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Neville Ash, Head of IUCN's Ecosystem Management Programme.

IUCN's climate change wish list explained

Neville Ash, Head of IUCN's Ecosystem Management Programme, explains what IUCN hopes to see come out of the negotiations at the United Nations climate change meeting in Poznan. …  

03 Dec 2008 | Audio

Mangroves on the border to Myanmar

Climate change is the problem, nature - the solution

Four years after the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami devastated the Asian coast, the need to restore, protect and invest in coastal ecosytems is clear. The difficult task to bring together different agencies, sectors and countries who are addressing today's challenges related to climate change and overpopulation, is now the responsibility of the unique multi-partner initiative called Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and led by IUCN and UNDP. …  

03 Dec 2008 | Video

Illegal irrigation in the Zarqa River, Jordan

All we need is water

Extreme water scarcity is not the only problem Jordan is currently facing. Combined with poor water management though, it might be the worst. When both water quantity and quality are inadequate, health and environmental hazards can reach alarming levels. …  

03 Dec 2008 | Video

TACARE project - the Jane Goodall Institute

Save nature to fight climate change and reduce poverty

Rising sea levels, violent storms, melting glaciers, droughts and floods – all caused by global warming – will spell misery for millions of people, as they lose their homes, food and drinking water. …  

02 Dec 2008 | News story

Orientation Session on Climate Change and Gender Equality

The human aspect of climate change

For the first time delegates at the UNFCCC were trained on how to promote gender considerations in the climate change negotiations. …  

02 Dec 2008 | News story

Windturbine and rapeseed

The planet is now so vandalised that only total energy renewal can save us

It may be too late. But without radical action, we will be the generation that saved the banks and let the biosphere collapse. See article from the Guardian, UK  

02 Dec 2008 | Fact sheet

Pacto por la vida

IUCN’s take on forest-friendly farming

Farming and wildlife are not easy bedfellows. All around the world, species are vanishing as their habitat is turned over to crops. Such land conversion is particularly severe in the tropics, where most of the world’s species live.  

02 Dec 2008 | Fact sheet

Forest land use change

Use nature to fight climate change – IUCN

Countries should use their natural resources to fight climate change, according to IUCN.  

30 Nov 2008 | News story

After the fire

Use nature to fight climate change – IUCN

Countries should use their natural resources to fight climate change, according to IUCN.  

30 Nov 2008 | International news release