Drylands are richer than you think

Drylands produce much more than people - and governments - generally give them credit for. IUCN's Senior Social Policy Advisor Gonzalo Oviedo explains how rich drylands can be, both in terms of biodiversity and the vast wealth of traditional knowledge their inhabitants have accumulated. Having learned to adapt to the harsh climate of drylands, he says we have a lot to learn from them about how to cope with such conditions.

termitières en Guinée Photo: David Huberman


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