Commission on Ecosystem Management

A network of professionals whose mission is to act as a source of advice on the environmental, economic, social and cultural factors that affect natural resources and biological diversity 

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The Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) promotes ecosystem-based approaches for the management of landscapes and seascapes, provides guidance and support for ecosystem-based management and promotes resilient socio-ecological systems to address global challenges.

 

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  •  Eastern Himalayas; Manipur, India  Eastern Himalayas; Manipur, India Photo: Sejuti Basu

    Submit a case study on local and indigenous knowledge and conservation practices in Mountain Ecosystems

    15.03.2019

    IUCN Commission on Ecosystems Management (CEM) Mountain Ecosystem Specialist Group invites submissions of case studies on local and indigenous knowledge and conservation practices in Mountain Ecosystems.

  • James Lewis (Rainforest Trust, USA) and Oldrich van Skalkwyk (Endangered Wildlife Trust) discuss protected area expansion options in the Soutpansberg Mountains, the most northerlyrange in South Africa. James Lewis (Rainforest Trust, USA) and Oldrich van Skalkwyk (Endangered Wildlife Trust) discuss protected area expansion options in the Soutpansberg Mountains, the most northerlyrange in South Africa. Photo: Endangered Wildlife Trust

    South African conservation planning for the future

    14.03.2019

     South Africa is one of the worlds most biodiverse countries and is home to three of the global biodiversity hotspots. This megadiverse country is also leading the way in terms of strategic conservation planning towards the recognition and protection of...

  • ”Forests at risk: Białowieża and beyond" Conference Participants February 2019 ”Forests at risk: Białowieża and beyond" Conference Participants February 2019 Photo: Peter R Hobson

    "Forests at risk: Białowieża and beyond" Conference

    06.03.2019

    The main aims of the conference were to raise global awareness of the urgent need to protect Białowieża Forest, the last temperate European lowland forest, from the threats of forest exploitation; and to stress wider concerns about the deep vulnerability of...

Selecting indicators for ecosystem risk assessments Photo: IUCN

Selecting Indicators for ecosystem risk assessments

Scientists develop a guide for selecting indicators for ecosystem risk assessments.

 

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Communities Conservation and Livelihoods Conference

International Conference co-hosted by IUCN and CCRN

 

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Bangkok Climate Change Conference - September 2018

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Chemically intensive agriculture pollutes that Puttalam lagoon Photo: IUCN Sri Lanka

Systemic Pesticides

The Task Force on Systemic Pesticides (TFSP) carries out comprehensive, objective, scientific reviews and assessments of the impact of systemic pesticides on biodiversity and makes recommendations based on these reviews.

 

Camargue National Reserve, France Sand dunes offer natural protection against many coastal hazards. Camargue National Reserve, France. Credit: K. Sudmeier Photo: K. Sudmeier

Eco-Disaster Risk Reduction

Eco-DRR is the sustainable management, conservation and restoration of ecosystems to reduce disaster risk, with the aim to achieve sustainable and resilient development.

 

Ecosystem Insider - CEM Newsletter Photo: IUCN

Newsletters

Ecosystem Insider - IUCN CEM's Newsletter is sent out 4 times a year in the 3 official IUCN Languages

 

King George Island King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands, lying 120 kilometres off the coast of Antarctica in the Southern Ocean Photo: Elie Poulin

Red List of Ecosystems

A key tool that allows for tackling, globally and nationally, different aspects of the public policies and easing the achievement of international goals regarding conservation

 

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