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UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

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  • Maria Lourdes Alvarez is a warden monitoring fishing activity at Decalve Marine Sanctuary, a Marine Protected Area in the Calamianes Islands in the Philippines (Photo: Asuncion Sia/USAID, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Gender and biodiversity conservation – progress and future directions

    Gender is fundamental to IIED’s mission, with our research – aiming, as a minimum, to be gender aware and sensitive. But what progress towards achieving gender equality has been made in the area of biodiversity conservation? A recent IIED webinar discussed the question.

    29 November 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Members of Namibia's Marinefluss Conservancy hope their remote community will benefit from joint ventures with tourist enterprises (Photo: Steve Felton, WWF via USAID, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Women, wildlife and the workings of the CBD

    Dilys Roe explains why international efforts to manage the world’s wildlife sustainably need input from the ground

    20 November 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
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    Biodiversity on the brink: local people must shape nature’s new deal

    Ahead of the Convention on Biological Diversity on Saturday, which will start shaping the post-2020 agenda on biodiversity, IIED director Andrew Norton calls for a process that truly includes indigenous peoples and local communities

    16 November 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
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    IIED publishes updated guide to social assessment for protected areas

    The new, expanded second edition incorporates practical learning from sites in five countries and strengthens focus on governance and equity

    14 November 2018 | News | Biodiversity
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    IIED and partners at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP14)

    This page summarises the activities of IIED, its researchers and partners during the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP14) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 17-29 November 2018

    12 November 2018 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Community members at Mgahinga National Park, Uganda discuss the Social Assessment for Protected and Conserved Areas methodology (Photo: Rob Small)

    Enhancing the equity and effectiveness of protected area conservation

    IIED is working with partners to institutionalise social equity assessment and action planning at protected areas in Kenya and Uganda, and to initiate a similar processes in Liberia and Malawi

    12 November 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Indigenous women in Bangladesh's Lawachara National Park collecting wood for building (Photo: Fabian Lambeck, Creative Commons via Wikipedia)

    Three ‘E’s to guide the post-2020 biodiversity roadmap

    Joji Cariño sets out three key principles that could underpin a new biodiversity deal where humans and nature work in harmony – and explains why indigenous peoples and local communities will be key in shaping this deal

    6 November 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Women farmers sorting their carrot harvest in Karnal District in the Indian state of Haryana (Photo: Nirmal Sigtia, IWMI/CCAFS, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: Women in rural India are nature’s guardians

    Reetu Sogani describes the special bond between women in India and the country’s natural resources – a connection that positions them as key preservers and managers of biodiversity. Despite this, women’s voices often go unheard in policies intended to support biodiversity conservation

    30 October 2018 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Women distributing seeds in Andhra Pradesh, India (Photo: Deccan Development Society)

    Q&A: Why indigenous seed-saving women are the stewards of biodiversity

    In the latest in a series highlighting how women around the world are safeguarding biodiversity, Krystyna Swiderska discusses how women are sustaining biodiverse farming by combining traditional knowledge and innovation to protect local seed systems

    18 October 2018 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Women living in Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reserve are trained to sustainably harvest xate palms, providing them with income and preserving the reserve's biodiversity (Photo: Dani Newcomb/USAID, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    The role, influence and impact of women in biodiversity conservation

    Guest blogger Cristiana Pașca Palmer asks: “How do we empower women, as agents of change and frontrunners, to build new pathways or accelerate transition to sustainability?”

    9 October 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
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    Women are advancing the march to protect biodiversity

    Ahead of the Convention on Biological Diversity, IIED has launched a series of blogs and interviews illustrating the role, influence and impact of women working to safeguard the world’s biodiversity

    9 October 2018 | News | Biodiversity
  • The endangered Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle has been designated as a National Natural Monument of Japan (Photo: Patrick Randall, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Global spotlight on biodiversity as agreement of post-2020 deal for nature nears

    In the run-up to a crucial meeting of the Parties to the UN Biodiversity Convention later this year, IIED looks at what needs to happen ahead of a new post-2020 agenda

    21 May 2018 | News | Biodiversity
  • Pastoralists discuss strengths and challenges of governance at a conservancy in Kenya. (Photo: Francesca Booker/IIED)

    Assessing governance at protected and conserved areas (GAPA)

    IIED is developing a multi-stakeholder-led methodology for assessing the quality of governance at protected areas and other conserved areas. 

