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Climate change and large dam projects are putting natural World Heritage sites at risk, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the official advisory body on nature to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, meeting this Sunday in Bonn, Germany. … | French | Spanish | Dutch
25 Jun 2015 | International news release
Over 12 million hectares of productive land are lost each year due to desertification and drought, resulting in a further loss of 20 million tons of grain that could have been grown. Every year the international community marks 17 June as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought to raise awareness of this global threat. …
17 Jun 2015 | News story
Speaking at the Stockholm Natural Capital Solutions Summit, held 19-20 May, IUCN Director General Inger Andersen highlighted the fact that despite nature providing some US$ 72 trillion a year of ‘free’ support to the global economy - and accounting for close to one-third of the wealth in low income countries - it continues to be invisible in our economic systems. …
22 May 2015 | Article