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Conservation Initiative on Human Rights

WWF has joined with other global conservation organizations to form a Conservation Initiative on Human Rights (CIHR), that aims to promote increased integration of human rights in conservation. Under this initiative, each of the participating organizations – Birdlife International, Conservation International, Fauna & Flora International, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, The Nature Conservancy, Wetlands International, Wildlife Conservation Society and WWF - commits to uphold a set of human rights principles, enhance capacity to ensure their implementation, and put in place appropriate accountability measures.

CI, FFI, IUCN, TNC, WI and WWF have approved a Conservation and Human Rights Framework as a foundation for engagement in this work. WCS has adopted a set of principles that is based on this common framework. All the other organizations in the group are working to adopt the common framework or adapt it to their own institutional contexts.

The Initiative is developing a program of work to support collaborative learning on human rights principles as they relate to conservation and measures to implement them.

Find out more on the CIHR website.