    23 April 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • The CBD COP13 logo. IIED and partners will be at the Convention on Biological Diversity conference in Cancun, Mexico, in December

    IIED at the biodiversity COP in Cancun

    IIED and partners will be at the Convention on Biological Diversity conference in Cancun, Mexico, in December to highlight sustainable solutions that protect biodiversity

    24 November 2016 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Fish on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, which stretches more than more than 1,000 km, from Mexico to Honduras, and is home to hundreds of species (Photo: monicajc, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Sharing lessons for mainstreaming biodiversity at Cancun COP

    IIED will co-host a workshop at the Convention on Biological Diversity conference in Cancun, Mexico, to share solutions for mainstreaming biodiversity in line with the SDGs

    16 November 2016 | News | Biodiversity
  • A women's group in Kenya scores social impacts of protected areas using a participatory rural appraisal method (Photo: Phil Franks/IIED)

    Equity, inclusion, conservation and the SDGs

    What's fair when it comes to conservation? Phil Franks explains how a new research tool is providing some insights

    29 March 2016 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • The theme of the 2015 International Day for Biological Diversity is 'biodiversity for sustainable development' (Image: Convention on Biological Diversity)

    Guidelines shared for mainstreaming biodiversity and development

    To mark the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May, IIED and UNEP-WCMC are sharing new guidelines for mainstreaming biodiversity and development

    22 May 2015 | Article | Biodiversity
  • A leopard in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park. Uganda is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, and wildlife tourism is an important source of income (Photo: David Cook, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Uganda urged to use biodiversity for sustainable development

    A new Biodiversity Conservation Trust for Uganda will be launched in Kampala on the International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May)

    22 May 2015 | News | Biodiversity
  • Australia's Border Ranges National Park: more than three-quarters of the park is managed as wilderness and access is by foot only. The World Parks Congress will look at how to protect and manage areas such as these (Photo: Michael Dawes)

    IIED at the World Parks Congress 2014

    The full programme of IIED activity at this year's World Parks Congress, including news, events, blogs and updates

    31 October 2014 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy in northern Kenya is home to four of the seven northern white rhino left in the world. The park is using SAPA as part of its community programme (Photo: Guy Lemal)

    Piloting Social Assessment of Protected Areas: some initial reflections

    With the global forum on protected areas, the World Parks Congress, just two months away, it's a good time to consider our experience with the Social Assessment of Protected Areas (SAPA) initiative

    23 September 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Unspoiled Seychelles landscapes and their rich biodiversity shouldn't be harmed by development (Photo: tiarescott, via Creative Commons

    Finding the best outcomes for biodiversity and development

    Protecting an island paradise shouldn't come down to money, but it sometimes seems that way for those trying to ensure that development in the Seychelles is not at the cost of its rich biodiversity

    22 May 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Making a business case for biodiversity

    Making the business case for biodiversity

    You need to make a business case for biodiversity: what's your idea and how much money do you need? What are the costs, benefits, challenges and why should potential investors care?

    11 May 2014 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Members of the Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Development Africa leaders' group. From left to right: Kauna Schroder, Marie-May Jeremie, Juliane Zeidler, Samson Mulonga, Dineo D Gaborekwe, Baboloki Autlwetse, Felix Monggae, Chipanqura Chirara.

    Introduction to mainstreaming biodiversity and development

    All parties to the global Convention on Biological Diversity are revising their national biodiversity strategy and action plans

    11 May 2014 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Talking about mainstreaming biodiversity

    Talking about mainstreaming biodiversity

    The 'Mainstreaming biodiversity and development' project followed eight African countries as they worked to integrate biodiversity into their mainstream development plans. In this series of videos project members discuss their strategies, findings and outcomes

    1 May 2014 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Development project updates

    Mainstreaming biodiversity and development project updates

    Read updates from the 'Mainstreaming biodiversity and development' project, following eight countries as they use their revised national biodiversity and strategy action plans (NBSAPs) to integrate biodiversity into mainstream development policies and plans. This project ran from 2012-2017.

