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Tanguar Haor – making the most of its natural treasures

Tanguar Haor – making the most of its natural treasures

In Bangladesh, IUCN is working with local communities to conserve and sustain a unique wetland ecosystem, Tanguar Haor. The area is exceptionally biodiverse and contributes to the country’s food production and security.
But the standard of living in Tanguar Haor is very low, and the wetlands are being exploited in an unsustainable manner.

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Adapting to climate change in Eastern and Southern Africa

Adapting to climate change in Eastern and Southern Africa

In Africa, millions will suffer from climate change impacts on agriculture, water availability, ecosystem services and biodiversity. It’s urgent for countries in the region to take action to reduce vulnerability and enhance local communities’ capacity to adapt.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (or IUCN) has been working with three countries to do just that.

In Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, IUCN staff members have been collaborating with national governments, local NGOs and selected communities on a pilot project, funded by the government of Finland, called the « Climate Change and Development project », or CCDP.

The project was developed with the aim of ensuring that policies and strategies lead to activities that emphasize the role of water and forests in adapting to climate change in the region.

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What is IUCN?

What is IUCN?

Discover IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the world’s largest global environmental network. We are working in more than 160 countries, gathering the latest knowledge on biodiversity, running hundreds of conservation projects around the world and being nature’s voice on the international stage. Watch this video and find out who we are and how we work for a just world that values and conserves nature.

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Solar Power for Vanuatu

Solar Power for Vanuatu

IUCN’s Oceania region oversees various Renewable Energy Projects throughout the Pacific Islands like this Solar Power project in Vanuatu.

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Keeping Coral Reefs Alive

Keeping Coral Reefs Alive

Coral reefs are the most diverse marine ecosystem. They provide other marine species with food and shelter and provide us with food, income and leisure. But coral reefs are in danger: 75% of them are threatened by overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution, ocean acidification and climate change. This film explains what we can do to help corals stay alive.

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It all comes back to you

It all comes back to you

Even the simplest everyday actions can have an impact on the environment. And in the end they all come back to us.

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SOS – Save Our Species!

SOS – Save Our Species!

Save Our Species (SOS) is a global coalition to build the biggest species conservation fund, supporting on-the-ground field conservation projects all over the world. SOS brings together the scientific and successfully proven expertise of the 3 founding partners and leading organizations engaged in the conservation of nature – IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), GEF (Global Environment Facility) and the World Bank.

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Nature – our trusted ally in climate change fight

Nature – our trusted ally in climate change fight

This film explains the two solutions IUCN sees to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change – reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), as well as ecosystems based adaptation.

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Rwanda – Back to the Garden

Rwanda – Back to the Garden

Rwanda is one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth – it’s home to some amazing biodiversity, and its ecosystems are important far beyond its boundaries. This beauty is also functional – Rwanda’s biodiversity, water and soil fertility nourish the wildlife and the people living in the area. An ambitious initiative aims to restore the country and reduce poverty in the region by actively improving the environment.

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Forests for the 21st Century – Part 3

Forests for the 21st Century – Part 3

More than half of the world’s forest cover has been removed and deforestation is responsible for nearly 20 per cent of global carbon emissions. This is part 2 of a series of videos produced by the UK Forestry Commission looking at examples of what is being done to combat this.

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