Public-private partnership to improve agricultural practices in Mexico

By Vania Olmos Lau, Commission Member, IUCN CEM Young Professionals Network. The private sector holds immense power to activate change. They have solid structures and resources; increasingly, the private sector has the interest and will to activate business for the…

“From the Forest to the Classroom” Promoting environmental education in an Ecuadorian biodiversity hotspot

By Diego Alonso Portugal Del Pino, Co-Lead, IUCN CEM Nature-based Solutions Thematic Group. In this blog, I will provide a brief description of gaia-liNc's first project, "From the Forest to the Classroom" where my team and I will be designing…

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,…