On the ground

Mekong floods 2008

Voices from the field: Asia

IUCN talks to Geoff Blate, Climate Change Coordinator for WWF Greater Mekong about Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Asia’s Mekong River basin. WWF is a Member of IUCN. …  

28 Oct 2009 | News story

Zambian farmer Peter Malata and his family being interviewed about climate change

Eye witness: Zambia

Communities across Southern Africa are looking to new ways of coping with the impacts of climate change, mainly the droughts and floods which are disrupting their farming cycles and undermining their livelihoods. They are learning how to sustainably manage the natural resources that are critical to sustain them in uncertain conditions. …  

02 Nov 2009 | News story

Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

Voices from the field: South Africa

Trevor Sandwith, Director of Biodiversity and Protected Areas Policy at The Nature Conservancy, an IUCN Member, talks about Ecosystem-based Adaptation in South Africa. …  

28 Oct 2009 | News story
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Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Power to Pangani's people

The impacts of climate change are taking hold in Tanzania’s Pangani River basin. The snow cap of Mount Kilimanjaro, which towers over the basin, is melting rapidly and is projected to disappear completely by 2025. Water flow in the basin has also declined dramatically but there are still many demands on the dwindling supplies, the main one being irrigation. …   | French | Spanish

28 Oct 2009 | News story

Tacaná River Basin

High-level action

In the high-altitude watersheds of the Coatán and Suchiate rivers, which straddle the borders of Guatemala and Mexico, environmental degradation and climate change is increasing the risk of devastating flash floods caused by tropical storms and hurricanes. …   | French | Spanish

28 Oct 2009 | News story

Participatory planning, Palo Blanco, Carchi, Ecuador

Corridors: routes for adaptation

In Ecuador, IUCN Member Corporación Grupo Randi-Randi is establishing conservation corridors which are helping both people and nature adapt to climate change. …  

29 Oct 2009 | News story