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  • Western gray whale in Sakhalin Western gray whale in Sakhalin  Photo: Yuri Yakovlev

    IUCN seeks whale conservation experts to advise on energy development impacts

    14.12.2018

    IUCN seeks applications from qualified individuals to serve on its independent scientific and technical advisory panel to minimize impacts on western gray whales during offshore oil and gas development near Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East....

  • Call for Nominations/Expressions of Interest for Chair(s) of the Theme on Governance, Equity and Rights (TGER)

    30.11.2018

    CEESP News  The Chair of CEESP seeks nominations/expressions of interest for the position of TGER Chair. Candidates for the Chair should preferably be familiar with CEESP and be committed to working cross-sectorally across different disciplines....

  • The development and use of biodiversity indicators in business Photo: Shutterstock

    Navigating business indicators on biodiversity just got easier

    30.11.2018

    Paris, France, 29 November 2018 (IUCN) – Businesses struggling to identify indicators to measure their environmental performance will benefit from a new report released today by IUCN and Oxford University during Natural Capital Week.

  • Announcing New CEESP Appointments

    31.10.2018

    CEESP News - by Kristen Walker, CEESP Chair Congratulations to CEESP members in their new roles!

  • Community representatives from around the world gather at ZSL in London, for a preparatory "Community Voices" meeting for the London Conference IWT, co-organised by IUCN SULi, IIED, ZSL, TRAFFIC and FFI Community representatives from around the world gather at ZSL in London, for a preparatory "Community Voices" meeting for the London Conference IWT, co-organised by IUCN SULi, IIED, ZSL, TRAFFIC and FFI Photo: Jonathan Perugia/Gaia Visual

    Community Voices in the Illegal Wildlife Trade Debate

    31.10.2018

    CEESP News - by Rosie Cooney, outgoing Chair of the IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi) Who gets to have a say in how wildlife is conserved? Whose perspectives and interests count? The illegal wildlife trade (IWT...

  • IUCN Mexico Forum Participants of the Mexican National Committee Forum in Mexico City Photo: Ame Ramos Castillo

    Highlighting Human Dimensions of Conservation

    29.10.2018

    CEESP News - by Ameyali Ramos, CEESP Deputy Chair   The Mexican National Committee of IUCN Members hosted a Forum in Mexico City, Mexico from 23 to 25 October 2018. The Forum provided an opportunity to review the progress of IUCN Mexican Member...

  • Photo of protests by Avik Roy Photo: Avik Roy

    Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico

    29.10.2018

    CEESP News - by Dr. Prakash Kashwan, Univesity of Connecticut  How do societies negotiate the apparently competing agendas of environmental protection and social justice? Why do some countries perform much better than others? Democracy in the Woods...

  • At the festivities in central Mexico it is common for rural communities to use masks, decorations and costumes depicting the jaguar At the festivities in central Mexico, it is common for rural communities to use masks, decorations, and costumes depicting the jaguar. Photo: Angel Daen Morales Garcia

    Jaguars and Culture: Public Policies for Integrated Conservation in Mexico

    17.10.2018

    CEESP News - Angel Daen Morales Garcia and Jonatan Job Morales Garcia In collaboration with the Federal Congresswoman Erika Aracelia Rodriguez Hernandez, and as part of the Biofutura A.C conservation strategies for the jaguar, a proposal was...

  • CEESP Member Accomplishments - Fall 2018

    08.10.2018

    We would like to highlight recent professional achievements made by our accomplished CEESP members! 

  • Harvesting octopus from a locally managed marine area in Aceh, Indonesia Credit: A’al Syafrizaldi/FFI Harvesting octopus from a locally managed marine area in Aceh, Indonesia Photo: A’al Syafrizaldi/FFI

    Biodiversity conservation initiatives have unfulfilled potential to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals

    08.10.2018

    CEESP News - by Dr. Helen Schneider, Flora and Fauna International The University of Cambridge has launched an online tool to help conservationists identify how biodiversity projects can contribute to the SDG targets. The tool draws on the experiences of...

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