Drylands explained

With more than 2 billion people living in dryland areas, the importance of drylands for development and conservation cannot be overstated.

termitières en Guinée Photo: David Huberman

Neville Ash, Head of IUCN's Ecosystem Management Programme, explains why  drylands are important and the philosophy behind the Union's wider view on drylands management.

 

1. What are drylands?

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2. What are the ecosystem services they provide?

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3.What is in the focus of attention of IUCN's  work on drylands?

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