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Indigenous and traditional peoples have often been unfairly affected by conservation policies and practices, which have failed to fully understand the rights and roles of indigenous peoples in the... Read more
The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites...
Three biodiversity sites recommended for inscription In the evaluations released today, IUCN recommends two proposals to inscribe natural areas on the World Heritage List, as well as one extension... Read more
In collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), the Government of France and the...
A summary by the Permanent Observer Mission of IUCN to the United Nations The event was part of the Knowledge Dialogue Series that IUCN and WCS have been hosting at the United Nations throughout... Read more
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, welcomed a recent report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Environment and Human Rights, Prof...
This is the first-ever UN report acknowledging that the loss of  biodiversity undermines human rights, for example by reducing agricultural and fisheries outputs, negatively affecting health or... Read more
IUCN is committed to gender equality. To support International Women's Day, the Water Programme compiled some of their most recent efforts to empower...
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Five outstanding individuals in three natural World Heritage sites have been shortlisted as Heritage Heroes for their exceptional work in protecting...
“All ethnic peoples have the same political aspirations – peace, self-determination and environmental sustainability” - Paul Sein Twa, Karen leader...
  Today was the opening of The Community Kauhale ‘Ōiwi, a peer-to-peer meeting space at the IUCN World Conservation Congress that provides an opportunity for local and indigenous leaders to... Read more
The community E Alu Pū Global Gathering (28-31 August 2016), hosted by the E Alu Pū network and convened by Kua’ Āina Ulu ‘Auamo (KUA), started on 28...
The community E Alu Pū Global Gathering (28-31 August 2016), hosted by the E Alu Pū network and convened by Kua’ Āina Ulu ‘Auamo (KUA), started on 28 August in a campsite at the Queen Liliuokalani... Read more
On February 2nd the world celebrates its wetlands – complex ecosystems that provide a wide variety of services and benefits for people and nature. ...
'Wetlands and disaster risk reduction' is the theme of World Wetlands Day 2017 (WWD17). Spearheaded by the Ramsar Convention, WWD17 will focus on how wetlands can be protected, restored,... Read more
Enrolment is now open for the first World Heritage Leadership course, which will focus on “Addressing Nature-Culture Interlinkages in Managing World...
The course will take place in Norway’s World Heritage site Røros Mining Town and the Circumference from 6 to 16 June 2017. The deadline for applications is 31 March. Part of World Heritage... Read more
It is no coincidence that areas of linguistic and ethnic diversity are also areas rich in biodiversity. Most of the world’s languages are spoken by indigenous and other tribal peoples in countries... Read more
Challenges and opportunities for the engagement of indigenous peoples and local communities in REDD-plus Indigenous peoples and climate change “…Indigenous peoples (IP) face specific challenges... Read more

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