Ecosystem Management

The well-being of people all over the world depends on healthy ecosystems to provide goods, like food and water, and services like climate regulation and protection from natural hazards.

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Diverse and healthy ecosystems matter

 

In the past 20 years

90 %

of major disasters caused by weather-related events

Islands harbour

20 %

of all plant, bird and reptile species

Drylands coverage

36%

of global terrestrial carbon stocks


How we engage

IUCN uses ecosystem-based approaches and works with governments and local communities to develop and implement policies and actions contributing to long-term disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

IUCN addresses information gaps and capacity needs on the sustainable management, conservation and restoration of ecosystems, with the aim of achieving sustainable and resilient development. 


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  • Cover of the M&E Guidebook Photo: UNEP-WCMC, GIZ, and FEBA

    Launch of FEBA Guidebook for Monitoring and Evaluating Ecosystem-based Adaptation Interventions

    23.04.2020

    Effective monitoring and evaluation of EbA outcomes is essential to learn from best practices and reduce uncertainties about effectiveness and long-term impacts. Acknowledging this need, Friends of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (FEBA) partners came together to...

  • Coronavirus. Credit: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS. Photo: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS.

    IUCN statement on the COVID-19 pandemic

    08.04.2020

    As the world continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) stands in solidarity with all those already directly affected by the virus around the world. Our thoughts are with all vulnerable...

  • Photo: ©Shutterstock/Yevhenii Chulovskyi

    Nature-based Solutions for Water Infrastructure at your service

    25.03.2020

    'Natural water infrastructure' is not built infrastructure. Instead, it is shaped, grown, eroded or deposited by nature over time. It refers to services nature provides for free, such as mangroves protecting shorelines from storms, peatlands sequestering...

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