Social Policy

Recognising the significant and detrimental economic, environmental, security-related, and social impacts of the illegal trade in wildlife, 42...
Represented by a high-level global and regional delegation, IUCN reaffirmed its commitment to combating illegal wildlife trade at the Conference. “IUCN remains firmly committed to turning back the...
Sunset over Bhitarkanika
Are you working in conservation? In forest, marine, climate change areas or others? Has water made an unexpected appearance in your work? Then we are...
You may be focusing on protected areas, or nature based livelihoods, or forest management, or climate change adaptation….or one of many other conservation topics, yet you are finding yourself...
Delivery of equipment
More than half the 155,000 population in Tien Lan District, Viet Nam are women who derive incomes mainly from agriculture and aquaculture. Past...
Developing alternative livelihoods for communities in these areas of mangrove deforestation is seen as a crucial step to protecting valuable mangrove forests. Through an alternative livelihood...
Boat Renovation on Inani Beach Cox’s Bazar
Home to a golden sand beach, towering cliffs, amazing surf, rare conch shells and colorful pagodas, Cox’s Bazar should long ago have been on the map...
Cox’s Bazar is best known for having the longest beach in the world – a 120 km of continuous sandy shore running the length of the coastline. The town is named after Lieutenant Cox, an officer of the...
Elephant foot prints close to a solar electric fence at Barahatia, Chittagong, Bangladesh
A recent post has highlighted how innovative technologies can help manage human-elephant conflicts in Bangladesh. Introduced lately, solar electric...
Recently, IUCN published a blog on human-elephant conflict (HEC) management through innovative approaches – including erecting solar electric fences in Bangladesh. When this article was...
Rita Rani poses for a photo with Mele, which is a raw material for cottage-craft now locally grown by women’s community enterprise in Shyamnagar, Bangladesh © IUCN Bangladesh and Nabolok Parishad
This blog, published in Thomson Reuters Foundation News, highlights how MFF harnesses the natural functions of ecosystems and women’s strength in...
Near the Sundarbans, Bangladesh, home to the largest mangrove forest in the world, Promila makes her living by making mats out of a grass-like wetlands plant called ‘reed’. Depending on size, these...
Attendees at the IUCN-USAID project launch ceremony
On November 10, IUCN organised a project launch ceremony in Karachi, Pakistan for a USAID-funded project titled "Integrated Approach to Education,...
The ceremony was attended by representatives from the Sindh government, IUCN members, academia, conservation experts and the media. The project will focus on raising awareness among coastal...
Na Hang lake, Na Hang district, Tuyen Quang province in Vietnam a WARECOD project site
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Indo-Burma region will enter the new year with renewed optimism after making significant...
Active in the region since 2008, CEPF’s Indo-Burma portfolio now includes 125 grants (60 large and 65 small) worth over US$ 10.7million spread across the six countries of the hotspot: Myanmar, Lao...
Agricultural land in the Delft Island, Sri Lanka
Through Mangroves for the Future (MFF), coastal conservation in Asia will enter the new year with renewed optimism after making significant progress...
Active in the region since 2007, MFF’s portfolio now includes 294 small grant projects, eight medium grant projects, 10 large grant projects and five regional grant projects worth over US$ 4 million...
Ejido Conquista Campesina, México
By Peter Newborne and James Dalton. As we wait to see if President-elect Donald Trump upholds his campaign pledge to tear up the Paris climate...
First published on Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 11 January 2017 Not responding to climate change could make it ever harder for U.S. businesses to access the water they need...
Integrated mangrove-shrimp farming, Ca Mau, Viet Nam
Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have designed a new low-cost mechanism that...
Under the mechanism, mangrove mapping and monitoring are implemented using low-cost tools such as GPS units, smartphones, and free software and online platforms. Carbon stocks are estimated using two...
On February 2nd the world celebrates its wetlands – complex ecosystems that provide a wide variety of services and benefits for people and nature. ...
'Wetlands and disaster risk reduction' is the theme of World Wetlands Day 2017 (WWD17). Spearheaded by the Ramsar Convention, WWD17 will focus on how wetlands can be protected, restored,...

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