Book cover Visualizing Sustainable Landscapes

Visualizing Sustainable Landscapes

IUCN’s visualizing sustainable landscapes is a manual aimed to support the environmental community who is using visualization techniques to communicate both abstract and concrete ideas when dealing with conservation and development situations. The manual contains various visualization techniques that will facilitate communication among various stakeholders from different ethnic groups, with different levels of educations and literacy and different needs.   …  

25 Sep 2013 | Downloads - publication

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

The Duke of Cambridge and IUCN unite for wildlife

As part of his latest conservation initiative, The Duke of Cambridge brings together an unprecedented collaboration between the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and seven of the world’s most influential conservation organizations, including IUCN. …  

12 Sep 2013 | International news release

Forest & Gender Publication

Publication of Forests and Gender - available for download

Forest and Gender by IUCN in collaboration with Women’s environment and Development Organization (WEDO), USA   Edited by Lorena Aguilar, Andrea Quesada-Aguilar and Daniel D.M.P. Shaw …  

12 Sep 2013 | Downloads - publication

Couverture du Guide juridique de gestion des ressources en eau au Burkina Faso

Guide juridique de gestion des ressources en eau au Burkina Faso

Le programme Burkina Faso en collaboration avec la Commission mondiale du droit de l’environnement de l’UICN publie une guide pratique pour mettre à connaissance de tout public les dispositions législatives prises par l’État Burkinabè pour assurer la bonne gestion des ressources en eau du Pays. …  

11 Sep 2013 | Downloads - publication
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Couverture de la note d'information sur les politiques environnementales en Afrique de l'Ouest

Faire des politiques environnementales régionales un outil performant de gouvernance et d’intégration en Afrique de l’ouest

L’UICN-PACO publie une note d’information sur les politiques environnementales régionales d’Afrique de l’Ouest. Ce petit fascicule a été conçu pour faire connaitre ces politiques et présenter des pistes de réflexions identifiées en atelier régional, pour soutenir leur mise en œuvre. …   | English

11 Sep 2013 | News story
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Les barrages et l’irrigation : quels enjeux pour les petits producteurs ?

Afin de stimuler la réflexion autour de la gestion de l’eau et de la terre liée à la grande irrigation et aux grands réservoirs de barrages, l’UICN et l’IIED, à travers le programme de la Global Water Initiative (GWI), ont organisé un atelier régional à Ouagadougou du 10 au 12 juillet 2013. …  

22 Aug 2013 | News story
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Arabian Oryx

New Guidelines on conservation translocations published by IUCN

As the world’s biodiversity faces the incessant threats of habitat loss, invasive species and climate change, there is an increasing need to consider more direct conservation interventions. Humans have moved organisms between sites for their own purposes for millennia, and this has yielded benefits for human kind, but in some cases has led to disastrous impacts. In response to this complex aspect of conservation management, the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Reintroduction Specialist Group (RSG) and Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) have revised and published the IUCN ‘Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations’. …  

12 Aug 2013 | News story

Using economic tools at the landscape level

Rethinking economics, markets and incentives

Based on a review of the experiences gained during the course of LLS, this paper documents insights and lessons about using markets and incentives to strengthen forest landscapes and livelihoods. It aims to interrogate just what a ‘landscape approach’ means in economic terms, to identify how markets can be used to generate incentives to share forest benefits more equitably and sustainably, and to highlight which kinds of approaches and ‘packages’ of interventions can assist in this. …  

22 Jul 2013 | Downloads - publication

Experiences in forest landscape restoration and management

Improving ecosystem functionality and livelihood

This paper examines how interventions intended to improve functionality and productivity of forested landscapes to improve livelihoods of the poorest populations, might actually yield co-benefits in terms of biodiversity conservation. It argues in favour of a ‘landscape’ approach to achieve these co-benefits. …  

21 Jul 2013 | Downloads - publication