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Nature-based solutions to food security

The linkage between biodiversity, water and food security is important to recognize, as humans consume more than 7,000 different species of plants and animals. In the drive to address food security, there is a lack of understanding among policy makers that for many people, especially the more than 70% in less developed rural areas, wild sources of food form an integral part of people’s diets. Loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystems undermines health, livelihoods, food production, and the availability of clean water—what grows in the wild is just as important as what grows on farms.


Camilla Toulmin, Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development

Can we feed the world sustainably?

Camilla Toulmin, Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development, an independent think tank, speaks about the inequalities in food access and the impact of biofuels. …  

09 Sep 2012 | Video
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Nature Olympics Day Two

Flamenco dance, Fan Dances and a long list of news, events, launches and lively discussions shaped the second day of the world’s biggest conservation event. …  

09 Sep 2012 | Video

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Mohammed Moosa, Camilla Toulmin and Michael Mack at the World Leaders Dialogue

We can feed the world sustainably

Changing climate and declining biodiversity pushes the limits of food supply and at the broader level of human security. In light of this and with the prediction that human population will increase to 9 billion by 2050, the issue of food supply is a hotly-debated topic and the focus of the second World Leaders Dialogue convened today at the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. …   | French | Spanish

08 Sep 2012 | Audio
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Ludovic Escoffier with a participant with the Mr Goodfish poster at congress

Mr Goodfish: helping consumers make the right choice

"If you want to keep on eating fish, you need to choose the right fish today". This is the message promoted by the Mr Goodfish campaign to fish lovers at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. …  

09 Sep 2012 | Audio

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Dr Gill Shepherd, Special Adviser to IUCN on Ecosystem Management explains.