Jonny Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, World Conservation Monitoring Centre
‘Greening’ cities brings myriad...
African savanna elephant, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe. Elephant are megaherbivores who provide checks and balances in terms of ecosystem health. Loss of elephants has a major impact on overall ecosystem health.
Photo: Michael D. Kock 2010
Primary forests sequester more carbon, more safely than planted...
The goonch (Bagarius yarelli) is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.™ Native to rivers in South Asia, this species is harvested for food and the ornamental fish trade. Photographer: Zeb Hogan, SSC Freshwater Fish Specialist Group Advisor, University of Nevada
Photo: courtesy of the University of Nevada Global Water Center
Ecosystems and the services they provide are at risk; their decline could jeopardise the...
Mangroves and wetlands help purify water, nurture fish stocks and protect shorelines from storms and erosion. They are also sources of food, such as in this Ramsar Convention protected site in Fiji.
Photo: Ramsar Convention