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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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Love. Not Loss

Love. Not Loss

This video presents a new biodiversity message. It challenges communicators to talk about nature in terms that people want to listen to. The IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) and the CBD Secretariat produced the video in partnership with CEC members in Wildscreen and Futerra.

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Healthy environments – healthy people: blood and potatoes

Healthy environments – healthy people: blood and potatoes

Human health and biodiversity; the two are fundamentally inseparable. The food we eat, the multitude of pills we swallow for anything from the common cold to cancer all stem from living matter, the sum of which makes up biodiversity. Even oil and gas are nothing more than ancient biodiversity.

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Life in the slipknot

Life in the slipknot

Biodiversity is the sum of every living thing around us. It is us. By letting it die we are killing ourselves. Habitat destruction and invasive alien species are considered undesirable side effects of development. That will no longer do. They are unacceptable side effects and they must stop.

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Preserving life and land in Kenya

Preserving life and land in Kenya

In the Garba Tula dryland district in North-East Kenya, IUCN and the Wildlife Resource Advocacy are working with the local people and government to ensure the fair and sustainable use of the dryland ecosystem.

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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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