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The IUCN Vietnam shared information on FLEGT with NGOs in Hanoi.

Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Analysis Identifies Ways to Improve Understanding and Increase Legality

If a tree is cut down illegally, but no one knows the law, did it make a sound? Riddle aside, the IUCN Vietnam is attempting to address that exact problem. In 2008, The European Union created a FLEGT action plan as a way to cut down on illegal logging. However, in Vietnam, there is a lack of understanding and awareness of the FLEGT action plan. The IUCN Vietnam has been working hard to raise awareness and increase the legality of FLEGT. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story
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Some members of the IUCN Vietnam staff enjoy drinks at a farewell party.

Staff News

The recently restructured IUCN Vietnam is entering a new period of productivity. As the amount of staff has been streamlined, each member has taken on more responsibility.

 
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29 Sep 2009 | News story
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The Time for Biodiversity Business

Biodiversity can make a good business. Business can also be very good for conservation. These are the findings of a recent survey of 80 IUCN Members. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

TEEB: The economic case for investing in ecosystems

Investing in the Earth’s ecosystems can counter climate change and help climate-proof vulnerable economies, saving trillions of dollars, says the latest update from TEEB. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

No Mining in Mount Nimba World Heritage Site

No Mining in Mount Nimba World Heritage Site

Tata Steel has agreed not to carry out mining in Mount Nimba World Heritage Site. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Red Sea, White Coral?

Red Sea, White Coral?

What is the potential effect of climate change on Red Sea Coral reefs and tourism in Egypt? Kuoni, HEPCA, IUCN and local tour operators are working in partnership to address this issue. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

People

People

After 30 years, Jeff McNeely has retired from his role as Chief Scientist at IUCN. We pose three questions to Jeff about conservation and the private sector. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

The Time for Biodiversity Business

Clean water for São Paulo

A supply of clean water to the city of São Paulo through incentive-based conservation: that is the objective of Fundação O Boticário de Proteção à Natureza. This IUCN member in Brazil works with private sector partners to achieve this. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Your meal can make a difference

Your meal can make a difference

Customers who dined at New York restaurant Il Buco on April 22 probably don’t imagine how far their generous donations went. Thousands of kilometres away, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Payaguaje family benefitted from this support and were able to establish a community-based tourism initiative. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

Experts at Fingertips

Experts at Fingertips

The free Ecosystem Services Experts Directory is on line. This public online directory allows business leaders, journalists, and governments to locate and contact specialists in ecosystem services. …  

29 Sep 2009 | News story

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