Roberto Zolho, IUCN CCDP Country Coordinator in Mozambique

Safeguarding livelihoods in a changing climate: progress in Mozambique

Adaptation to changing weather patterns, some of which may be attributable to climate change, is highly important for people's livelihoods and to help them become more resilient to environmental hazards. Through its Climate Change and Development Project (CCDP), IUCN is working with local and national stakeholders to develop adaptation measures which will sustainably safeguard local livelihoods and habitats into the future. …  

01 Oct 2010 | Audio

Stephen Kamau, KENVO conservation officer

Care in the community - saving Kenya's forests

Forests cover less than 3% of Kenya’s land area but they’re an important source of income, food and economic growth to the country. However, forests are increasingly under pressure, due to rampant charcoal burning, illegal logging, overgrazing, forest fires and pollution. The Kijabe Environment Volunteers group (KENVO) has made great moves in preserving vast areas of the Gatamaiyu forest near Nairobi, working with local communities, many of whom were previously involved in illegal and destructive activities in the forest. …  

01 Jun 2010 | Audio

Relic forest

What’s in it for me? Engaging local communities in conservation

Edmund Barrow of IUCN’s Forest Conservation Programme talks about the challenges related to his work with local communities and explains how conservation work can bring real-life benefits both to people and to the environment. …  

01 Jun 2010 | Audio

Soko springs, Pangani Basin

Talking to solve the water problems of East Africa

Advising governments and local communities on how to manage their water supplies most effectively is one focus of work for Katharine Cross, Programme Officer for the Water and Wetlands Programme, based in IUCN's Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa. Here she explains the main problems of bringing a clean and plentiful supply of water to East Africa. …  

12 Sep 2010 | Audio

Gum Arabic trees in Sudan

They’ve been growing it since the time of the Pharoes

Gum Arabic trees in Sudan are part of a 4,000-year-old tradition of producing gum in an immense dryland region. Working with IUCN’s Forest Programme in the region, Edmund Barrow explains that we all eat the gum produced in Sudan in chewing gum, in medicines such as aspirin and even as a clearing agent in beer. …  

16 Sep 2009 | Audio