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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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...
Forests cover almost 4 billion hectares, or almost one-third of the world’s land area. They provide a wide range of environmental goods and services, such as timber, fuel, food, medicines, carbon...
Overview  Ecosystem-based 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...
Ecosystem News
CEM Newsletters 2016 Ecosystem News - Congress Edition 2016 - English Ecosystem News - 2nd Edition 2016 - French Ecosystem News - 2nd Edition 2016 - English Ecosystem News - 1st Edition 2016 -...
Mission, Governance and Structure   Our Mission To provide expert guidance on integrated approaches to the management of natural and modified ecosystems to promote biodiversity conservation and...
Friends of EbA (FEBA) is an informal network of organizations with an interest in promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing on Ecosystem-based...
EbA is fast being recognized as an effective approach to enhance human resilience to climate change through the use of biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services. The foundation of EbA being...

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