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Borneo Natives Proclaim Tropical Forest Reserve

Penan Peace Park" is aimed at protecting the last primeval rainforests of Sarawak´s Upper Baram region and is challenging the official logging plans – the Penan wish to develop tourism and to protect their native rights. …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story

The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Landmark Legal Opinion Finds that Indigenous Brazilian Tribe in Amazon owns carbon-trading rights

Finding Comes During Global Climate Talks in Copenhagen; Could Impact Other Indigenous Groups Seeking to Protect Land, Way of Life …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story

2nd NWG meet, Viet Nam

2nd Regional National Water Group meeting resolve to engage with policy makers and strengthen member base

The 2nd Regional National Working Group (RNWG) meeting of the Mekong Region Water Dialogues (MRWD), programme of IUCN's Asia office was organized in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from November 30th to December 1st, 2009. …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story
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Komadogu Yobe Basin, Nigeria

Using water management, ecosystems and empowerment to build climate change resilience

Drought, floods, storms, melting glaciers and sea-level rise all feature in headlines and fears about the expected impacts of climate change. All concern water. Living with climate change will mean coping with impacts on water. …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story

connect2earth.org

connect2earth 2009 prize awarded

Winner gains first-hand experience of UN climate talks in Copenhagen.

A 19 year-old Colombian student is this year’s grand prize winner of an international youth competition running on connect2earth, the green online and mobile community.   …   | Spanish

15 Dec 2009 | News story

rainforest

Don’t hold REDD hostage in Copenhagen

After good progress in week one, concerns remain that a deal on REDD-plus (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) could yet stall on a small number of unresolved issues, or could be sacrificed because of lack of progress in other areas of the bigger deal, says IUCN. …  

15 Dec 2009 | International news release
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Julia Marton Lefevre at CSD

Copenhagen Day 9 - we are all in it together

Julia Marton Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN, was in the most famous queue in Europe with thousands of diplomats and activists in the cold Copenhagen winter. She describes a cheerful and motivated crowd, both inside and outside the conference center. …  

15 Dec 2009 | News story
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Arctic Fox

Species on climate change hit list named

The Arctic Fox, Leatherback Turtle and Koala are among the species destined to be hardest hit by climate change, according to a new IUCN review. …  

14 Dec 2009 | International news release

Rural women

Copenhagen Day 5 - Women agents of change

IUCN's Senior Gender Adviser, Lorena Aguilar, explains the importance of women as actors in the climate debate. …  

12 Dec 2009 | News story
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Terraced Fields in Viet Nam

Changing climate change from Sweden to Colombia

Copenhagen, Denmark, 11 December, 2009 (IUCN) – Conserving and managing nature as a way to adapt to the impacts of climate change can benefit both wealthy and poor countries alike, the latest IUCN report has found. …  

11 Dec 2009 | International news release
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