Forests

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Forests” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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Sustainability and inclusion strategy for growth corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN)
Photo: IUCN / Corbett Nash Stories behind SUSTAIN       SUMMARY: IUCN is leading the Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growth Corridors in Africa (...
Blog by Kasukura Nyamaka. My work for SUSTAIN is based in the far western region of Tanzania, in the Sumbawanga cluster of the Southern Agricultural...
We have two major lakes, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Rukwa, and several rivers like Rwiche and Katuma which ensure water supply and fishing and agricultural activities. Despite the production of major...
The largest-to-date Global Environment Facility supported programme to restore degraded lands kicked off in Naivasha, Kenya, where over 50 programme...
Nearly three years in the making, The Restoration Initiative (TRI) – a partnership of three Global Environment Fund (GEF) implementing agencies (IUCN, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN and...
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) was officially adopted by the UN General Assembly. El Salvador, joined by 71 co-sponsors, sets the...
On March 1, the UN General Assembly proclaimed the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021 – 2030. The proposal was led by El Salvador which positioned the restoration of ecosystems as a key nature-...
IUCN WCEL Forests Specialist Group leads collaboration around the world to build robust legal and policy measures that address challenges to global...
  Raul Silva Telles do Valle, Chair Bio Note Photo: WCEL             Specialist Group Update (June 2018) Goals Develop and strengthen legal...
An IUCN concept for an inclusive finance fund is a finalist in the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance – 2019. We hope that this is just a...
On 20 February in Frankfurt, Germany, at a meeting of advisors of the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, a concept for a fund to scale up IUCN’s mechanism for inclusive community level...
West Africa remains one of the most biologically rich places on the planet, containing more than 9000 species of plants, a thousand species of...
Nestled amidst the bustling activity near Monrovia, a team of experts from Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone gathered with IUCN and the Manu River Union (MRU) to begin the process of...
It is with great sadness that IUCN Asia announces that conservationist Dr. Lew Young passed away on 5th March 2019. His passing is a tremendous loss...
Lew served as the manager of Mai Po wetlands in Hong Kong for many years, then as Senior Programme Officer for Asia-Oceania for the Ramsar Convention Secretariat in Switzerland, and last but not...
The main aims of the conference were to raise global awareness of the urgent need to protect Białowieża Forest, the last temperate European lowland...
A four day international conference on forests at risk, organised by the Society for Conservation Biology-European Section and University of Warsaw in cooperation with the Faculty of Forest Sciences...
In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, IUCN, through its Mangroves for the Future programme, in collaboration with the Southeast...
The toolkit aims to help coastal and fisheries management practitioners, such as programme officers and technical advisors from development and environmental agencies, develop baseline knowledge...
We are all fighters in the global battle for gender equality. And as we fast approach International Women’s Day we should rightly celebrate our...
#MeToo swept across global headlines last year, putting a spotlight on the inequalities women face in the workplace and in their livelihoods. This is a spotlight that must continue broadening to...

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