Nature-based solutions as a pathway to increase community-resilience

By Ishita Jalan. We live in the age of crisis where countries are being constantly challenged with systemic problems and have very little time to act. COVID-19 global pandemic has shaken the world with its deadly and unpredictable nature. Further…

Experience at IUCN Headquarters to work on Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR)

By Claire Pedrot, IUCN CEM Young Professional. In 2014, after a few years in Canada (I'm French), the opportunity to work at IUCN Headquarters for a 3-month maternity leave replacement occurred. I was fortunate enough to stay there longer, a…

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…

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,…