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  • 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...

  • Woman carrying Water container Photo: IUCN

    USAID and IUCN Partner to Advance Gender in the Environment

    22.03.2018

    Noting World Water Day and reflecting on International Women's Day movements and Women's History Month in a number of countries, USAID and IUCN examines its partnership on Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), which aims to improve development...

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    32 forest experts share their voices

    21.03.2018

    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.

  • woman with blue shirt and sunglasses standing in front of women and children Photo: IUCN

    A gender specialist’s view of responsive forest landscape restoration

    06.03.2018

    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?

  • Women sitting on blanket with new radio Photo: IUCN

    Amplifying women’s voices through radio in Malawi

    09.02.2018

    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

    05.02.2018

    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

    18.10.2017

    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

    12.08.2017

    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

    10.08.2017

    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...

  • Community members committed to strengthening their governance are participating in a meeting at the village level Photo: © IUCN / Md. Mehedi Hasan

    Tanguar Haor: A wetland in the hands of the people

    30.05.2017

    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...

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