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World Water Day, 22 March 2011: "Water for Cities - Responding to the urban challenge"

World Water Day: thirsty cities

Coping with the growing water needs of cities is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. Half of the world’s population now lives in cities and it’s estimated that within two decades that will increase to nearly 60% of the population, or 5 billion people. …   | French | Spanish

22 Mar 2011 | News story

Women participating in an FAO Farmer Field School focusing on tree planting in Kitui District, Kenya

International Women’s Day – women in forest communities need louder voice

To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March 2011, IUCN is calling for women in forest communities to be given more control of the management of forests and to be involved in decisions relating to them. …  

08 Mar 2011 | News story

الدليل التدريبي للنوع الاجتماعي والتغير المناخي 
Gender and Climate Change Manual Arabic

Arab Women step up to change climate change

In a region that is burdened with conflict, water scarcity and environmental degradation, the role of women as agents of change in this part of the world is crucial and needs to be strengthened, especially when it comes to their role in reducing impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities. …  

08 Mar 2011 | News story
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arborvitae 43: Intégration de l’égalité des genres

arborvitae Issue 43 - Attending to gender

  • Women and forest ownership: Providing secure tenure rights to both genders can promote sustainable forest management and poverty alleviation.
  • Feature: Now is the time for the forestry and environment community to recognize that women are primary stakeholders of forest management schemes.
  • Women and community forestry: Women spend significantly more time in forests than men do.
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08 Mar 2011 | News story

Gender empowerment in Azraq, Jordan

Women and Water

International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. …  

08 Mar 2011 | News story

White-collared peccary

Finding a better way

In one of the biologically richest places on earth, IUCN Members are helping to provide people with alternatives to income from the illegal wild meat trade that is threatening local wildlife. …   | Spanish

28 Feb 2011 | News story

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

Changing lives in Guatemala

In Guatemala IUCN is fostering positive change by uniting landscape restoration with poverty reduction. It does this through its Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS), combining incentives and employment creation, environmental governance and market development. …  

20 Jan 2011 | News story

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Woman carrying wood and leaves

What has gender got to do with biodiversity?

Gender equality is fundamental to sustainable development and to attaining the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, including the eradication of poverty and hunger. This is the aim of gender mainstreaming, which focuses on shifting the existing power relationships, and bringing the roles and needs of women and men high on the development agenda. …  

25 Oct 2010 | News story

Training Manual

Training local communities on gender and climate change in Jordan

Amman, Jordan, 1 August 2010 – Realizing the negative impacts of natural disasters and environmental changes on vulnerable communities and the essential role that women can play in reducing those vulnerabilities, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the Arab Women Organization in Jordan recently conducted a training course on gender and climate change for community based organizations (CBOs) and women groups, empowering them to be the catalysts of change in their communities. The training was held from Aug. 1-5, 2010 in Jordan and was funded by the Global Women Fund. …  

01 Aug 2010 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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