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Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

Celebrating International Biodiversity Day: Nature’s solutions for poverty reduction

Today IUCN celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity focusing on the links between biodiversity, human development and people’s livelihoods. This has special significance for every plant and animal on Earth, particularly during this International Year of Biodiversity, and comes at a time when world leaders are setting new targets to stop biodiversity loss. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

2009 Annual Report of IUCN’s Business and Biodiversity Programme (BBP) “On the Move”

This report reflects the progress made by BBP in 2009; the stories are selected to present our results in terms of delivering the planned programme activities. …  

21 May 2010 | International news release

Cultural re-generation in Cape York Peninsula

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) and the Wuthathi Land Trust have secured funding from The Christensen Fund to undertake an Indigenous cultural re-generation project on Cape York Peninsula, Australia. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Governance of protected areas and ICCAs highlighted at CBD SBSTTA, Nairobi May 2010

Governance of protected areas and ICCAs (comprising indigenous peoples' territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities) featured centrally in the discussion of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held in May 2010 and are now importantly included in the recommendation to COP 10. IUCN CEESP in cooperation with the ICCA Consortium and UNEP/WCMC organized two well-attended side events at SBSTTA on these very topics. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Community conservation areas as bulwarks against climate change

Community action is at the heart of several connectivity conservation initiatives in Australia that aim to protect biodiversity, and strengthen the resilience of ecosystems so that they can survive and adapt to climate change and other threats. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Community Conservation in Practice Workshop, Tofino, B.C., Canada, May 2010

The Global Diversity Fund (GDF), IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) co-sponsored a workshop on ‘ Community Conservation in Practice ' (CCIP) from 6 – 8 May 2010, in Tofino, British Columbia. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

The Commission farewells Glenn Switkes

The Commission farewells Glenn Switkes, a member of TGER, respected colleague, and a river warrior of unbreakable passion. …  

21 May 2010 | IUCN statement
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Project Ecotrad

CEESP member Sylvie Blangy shares her work on an Inuit/Saami comparative study on the impact of climate change on traditional livelihoods. This report is in French. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Joint PAEL-TILCEPA workshop on Protected Areas Management Evaluation and Social Assessment of Protected Areas

The Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) and the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) share a Strategic Direction on Governance, Communities, Equity and Livelihood Rights in Relation to Protected Areas which deals with social issues pertaining to Protected Areas. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

REDD and Communities Task Force calls for case studies on ICCAs and the “underlying causes of forest conservation”

The REDD and Communities Task Force of CEESP and the Global Forest Coalition have started a new initiative to map, document and promote successful examples of Indigenous and non-Indigenous community-driven forest conservation and restoration, and the incentive systems and policy frameworks that have made them work. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

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