Dream location or disaster risk?

19 April 2013 | Article

"My first day at school was in a tent. We were seated on bare ground all day, with the tent walls separating us from the destruction left behind by a cyclone."

In her recent TEDx talk, Radhika Murti of IUCN's Ecosystem Management Programme, conveyed a strong and simple message -- we need to understand the main causes of disaster and be better prepared for them before they happen. Healthy watersheds, forests, and coasts help not only reduce disasters but increase the well-being of local communities.  

 

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