• World Heritage, Terres et mers australes, France Terres et mers australes françaises, France Photo: IUCN / Wendy Strahm

    Huge sub-Antarctic area among five sites recommended by IUCN for World Heritage List


    The official advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends listing four new World Heritage sites for their outstanding natural value in Brazil, France, Iceland and Iran, and approving the extension...

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    Modern food systems and family farming


    One in five people are family farmers. That’s a lot of people with tremendous collective power to influence productive systems and the environment. As they organise, they bring to life the intentions of the UN Decade on Family Farming (2019-2028), which just...

  • Kalambo Nature Reserve, Tanzania Photo: ©IUCN/Kasukura Nyamaka

    Roadmap to Tanzania’s first miombo nature reserve


    Blog by Kasukura Nyamaka. My work for SUSTAIN is based in the far western region of Tanzania, in the Sumbawanga cluster of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT). It is a resource-rich region inhabited mainly by the Fipa people...

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    The Restoration Initiative: A chance to learn from one another


    The largest-to-date Global Environment Facility supported programme to restore degraded lands kicked off in Naivasha, Kenya, where over 50 programme partners gathered for a 5-day knowledge sharing and planning workshop. The workshop offered the first real-...

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    Restoration without borders in West Africa


    West Africa remains one of the most biologically rich places on the planet, containing more than 9000 species of plants, a thousand species of butterflies, and is among the global hotspots for mammal diversity. Other species follow suit to make these...

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    MaliVerde & MaliBuluu Fund concept gains steam


    An IUCN concept for an inclusive finance fund is a finalist in the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance – 2019. We hope that this is just a start.

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    UN elevates action on ecosystem restoration – IUCN is ready


    The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) was officially adopted by the UN General Assembly. El Salvador, joined by 71 co-sponsors, sets the world on a course to massively scale up the restoration of degraded ecosystems and halt further degradation...

  • Farming plot, Mnyagala, Tanzania Photo: ©IUCN/Claire Warmenbol

    Blog: Mainstreaming inclusive green growth in Tanzania


    By Michael Kwame Nkonu. Like many countries in East Africa, Tanzania is dealing with the impacts of climate change which are often manifested in frequent and severe droughts in this part of the world. As observed in the 2003, 2005 and 2009...

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    European experts come together to focus on innovations to improve forest benefits


    Involving the right people at the right time is key to the success of any new venture. The SINCERE project has turned its focus to a broad range of European-level experts and invited their insight and experience on the development of the project’s eleven Case...

  • Representatives from 12 Asian countries met in Bangkok, Thailand on January 23-24, 2019 to exchange experiences on forest landscape restoration (FLR) and the Bonn Challenge Photo: IUCN ARO

    Forest landscape restoration in Asia – Promoting human wellbeing and ecological integrity


    Representatives from 12 Asian countries met in Bangkok, Thailand on January 23-24, 2019 to exchange experiences on forest landscape restoration (FLR) and the Bonn Challenge. The workshop, ASEAN’s Leadership in Forest Landscape Restoration: Supporting the Bonn...


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