Drylands

Conserving drylands biodiversity for sustainable land management (book launch)

The Publication "Conserving Dryland Biodiversity" was jointly produced by the United Nations Convention to Combat desertification, UNEP-WCMC, The World Commission on Protected Areas and the IUCN Global Drylands Initiative.

Young Leaders for Green Action

Now is a critical time to inspire, engage, and train young people to meet the challenges facing the world. There are more young people on the planet today than there have ever been, and in many countries youth under the age of 30 make up the largest portion of the population. Despite their numbers, youth engagement in governance, policy and technological change is incomplete, and needs to be encouraged to move towards action. Young people see firsthand the impacts of global change on their environments and communities.

15 years of influencing people and creating positive impact

During 15 years of work we succeeded to improve the quality of life of our local communities, in which we integrated the natural resources management in our programs, the poster will be telling our story and how we implement community based initiatives depending on sustainable use of natural resources and how this impacted positively on local communities. the poster will show a case studies where the communities managed to use their natural resources in proper way and they get benefits from using these natural resources effectively and in sustainable manner.

Dinamica Sobre el Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas na Guiné-Bissau

Mostra de como um País pobre e sem Grandes Recursos Financeiros foi Capaz de criar um Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas, o calidad Cobre actualmente Cerca de 12% no Territorio Nacional, e com uma una ambição e Estratégia coerente párrafo Aumentar this superfície até 25% lo hace Territorio Nacional, Apesar da sua grande la dependencia dos serviços ecossistemas dos;

Vers une plus grande résilience des écosystèmes: lueurs d'espoir en Afrique subsaharienne

L´Afrique Subsaharienne dispose d´une biodiversité très riche (espèces et écosystèmes) mais qui est très vulnérable à la variabilité et au changement climatique. Aussi cette sous région est peuplée par une population essentiellement rurale (donc dépendant des ressources naturelles) et pauvre.

Community based integrated water resource management to address climate change in the Thar desert, India

India´s Marwar region, located in the Great Indian Thar Desert, is the most densely populated arid zone in the world. The economy of the region has traditionally revolved around animal husbandry and subsistence agriculture, mostly rain-fed, while its primary ecological resources have been mostly rain-fed water bodies, pastures, grazing lands, and sacred groves. Rainfall averages 200mm; climatic extremes such as droughts are a recurring phenomenon.

A Virtual Encyclopedia of key steppes for better understanding and biodiversity conservatioN

Global climate change as well as agricultural land degradation and reduction of productivity are aggravating the losses of steppe ecosystems, leading to deteriorating livelihoods of millions of people. Thus steppe is one of the most transformed and exploited biome, and at the same time the most underrated of the landscapes During this action participants will involve to the discussion about the steppe ecosystems service, their present status, and needs for steppe biodiversity conservation/sustainable using.

Experience of the local ECONET implementation: harmonization between nature conservation and local livelihoods needs and future prospects

Development of Econet began much later in the newly independent states (Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Central Asia, East European countries etc.). The most important progress has been achieved in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, where environmental legislation now includes the concept of Econet. With the support of international conservation organizations Econet schemes were designed, and practical implementation started through some pilot projects (WWF Netherlands, MFA/WWF Norway) , e.g.

The innovative plan to restore the waste land and the desert

As the wild land is going to extremes, it is impossible to be recoverd by the general species.
So we have to use the plants which can survive even the poorest environment to recover the wild land.
In that point, it is noticeable that application of sedum which is the most representative of all the ground cover plants.
Because the sedum grows out very well and it is the most prolific of all plants, it can cover with the largest area.(215 times)
It also can survive the extreme change of the temperature and very dry climate.

Understanding the biofuels policy-standards interface and its implications for biodiversity and food security

With biofuel mandates introduced by over 50 national governments around the world, there is increasing recognition that such mandates must be accompanied by biofuel policies designed to mitigate direct environmental and social impacts, as well as consider the risk of indirect impacts to food security and land use. There is also a need for biofuel policies to incentivise the development and use of the next generation of biofuels sourced from non-competing wastes and crop/forestry residues within ecological limits.

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