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    In North America, IUCN?strives to influence global policy on conservation and sustainable development.



    • Mangroves are an important but fragile ecosystem Sustainably managed mangroves can provide ecosystem services such as coastal protection, food and medicines as well as carbon storage, positively impacting both biodiversity and human well-being. The IUCN Global Standard for NbS provides a tool to help ensure that projects labelled as Nature-based Solutions - for example through restoration of mangroves - do indeed deliver the anticipated benefits to both society and biodiversity. Photo: Maxwell Ridgway / Unsplash

      IUCN Standard to boost impact of nature-based solutions to global challenges


      Gland, Switzerland, 23 July 2020 (IUCN) – IUCN today unveiled a Global Standard providing the first-ever set of benchmarks for nature-based solutions to global challenges. The new IUCN Global Standard will help governments, business and civil society ensure...

    • Fishermen casting their net, Mozambique Photo: ?IUCN Water

      SUSTAIN-Africa gains traction on climate-resilient landscape development in Tanzania and Mozambique


      As the first phase of the Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growth Corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN-Africa) ended in December 2019, emerging results in governance, integrated natural resources management, and business and investment are contributing to...

    • Girl drinking from a water tap in Bamako, Mali Photo: ?Shutterstock/Riccardo Mayer

      World Water Day 2020: Investing in water is investing in resilience


      With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, handwashing to prevent infection has become a number one priority. Yet, access to clean water for handwashing is still a luxury for many. Over 3 billion people lack basic handwashing facilities, and 1 in 3 people...

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