    21 March 2014 | Article | Biodiversity
  • A giraffe takes stock at Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where Social Assessment of Protective Area fieldwork starts next week (Photo:  via Creative Commons

    Time for a new look at social impacts of protected areas

    A new framework for assessing the social impacts of protected areas will be key to ensuring conservation is effective, and contributes to human well-being and poverty reduction

    11 March 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A traditional farmer selects seeds in the Eastern Himalayas, India. (Photo: Ruchi Pant/Ecoserve)

    Making the business case for biodiversity — in an instant

    Life's too short for long, dull text – and when life itself is the topic, it is critical to get the message across in a quick, clear way.

    10 March 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Indigenous communities sharing potatoes in the Potato Park, near Cusco, Peru. Credit: Asociacion ANDES

    Traditional innovation in farming is under threat

    Indigenous knowledge is innovative, not static. Protecting it will help food security.

    2 October 2013 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Identifying social impacts at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya (Photo: Phil Franks/IIED)

    Assessing social impacts of protected and conserved areas (SAPA)

    IIED has developed and tested a relatively simple, low-cost methodology for assessing the positive and negative social impacts of protected areas, and is now supporting its roll-out

    16 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Statements and workshop reports

    Mainstreaming biodiversity and development initiative: events

    This page sets out the workshop reports and statements produced as part of the Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Development initiative.

    9 July 2013 | Article | Biodiversity
  • MECEBURI FOREST RESERVE, MOZAMBIQUE, May 2010: Farmer Nimale Maribu Saidi at work in his maize field

    New tool to help join-up policies to cut poverty and conserve biodiversity

    As thousands of delegates gather in India for the 11th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) next week, a new initiative will be unveiled to help countries meet some of their obligations under the legally-binding treaty whilst also reducing poverty.

    5 October 2012 | News | Biodiversity
  • Farmers sit in a field sharing potatoes in the Potato Park, Peru.

    Making the Nagoya Protocol work at the community level

    Two safeguards for communities' rights to resources can help implement the Nagoya Protocol.

    4 July 2012 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • “Protecting and promoting the rights of indigenous people benefits us all”

    He gave the example of indigenous peoples in Peru who are responding to climate change by reintroducing native potato varieties and so are “helping to conserve the earth’s biodiversity”. “Indigenous peoples have been living a ‘green economy’ for centuries,” he added — economists should look to old practices in indigenous communities for new ways to achieve sustainable development.

    9 June 2011 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Delivering REDD+: can past lessons help in tempering optimism and making headway?

    The International Year of Forests is celebrating the importance of forests and raising the profile of challenges and opportunities. The perceived value of forests has been raised by the recognition of their role in mitigating climate change. But the International Year of Forests is a momentous reminder that there are still unresolved issues.

    9 May 2011 | Blog | Forests
  • Can hunting wildlife contribute to biodiversity conservation?

    It’s a politically and ethically charged debate. Can hunting animals really contribute to wildlife conservation and biodiversity objectives?

    19 November 2010 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Charting a course for biodiversity and the poor

    Negotiations by parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) continue in Nagoya, Japan. Biodiversity researchers, advocates and government officials have gathered here to strike a deal that will, hopefully, safeguard life on Earth over the next decade.

    22 October 2010 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Better communication is key to wise use of Nature's riches

    To ensure that nature's goods and services can continue to support human wellbeing, we need better communication about why biodiversity is important, what its decline means and what can be done about it.

    19 October 2010 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Protect and survive: customary safeguards, traditional knowledge

    In thousands of rural communities from Bolivia to Bangladesh, traditional knowledge makes up the living core of culture. Bound up with local livelihoods and biodiversity, it forms a holistic system precisely tailored to local needs and environmental capacity. Its evolution over time and through shifting conditions ensures traditional practices are robust and adaptable to climate change.

    9 November 2009 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Seed industry and UN agency ignore traditional ways to protect biodiversity and knowledge

    Communities worldwide risk losing control over their traditional knowledge and biological resources because a UN agency (the World Intellectual Property Organisation -WIPO) and the global seed industry insist on using Western intellectual property standards for managing access to them

    9 November 2009 | News | Biodiversity
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