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  • people standing in ankle high water near shore with tools and soil Photo: © D. Wodehouse

    The 'ground rules' for successful restoration: Mangrove sediments

    20.04.2018

    Once thriving, mangroves contribute to building the soil they grow on. Loose sediments are swept into mangroves with the tides and river currents, where they are trapped and supplemented with organic matter to form stable soils – a vital foundation.

  • Elephants made of bamboo and colorful cloth Elephant puppets made of colorful cloth over bamboo frames Photo: © Caroline Gluck / UNHCR

    Smiles and slapstick as Rohingya refugees learn to corral elephants

    19.04.2018

    This article, originally published by AFP, highlights how IUCN, UNCHR and volunteers are using life-sized elephant puppets made of colourful cloth to teach Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh's Kutupalong Camp, the world’s largest refugee settlement,...

  • A cave was surveyed in Phnom La'Ang area Photo: A cave was surveyed in Phnom La'Ang area © Jaap Jan Vermeulen

    Phnom La’Ang - the jewel in the crown of the Mekong Delta Limestones

    15.04.2018

    The karst hills of Kampot Province in Cambodia and neighboring Kien Giang Province in Vietnam, which together form the Mekong Delta Limestones (MDL), are home to possibly the largest concentration of endemic invertebrate species yet recorded. Most of the...

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