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Healthy ecosystems produce goods and services that provide livelihoods for people and the potential for economic development. These include fresh water, agricultural productivity, fisheries, forest products, energy and protection from natural hazards. But when human activity degrades the environment, these goods and services decline, hampering economic and social development and leaving rural, marginalized communities more vulnerable.

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Moron men in Kenya

IUCN releases Report on Indigenous and Traditional peoples

IUCN has just produced a report called Indigenous and Traditional Peoples and Climate Change, to be released on 14 March 2008. Using as a reference the map Indigenous and Traditional Peoples of the World and the Global 200 Ecoregions, published by WWF in 2000, the report helps visualize how the impacts predicted in the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change could affect such groups. …  

04 Mar 2008 | News story

Training workshop on environment in relation to health and human rights.

Introducing a new perspective: environment in relation to human rights

A two-day training workshop was conducted in mid-December 2007 for government officials at the Vietnamese Institute for Human Rights (VIHR) to address the issue of environment in relation to health and human rights. …  

07 Jan 2008 | News story

IUCN Workshop on the protection of sacred lands

Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome hails IUCN’s work

The highest spiritual authority of the Orthodox Church of the World, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has praised participants of an IUCN Workshop on the Protection of Sacred Lands being held in Ouranoupolis, Greece. …  

29 Oct 2007 | News story

Camel caravan in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria

Nomadism benefits the economy, new study shows

New report on the economics of nomadism reveals importance of this traditional lifestyle to the income of developing countries and international trade …  

06 Feb 2007 | International news release

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