conservation

Putting women and girls at the heart of conservation and climate action

Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a prerequisite to effective conservation, climate action and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). International agreements on biodiversity (CBD), sustainable development (Agenda 2030) and—most recently—climate change (the Paris Agreement) present new opportunities for engaging women and accelerating equitable action. From Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) processes to biodiversity strategies and […]

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The Importance of Gender Equality in Conservation: Interview

In the past, conservation policy rarely paid attention to gender issues. But this is now changing, and for a very good reason: Considering gender when planning policy helps to ensure that women benefit from the conservation action as much as men. In many countries, both women and men depend on protected areas for a living, […]

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A new online course builds capacity on gender and environment linkages

At the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam, IUCN is pleased to join efforts in the launch of a free Open Online Course on Gender and the Environment. The course is an initiative led by the GEF and Small Grants Programme in partnership with the GEF Gender Partnership, of which IUCN is […]

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World Environment Day: Honoring women environmental defenders

Photo by WECAN By Lorena Aguilar 05 June 2018 Today, as we celebrate World Environment Day there is a group without equal in deserving recognition: environmental defenders. Little is known about them, even fewer know that many of these environmental defenders, especially in Latin America, are courageous women – of which many have given their […]

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Planting roots for a sustainable and equitable future

26 April 2017 In Malawi, when asked what trees should be planted as a part of forest landscape restoration (FLR) projects, local stakeholders—predominantly male—suggested trees that provide timber, charcoal, and furniture-making materials commonly used only to provide sources of income. However, in these communities, planting trees and restoring the landscape provides opportunities and benefits for […]

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UICN Entrevistas Agua y Mujer

Please enjoy this short video prepared by UICN-ORMACC on women’s roles in water management, conservation, and education in the Goascorán Basin in Honduras and El Salvador. To find out more visit http://www.waterandnature.org/initiatives/bridge-building-river-dialogue-and-governance  

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Women and wetlands: the hidden side of conservation solutions

Women and wetlands: the hidden side of conservation solutions October 19, 2016 By Lorena Aguilar and Maggie Roth Melissa Wurramarrba, Karmelina Daniels and Daphne Daniels are three Aboriginal women rangers working as a part of the Yugal Mangi Rangers programme in the Northern Territory of Australia. There they oversee tasks such as controlled burning of […]

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Entrevista a Lorena Aguilar sobre género y conservación

Quisiéramos empezar el año compartiendo con Ustedes una entrevista a Lorena Aguilar, Consejera Mundial de Género  de UICN, que se realizó en el marco de la clausura del Grupo de Desarrollo de Capacidades en Género y Conservación,, el pasado mes de noviembre.

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