Between now and Congress, we will highlight many conservation and sustainable development issues in the feed below. Please check back frequently as we add more stories on new topics every couple of weeks.

Etna volcano covered in snow
27 Jun 2016
“Our concern is for all life and not just those species that attract our eye through their size or their peculiar scientific interest,” said IUCN’s Senior Ecologist Raymond Dasmann at the Second World Congress on National Parks in 1972.
People planting mangroves in Thailand
23 Jun 2016
Forested slopes can reduce the likelihood of landslides and avalanches, mangroves and sand dunes protect people from coastal storms, flooding and strong winds, and wetlands act as a buffer against floods. 
Drift ice at dawn in Shiretoko, Hokkaido, Japan
23 Jun 2016
The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems equips decision makers with the information they need to design policies and plans that will help the world achieve conservation and development goals. 
Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island
23 Jun 2016
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) outlines how businesses can finance and implement sustainable land management and restoration with inspiring examples of business action. 
Meo women in Asia
23 Jun 2016
Gender commitments at IUCN Congress 2016 build on proactive efforts towards gender equality since the 1980's. These have led to groundbreaking knowledge products and policy impacts at global level and at the national level in dozens of countries.
Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity
21 Jun 2016
Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) introduces a framework that ensures that all work to implement the CBD is gender responsive. 
17 Jun 2016
"We know that we must protect the natural beauty of our islands and the ecosystems that our livelihoods depend on to ensure a future for our children and our way of life. Our Micronesian neighbours share this vision," says Hersey Kyota, Palau Ambassador to the US.
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
10 Jun 2016
"When you look at the people involved in international climate change discussions, most of them are men. If we want change, we have to start there," says Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Conservation International fellow.
Brazilian Indian in Amazon
10 Jun 2016
Experience from Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) initiatives around the world shows that women's involved in decision making and planning processes is key to success.
Woman with shells
10 Jun 2016
Climate change Gender Action Plans (ccGAPs) help governments integrate gender issues into national climate strategies. Impacts have been profound, not least for island and coastal communities. 


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