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Sustainable Financing Roundtable Meeting

Sustainable financing needed to preserve environment

Government officials from Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand held discussions last week about promoting sustainable financing to ensure enough funding to protect the environment and livelihoods of villagers. 

04 Mar 2008 | News story

World Wetlands Day, 2 February 2008, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Vientiane Observes World Wetlands Day

IUCN Lao joined in this years celebrations of Ramsar's World Wetlands Day, with the theme 'Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People'.

04 Mar 2008 | News story

Programme régional 2009 - 2012: Façonner un avenir durable en Afrique Centrale et Occidentale

Programme régional 2009 - 2012: Façonner un avenir durable en Afrique Centrale et Occidentale

Ce programme quadriennal est le premier à réunir l'Afrique Centrale et l'Afrique Occidentale en une seule dynamique régionale. Il contribue entièrement au programme mondial 2009 – 2012 de l'Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature et en reprend la structure et les objectifs. Ce programme est celui de l'ensemble des composantes de l'UICN – secrétariat, membres et commissions – présenté au Congrès mondial de la nature à Barcelone en octobre 2008.
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03 Mar 2008 | News story

Foro Regional sobre Transformación de Conflictos Socioambientales, Quito, Ecuador.

Foro sobre Transformación de Socioambientales construyó una agenda para la región

América Latina requiere programas de fortalecimiento de capacidades que atiendan el contexto de inequidad y asimetrías de poder, fue una de las principales conclusiones del evento.  

03 Mar 2008 | News story

Fisherwomen in an ecotourism project in Central America.

IUCN makes the difference in the Commission on the Status of Women

52 Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and Climate Change recognizes the topic of gender and climate change as an important gender issue. Experts argued that practical solutions to the escalating global warming crisis hinge on women's participation in all aspects of the climate change debate, including mitigation and adaptation strategies. …  

29 Feb 2008 | International news release

Logging truck

China important to African timber producers

China’s role in Africa’s timber trade is an important one. Although imports from Africa make up a small proportion of China’s total timber imports, China is the main destination of up to 90% of timber for some producer countries on the continent. …  

29 Feb 2008 | News story

Logging truck, Malaysia

Illegal logging estimated to cost world more than US$10 billion pa

Illegal logging is estimated to cost the world more than US$10 billion annually – more than six times the total amount of development assistance directed towards sustainable forest management. …  

29 Feb 2008 | News story

A radiated tortoise skirting the precipice brink above the Indian Ocean at Cap Ste. Marie in southern Madagascar.

Madagascar Turtle Vision

More than 80 conservation specialists from Madagascar and 12 other countries met in Antananarivo, Madagascar, from January 14-17, 2008 to carry out an IUCN Red List assessment of the conservation status of Madagascar’s turtles and tortoises  

29 Feb 2008 | International news release

Lead mining adjacent to Thung Yai National Park, Thailand

Provide your views to IUCN and ICMM on the Dialogue

IUCN and ICMM have been engaged in a Dialogue since 2002 with the purpose of creating a platform for communities, corporations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments to discuss and seek the best balance between the protection of important ecosystems and the social and economic importance of mining. IUCN and ICMM committed themselves to discussing a full range of issues with the objective of enhancing the contribution of the mining industry to biodiversity conservation. The overall purpose of the review -- commissioned jointly by IUCN and ICMM -- is to review the quality and effectiveness of the IUCN-ICMM Dialogue. …  

29 Feb 2008 | News story

Children Playing at Zarqa River

REWARD, a new name for the regional water programme

The Regional Water Resources & Drylands Programme (REWARD) is the new name for the West Asia/Middle East Regional Water Programme. "This new name expresses the idea that water and drylands ecosystems must be REWARDing to local people, while people have to REWARD or value their ecosystems. At the same time, the Arabic translation of REWARD, "Mukafa'a" also implies the benefit of win-win situation." According to Peter Laban, IUCN REWARD Programme Coordinator.  He added that taking care of your ecosystems provides an important price as a REWARD to your own life!" …  

27 Feb 2008 | News story

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