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IUCN Digest - 26 April 2022

IUCN Digest

Welcome to the bi-weekly digest for IUCN Members and IUCN Commission members.

Message from the Director General

It has been an exciting month for IUCN. We just finished the first in-person meeting of the IUCN Council since the Congress in Marseille. Our Council reflected on opportunities to strengthen the Union – our engagement and mobilisation of the entire Union, as well as our profile and influence on the global policy and science arena. The week, which included an induction retreat and an evening gathering with the Secretariat (pictured), was marked by a spirit of collaboration and excitement for IUCN’s future. You will learn more about the outcomes of the Council meeting very soon in the Presidents’ Communiqué.

The weeks before the Council meeting were also busy. First, our Regional Directors came to Gland to strategise the way forward for the Union, exploring ways to strengthen our engagement with the Union’s Membership and to integrate our operations across the world. This was followed by the annual planning and budgeting workshop, where the Secretariat’s senior leadership took stock on progress against our targets.

IUCN has emerged from this past month stronger, and I look forward to what we, the Union, will achieve together.


IUCN News pages IUCN statement on UNCCD COP15 and International Day for Biological Diversity Manuel Pulgar-Vidal to chair IUCN’s new Climate Crisis Commission World’s reptiles comprehensively assessed – IUCN Red List Fantastic Freshwater: 50 landmark species for conservation SUSTAIN initiative launched in Mozambique Biodiversity and soil health: how protecting one, safeguards the other IUCN Protected and Conserved Areas events at the 2nd Asia Parks Congress May Webinar: “Law and Nature Dialogues” – Biodiversity Law and Governance IUCN Green List extends deadlines for five Calls for Proposals for external consultancies

IUCN Congress

Congress Highlights IUCN Resolutions, recommendations and other decisions Proceedings of the Members’ Assembly IUCN Statutes Congress archive pages on the IUCN website


IUCN Events 2nd Asia Parks Congress, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 24-29 May 2022 Fourth meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, Nairobi, Kenya, 21-26 June 2022. IUCN Position Paper 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) 23-30 June 2022 IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC), Kigali, Rwanda 18-23 July 2022 UNESCO 45th session of the World Heritage Committee, postponed until further notice. The publication of official documents, including IUCN recommendations, will be established by UNESCO in accordance with the Rules of Procedure at the appropriate time.

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) UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration website

Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

IUCN's work on the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework First draft of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Post-2020 global biodiversity framework (issues brief) IUCN Position Paper for the fourth meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework,taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, from21-26 June 2022.


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

IUCN Save our Species Webinar: Detecting Wildlife diseases.2 June 2022 2022 RedList trainer course - Become a certified RedList trainer 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. Human-Wildlife Conflict & Coexistence Case Studies


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