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Logging truck, Liberia

REDD discussions at full throttle in Poznan

The topic of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degredation (REDD) is shaping up to be one of the most prominent features of this climate conference. REDD discussions are not only attracting a lot of attention and interest, they are also progressing rapidly. …  

04 Dec 2008 | News story

A close shot of medicinal plant Yarsa Gomba (cordyceps sinensis)

TRAFFIC Releases New Report on the Rising Wildlife consumption in China

TRAFFIC’s yearly snapshot of wildlife trade in China was released on 10 November 2008 and it shows that in the past year, China has contributed to the illegal timber trade in Africa, increased its trade in herbal medicines and increased its consumption of wildlife. …  

04 Dec 2008 | News story

Mr. Stewart Maginnis presenting in “International Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Linkage to Climate Change"

IUCN-China Co-sponsors "International Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Linkage to Climate Change”

Going beyond just planting trees, the benefits of forest restoration include addressing climate change, conserving biodiversity, and protecting the world's water supplies. Discussed in the international workshop, “International Workshop on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Linkage to Climate Change,” is how Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) can tackle environmental issues facing China. …  

04 Dec 2008 | News story

Kien Giang Province is home to HVL's Hon Chong quarry site.

Chuyến đi thực địa xây dựng dự án ở Kiên Giang

Bốn chuyên gia của IUCN Viet Nam, Holcim Viet Nam Limited (HVL) và Viện Sinh học Nhiệt đới (ITB) đã có một chuyến đi công tác tới Kiên Giang nơi có một số điểm khai thác đá chính của công ty sản xuất xi măng Holcim nhằm xây dựng những nguyên tắc cho một chương trình hợp tác bảo tồn đã được các bên lên kế hoạch. …  

03 Dec 2008 | News story

Kien Giang Province is home to HVL's Hon Chong quarry site.

Field Trip to Formulate Projects in Kien Giang

Four experts from IUCN Viet Nam, Holcim Viet Nam Limited (HVL) and the Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB) are embarking on a tour of the province that houses some of the cement producer’s main national quarrying sites to settle the terms of a conservation collaboration planned between the two organisations. …  

03 Dec 2008 | News story

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands with Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General and other participants

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix celebrates 30th anniversary of IUCN Netherlands Committee

The IUCN Netherlands Committee turned 30 – and Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands came to celebrate at a symposium on “Ecosystems and Human Society in the 21st Century” held in Amsterdam. …  

03 Dec 2008 | News story

Kien Giang Province is home to HVL's Hon Chong quarry.

Field Trip to Formulate Projects in Kien Giang

Four experts from IUCN Viet Nam, Holcim Viet Nam Limited (HVL) and the Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB) are embarking on a tour of the province that houses some of the cement producer’s main national quarrying sites to settle the terms of a conservation collaboration planned between the two organisations. …  

03 Dec 2008 | News story

Mangroves on the border to Myanmar

Climate change is the problem, nature - the solution

Four years after the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami devastated the Asian coast, the need to restore, protect and invest in coastal ecosytems is clear. The difficult task to bring together different agencies, sectors and countries who are addressing today's challenges related to climate change and overpopulation, is now the responsibility of the unique multi-partner initiative called Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and led by IUCN and UNDP. …  

03 Dec 2008 | Video

Illegal irrigation in the Zarqa River, Jordan

All we need is water

Extreme water scarcity is not the only problem Jordan is currently facing. Combined with poor water management though, it might be the worst. When both water quantity and quality are inadequate, health and environmental hazards can reach alarming levels. …  

03 Dec 2008 | Video

TACARE project - the Jane Goodall Institute

Save nature to fight climate change and reduce poverty

Rising sea levels, violent storms, melting glaciers, droughts and floods – all caused by global warming – will spell misery for millions of people, as they lose their homes, food and drinking water. …  

02 Dec 2008 | News story

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