Social Policy

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Social Policy” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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Natural World Heritage sites face major threats, such as commercial logging, poaching, gillnet fishing and dams, according to the International Union...
“When pressures on the planet’s outstanding natural sites exceed the strong protection expected under the World Heritage Convention, additional action is needed,” says Tim Badman, Director of IUCN’s...
Koh Kong province is home to the largest mangrove forests in Cambodia, covering over 62,000 hectares and providing local communities with substantial...
In recent years, exploitation of natural resources and fisheries, lack of alternative livelihoods, destruction of coastal habitats and sand dredging have deteriorated the mangrove ecosystems, leaving...
Originally established in Thailand in 2004, the Green Fins approach, a tool for supporting adoption and implementation of best practices in the...
  Though diving and snorkeling are activities that propel economic growth of the tourism industry, irresponsible diving can negatively impact and threaten marine and coastal environments as well...
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has launched a call for proposals for small grant projects in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand,...
CEPF is a global leader in enabling civil society to participate in and benefit from conserving some of the world’s most critical ecosystems. In 2013, the CEPF Indo-Burma Regional Implementation Team...
Huanglianshan National Nature Reserve, located in Lu Chun County, southeastern Yunnan, was established in 1983 as a provincial reserve and promoted...
Funded by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), the Zoological Society of Yunnan started the initiative to inspire local students...
“APAP has made tremendous progress. It has greatly expanded its membership, and is now becoming truly regional in scope; it has a clearer identity...
The purpose of APAP is to facilitate improved conservation outcomes for protected areas in Asia, in accordance with the Sendai Charter and in support of national and regional efforts to implement the...
In the volcano-studded island of Java, the fourth largest island in Indonesia, one woman stands at the forefront of efforts to mainstream...
Indra Kertati has been the driving force behind community coastal conservation projects in rural Indonesia. She marries activism for gender equality with environmental protection and uses her...
This interview originally appeared on World Heritage, the official UNESCO publication from the World Heritage Centre, as part of a special edition on...
The World Heritage Convention is the only international legal instrument that explicitly links humans and nature. In your eyes, why it is important to consider culture and nature together? Aroha...
ARLINGTON, VIRIGNIA, USA—The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is celebrating its 15th anniversary by recognising 15 conservationists as “...
CEPF selected the Heroes from among the fund’s more than 2,000 grantee organisations around the globe. The Hotspot Heroes and the nongovernmental organisations they work for have made outstanding...
The Yellow Sea ecosystem of tidal wetlands, associated habitats and the biodiversity that depends on them is one of the  ecological wonders of the...
The vital ecosystem services provided by the Yellow Sea include fisheries, tourism, disaster risk reduction and climate change resilience.These Yellow Sea wetlands are threatened by a wide range of...
IUCN has launched a call for proposals for the management and delivery of the Project Preparation process for the ‘Sustainable Management of Peatland...
IUCN will be awarding a contract to lead the Project Preparation process resulting in the production and approval of a GEF Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Endorsement Request and a full IUCN Project...
“All ethnic peoples have the same political aspirations – peace, self-determination and environmental sustainability” - Paul Sein Twa, Karen leader...
  Today was the opening of The Community Kauhale ‘Ōiwi, a peer-to-peer meeting space at the IUCN World Conservation Congress that provides an opportunity for local and indigenous leaders to exchange...

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