Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded land and Termite management in Western Oromia, Ethiopia

By Mezgebu Senbeto Duguma, IUCN CEM Young Professional. Land degradation is a pervasive and systemic phenomenon. It is a global problem, adversely affecting the livelihoods and food security of billions of people. Combating land degradation and restoring degraded land is…

Pachyderm in our parlour – harmonizing the individual, species, and landscape perspectives

By Anushree Bhattacharjee, IUCN CEM Young Professional. The unfortunate incident of the pregnant elephant that succumbed to injuries from the food bomb in Kerala, India on May 27, 20201, brought forth an outpouring of righteous anger and demands for immediate…

Environmental Challenges and Conservation in the Lut Desert

By Somayeh Zahabnazouri, IUCN CEM Young Professional. The Lut Desert was the first natural heritage site in Iran to be inscribed by UNESCO in 2015. This region has been suffering from a too harsh environmental condition due to its hot,…

Large-scale Reforestation Projects to hit California

By IUCN CEM YPN. Wildfires are getting larger and more intense in California with hundreds of thousands of acres burning and thousands of homes being lost and hundreds of thousands evacuating annually. Land Life Company, an Amsterdam-based, multinational reforestation company,…

Improving Crop Residue Management across north-west India to combat deadly air pollution

By Anushree Bhattacharjee, IUCN CEM Young Professional. The Indian capital city of Delhi has unfortunately received negative media attention recently as having one of the worst air pollution levels across the world, especially during the winter months. Although some studies…

Maka Ump Dehe: Cloud Forest Ecosystem Management for the rescue of the Pantepec River and culture

By Angel Daen Morales Garcia, IUCN CEM Young Professional. Indigenous region of the Sierra Otomí-Tepehua, is in the Sierra Madre Oriental in the northeastern state of Hidalgo in Mexico. Pollution, deforestation, unsustainable management of ecosystems, and the desertification severely affect…