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Featured blogs

Women's rights in  protected areas – Championing gender equality in environmental conservation policy: a blog from IUCN’s Global Gender Office  23 June

A shared Mekong: towards better cooperation –  The boom in hydropower development in the Mekong basin could affect food security – something IUCN is working to counter by facilitating dialogue in the region. 16 June 

People in nature: building bridges between indigenous communities – Indigenous peoples around the world must learn from each other to better care for nature, writes Kevin Chang, Executive Director of Hawaiian community initiative Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo. 13 June

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