forests

IUCN launches gender training package at World Conference on Ecological Restoration (SER 2017)

From August 27 to September 1, 2017, 1,500 delegates from intergovernmental organisations, governments, research institutes, NGOs and the private sector will gather in Foz do Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil for a conference hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), Brazilian Society for Ecological Restoration (SOBRE) and the Ibero-American & Caribbean Society for Ecological Restoration (SIACRE). […]

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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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Brazil paves the way for gender equity in forest and biodiversity conservation

7 March 2017 The gender and environment landscape is slowly changing in Brazil – after several years of concerted effort by IUCN to further gender considerations, women have taken a strong lead at the forefront of biodiversity conservation and restoration efforts. On International Women’s Day, we reflect on the journey toward this achievement. Women around […]

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A Journey of Gender-related events at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

A Journey of Gender-related events at the IUCN World Conservation Congress   Events coordinated by IUCN GGO Events participated in by IUCN GGO Other gender-related events worth checking out! Friday, September 2: 5:00-7:00pm: Engaging the other half: practical things you can do to integrate women into natural resource management projects IUCN GGO, Conservation International, The […]

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UNCCD COP12: Gender Responsive Forest Landscape Restoration

UNCCD COP12: Gender Responsive Forest Landscape Restoration Today more than 1.6 billion people in the world rely heavily on forest resources for their livelihoods. Forests provide us with clean water, regulates climate and protects biodiversity as well as it is source of income, fuel and food. Fifty percent of these 1.6 billion people are women. […]

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GGO participates in Stakeholder Engagement and Governance Session at FLR Forum

GGO participates in Stakeholder Engagement and Governance Session at FLR Forum On September 23, participants gathered for the second day of the FLR Forum in Washington, D.C. to further explore themes related to Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR). The Forum, organized by IUCN and theWorld Resources Institute (WRI), invited participants from governments and partner institutes, in […]

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