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  • Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia. Photo: IUCN/Daniel Shaw

    Promoting gender equality in global forest conservation and climate change mitigation


    On the heels of last week’s global Forest Landscape Restoration Forum, IUCN highlights its projects around the world that are helping make forest landscape restoration and REDD+ more gender responsive

  • Global Goals Photo: oneorg

    Sustainable Development Goals recognise role of business


    The United Nations' new development agenda presents a historic opportunity for the private sector to actively participate in addressing the world’s global challenges, and building a more inclusive and sustainable society.  

  • The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will take place 1-10 September in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi Photo: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Kirk Lee Aeder

    Countdown begins to the world’s leading environmental summit


    Gland, Switzerland, 1 September 2015 (IUCN) – Today marks one year to the opening of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental decision-making forum that will define the future path for nature conservation.

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress Logo Photo: IUCN

    Help shape the IUCN World Conservation Forum


    We’re looking for a group of dedicated, professional and knowledgeable volunteers to serve as Technical Reviewers of Forum’s event proposals. This is a wonderful opportunity to help support and shape the upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress.

  • Building drought resilience in Uganda and Kenya Photo: © IUCN/Louisa Nakanuku-Diggs

    From drought-stricken to stewards rising


    Over 12 million hectares of productive land are lost each year due to desertification and drought, resulting in a further loss of 20 million tons of grain that could have been grown. Every year the international community marks 17 June as World Day to Combat...

  • A new report on synergies between climate mitigation and adaptation in forest landscape restoration. Photo: IUCN

    Synergies between climate mitigation and adaptation in forest landscape restoration.


    The two responses to climate change - mitigating emissions and adapting to impacts - are often pursued as separate actions. But some ecosystem-based responses, like forest landscape restoration, can serve as both mitigation and adaptation tools. A new report...

  • WCC 2016 Photo: IUCN

    Call for Contributions to the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 now open


    The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will bring together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, business, and academia with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global...

  • Balaji explaining kayking as a new way to explore local nature Photo: OMCAR Foundation

    Meet an inspiring new generation of conservationists!


    Young people all over the world are active for conserving nature, in and around protected areas. Many of them played an active role in the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney. Here, we portray some of them, acknowledging their leadership and inspiring...

  • Tiwonge I Mzumara-Gawa Photo: Tiwonge Gawa

    Protecting birds in Malawi: Young Conservationist Tiwonge I Mzumara-Gawa


    Tiwonge I Mzumara-Gawa is a volunteer Conservation and Research officer for the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM), the national partner of BirdLife in Malawi. Tiwonge has been honoured with the International Young Conservationist Award for...

  • Infographic 'Going with the Flow'. The natural capital of water, follow @IUCN_Water on Twitter Photo: ©IUCN Water Programme

    On Valuing Nature’s Water Infrastructure


    Blog by Mark Smith, Director IUCN Water Programme. Posted originally on the Economist Insight for World Environment Day 2015.


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