Ecosystems

Rolling foothills covered in forest
Project title: Utilising landscape scale forest ecosystem rehabilitation as a cost effective bridge for the integrated deployment of national land-based mitigation and adaptation...
IUCN Pakistan - Annual Report 2016
It gives me great pleasure to present IUCN Pakistan’s annual report for the year 2016. The continued dedication of IUCN Pakistan’s staff and members...
The year 2016 started with a newly elected IUCN Pakistan National Committee assuming its responsibilities, with Mr. Amjad Rashid in the lead as the Chairperson. 2016 was the year of IUCN’s...
Forests are globally important in regulating climate and locally important in sustaining communities and supporting biodiversity. But they, and the...
Tropical forests make up about 40% of the world’s forested area and contain about 60% of global forest biomass. Forests occupy approximately 22% of South America, and represent about 27% of the...
Logos of IUCN, Mangroves for the Future, the US State Department, Stimson, and the United States
The Stimson Center, on behalf of the U.S. State Department and in collaboration with IUCN and the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Programme, is co-...
The two-day conference will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 14-15 September 2017. The conference aims to bring together 40-50 marine experts from think tanks, academia, the private sector,...
La región de América del Sur trabaja en dos temas principales relacionados con el cambio climático – la gestión del agua, y el papel de los bosques en la adaptación y la mitigación. Current...
Los ecosistemas prestan importantes servicios a la humanidad, como la regulación del clima y el agua. Tanto la Evaluación de los Ecosistemas del Milenio como la Plataforma Intergubernamental sobre...
Il-Qarraba Headland (Għajn Tuffieħa)
Situated at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta lies between continental Europe and Africa. Due to its geographical location, it has an array...
Despite its small terrestrial area, the Maltese Islands not only have a rich prehistoric past, but also harbour exceptional biodiversity, with a vast array of native and endemic species,...
Neelum Valley, Kashmir
Neelum valley, Kashmir Mountains cover 24% of the Earth’s land surface. They are home to 12% of the world’s population and another 14% of the population reside in their immediate proximity. They...
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The Western Europe Region of the Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) is one of the 13 Commission Regions.  It comprises over 25 countries, from Turkey to Iceland and from Portugal to...
A woman, balancing a tall bundle of long grasses on her head, looks out over a green valley
Driving along the winding hill roads of the Indian state of Uttarakhand from Dehra Dun to Pithoragarh, one cannot fail to be impressed by the...
Geographically, the state of Uttarakhand is centrally located in the Himalayan region. Mountainous regions account for 89% of the state’s area, and according to the latest forest report[1], 47% of...
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THe IUCN WCPA Natural Solutions Theme promotes and develops the potential for protected areas to deliver a range of ecosystem services.
Thematic Vice-Chairs Nigel DUDLEY Marianne KETTUNEN Natural ecosystems regulate river systems, protect crop wild relatives, filter water, store carbon, buffer...
Doñana National Park, a Green listed protected area in Spain
The Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD) held its 17th meeting in Athens (Greece) from 4-6th July 2017. In this forum, the IUCN...
The IUCN Green List is one of the flagship initiative included in the MSSD to measure the effectiveness of the protected areas management in the Mediterranean region, in line with Objective...

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