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  • BMU IKI opens the 10 Year Conference in Bonn BMU IKI opens the 10 Year Conference in Bonn, Germany on May 5th, 2018. Photo: BMU IKI

    Germany confirms commitment to climate and biodiversity finance

    10.05.2018

    At the tenth anniversary celebration of IKI, the initiative and IUCN reflected together on the progress made in deploying Nature-based Solutions to climate change, reaffirming the role of ecosystems and biodiversity for climate action.

  • woman pointing to a map on a table, others sit Photo: IUCN

    Restoring from experience in Myanmar

    02.05.2018

    With 45% forest cover, Myanmar has some of the largest remaining forest areas in Asia. Yet, the country suffers significant annual deforestation due to over-exploitation, illegal logging, shifting cultivation, governance and institutional issues, and...

  • Uttarakhand ROAM Validation Workshop Group Photograph Uttarakhand ROAM Validation Workshop Group Photograph Photo: IUCN\ Vishnu Sharma

    Uttarakhand State validates restoration opportunities and priorities identified using ROAM framework

    25.04.2018

    In India, IUCN is piloting a study in the state of Uttarakhand, in partnership with G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development (GBPNIHESD) to assess opportunities for restoration within the state using the ROAM framework...

  • blurred people in forest with branch in foreground Photo: Craig Beatty / IUCN

    Where tropical forest governance meets the ‘Beast from the East’

    24.04.2018

    A blog by Dr. Emmanuel O. Nuesiri, international scholar and editor of a new book on responsive forest governance – a look at how forest governance has global implications for regulating climate and more.

  • The first permanent Eco-acoustic Theatre - Naturama, Denmark The first permanent Eco-acoustic Theatre - Naturama, Denmark  Photo: Alex d’Emilia

    A temple to experience the hidden breath of our protected planet

    23.04.2018

    Fragments of Extinction, a long-term environmental sound-art and science dissemination project, showcased its work at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 in Hawai‘i at the Protected Planet pavilion. The project records 24-hour sound portraits...

  • people standing in ankle high water near shore with tools and soil Photo: © D. Wodehouse

    The 'ground rules' for successful restoration: Mangrove sediments

    20.04.2018

    Once thriving, mangroves contribute to building the soil they grow on. Loose sediments are swept into mangroves with the tides and river currents, where they are trapped and supplemented with organic matter to form stable soils – a vital foundation.

  • words over landscape with trees and mountain Photo: IUCN / Patricia Ugalde

    Value for money is more than just a number: A new publication and interview with an author

    18.04.2018

    Calculating the value for money of investments in restoration is complex – but becoming clearer. Guatemala has made strides in forest landscape restoration, and IUCN played a small but significant role. A new publication explores this dynamic field.

  • Women's SHG preparing nursery beds Women's SHG preparing nursery beds in Uttarakhand Photo: IUCN / Yogeshwar Kumar

    Local women's group trained in community nursery management in Uttarakhand, India

    10.04.2018

    On 8 February 2018, IUCN, along with the Uttaranchal Youth and Rural Development Centre (UYRDC), a local NGO, organised a training session on nursery management for the Women’s Self Help Group ‘Jagdamba’ in the Bhadakoti hamlet of Chamoli...

  • A man and a young girl grasp the stem of a tree sapling and pose for a photo A student from Hnila Girl's School accepts a sapling from Khursid Alam (CODEC) and Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad (IUCN) Photo: © Shital Kumar Nath / CODEC

    Cookstoves for forest conservation in Teknaf, Bangladesh

    29.03.2018

    Teknaf Wildlife Sanctuary is crucial habitat for many species, but until recently, the forests of the peninsula and the mangroves along the bank of Naf River were the only sources of fuel wood for the nearby villages. The increased prevalence of wood cutting...

  • Bosque Pehuén: Private, Voluntary Protection in a Chilean Forest Photo: Brent Mitchell

    Bosque Pehuén: private, voluntary protection in a Chilean forest

    28.03.2018

    By Brent A. Mitchell. Chile exemplifies a growing trend in conservation: privately protected areas. While several large private conservation initiatives in Patagonia have (rightly) dominated the headlines, individuals and NGOs are voluntarily protecting...

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