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    A participatory market systems approach to sustainable livelihoods development

    15.03.2019

    CEESP News - by Helen Schneider Flora and Fauna International is pleased to announce publication of a set of learning documents and practical tools for taking a participatory market systems approach to sustainable livelihoods development in a...

  • Farmers living on the edge of a biodiversity offset project in Madagascar face restrictions on natural resource use. Photo: Julia PG Jones

    No Net Loss: Ensuring the best possible outcomes for people and biodiversity

    15.03.2019

    A guest blog by Julia PG Jones, professor of conservation science from Bangor University and a member of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, who was recently involved in the development of a set of good practice principles on No Net Loss...

  • Zendepar villagers gathered to discuss and resist mining in their sacred forests in Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra. Zendepar villagers gathered to discuss and resist mining in their sacred forests in Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra. Photo: Neema Pathak Broome

    Blog: India’s Supreme Court order threatens conservation, livelihoods, and rights in India’s protected areas and forests

    11.03.2019

    CEESP News: By Stan Stevens and Neema Pathak Broome, ICCA Consortium   The recent decision by the India Supreme Court, now temporarily suspended for four months, has enormous potential ramifications for conservation, livelihoods, and rights in...

  • Participants at the ESARO NRGF Workshop discuss ways that the NRGF could help address governance issues in their work. Photo © Michelle Kimeu Participants at the ESARO NRGF Workshop discuss ways that the NRGF could help address governance issues in their work. Photo © Michelle Kimeu Photo: Michelle Kimeu

    NRGF Updates: From conceptual development to implementation with continued learning

    05.02.2019

    CEESP News - by Jessica Campese, IUCN Natural Resource Governance Framework (NRGF) Chair As the Natural Resource Governance Framework (NRGF) knowledge basket develops, it is increasingly moving from conceptual development to implementation, with wider...

  • Langscape Magazine cover Front cover of Terralingua's Langscape Magazine, Vol. 7:2, Winter 2018. Photo: Mateo Hinojosa, 2018.

    “Nourishing the Body and Soul”: Terralingua’s Langscape Magazine Explores the Biocultural Diversity of Food

    01.02.2019

    CEESP News - by TerraLingua Being together, sharing food. More than any other activity, the preparation, and consumption of meals sets the rhythm of human life. Over thousands of years, different cultures have painstakingly fine-tuned their production of...

  • Signs on the Earth Photo: Fazlun Khalid

    Signs on the Earth; Islam, Modernity and the Climate Crisis

    25.01.2019

    This book, by one of the world’s leading Muslim environmentalists, explores what is perhaps the greatest threat humanity faces today, namely climate change.

  • Mrs. Betty, left, and Mrs. Ana, right, both leaders of the Uniko Café Mrs. Betty, left, and Mrs. Ana, right, both leaders of the Uniko Café Photo: Daniel Maydana/ CI Bolivia

    Transforming indigenous women’s lives through coffee and community in Bolivia

    24.01.2019

    CEESP News - by Lydia Cardona, Conflict Resolution and Peace Manager, Conservation International  “We work arduously,” Mrs. Betty tells me over the phone. “For us, it’s hard, leaving our homes, leaving our children…My husband would ask, ‘How will you...

  • African indigenous delegates strategizing in Katowice African indigenous delegates strategizing in Katowice Photo: Kanyinke Sena

    Traditional Knowledge key in achieving Africa’s climate goals

    22.01.2019

    CEESP News - by Kanyinke Sena, co-chair of Specialist Group on Indigenous Peoples, Customary and Environmental Law, and Human Rights A key outcome of UNFCCC COP 24 in Poland, was the further operationalization of the Local Communities and Indigenous...

  • Warren Lavey Photo: Holly Rosencranz

    Students Study Protected Areas and Learn About Climate Change and Human Health Impacts

    16.01.2019

    CEESP News - by Warren G. Lavey, University of Illinois  In a university environmental policy course addressing the benefits, protections, and challenges for natural areas, lessons, and students’ research papers provided training about the many...

  • Panelists at the UNFCCC Photo: Pasang Dolma Sherpa

    Asian Indigenous People's struggle in COP 24

    07.01.2019

    CEESP News - by Pasang Dolma Sherpa, PhD, co-chair of SPICEH Indigenous peoples from Asia, who participated in the COP 24 of the UNFCCC in Katowice, Poland from 2 to 14th Dec. 2018, felt the very important step in strengthening indigenous peoples’ roles,...

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