Livelihoods

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Livelihoods” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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A recently released IUCN technical brief recommends increasing investments in sustainable land management practices, as well as better cooperation...
The publication, Soil Biodiversity and Soil Organic Carbon: keeping drylands alive, drawing on practical experiences and lessons from across the globe, highlights the value of sustainable land...
A global expert network formed by IUCN as a joint initiative of the SSC and CEESP. It is uniquely placed to provide credible, sound technical advice...
The IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi) is a global expert network formed by IUCN as a joint initiative of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the Commission on...
For those who live along the coast of the Pyinbugyi Islands at the mouth of Southeastern Myanmar’s Tevoy River, fishing has always been a way of life...
According to the women who collect clams and mud crabs for subsistence, crustacean populations are also in decline. “Ten years ago the mud crabs were double the size of the ones I collect now,” said...
The Sundarbans, a vast forest in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal, are considered one of the natural wonders of the world. Lying adjacent is...
In addition to the issue of high salinity in the groundwater, there is also a shortage of above-ground fresh water. After Cyclone Aila struck in 2009, Sabkhali Canal filled with silt. It still held...
The Specialist Group on Local Economies, Communities and Nature focuses on how economic approaches can be used to explore the relationship between...
    Specialist Group ChairNick Conner - Bio The initial focus of Specialist Group would be rural communities, including indigenous communities, and small island states and...
CEESP News -- Communities Conservation Research Network (CCRN) From every part of the world (except Antarctica), over 400 people will converge on ...
The conference will bring together people from many different backgrounds – including community representatives, researchers, Indigenous organizations, governments and nongovernmental organizations. ...
In Badadiya village in Odisha, India, agriculture generates little income – yet many households are forced to rely on it for lack of viable...
From July 2016 to August 2017, the Nature, Environment, and Wildlife Society (NEWS) implemented a project, with support from Mangroves for the Future (MFF), to promote climate-smart agricultural...
CEESP News - by Osvaldo Munguia, Director of Mopawi and IUCN-CEESP Regional Vice Chair - Meso & South America Indigenous territories are usually...
Landscape on the Northern Coastal Corridor from the city of La Ceiba towards Indigenous Peoples territory in Moskitia; a stretch of circa 200 kilometers (some 125 miles) where the land has been...
On 8 February 2018, the Cambodian government announced the establishment of the Koh Rong National Marine Park (NMP) – a first for the country. The...
The road to establishing the Koh Rong National Marine Park wasn’t easy. There were many challenges, including unregulated land claims, terrestrial forest degradation, road expansion, illegal...
CEESP NEWS - by Scherl, L.M and Hahn, R.  This 2018 publication presents condensed “Lessons Learned” from five years implementation of a project...
  Developing new protected areas to contribute to the achievement of Aichi target 11 and enhancing sustainable livelihoods of local communities living in and around existing or potential protected...
Wild Life, Wild Livelihoods: involving communities in sustainable wildlife management and combating illegal wildlife trade This report, co-authored by SULi, highlights key lessons from experience...
Poaching and associated illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is devastating populations of iconic wildlife species such as rhinos and elephants, as well as a host of lesser known ones such as pangolins, some...

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