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The 196 countries which have ratified the UN Convention on Biological Diversity are required to develop and implement national biodiversity strategies and action plans, or NBSAPs. Each NBSAP is developed and determined nationally, through a process involving stakeholders working together across sectors to identify threats to biodiversity and ecosystems, alongside the relevant national strategies and actions which can respond to those threats. Parties to the Convention are now required to revise their NBSAPs, to reflect the new biodiversity goals contained in the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.

This guide introduces the background to NBSAPs, highlights how to engage in national revision processes, and suggests entry points in order to promote the importance of removing barriers to voluntary and rights-based family planning and the development of new Population, Health and Environment (PHE) programs within those plans.

This resource was developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Biodiversity & Family Planning Task Force, which is co-chaired by members of the Margaret Pyke Trust team.

 

Year: 2024

Source: IUCN’s Biodiversity & Family Planning Task Force / The Margaret Pyke Trust

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The vision of the Margaret Pyke Trust is a future without barriers to family planning, in a climate resilient world with healthy ecosystems. As a global non-governmental organization embedded in the human health, biodiversity and climate sectors, one of their activities is working in partnership with other environmental conservation and health organizations to develop projects which simultaneously improve sexual and reproductive health services, provide alternative and sustainable livelihoods, and support the conservation of biodiversity. This year, they set a challenge of starting the process of creating new partnerships between health NGOs and Conserve Global. Conserve Global’s mission is to expand Africa’s conservation footprint and nature-based economy by supporting the establishment of community-initiated conservancies in the buffer zones adjacent to national parks.

In this report, we set out why we think the Population Health and Environment (PHE) approach could be appropriate for Conserve Global’s mission and the communities it works with and for, and identify two potential new partners to deliver PHE across its focal landscapes.

Year: 2023

Source: Margaret Pyke Trust

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The Margaret Pyke Trust 2023-2028 strategy announces their new vision: a future without barriers to family planning, in a climate resilient word with healthy ecosystems. As their mission, they aim to accelerate the work of the health sector to ensure everyone who wants contraception can access it, by changing policy, building partnership, and providing training. Read the strategy to learn more about their goals and objectives.

Year: 2023

Source: Margaret Pyke Trust

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Traditionally, climate funders and policy makers have not integrated sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) within their strategies. The aim of this guide is to support more SRHR organisations and advocates to engage in climate change advocacy, to secure climate finance and to develop stronger partnerships with those already working on the connections between climate change and SRHR.

Year: 2022

Source: Margaret Pyke Trust, MSI Reproductive Choices, YADNET-Uganda, PHE Ethiopia Consortium

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A hugely diverse alliance of over 150 organisations working in 170 countries support the Thriving Together statement. Whether their work has a focus on conserving endangered species, providing family planning services, restoring habitats, promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights or a range of other human and environmental health issues, they all agree with the Thriving Together statement. At the heart of the statement is the widespread agreement, for the first time, that removal of barriers to family planning is critically important not only for women and girls, but also for environmental conservation and biodiversity. The Trust’s paper “Removing Barriers to Family Planning, Empowering Sustainable Environmental Conservation: A Background Paper and Call for Action” summarises why removing barriers to family planning is critical for women’s and girls’ health and empowerment, and sustainable environmental conservation.

Source: Margaret Pyke Trust

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Rukiga’s wetlands are under increasing pressures from a growing human population needing farmland. The wetlands are vital for humans (for food and water security, and preventing flooding), and Uganda’s national bird, the endangered Grey Crowned Crane (for nesting habitat). The people living around the wetlands understand the connections between human and environmental health and are passionate defenders of the cranes. The Margaret Pyke Trust, Rugarama Hospital, and the International Crane Foundation in partnership with the Endangered Wildlife Trust, are working with the local communities to empower them to conserve wetlands, benefitting not only their own health and wellbeing, but wetland health too.

Year: 2020, 2023

Source: Margaret Pyke Trust

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The Cheetah Conservation Fund joins the Population & Sustainability Network and Margaret Pyke Trust to share why and how the Cheetah Conservation Fund is promoting human reproductive health and rights as a component of its world-renowned research and conservation of cheetahs.

Year: 2018

Source: Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB)

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A paper summarizing why removing barriers to family planning is critical for women’s and girls’ health and empowerment, and sustainable environmental conservation.

Year: 2019

Source: Margaret Pyke Trust | Population & Sustainability Network

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