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[14 Feb 2012 | Topics: ]

The United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat launched the first ever International Forest Heroes Programme and Awards. Ninety nominations from forty-one different countries were received. Fifteen finalists throughout five geographic regions – Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America – were in the running for one prestigious award in each region. Their actions embody innovative and grassroots initiatives, tapping into the multiple values of forests. In a closing ceremony  at UN Headquarters in New York, people who have made special contributions to protect forests in each region of the …

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[12 Feb 2012 | Topics: ]

The 7th International Conference “Rivers of Siberia and Far East ”
Khabarovsk, Russia. May 30-31, 2012
Announcement No. 1

The Seventh International Rivers of Siberia Conference will be held on May 30-31, 2012 in Khabarovsk. The Conference is dedicated to river conservation issues in Siberia and the Russian Far East as well as other regions, sharing domestic and international experience in river conservation.
We invite you and your colleagues to participate in this conference. Please notify us of your participation via email before March 10, 2012 (please complete and send the attached application form …

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Just 5 days after US congress held China’s quest for resources, which largely omitted Sino-Russian resource trade issues, WWF Russia released English edition of a comprehensive analysis of  environmental consequences of cooperation between Russia and China presented in a collection of essays written by 18 authors coming from diverse backgrounds. RwB Coalition coordinators and experts actively participated in preparation of this book, which was published in Russian version in 2010. New English edition is supplemented with updates on most important recent developments.
SEE: Environmental Risks to Sino-Russian transboundary cooperation: from brown …