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  • Sobradinho Hydroelectric reservoir in northeast Brazil Sobradinho Hydroelectric reservoir in northeast Brazil at very low water capacity during the drought in 2015. Photo: Marcello Casal Jr Agência Brasil CC3.0

    IUCN Director General's statement on World Water Day 2018


    From Cape Town to Bangalore, water shortages are a growing global menace, driven by rising demand worldwide and a warming climate. As the search for practical, cost-effective solutions intensifies, we cannot afford to ignore the important contribution nature...

  • people standing around a green sign wearing white hats Photo: IUCN / Adriana Vidal

    Global headway for Bonn Challenge at Brazil and the Republic of Congo events


    Major high-level Bonn Challenge events moved global forest landscape restoration action forward last week – from a joint strategy to pursue implementation financing in Central Africa to a pledge that nearly doubles that of one of the Bonn Challenge’s most...

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    32 forest experts share their voices


    From March 2017 to March 2018, 32 professionals shared their thoughts and expertise on forests in 30-second clips. Here is your chance to hear their stories.

  • Betula chichibuensis. Photo: Kirsty Shaw, BGCI

    Botanists work together to assess the world’s tree species


    Today we celebrate the UN International Day of Forests by highlighting the partnership of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), in a project that unites the world’s botanists.

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    How forests help cities manage water


    Forests and trees play a crucial role in managing urban flooding and protecting drinking water supplies. To maximise these benefits, nature-based solutions, such as street trees and forests, are essential for resilient cities and effective partnerships should...

  • Photo: pixabay/creative commons/PaigeH

    Innovations in forest landscape restoration to top agenda at Bonn Challenge roundtable


    March 16-17, Foz do Iguacu, Parana, Brazil will host prominent restoration leaders from around the world to move the Bonn Challenge agenda into the next chapter along the path to its 350 million hectare restoration goal. 

  • lake in background with agriculture and shacks in foreground Photo: iStock / IUCN

    Toward restoration progress in Central Africa and beyond


    The 3rd African Regional High-Level Roundtable on the Bonn Challenge will take place this week (14-15 March) in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. This forum provides a unique opportunity to discuss issues and stimulate actions with partners supporting forest...

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    A gender specialist’s view of responsive forest landscape restoration


    Gender equity is a driving force for effective, equitable and sustainable environmental solutions. How do we ensure the forest landscape restoration and the restoration opportunity assessment methodology are gender responsive?

  • Anastrangalia sanguinolenta. Least Concern. Frédéric Chevaillot Anastrangalia sanguinolenta, assessed as Least Concern. Photo: Frédéric Chevaillot

    Loss of old trees threatens survival of wood-dependent beetles – IUCN Red List


    Brussels, 5 March 2018 (IUCN) – Almost a fifth (18%) of European saproxylic beetles assessed so far are at risk of extinction due to ongoing decline in large veteran trees across Europe, a new IUCN report has found.

  • Photo: IUCN / Pauline Buffle

    Preparing for the next step: Financing REDD+


    Now that much of the basic infrastructure for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) has been established, it’s time to get our finances in order to take the next steps.


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