Commission on Ecosystem Management

A network of professionals whose mission is to act as a source of advice on the environmental, economic, social and cultural factors that affect natural resources and biological diversity 

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The Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) promotes ecosystem-based approaches for the management of landscapes and seascapes, provides guidance and support for ecosystem-based management and promotes resilient socio-ecological systems to address global challenges.

 

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  • Summer mountain pasture in the Pyrenees; sustainable grazing can help conserve healthy, biodiverse soils Summer mountain pasture in the Pyrenees; sustainable grazing can help conserve healthy, biodiverse soils  Photo: Myrabella CC3.0

    To feed future generations, countries must invest in living soils

    15.06.2018

    Governments should invest in healthy, living soils by channelling agricultural subsidies towards sustainable farming methods. If done right, agriculture can conserve the diversity of species found in soils, helping halt land degradation and desertification....

  • Bedouin Herder in the Hima Eyra Range Reserve, Balqa Governorate, Jordan Bedouin Herder in the Hima Eyra Range Reserve, Balqa Governorate, Jordan Photo: Dr Mahfouz Abu Zanat

    Conserving soil biodiversity important for greater agricultural productivity

    15.06.2018

    A recently released IUCN technical brief recommends increasing investments in sustainable land management practices, as well as better cooperation between agriculturalists and conservationists to conserve healthy soils. 

  • Achanatherum Sp. Kazakhstan Photo: Tatyana Bragina

    Steppes of the Republic of Kazakhstan

    05.06.2018

    New page of the "Virtual Encyclopedia of the Steppes"

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Camargue National Reserve, France Sand dunes offer natural protection against many coastal hazards. Camargue National Reserve, France. Credit: K. Sudmeier Photo: K. Sudmeier

Eco-Disaster Risk Reduction

Eco-DRR is the sustainable management, conservation and restoration of ecosystems to reduce disaster risk, with the aim to achieve sustainable and resilient development.

 

King George Island King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands, lying 120 kilometres off the coast of Antarctica in the Southern Ocean Photo: Elie Poulin

Red List of Ecosystems

A key tool that allows for tackling, globally and nationally, different aspects of the public policies and easing the achievement of international goals regarding conservation

 

Ecosystem Insider - CEM Newsletter Photo: IUCN

Newsletters

Ecosystem Insider - IUCN CEM's Newsletter is sent out 4 times a year in the 3 official IUCN Languages

 

Chemically intensive agriculture pollutes that Puttalam lagoon Photo: IUCN Sri Lanka

Systemic Pesticides

The Task Force on Systemic Pesticides (TFSP) carries out comprehensive, objective, scientific reviews and assessments of the impact of systemic pesticides on biodiversity and makes recommendations based on these reviews.

 

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