This blog post by Steve Bernacki, independent consultant for IUCN and technical advisor, reflects on a recent trip to Kampong Thom, Preah Vihear and...
As we drive across three Cambodian provinces north of the Tonle Sap lake to meet local communities and government officials, we pass through a mixed-use landscape of rubber, mango, cashew and cassava... Read more
An IUCN knowledge basket on the interrelationships between people and nature
People benefit from flows of resources and services provided by nature, yet this relationship remains insufficiently recognized in planning and policy. People benefit from nature in terms of food... Read more
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has launched a call for proposals for projects in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Viet Nam and parts of...
CEPF is a global leader in enabling civil society to participate in and benefit from conserving some of the world’s most critical ecosystems. Since 2013, IUCN, the Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation-... Read more
Imèn Meliane is the new WCPA Regional Vice Chair for North Africa, The Middle East and West Asia (NAMEWA). Imèn describes her vision for protected...
There are about 1500 protected areas in the 22 countries of the region, but only five countries have protected more than 10% of their land. As for marine, with the exception of Jordan, no country has... Read more
Why a focus on natural resource governance? Natural resource governance refers to the norms, institutions and processes that determine how power and responsibilities over natural resources are... Read more
From 2006 to 2016, the Government of Bangladesh, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and IUCN, has managed Tanguar...
Tanguar Haor of Bangladesh, the 1031st Ramsar site, is exceptionally biodiverse. This 10,000-hectare wetland is home to 137 species of fish and 284 species of bird, which comprise 51% and 40% of the... Read more
Providing guidance on biodiversity offsets
Biodiversity offsets are a measurable way to compensate for residual impacts in development projects. While biodiversity offsets are increasingly being used by governments and... Read more
IUCN led a multi-stakeholder process that created the first-ever Performance Standard for the aluminium industry.
In 2012, the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) was launched to foster greater sustainability and transparency throughout the aluminium industry. Two years later, in December 2014,... Read more
Mission The mission of the Thematic Group on Sustainable Use and Management of Ecosystems (TG-SUME) is to explore how sustainable use can serve as a tool to manage, and where needed restore... Read more
Commonland Commonland’s goal is to realize large-scale landscape restoration with local farmers, land-users and experts, based on sustainable business cases. The company’s mission is to... Read more
Chair - Kristen Walker Painemilla (visit Chair's page here)  Deputy Chair - Ameyali Ramos Ameyali Ramos ( Mexico) is an environmental geographer who specializes in indigenous... Read more
The Specialist Group on Local Economies, Communities and Nature focuses on how economic approaches can be used to explore the relationship between...
The initial focus of Specialist Group would be rural communities, including indigenous communities, and small island states and territories, operating at the subsistence/ household and hybrid... Read more


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