Forest landscape restoration took the spotlight at a two-part high-level workshop at IUCN Congress in Hawai‘i, showcasing the experiences and commitment of Bonn Challenge pledgers and partners. Nadia Vandergriff from the University of Michigan reports on the first workshop, 3 September 2016.

The first Bonn Challenge dialogue at IUCN Congress, emceed by Stewart Maginnis (Global Director, Nature-based Solutions, IUCN), showcased exceptional leadership in forest landscape restoration (FLR) around the world. In her opening keynote, Naoko Ishii (CEO...

The IUCN Forest Pavilion at the 2016 World Conservation Congress was abuzz for four days with dialogues, videos, pleas for action and reverent reflections on forests.

The four day open-forum portion of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii, was a success. From early in the morning until late in the evening each day, the Forest Pavilion was host to over 30 sessions on forest topics ranging from...

En un encuentro en el Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza Hawai’i 2016 se conoció sobre los mecanismos que permiten cuidar la diversidad socio ambiental de los territorios indígenas en los bosques amazónicos.

En un encuentro en el Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza Hawai’i 2016 se conoció sobre los mecanismos que permiten cuidar la diversidad socio ambiental de los territorios indígenas en los bosques amazónicos. A esta propuesta se le conoce como gestión holística...

Using ecosystems to solve societal problems is the way forward, say IUCN members and United Nations representatives at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawai’i, this week.

IUCN Congress participants are mobilising around the concept of nature-based solutions (NbS). These are actions that protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems to help effectively and adaptively address societal challenges (e.g....

El proyecto, que actualmente ha logrado la atención de de 60,000 hectáreas de bosques en México, comprende una iniciativa tripartita entre gobierno, ONG y sector privado.

Durante una actividad en el segundo día del Congreso Mundial para la Naturaleza Hawaii 2016 de la UICN, representantes de Pronatura A.C., y de la Sociedad de Historia Natural del Soconusco de México, diseñaron carteles para dar a conocer el programa de...

El pasado 03 de septiembre en el Congreso Mundial para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, las organizaciones miembro de UICN: FUNDECOR, CALMECAC, Fondo CRNA y  ANCON presentaron sus experiencias de trabajo y lecciones aprendidas con proyectos de restauración forestal en América Central, manejados por cuatro mujeres líderes de Guatemala,Costa Rica y Panamá.

Experiencias de restauración de paisajes forestales: de los bosques de Centroamérica al mundo entero “La restauración forestal es un trabajo arduo que requiere de mucha participación proactiva de todos los sectores de la sociedad y compromiso de todas las...

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 3 September 2016 (IUCN) – The Government of Malawi and the Association of Guatemalan Private Natural Reserves have committed to restoring a total of 4.54 million hectares of degraded land as part of the Bonn Challenge initiative, as announced today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress currently taking place in Hawai’i. 

Today’s announcements bring the total of Bonn Challenge pledges to just over 113 million hectares committed by 36 governments, organisations and companies – exceeding the 100 million hectare milestone just five years after its launch and bringing the 150...

Nature-based Solutions are actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems, which address societal challenges (e.g. climate change, food and water security or natural disasters) effectively and adaptively, while simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits. Nature-based Solutions include approaches centred on restoration, protection, natural and green infrastructure, management and single issues, such as climate change adaptation. As such, this journey covers a wide selection of events!


You can download the Journey here  

All too often, natural resource projects are designed without regard for how local people’s needs and interests will be represented in decision-making bodies during planning and implementation. Even project designs that have built-in participatory mechanisms, such as community-based user groups or resource management committees, can have detrimental impacts on local people’s representation. Without effective representation of local people, projects risk silencing the voices of those whose support is so critical for long term success. Worse, projects can endanger local people’s natural resource rights and create inequalities and conflict within communities.


To address some of these issues, a multi-year research, practice and policy project, the Responsive Forest Governance Initiative (RFGI) was established and led by Jesse Ribot, James Murombedzi and Gretchen Walters of the University of Illinois Urbana-...

Five outstanding individuals in three natural World Heritage sites have been shortlisted as Heritage Heroes for their exceptional work in protecting some of the world's most precious natural areas.

Discover their inspiring stories and decide who will get your vote!



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