Water in Drylands; Adapting to Scarcity through Integrated Management
This study presents some lessons from a selection of IUCN interventions in dryland areas that have adapted to a greater or lesser extent to the...
The Green Quarter
This book follows WISP’s global approach and highlights key examples from its work with partners around the world. It identifies the impact of WISP’s...
The Governance of Rangelands
Rangelands are large natural landscapes that can include grasslands, shrublands, savannahs and woodlands. They are greatly influenced by, and often...
Introduction Principles of pastoralist governance and land management Governance of the rangelands in a changing world Jordan's rangeland resource governance United States ranchers...
Pastoralism and the green economy Brief
This brief focuses on pastoralism's current and future potential for securing sustainable management and green economy outcomes from the world...
Pastoralism and the green economy
This study focuses on pastoralism's current and future potential for securing sustainable management and green economy outcomes from the world...
Land Degradation Neutrality
Land Degradation is a global concern for sustainable development, conservation of biodiversity and mitigating and adapting to climate...
Conserving Dryland Biodiversity
Challenges and Opportunities for Conservation and Sustainable Use
Drylands have an immense scientific, economic and social value. They are the habitat and source of livelihood for about one quarter of the earth’s population. It is estimated that these ecosystems...
GDI's Priority Areas
The Priority Areas are; 1. Scaling up Sustainable Land Management. 2. Strengthening Evidence for Targeting and Monitoring in Dryland Ecosystems. 3. Targeting Policy and Investment...
Targeting Policy and Investment for Sustainable Land Management
IUCN is working to improve investments and policies that support local adaptations for resilient dryland ecosystems and economies. IUCN uses economic tools to catalyse appropriate investment in...
Strengthening Evidence for Targeting and Monitoring in Dryland Ecosystems
IUCN is developing adapted and scaleable methodologies for assessing non-equilibrium dryland ecology, to provide stronger evidence for policy and investment decisions from local to global levels....
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