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  • 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

    19.05.2017

    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. 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

    03.05.2017

    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

    26.04.2017

    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...

  • Sugarcane grower, SUSTAIN Initiative, Tanzania Photo: Maria Ana Borges

    Empowering women in water management - International Women's Day 2017

    08.03.2017

    IUCN is committed to gender equality. To support International Women's Day, the Water Programme compiled some of their most recent efforts to empower women in decisions and actions for sustainable water management.

  • Indigenous women from the Q’echí’ Photo: © IUCN / Marco Calvo

    IUCN Director General's statement on International Women’s Day 2017

    08.03.2017

    For over a century, the world has come together on 8th March to observe International Women’s Day. Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, the world again calls for equality between men and women across all sectors of society.  

  • Four women in front of UICN sign Photo: IUCN

    Brazil paves the way for gender equity in forest and biodiversity conservation

    07.03.2017

    The gender and environment landscape is slowly changing in Brazil – after several years of concerted effort by IUCN to further gender considerations, women have taken a strong lead at the forefront of biodiversity conservation and restoration efforts. On...

  • World Wetlands Day 2017 Photo: ©Ramsar Convention

    World Wetlands Day: Strengthening resilience and collaboration to reduce disaster risk

    26.01.2017

    On February 2nd the world celebrates its wetlands – complex ecosystems that provide a wide variety of services and benefits for people and nature.  Wetlands such as estuaries, mangroves, marshes, and swamps play, beyond their biological...

  • An elevated walking path through the mangrove forest of Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia. An elevated walking path through the mangrove forest of Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia. Photo: © Steven Bernacki/IUCN

    Mangroves for the Future at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

    05.10.2016

    The MFF regional secretariat along with MFF country staff will be presenting at the upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i from 1 - 10 September.

  • Pabellón de Bosques Photo: Ronald McCarthy

    Experiencias de restauración de paisajes forestales: de los bosques de Centroamérica al mundo entero

    06.09.2016

    El pasado 03 de septiembre en el Congreso Mundial para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, las organizaciones miembro de UICN: FUNDECOR, CALMECAC, Fondo CRNA y  ANCON presentaron sus experiencias de trabajo y lecciones aprendidas con proyectos de...

  • Participants at the Oxfam IUCN Gender and Women’s Leadership in Water Governance workshop Photo: © OXFAM

    IUCN and Oxfam collaborate to enhance gender integration in the lower Mekong

    16.08.2016

    Gender integration in water governance policies received a boost in the Lower Mekong Region through a recent workshop co-organised by Oxfam and IUCN. Held from July 11 to 12 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the workshop provided a platform for knowledge-sharing and...

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