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International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

We have 25 items tagged with ‘International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’.
  • This bridge crossing the Yorkin river in the Sixaola Basin is used daily by local communities, including children on their way to school in the early morning. (Photo: Paul Aragón,©IUCN)

    EbA Evidence and Policy: Costa Rica

    IIED and IUCN are using evidence from a project in the Sixaola River Basinin  Costa Rica to support the Climate Change Directorate in the Ministry of Environment and Energy to adopt effective ecosystem-based adaptation as part of its approach to dealing with climate change

    13 December 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Workshop participants undertake a participatory resource mapping exercise for community enterprises (Photo: Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources - ANSAB)

    Forest and Farm Facility launches Phase II

    On 20 July IIED and partners will launch Phase II of the Forest and Farm Facility, the second stage of a highly successful international partnership that is providing support to forest and farm producer organisations across Africa, Asia and Latin America

    20 July 2018 | News | Food and agriculture
  • An elephant in Uganda's Murchison Falls National Park. Efforts to combat illegal trade in high-value commodities such as tusks depend largely on the support of local communities.(Photo: Jurriaan Persyn, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    New collection of publications on community engagement to tackle illegal wildlife trade

    IIED and IUCN have published case studies, a policy briefing and a toolkit to help practitioners and stakeholders build community engagement in combatting illegal wildlife trade.

    9 May 2018 | News | Biodiversity
  • The Las Trancas Valley in Chile, November 2014 (Photo: UICN / Marcelo Vildósola Garrigó)

    EbA Evidence and Policy: Chile

    In Chile, IIED and IUCN are engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders to review lessons learnt from the EPIC project on the effectiveness of ecosystem-based adaptation and disaster risk reduction, and developing clear policy recommendations to increase the uptake of these approaches. 

    21 February 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Field visit as part of the Mountain Ecosystem-based Adaptation project, Mount Elgon, Uganda (IUCN)

    EbA Evidence and Policy: Uganda

    IIED, IUCN and Uganda's Ministry of Water and Environment are using practical experience of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to improve the way EbA is integrated into national climate change policy and law

    15 February 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • A market takes place in the village of Tiogo next to the Tiogo Forest in Burkina Faso. With much of the food and hand crafts on sale from the forest, the community is dependent on the conservation of the forest to maintain their livelihoods (Photo: CIF Action, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Towards a fairer future for conservation

    Conservation at a crossroads: Phil Franks explains why conservation must take fairness more seriously

    5 September 2016 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Mangroves (Blue Carbon) in the Lamu area, on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya (Photo: Peter Prokosch)

    IIED at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

    IIED and its partners will be at this year's World Conservation Congress in Hawai'i from 1-10 September 2016

    23 August 2016 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Rhinos in the Serengeti National Park. The International Union for Conservation of Nature estimates that poachers killed at least 1,338 rhinos across Africa in 2015 (Photo: Nicholas Maxim, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    New report: local people are crucial to combating illegal wildlife trade

    A new report on combating the illegal trade in wildlife highlights the vital importance – and complexities – of involving indigenous people and local communities in conservation efforts. The report, entitled 'Beyond enforcement: involving indigenous peoples and local communities in combating illegal wildlife trade', documents a workshop in Limbe, Cameroon, in February 2016 which brought together practitioners, government officials and researchers from 12 countries to discuss how to combat illegal wildlife trade

    3 August 2016 | News | Biodiversity
  • Elephants in front of Mount Kilimanjaro. The blurring of fact and fiction, such as claims trophy hunting is driving declines of endangered species such as elephants, is fuelling a debate that could do more harm than good for conservation and for poor people (Photo: Amoghavarsha, via Google licence)

    Trophy hunting under fire

    Cecil the Lion's legacy now extends to princes and politicians, but shouldn't the poor also have a say

    11 April 2016 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Northern Ghana: a village chief learns forestry skills. Rural communities need investment to build up forest and farm enterprises and link them to markets and support networks (Photo: Treeaid, via Creative Commons)

    It's time for revolution in forest business

    Where will the investment come from to scale up successful locally controlled forestry? That was the question facing participants at a recent South-North Dialogue in Helsinki, Finland

    17 November 2014 | Blog | Forests
  • Leaders of the Southern Aberdare Conservation Network (SACN) discussing support from the Forest and Farm Facility (Photo: Duncan Macqueen/IIED)

    Taking the brakes off forest farm development in Kenya

    Kenya needs to fix a wood demand-supply gap of 12 million m³ per year. So the launch of the Forest Farm Facility in Nariobi on 6 November was timely

