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,…

Sustainability is a lifestyle

By Somaya Magdy Ghoraba, IUCN CEM Young Professional. Achieving sustainability is everyone’s responsibility. It is not only about nations taking comprehensive actions; however, very little actions can make a difference. It is not surprising that our lifestyle and habits of…

What’s your reason for striving for unity and a better environment

By Deepu Sivadas, Co-Lead, IUCN CEM Young Professionals Network. Launched in the year April 19, 1970, as a protest by over 20 million people in America against the environmental crisis, World Earth Day, is even now the largest civic event…

Acknowledging Natural Resources Rights to address historical injustice for combating climate change: Opinions & Perspectives

“You cannot tackle climate change without considering and acknowledging the redesign of land and property rights.  Such rights need to reflect humankind’s coexistence with nature and each person’s sense of belonging and understanding to a place and it’s surrounding in…