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,…

Colonial Oppression: Polygonum polystachyum: Read More…..

These photographs showing Polygonum polystachyum (Wallich ex Meisner), belong to family Polygonaceae commonly known as Himalayan Knotweed is an aggressive herbaceous invading and colonizing native species to the Himalaya. Colonization of this species has impacted the biodiversity of this unique landscape that support rich, representative…