Gland, Switzerland – IUCN former President, globally recognised environmentalist Yolanda Kakabadse, will Chair the new IUCN independent scientific and technical advisory panel on the restoration of the Rio Doce watershed in Brazil, following the 2015 collapse of the Fundão tailings dam at the Samarco iron ore mine.
Conserving soil-dwelling worms, insects and bacteria is not the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about nature conservation. In fact, in dryland areas like the Sahel, most biodiversity is found beneath the earth’s surface – and conserving it is crucial for water and food security. On World Day to Combat Desertification - 17 June 2017 - we look at how conserving soil biodiversity can make dryland communities more resilient to drought and other threats and prevent desertification.
President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari met with Inger Andersen, Director General of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today at the organisation’s headquarters in Gland, Switzerland to discuss opportunities for enhanced collaboration on nature conservation and sustainable development.