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.
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.
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.
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.
This video shows how, thanks to joint efforts of international organisations including IUCN’s Member Wetlands International and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the Chilika Lagoon in India has been reconnected to the sea, bringing its biodiversity back to the lagoon, increasing its fish resources seven fold and dramatically improving the livelihoods of local people.
How does climate change affect the oceans and marine biodiversity?
In real life you don’t need to be a superhero to save the planet. Simple, small, every day actions can make a real difference.
Biodiversity is life. Biodiversity is our life. 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. IUCN’s Countdown 2010 initiative encourages its partners to boost efforts in 2010.