Ecosystem Management

By Inger Andersen, IUCN Director General  
Tougou village in northern Burkina Faso has a challenging climate for farming. During the dry season, which lasts from November to May, the Harmattan blows – a dry, dusty wind coming in from the...
Introduction Rangeland resources are numerous but the ecosystems are fragile and therefore require appropriate management strategies to ensure sustainable productivity.  Changes in these...
Horses, Mongolia
Failure to up investment in protecting and restoring drylands – soils in particular – could put future food supplies at risk and hamper efforts to...
Drylands, which include habitats such as savannahs, mist forests and oases, cover 41% of all land on Earth. They are home to one third of the world’s population and store 36% of global terrestrial...
IUCN is engaged in a number of initiatives to promote sustainable land management and reversing of land degradation in the world’s drylands, through strengthening of natural resource governance and...
The journey Life on Land as organised by IUCN and the UNCCD secretariats at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, 2016, consisted of a series of events capturing diverse interpretations of land...
Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation Effective - A Framework for Defining Qualification Criteria and Quality Standards (FEBA Technical Paper): This paper provides a practical assessment...
Ecosystems for resilience in the face of disasters and climate change The increasing incidence and severity of disasters such as hurricanes, floods and landslides are leaving more people...
Conserving healthy soils for resilient drylands
The IUCN Review Protocol for Biodiversity Net Gain released this week aims to contribute to a growing understanding and series of tools that can...
Drawing on years of experience working with Rio Tinto and input from others engaged in on-site biodiversity management, the protocol is a step-by-step guide for project managers to measure their...
The IUCN-Marriott Partnership Project has won “Best CSR - Social Impact Partnership” at the 2017 Rockefeller Social Impact Awards, curated by The...
 Since 2013, IUCN has partnered with the Marriott Thailand Business Council to protect the environment and to support the local coastal communities around Marriott properties. The initiative...
Dr Pinsak Suraswadi delivered a final remarks at EPIC final workshop
Ecosystems Protecting Infrastructure and Community (EPIC), funded by the German government’s BMU’s International Climate Initiative (ICI), aims to...
The EPIC project in Thailand started in 2012. The Mangrove Action Project (MAP) is the implementing agency for field demonstration sites in Krabi province, while IUCN focuses on the policy component...
Rio Doce Panel announced
Gland, Switzerland – IUCN former President, globally recognised environmentalist Yolanda Kakabadse, will Chair the new IUCN independent scientific...
The collapse of the tailings dam in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais in November 2015 resulted in 19 deaths, and severely impacted the local communities and environment in the Rio Doce watershed....

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