Ecosystems

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Ecosystems” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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Conserving healthy soils for resilient drylands
Healthy mountain ecosystems help buffer the impacts of climate change for local communities, wildlife and downstream populations worldwide. Locally,...
The Ecosystem-based Adaptation approach is widely recognized as an important strategy for adapting to the impacts of climate change. It is cost-effective, yields multiple benefits, and can be...
Throughout 2017, the Thai Union-IUCN Partnership Project supported various community based initiatives in Koh Yao Yai, Phang Nga. The projects...
Community-based tourism has been the major focus of the island's conservation schemes. The Thai Union-IUCN Partnership Project encouraged the community members to develop integrated management plans...
Project AVE (Adaptation, Vulnerability and Ecosystems(2015-2018) The project’s main objective is to collect, synthesize and use existing evidence on the benefits derived from ecosystem-based...
The ÌUCN CEM Resilience Thematic group adopts a trans-disciplinary approach for social and natural scientists, humanity scholars, managers, decision...
Thematic Group Leads   Mike Jones Dorian Fougeres The science of social-ecological systems provides a framework known as "resilience thinking1"  for understanding the processes of ecosystem...
Neelum valley, Kashmir Mountains cover 24% of the Earth’s land surface. They are home to 12% of the world’s population and another 14% of the population reside in their immediate proximity. They...
Plastic has become an essential part of life nearly everywhere in the world. Its durability, malleability, light weight and low production cost makes...
The global production of plastic is currently estimated to be around 300 million tons per year, while plastic pollution in the marine environment alone is estimated to be around 9.5 million tons,...
Project Title: Coping with Uncertainties: Building Community Resilience and Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate Change in the Indian Himalayan Region (CwU) Location: India (Himachal Pradesh,...
60 year-old Sau Dung is a fisherman who lives by the Hau River, a distributary of the Mekong in Viet Nam’s Hau Giang Province. His family relies on...
Sau is one of about 18 million people living in the Mekong Delta who are affected by drastic changes in the river due to climate change, development activities and, most notably, hydropower...
“People and nature can indeed live in harmony, and sustainable development is possible for our people” Dr. Srey Sunleang, NatureLife Cambodia.
When international non-governmental conservation organisations including BirdLife International, established a long-term partnership with the Cambodian Government more than a decade ago, there were...
Declining freshwater quality Photo: Rassim Khelifa A recent paper published in Current Biology by Mekonnen and Hoekstra (2018) shows that freshwater ecosystems...
Steering Committee 2017-2020 Chair Angela Andrade Assistant to the Chair: Manuela Ruiz Advisor to the Chair: Steve Edwards Deputy Chair Madhav Karki Vice Chairs Bernal Herrera-Fernández...

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