September 2010. …   | French | Spanish

27 Oct 2009 | News story

Jatropha curcas, Mali

Experts finalise guidelines for biofuels and invasives

On 5-6 October 2009, IUCN hosted a 2nd workshop in Nairobi, Kenya to test the draft guidelines on biofuels and invasive species, thanks to funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. …  

26 Oct 2009 | News story

EPLP 71 Conservation with Justice: A Rights Based Approach

Conservation with Justice: A Rights Based Approach

The term ‘rights-based approach’ (RBA) has been used in various contexts and defined in different ways. The newest IUCN publication “Conservation with Justice: A Rights-based Approach” aims at informing all actors (governments, the private sector, local communities, non-governmental organizations) about the RBA and its potential contribution to guiding activities that, if unrestrained, may have a detrimental impact on nature conservation.
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23 Oct 2009 | News story

Building Biodiversity Business

Bringing business and nature closer together

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the WBCSD, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, have signed a four-year Memorandum of Understanding for the second time. …  

22 Oct 2009 | News story

Last call - Climate and nature

World Conservation Magazine: IUCN Members speak out on climate change

The latest issue of IUCN’s magazine World Conservation, “Last call: Climate and nature”, features several contributions from IUCN Member representatives, on the hot topic of climate change: …   | French | Spanish

22 Oct 2009 | News story

The participants visited the Nam Dinh Forest Products Joint Stock Company, which produces garden furniture for IKEA, the world's largest furniture retailer.

Workshop Identifies Issues and Opportunities as Vietnam Seeks to Meet Growing International Demand for Legal Wood Products

On October 8-9, 2009, 30 officials from the international cooperation, wood processing, forest protection, and management and planning departments of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the customs department of the Ministry of Finance, and the Environmental Police of the Ministry of Public Security, together with representatives from the US Embassy, companies, business associations and NGOs, met in Nam Dinh to discuss the challenges Vietnam’s wooden furniture exporters face in complying with new laws seeking to keep wood products made from illegal timber out of major international markets.  

 
 

22 Oct 2009 | News story
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Crucial Issues in Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: Asia and the World

Responses to climate change in Asia: New publication

A new publication explores “Crucial Issues in Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: Asia and the World”, edited by Kheng-Lian Koh, Lin-Heng Lye & Jolene Lin from IUCN Member the Asia Pacific Centre of Environmental Law, National University of Singapore. …   | French | Spanish

21 Oct 2009 | 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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