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  • Producers clubs in Mozambique practice climate-smart agriculture Photo: Maria Ana Borges

    Value chains for sustainable and inclusive development in Mozambique

    01.06.2017

    Blog by Maria Ana Borges -- My recent trip to Mozambique for the SUSTAIN-Africa Initiative included consultation and engagement with small and big businesses. During these discussions, we often talked about the challenging economic conditions for...

  • Potentail site survey in Stung Sen Core area, Cambodia Potentail site survey in Stung Sen Core area, Cambodia Photo: © Wild Cambodia Organisation

    Tapping into sustainable tourism to safeguard biodiversity

    22.05.2017

    As the sun rises and the flooded forests of Cambodia’s Stung Seng wildlife sanctuary come alive with the chattering and whooping of endangered monkeys with their elegant silvery-grey fur, fishermen from the Phat Sanday commune make their way towards the lake...

  • Honourable Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Government of Pakistan Honourable Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Government of Pakistan Photo: IUCN Pakistan

    Aligning Biodiversity conservation with sustainable tourism

    22.05.2017

    International Day for Biological Diversity was jointly celebrated by the IUCN Pakistan, Ministry of Climate Change and Serena Hotels on May 22 on the theme of Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”. Participation of key stakeholders from the public sector,...

  • SAGCOT fields Photo: Deviah Aiama

    Unlocking investment in sustainable landscapes is critical for inclusive green growth, according to new report

    16.05.2017

    Kigali, Rwanda – Business participation and investment in sustainable landscapes is critical for achieving inclusive green growth, according to a new report released here today at the Forest and Landscape Investment Forum.  

  • Man with briefcase looking at trees Photo: IUCN / Chris Buss

    Forum to “unleash” business opportunities for sustainable landscapes

    15.05.2017

    The inaugural Forest and Landscape Investment Forum (FLIF) will be held in Kigali on 16 & 17 May. Participants from around the world will gather in Rwanda’s capital to discuss a broad spectrum of investments in forests and landscapes for sustainable...

  • Business roundtable Corporate brass discussing business opportunities during meeting Photo: IUCN Pakistan

    IUCN, Port Qasim Authority and private sector address environmental challenges

    21.04.2017

    On April 20th, 2017, IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, hosted a roundtable meeting in Karachi inviting the corporate brass to discuss business opportunities stemming from the demands for economic growth that is climate and nature...

  • Michael Nkonu participating for IUCN at CEO Roundtable event Photo: © AZH Photography

    Tanzania’s CEOs Champion Business and Biodiversity Conservation

    19.04.2017

    By Michael Kwame Nkonu, IUCN SUSTAIN-Africa Programme Coordinator - Business and biodiversity are often seen as unrelated, at least, this is the case in conventional business thinking. However, this traditional mindset is quickly changing and in the last...

  • Rio Doce Basin in Brazil Photo: Stephen Edwards

    New IUCN-led independent scientific panel to support recovery of Rio Doce Basin in Brazil

    30.03.2017

    IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, announced today that it is establishing an Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (ISTAP) to support the recovery of the Rio Doce Basin and the affected communities, following the...

  • Tata Steel staff undergo training on the BIRS tool Tata Steel staff undergo training on the BIRS tool Photo: IUCN India/Vipul Sharma

    Workshop on Biodiversity Indicator and Reporting System (BIRS) at Tata Steel

    30.03.2017

    IUCN has been working with Tata Steel since 2013, to enhance company’s performance toward biodiversity conservation. In pursuit of this, Tata Steel has embraced a company level biodiversity policy in April 2016. The policy is supplemented with site-specific...

  • Man holding seeds in two hands Photo: IUCN / Pauline Buffle

    Allanblackia oil: from a wild-harvested seed to your morning toast

    17.03.2017

    The fruits of the Allanblackia, a tree considered vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, are harvested in the tropical rain belt of Africa – from Guinea in the west through to Tanzania in the east. Oil from the seeds has been extracted for...

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