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An IUCN knowledge basket on the interrelationships between people and nature.
The People in Nature (PiN) Knowledge Basket (formerly Human Dependence on Nature, or HDN) provides a process of systematic data collection, analysis and documentation for landscape level assessment...
People and nature blur in the world’s indigenous languages Written by Seline Meijer. This article is published on the IUCN Blog on the Huffington Post website. Indigenous peoples from around...
Find knowledge products and tools for managing the conservation issues that involve your business
The Business and Biodiversity Programme focuses on helping businesses to adopt policies that avoid and minimise impacts on biodiversity, seek opportunities for biodiversity conservation and generate...
The private sector plays a critical role in determining how biodiversity is used and conserved, and there are clear benefits to businesses in improving environmental performance, including reduced...
From strengthening sustainable value chains to testing new approaches to measure business impacts and dependencies on nature, IUCN and Nespresso...
IUCN and Nespresso have worked together since 2010. They signed a new three-year agreement in May 2015, which will run through 2017. The main outcomes of the various engagements have been...
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This webpage highlights ongoing work related to the People in Nature (PiN) mandate carried out by IUCN, CEESP members and partners. These examples...
Malawi A project implemented by Chancellor College of the University of Malawi aims to improve food and nutrition security and increase livelihoods for rural communities in Malawi by increasing...
Vultures of Pakistan
Project title: Preparation of National Vulture Conservation Strategy Location: Nagarparkar, Tharparkar, Sindh province of Pakistan Duration: 2015 - 2016 Project background: ...
Engaging with global business
Over the past years, IUCN has gained experience in business engagements, demonstrating that companies can change the way they operate in a manner that benefits biodiversity and the lives of the...
Populations of Gyps vultures are slowly making a comeback
Project title: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) for vultures Location: Kanha Pench Corridor, Madhya Pradesh, India    Duration: 2014 – 2015 Project Background:...
IUCN facilitated strategies for seagrass conservation in Palk Bay
Project title: Community-supported management and conservation strategies for seagrass beds in Palk Bay Location: Palk Bay, Tamil Nadu, India Duration: 2014 – 2015 Project Background:...
From No Net Loss to Net Positive Impact, IUCN is promoting a net gain for biodiversity
IUCN's goal is to ensure landscape planning incorporates a mitigation hierarchy approach with a net gain target for biodiversity. This approach is key to delivering on the 2020 Aichi...
Informing environment and water management strategies in Western Australia
In 2010, the IUCN Economics Programme began working with Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO) on an ecosystem valuation study to inform the company’s environment and water management strategies for a planned...

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