    11 November 2014 | Blog | Forests
  • People from Kandadji village, which is due to be flooded, meet to discuss resettlement plans (Photo: Jamie Skinner)

    Niger hosts forum on securing land rights in irrigated areas

    On 7-8 May, in the town of Konni, Niger's Minister of Agriculture will chair a national forum on legal protection of land tenure in irrigated areas. The forum will be attended by representatives from government, regional and local authorities, local groups, the private sector and civil society

    7 May 2014 | News | Land acquisitions and rights
  • This week in Myanmar, pictured, the Forest Farm Facility is funding a national exchange between forest and farm producer groups and many other producer groups (Photo: Duncan Macqueen/IIED)

    Forest and Farm Facility: Getting resources to those who matter

    Improving the participation of rural people has been in vogue for years, often with limited success. Here's one scheme that lives up to the hype by involving forest and farm producers on their own terms

    24 March 2014 | Blog | Forests
  • Trafficking of wildlife, driven by escalating demand for products such as elephant ivory, is a booming market worth US$19bn a year (Photo: Nonprofit Organizations via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

    International push to tackle illegal wildlife trade risks missing potential of sustainable use

    As UK Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to host an international conference to tackle the booming illegal transnational trade in wildlife, experts welcome the new push to address this enduring problem but warn that efforts could fail without appropriate incentives for local people's involvement.

    11 February 2014 | News | Biodiversity
  • Seaweed farming in Nusa Lembongan, Bali, is an example of an alternative livelihood project (Photo: Yeowatzup via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

    Are "alternative livelihoods" projects effective?

    Considerable sums have been spent on projects designed to provide people with alternative ways to make a living in and around protected or biodiverse areas. But do such projects work?

    4 February 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Unleashing the economic power of forest lands through producer organisations

    The plan is an outcome of a conference, aptly named 'Strength in numbers', which took

    5 December 2013 | News | Forests
  • Countryside in Guangxi Autonomous Region, China. Photo: Duncan Macqueen

    Strength in numbers: the promise of forest producer organisations

    Organisations of forest farmers have much to offer society — if they get the support they need from governments, donors, the private sector and NGOs.

    28 November 2013 | Blog | Forests
  • A beekeeper in Guatemala finds an alternative source of income. Photo: Todd Post/Bread for the World Institute

    Judging the effectiveness of alternative livelihoods projects

    Do alternative livelihoods projects work to protect, maintain or even improve biodiversity? What has worked, what hasn’t worked and why? This project aims to answer some of those questions by analysing the evidence.

    16 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • A man waters seedlings at a nursery at the Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary in Kenya managed by Wildlife Works Carbon.

    Investment guide to ‘triple win’ from locally controlled forestry

    Discussions between investors and forest rights-holders have resulted in new guidance for investments that can create a ‘triple win’ of returns for investors, livelihood security for local communities and protection for forests

    24 September 2012 | News | Forests
  • The Sumatran rhinoceros

    World Conservation Congress: key themes and a new leader to watch

    The role of markets and the green economy, and the risks of monetising nature were two key themes that emerged from the Conference.

    17 September 2012 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • The rugged coastline of Jeju Island, South Korea, where the World Conservation Congress is being held.

    IUCN World Conservation Congress begins

    At the start of the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea, IIED’s Director Camilla Toulmin, reflects on the controversies and challenges that it faces.

    6 September 2012 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • IUCN World Conservation Congress

    The IUCN World Conservation Congress is a large, conservation event held every four years.

    16 August 2012 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Local voice, global forest, local forest, global voice

    Who had heard of G3 eighteen months ago? Nobody, because it didn’t exist.Yet an alliance known as The Three Rights Holders Group has had a strong presence at COP 16 in Cancun, manning an information booth and participating in various panels.The group’s message was a simple one, advocating for sustainable forest management and locally controlled forestry as a vital component in any realistic strategy going forward to address climate change mitigation and adaptation.So who is this group and where has it come from?

    17 January 2011 | Blog | Forests
  • How to manage our fish and chips

    ‘Mind-withering stupidity’ is how UK writer George Monbiot characterised the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) decision not to protect bluefin tuna.The ‘absence of a ban’, he went on to say, ‘ensures that, after one or two more seasons of fishing at current levels, all the jobs and the entire industry are finished forever, along with the magnificent species that supported them’.

    23 March 2010 | Blog | Economics
  • Climate refugees of the future

    Bangladesh is calling for the rights of environmental refugees to be recognised as the country battles rising sea levels and chronic poverty

    30 April 2009 | Blog | Climate change
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