Welcome to the bi-weekly digest for IUCN Members and IUCN Commission members.
Message from the Director General
It has been a busy period with the resumed sessions of the Convention on Biological Diversity. I was proud to raise the voices of the Union during the opening plenary (picture above), where I called for a Global Biodiversity Framework that is fit for purpose and that leads to necessary urgent action. My appreciation goes to the International Policy Centre team, who jumped into the negotiations straight from the 5th session of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi. As we approach the CBD COP in Kunming, IUCN will continue to champion a Global Biodiversity Framework for a just world that values and conserves nature. Finally, as we just marked World Water Day on Monday, my thanks go to the West and Central Africa Office team for holding our Union’s flag high at the 9th World Water Forum in Senegal. BUTTON
IUCN Statement on Ukraine Groundwater: invisible treasure of life New study on coffee transition for multiple benefits in the Central Highlands Love of Forests IUCN closing statement to UN IGC4 on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction agreement Call for small grants launched by the PPI-OSCAN 3 programme Interview with Joao Sousa, IUCN resident plastics expert, on the global plastic pollution treaty Conservation is becoming more dangerous: increasing violations and threats Mozambique embraces biodiversity-based value chains for sustainable development In Memoriam: Ronald G. Petocz (1941-2022) Joint Statement by IUCN Commissions
IUCN Events CBD Twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, Geneva, Switzerland, 13-29 March 2022 CBD Third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation, Geneva, Switzerland, 13-29 March 2022 CBD Third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, Geneva, Switzerland, 13-29 March 2022 IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC), Kigali, Rwanda Postponed until 18-23 July 2022 CBD COP-15, Kunming, China. Postponed until further notice Registration Open for the 2nd Asia Parks Congress, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 24-29 May 2022 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) 23-30 June 2022
UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
How to organize restoration from the grassroots - IUCN Community Organizing Toolkit on Ecosystem Restoration (new publication) Science-based ecosystem restoration for the 2020s and beyond (publication) Nominate World Restoration Flagships, deadline 31 March 2022 UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration website
Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
Work @ IUCN Sturgeon Call for Proposals Call for solutions on Wildlife Health and Zoonotic Disease Risk Reduction BIOPAMA launches calls for proposals for 2022 grants Request for Proposals (RfP): Assessing Tiger and Prey Poplulations in Southern Western Forest Complex, Thailand Call for Solutions on Tourism Best Practices A Challenge to Reimagine Conservation in 2022 CEC - Global Lessons on Greening School Grounds and Outdoor Learning Currently running tenders
Online Learning and Webinars
2022 RedList trainer course - Become a certified RedList trainer The IUCN Red List Criteria: your questions answered. Two webinars: 21 April, 26 April. Register here IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force Briefing Paper - Perspectives on Human-Wildlife Coexistence Learning in Practice Webinar Series: Engagement and Ethics of Working with Communities Blue Natural Capital Financing Facility (BNCFF) - Investing for Ocean Impact, Podcast Reverse the Red - Conservation Funding for Local Action and Impact IUCN - Save Our Species IUCN - Papaco - Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Future Learn - IUCN Red List of Ecosystems CEM - Dialogues - Ecosystem Restoration SSC - ReversetheRed WCEL - Law and Environment Lectures CEC - #NatureForAll - Discovery Zone Online Resources The Smithsonian Science Education Center - Distance Learning.