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  • avenir_des_jeunes_gafsa_nature-based-solutions Photo: association avenir_des_jeunes_gafsa_ppioscan

    Building a community of practices on Nature-based Solutions in North Africa - PPI-OSCAN


    Civil society associations from North Africa in Libya, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, are promoting "Nature-based Solutions" interventions to adapt their ecosystems, protect their local biodiversity while facing societal challenges.  Learn...

  • man in foreground holding seed on plant Photo: Nadège Mazars / World Bank

    New bio-economy taking root in forests


    The current way many people use nature to produce products such as food, cosmetics or clothing is by almost any measure, untenable. What needs to happen to transform our global economy into one based on the sustainable use of biological resources? Roy Parizat...

  • small hippo standing on top of adult hippo in water Photo: IUCN / Corbett Nash

    Renaissance d'une aire protégée en République Démocratique du Congo


    Aire protégée de catégorie V et VI, le Domaine de Chasse et Réserve à Hippopotame de Mangaï en RDC dispose d’un nouveau plan d’aménagement et de gestion grâce à la conduite d’un processus participatif et inclusif approfondi.

  • man sitting on cliff with large landscape behind Photo: CD Langoya

    Making sense of natural resources governance through community perceptions in Uganda


    Local attitudes and history count. Explore learning from a social survey tool called SenseMaker® to weigh community perceptions of protected areas and governance structures in support of natural resources management in Uganda.

  • Participants during the roundtable discussion with the private sector on the sustainable management and restoration of Thailand’s forests. Photo: ©IUCN/Sushmita Karki

    Private sector role in sustainable management and restoration of Thailand’s forests


    Over forty representatives from leading private sector companies in Thailand gathered to discuss new approaches for sustainably managing and restoring Thailand’s forests. This one-day workshop, hosted by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN),...

  • man in field with others planting trees Photo: IUCN / Donatha Dukuzumuremyi

    How Rwanda became a restoration leader


    Rwanda is the Land of a Thousand Hills, but are these hills still healthy and productive? This is the story of how a small east African country took the unprecedented initiative to restore lands that had lost the ability to support people and biodiversity.

  • 80 people sitting in blue plastic chairs outside in a circle Photo: IUCN

    Communities step up to manage their natural resources


    Ghana lost about 60% of its forest cover in just over 50 years, and at the current deforestation rate of approximately 2% per year (135,000 ha/year), the situation is expected to get worse. The government has taken measures to address this, now it’s time for...

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    Unpacking the complex relationship between forest age and river flows


    As the global restoration movement gains momentum and large-scale forest landscape restoration activities are implemented, there is a need for a better understanding of the links between increasing forest cover and river flow. Does age matter?

  • Men looking at a map Photo: IBAP/ En haut!

    Where rice, mangroves and dikes connect in Guinea-Bissau


    A look at the interesting relationship between protecting and restoring mangroves and rice cultivation in Guinea Bissau

  • women looking at landscape Photo: IUCN / istock

    A landscape for everyone: interview with an author


    Landscapes are complex and sometimes difficult to envision. They might include small farmers, miners, large businesses, community forests, indigenous lands, and a host of other land users with different rights and expectations. Ensuring that diverse people’s...


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