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A new vision for drylands

Dr Mike Mortimore, a member of IUCN’s Commission on Ecosystem Management, outlines his vision for the world’s drylands and what’s needed to achieve it. …  

02 Sep 2009 | News story
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Doum palm material stacks in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria.

A way of life is feeling the heat

International development policies are undermining the long term survival of some of the globe's poorest communities, argues Masego Madzwamuse, IUCN's regional programme development officer and focal person for southern African drylands. She says the skills and knowledge needed to survive in the world's harsh drylands are being sacrificed in the name of progress. …  

19 Jun 2008 | News story
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