• Community members committed to strengthening their governance are participating in a meeting at the village level Photo: © IUCN / Md. Mehedi Hasan

    Tanguar Haor: A wetland in the hands of the people


    After almost a century of exclusive ownership by wealthy elites, Tanguar Haor is finally back in the hands of the people who rely on it. A 10-year initiative of the government of Bangladesh, supported by IUCN and the Swiss Agency for Development and...

  • Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Tibetan wild yak Photo: IUCN / Chimed Ochir Bazarsad

    IUCN recommends listing key habitats for species conservation as World Heritage


    The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites nominated for their outstanding natural value. IUCN also recommends danger-listing for the Cerrado Protected...

  • Wives of fishermen sharing their stories of living on the bank of the River Brahmaputra in Chilmari, Bangladesh. Wives of fishermen sharing their stories of living on the bank of the River Brahmaputra in Chilmari, Bangladesh. Photo: © Haseeb Md. Irfanullah

    Blog: Environment, Gender and Bangladesh


    IUCN’s Environment and Gender Information (EGI) platform provides evidence and knowledge to guide action toward women’s empowerment and gender equality in environmental spheres. Based on recent EGI dataset (2015−2017), this article analyses gender...

  • Women in Malawi standing in field Photo: IUCN

    Planting roots for a sustainable and equitable future


    In Malawi, when asked what trees should be planted as a part of forest landscape restoration (FLR) projects, local stakeholders—predominantly male—suggested trees that provide timber, charcoal, and furniture-making materials commonly used only to provide...

  • Sugarcane grower, SUSTAIN Initiative, Tanzania Photo: Maria Ana Borges

    Empowering women in water management - International Women's Day 2017


    IUCN is committed to gender equality. To support International Women's Day, the Water Programme compiled some of their most recent efforts to empower women in decisions and actions for sustainable water management.

  • Indigenous women from the Q’echí’ Photo: © IUCN / Marco Calvo

    IUCN Director General's statement on International Women’s Day 2017


    For over a century, the world has come together on 8th March to observe International Women’s Day. Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, the world again calls for equality between men and women across all sectors of society.  

  • Four women in front of UICN sign Photo: IUCN

    Brazil paves the way for gender equity in forest and biodiversity conservation


    The gender and environment landscape is slowly changing in Brazil – after several years of concerted effort by IUCN to further gender considerations, women have taken a strong lead at the forefront of biodiversity conservation and restoration efforts. On...

  • World Wetlands Day 2017 Photo: ©Ramsar Convention

    World Wetlands Day: Strengthening resilience and collaboration to reduce disaster risk


    On February 2nd the world celebrates its wetlands – complex ecosystems that provide a wide variety of services and benefits for people and nature.  Wetlands such as estuaries, mangroves, marshes, and swamps play, beyond their biological...

  • An elevated walking path through the mangrove forest of Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia. An elevated walking path through the mangrove forest of Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia. Photo: © Steven Bernacki/IUCN

    Mangroves for the Future at the IUCN World Conservation Congress


    The MFF regional secretariat along with MFF country staff will be presenting at the upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i from 1 - 10 September.

  • Pabellón de Bosques Photo: Ronald McCarthy

    Experiencias de restauración de paisajes forestales: de los bosques de Centroamérica al mundo entero


    El pasado 03 de septiembre en el Congreso Mundial para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, las organizaciones miembro de UICN: FUNDECOR, CALMECAC, Fondo CRNA y  ANCON presentaron sus experiencias de trabajo y lecciones aprendidas con proyectos de...


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