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The following stories illustrate IUCN's work in relation to the five Congress themes: Valuing and conserving biodiversity; greening the economy; nature-based solutions to climate change, sharing nature's benefits and managing ecosystems to improve food security.

Nature-based solutions to climate change

 

Planting mangroves in Thailand

Bracing against climate change by strengthening nature

While man-made infrastructure such as dykes and dams for flood defence has an important role to play in adapting to climate change, natural solutions can be a more effective and cheaper option for the poor. …  

01 Sep 2011 | News story

Valuing and conserving biodiversity

 

Chocó harlequin toad

Global alliance to combat biodiversity loss gathers momentum

SOS—Save Our Species, a global response to the challenge of biodiversity loss, launched last year by IUCN, the Global Environment Facility and the World Bank, is already seeing results on the ground. …  

01 Sep 2011 | News story

Sharing nature's benefits

 

El Salvador

Water democracy takes hold

Through many years of experience, IUCN is proving how river basins and other freshwater resources are best governed by the people who depend on them for life and livelihood. …  

01 Sep 2011 | News story

Greening the economy

 

Sundarbans mangrove forest.

Momentum for mangrove restoration

Efforts by IUCN and partners to restore the world’s mangrove forests have received a significant boost with the adoption of a new method for calculating the role that mangroves play in slowing climate change, by capturing and storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. …  

01 Sep 2011 | News story

Managing ecosystems to improve food security

 

Agriculture area beside Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda - a Livelihoods & Landscapes site

Resolving conflict, securing food

On the border of Kenya and Uganda, where IUCN has been helping to resolve conflicts between local people and the authorities over the use of natural resources, improved food security has been a notable result. …  

01 Sep 2011 | News story

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