Social Policy

Review of social science in conservation, and at IUCN Think-piece (prepared by GESSP and Advisers) that lays out the initial problem, case for the social sciences, and exercise. Scoping...
The Political Economy of Wildlife Crime: Social Network Analysis and other Tools Fellow: Kyle Clifton; Senior Advisor: Dr Archi Rastogi As most conservation challenges involve human dimensions,...
Since conservation most often involves negotiation of power, governance, roles, and responsibilities, perspectives, methodologies and approaches from...
In 2015, IUCN’s Global Economics and Social Science Programme established an interdisciplinary cadre of scholars, the Social Science for Conservation Programme, to investigate why, where, and how...
Our work on social policy issues aims to: Improve the understanding of the linkages between biodiversity, ecosystem goods and services, human wellbeing, livelihoods and other socio-...
A group of young men and women, surrounded by trees, hold up a white sign with blue and red writing
Every day in the early hours of 2 AM, Srean Chheurn carries his nets, traps and poles to the nearby Sre Pok river to fish. Later in the day, he goes...
Mr Chheurn is one of many Punong indigenous people living in Kbal Romeas village, north-eastern Cambodia, who rely on the Sre Pok river and forest for their daily needs such as bathing, washing...
The Chairs of CEESP seek nominations/expressions of interest for the position of Regional Vice Chair in Meso and South America. Candidates for the...
  Regional Vice Chair(s) provide leadership and guide the development and implementation of CEESP’s work within their region.  They also promote the establishment of regionally based...
Rights-based Approaches to conservation (RBA) can be understood “as integrating rights norms, standards, and principles into policy, planning, implementation, and outcomes assessment to help ensure...
Members of Indigenous communities living in or close to African World Heritage sites have highlighted how site conservation can be more effective...
Anita Lekgowa is a Bugakhwe San woman from the village of Khwai on the eastern end of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Inscribed in 2013, Okavango is a magnificent inland water way and home to some of...
Rio Doce Panel announced
Gland, Switzerland – IUCN former President, globally recognised environmentalist Yolanda Kakabadse, will Chair the new IUCN independent scientific...
The collapse of the tailings dam in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais in November 2015 resulted in 19 deaths, and severely impacted the local communities and environment in the Rio Doce watershed....
Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad
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...
IUCN recognizes that, without a peaceful, safe, and respectful setting where human lives are valued, and without livelihood security - i.e. security of tenure and access to lands, natural resources,...

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