Livelihoods

Global Forest Information Service - Global Forest Related Informationa Sharing Through a Single Gateway

In May 2004, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) agreed that the Global Forest Information Service (GFIS) should become a joint CPF initiative. In response to the request of the CPF, IUFRO, in close collaboration with FAO and CIFOR, prepared a concept paper for the further development of GFIS as a joint CPF initiative. Based on this concept paper the initiative was approved at the 13th Meeting of the CPF on 6th September 2004 in New York. Today GFIS is led by IUFRO, together with FAO, CIFOR, IGRAF and the UNFF Secretariat.

China focus: nature-based solutions to climate change

China is arguably the most important country to addressing climate change. Its efforts at increasing low carbon technology and energy reductions targets are well known, yet China contains a less-often discussed feature that will help it both mitigate and adapt to a changing climate; its tremendously diverse ecosystems. In the face of unparalleled economic growth these ecosystems are increasingly vulnerable. At the same time, the existence of such a diverse ecological base means there is great potential to implement nature-based solutions for addressing climate change in China.

Best Practices and Lessons Learned of the UNEP/GEF Siberian Crane Wetlands Project in I. R. Iran

I think there are many and many common problems btween the nature conservation projects throughout of the world that it will be very good if people to take note to a range of practical experinces and learned lessons (from the same completed projects) before development of new projects and even during impementation of current projects. This would be one of the easiest way which help to prevent and reduce of many potential mistakes practical problems. A persian proverb says: It´s needed (better) two times for living; one time to get experince and one time to live (use those expriences!).

Find and Restore the Forgotten Acres: A World of Opportunity for Forest and Landscape Restoration

More than two billion hectares worldwide offer opportunities for restoration — an area larger than South America.

With this comes substantial potential to achieve the "triple win": increasing the flow of ecosystem goods and services people need (poverty reduction, food security), strengthened resilience of communities and ecosystems (adaptation), and enhancement of carbon stocks (mitigation).

Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO): One Asia for Green Asia

We would like to organize a Workshop on establishing AFoCO (Asian Forest Cooperation Organization), a regional organization, according to the "Agreement" to be adopted and ratified by the ASEAN Member States and Republic of Korea (ROK) this year. Included in our knowledge products are the accomplishments of what we have done through cooperation between ASEAN and ROK and the progress in the establishment of AFoCO. AFoCO´s vision, objective and legal status, structure and organizational chart, and areas of cooperation will be also highlighted.

A Virtual Encyclopedia of key steppes for better understanding and biodiversity conservatioN

Global climate change as well as agricultural land degradation and reduction of productivity are aggravating the losses of steppe ecosystems, leading to deteriorating livelihoods of millions of people. Thus steppe is one of the most transformed and exploited biome, and at the same time the most underrated of the landscapes During this action participants will involve to the discussion about the steppe ecosystems service, their present status, and needs for steppe biodiversity conservation/sustainable using.

Sauvegarde communautaire des tortues marines au Bénin et en Afrique de l´Ouest

L´un des défis pour un développement durable est la protection de la diversité biologique et sa gestion rationnelle. De nos jours plusieurs espèces animales et de plantes sont en danger de disparition. Les tortues marines sont particulièrement menacées au Bénin et dans tous les pays côtiers de l´Afrique de l´Ouest pour diverses raisons dont la pauvreté ignorance des populations et la pollution marine.

Inuit Sustainable Use and Management of Arctic Species and the Role of Traditional Knowledge

The sustainable use of wildlife is one of the pillars of the IUCN´s work, and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (Canada´s national Inuit organization), along with the Inuit Circumpolar Council-Canada (ICC) and other international network partners, engage within the IUCN to promote and advance the conservation and sustainable use priorities of Inuit in the Arctic, and within a broader Indigenous context.

Urbanization on biodiversity

The effect of urbanization on plant diversity has been an important subject in urban ecology .It is predicted that in the next 15 years, the number of million-population cities will increase by 40%, and mainly arise occur in developing countries.Ecological effects brought by urbanization has been highlighted in recent years, especially researches on effects of urbanization on biodiversity being becoming a hot topic in Europe, North America, and Australia, - however, there is seldom studiesy on this topic in the developing countries are rare.

Sauvegarde communautaire du lamantin d´Afrique et promotion de l´Agriculture familiale durable au Bénin

Les zones humides du Sud-Bénin représentées par les Vallées de l´Ouémé et du Mono sont des écosystèmes dotés d´importantes ressources naturelles et d´énormes potentialités socio- économiques. Ces zones déclarées sites RAMSAR abritent plus de 50% de la population béninoise (avec des densités rarement inférieures à 150 habitants au km²) sur 10% de la superficie du territoire national. Les ressources biologiques constituant la base de toutes les activités sont utilisées de façon non durable.

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