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  Project title: Community Based Sustainable Management of Tanguar Haor (Bridging Phase) Location: Tanguar Haor, Sunamganj District, Sylhet Division Project duration: September 2016 – December 2017 Project background: Tanguar...

From 2006 to 2016, the Government of Bangladesh, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and IUCN, has managed Tanguar Haor, a Ramsar site, together with local communities. Just recently, the government has decided to continue to support the co-management of this important wetland through a new programme. It is now crucial to capitalize on past experiences to make more informed decisions going forward, writes Haseeb Md. Irfanullah from IUCN Bangladesh.

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 total species of the country, respectively. In addition, the...
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  CEESP Mandate, 2017 - 2020 CEESP Bylaws Code of Conduct of IUCN Commission members  

Join us in our yearlong video series, Voices on Forests, spotlighting the expertise of thought-leaders on the issues, ideas and facts around forests. 

The nexus of people, sectors and organisations focussed on forests is complex and multifaceted, making it difficult to hear the individual gems of insight, advice and experience coming from the experts, field workers, community members, and decision makers...
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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.

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This opinion editorial, authored by Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director, IUCN Asia, highlights how women can be strong advocates for nature-based sustainable development.

In Fiyoaree, the Maldives, Leena wakes up every day just a little before sunrise for her morning prayer. She prepares breakfast for her family and gets her two children, 9-year-old Fathimah and 5-year-old Ahmed, ready for school, which starts at 7:30 a.m....
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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.  

While tremendous progress has been made by women and girls in society over the years, we still have a considerable way to journey. The fact remains that as women we still need to fight against gender disparities. We still need to address discriminatory...
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Women are part of the solution for good resource management in the Goascoran river basin, shared between Honduras and El Salvador, they work together to conserve it and to have access to water in its different uses.

Central America has not been able to guarantee quality water supply for its entire population, since there are management problems and pollution due to inadequate productive practices, lack of sanitation and wastewater treatment services. In this scenario,...
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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 International Women’s Day, we reflect on the journey toward this achievement. 

Women around the world are responsible for the management of local ecosystems and, consequently, have a huge impact on the success or failure of conservation interventions. Recognising these important but often overlooked responsibilities and building on...
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Comme il s'agit ici du premier bulletin de la Commission depuis le Congrès mondial de la nature à Hawaï, je voudrais présenter le cadre général de notre travail au cours des quatre prochaines années, et vous inviter à apporter vos contributions en tant que membres!

La CEESP est un réseau unique d'environ 1 500 volontaires qui représentent toutes sortes de disciplines, allant entre autres de la biologie à l'anthropologie, en passant par l'économie et le droit, ou encore la culture et les peuples autochtones. Notre travail représente la croisée des chemins entre conservation et développement. Il est important de reconnaître que, depuis sa création, la CEESP a été la « conscience » de l'UICN : elle a souvent permis de s'interroger sur la façon dont nous mettons en œuvre la conservation, sur les droits, la responsabilisation, l'éthique, l'économie, et d'autres aspects encore. La voix de la CEESP n'a pas toujours été accueillie chaleureusement dans les milieux de la conservation mais, au fil des années, la commission a travaillé avec acharnement pour améliorer le secteur de la conservation et les efforts de conservation dans leur ensemble. La CEESP est parvenue à atteindre ce résultat en créant des espaces permettant d'entendre différents points de vue, en réagissant aux questions de droits, de genre, de moyens de subsistance, et en exprimant et en validant l'importance des sciences sociales dans la conservation.

En tant que Commission de l'UICN, nous avons pour tâche de contribuer à la mission de l'UICN en produisant et en diffusant des connaissances, en mobilisant des soutiens, et en faisant la promotion de mesures visant à concilier la conservation de la nature...
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