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Conserving Nature


Human health relies on a healthy environment. Healthy ecosystems produce fresh water, food, timber, fibre and medicines. They purify our water, clean our air, moderate the climate, provide carbon storage options and regulate floods. Learn more here about the ways we can improve our health, by caring for the environment.

Conserving Nature Articles

  • Eco Everest 2012

    Eco Everest 2012

    A unique Mount Everest expedition is using the trek to the top to raise awareness about climate change - and clean up the world's highest peak.

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  • The imagining of a new medicine

    The imagining of a new medicine

    IUCN is working to raise awareness of the role that Protected Areas play in enhancing human health and wellbeing.

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  • After the fires

    After the fires

    Since the devastating 2009 bushfires in the Australian state of Victoria, Parks Victoria has been working with partners to rebuild burnt-out parks and help heal broken communities.

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  • Cambodia’s green fatigue

    Stephan Bognar, CEO of the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, reflects on the tragic loss of the 'green brain' of Cambodia's capital.

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  • World Health Day 2011

    World Health Day 2011

    The Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity speaks about the vital importance of biodiversity to maintain a healthy planet for healthy people.

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