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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?

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    Amplifying women’s voices through radio in Malawi


    Radio is generations old, but when combined with some ingenuity and a few modern technologies, it can accomplish great things. As farmers, foresters and providers, women have a unique understanding of the ecosystems they live alongside. A pioneering radio...

  • Sewing and candle-making: Empowering the women of Keti Bandar


    In the coastal town of Keti Bandar in Sindh Province, Pakistan, locals once cultivated red rice on mudflats which received abundant freshwater from the Indus River Delta, the fifth largest delta in the world. Red rice cultivation was a source of livelihood...

  • Women sorting waste Community-based household waste collection and sorting business “WeCycle” which is run by an engaged young Nigerian female entrepreneur, Billikis Abiola. Photo: WECF

    A future detoxified


    Ensuring gender considerations in the management of hazardous chemicals and wastes through the Gender Action Plan of the Secretariat of the BRS Conventions

  • A new Global Programme on Governance and Rights


    CEESP NEWS - By Seline Meijer The new IUCN 2017-2020 Programme strengthens its commitment to social justice, equity, transparency and inclusion by focusing one of its three key programme areas to ensure that “natural resource governance at all levels...

  • Call for Nominations/Expressions of Interest for Meso and South America Regional Vice Chair(s) for CEESP


    The Chairs of CEESP seek nominations/expressions of interest for the position of Regional Vice Chair in Meso and South America. Candidates for the Regional Vice Chair should preferably be familiar with CEESP, the Meso and South America and be committed to...

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    Tanguar Haor: A wetland in the hands of the people


    After almost a century of exclusive ownership by wealthy elites, Tanguar Haor is finally back in the hands of the people who rely on it. A 10-year initiative of the government of Bangladesh, supported by IUCN and the Swiss Agency for Development and...

  • Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Tibetan wild yak Photo: IUCN / Chimed Ochir Bazarsad

    IUCN recommends listing key habitats for species conservation as World Heritage


    The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites nominated for their outstanding natural value. IUCN also recommends danger-listing for the Cerrado Protected...

  • Wives of fishermen sharing their stories of living on the bank of the River Brahmaputra in Chilmari, Bangladesh. Photo: © Haseeb Md. Irfanullah

    Blog: Environment, Gender and Bangladesh


    IUCN’s Environment and Gender Information (EGI) platform provides evidence and knowledge to guide action toward women’s empowerment and gender equality in environmental spheres. Based on recent EGI dataset (2015−2017), this article analyses gender...

  • Women in Malawi standing in field Photo: IUCN

    Planting roots for a sustainable and equitable future


    In Malawi, when asked what trees should be planted as a part of forest landscape restoration (FLR) projects, local stakeholders—predominantly male—suggested trees that provide timber, charcoal, and furniture-making materials commonly used only to provide...


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