Social Policy

Bovids in the distance go to drink at a river flows across a flat grassland
Project title: Ecosystem Based Sustainable Management of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Nijhum Dwip Seascape Location: Nijhum Dwip, Noakhali, Bangladesh Project Duration: ...
Participants ask questions and describe their own experiences
To address concerns of gender equity and women’s involvement in safeguarding water resources, the IUCN Building River Dialogue and Governance (BRIDGE...
The objective of the forum was to provide a platform for exchanging experiences, and to align the activities of Oxfam, IUCN and their partners, in order to create a positive impact and promote gender...
A narrow swath of field lies between two forested areas, with a red-roofed pagoda towards the back and a view of the sea
With a total area of 3.7 hectares (roughly the size of 5 football pitches), the coastline in front and the famous Hai Tang pagoda in back, the Pagoda...
Once used for rice cultivation, the fields were abandoned due to water scarcity and rapid population expansion. Several businesses expressed interest in developing the area to accommodate the 1,700...
From 5-8 November, the Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) will be hosting a technical workshop on human-wildlife conflict (HWC). This is the...
The workshop is being jointly organised by the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB), IUCN Asia and APAP, with financial support from the Japan Ministry of Environment and the RGoB. Technical support...
Mapping out SAGCOT's future
Building momentum for SUSTAIN-Africa in Tanzania and Mozambique
Working in partnership with government and civil society, IUCN’s Global Business and Biodiversity Programme is leading the business outreach for SUSTAIN-Africa, an initiative to facilitate greening...
Chair - Kristen Walker Painemilla (visit Chair's page here)  Deputy Chair - Ameyali Ramos Ameyali Ramos ( Mexico) is an environmental geographer who specializes in indigenous...
Sixaola, Costa Rica-Panamá
Project AVE (Adaptation, Vulnerability and Ecosystems(2015-2018) The project’s main objective is to collect, synthesize and use existing evidence on the benefits derived from ecosystem-based...
Every day in the early hours of 2 AM, Srean Chheurn carries his nets, traps and poles to the nearby Sre Pok river to fish. Later in the day, he goes...
Mr Chheurn is one of many Punong indigenous people living in Kbal Romeas village, north-eastern Cambodia, who rely on the Sre Pok river and forest for their daily needs such as bathing, washing...
Women building a hut
Why a focus on natural resource governance? Natural resource governance refers to the norms, institutions and processes that determine how power and responsibilities over natural resources are...
Well-known for its importance as a breeding site for water birds, Pulau Dua was established as a nature reserve in 1937. Unfortunately,  in recent...
Mangroves act as a natural barrier between land and sea and prevent coastal erosion. They also provide shelter for marine wildlife. Udin is one of many fishermen in the area who suffered the...
Pampa Dolui is from Udayan, a small village among the mangroves of Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha, India. Her early childhood memories are of...
Besides extreme weather, communities in Odisha also faced other challenges – especially in recent years. “People don’t work anymore. Everyone now is renting out their fields for shrimp cultivation,...
Read the March 2017 CEESP Newsletter here CEESP is a unique network of approximately 1,500 volunteers representing disciplines from biology and anthropology, economics and law, to...

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