Life on land

Nearly a third of the globe is covered by forests, which are home to 80 per cent of all land species of animals, plants, and insects. Forests and agricultural systems sustain our air, water, and food, but extreme deforestation and land degradation are threatening vital biodiversity and the billions of people who depend on the land for their livelihoods.

UNU research analyses the intersections of ecosystem change and resource use to find sustainable human-environment solutions that can preserve biological and biocultural diversity as well as safeguard traditional agricultural systems and rural livelihoods.

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News

Seminar Shares Insights on Integrating Landscape Approaches into National Biodiversity Strategies

The event featured expert presentations on applying landscape approaches for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of resources, and equity.

17 May 2024

Announcement

Next Course: “Metagenomics for health and industrial applications”, August 2024

Apply for a scholarship to participate in the course coordinated by Dr. Daniel Kurth at PROIMI-CONICET (Tucumán, Argentina).

03 May 2024

Seminar

Acting for Biodiversity at the Landscape Level

ONLINE: This webinar will discuss ways of managing, restoring and conserving biodiversity at the landscape level, with a focus on national biodiversity strategy and action planning.

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Press Release

Unlocking Post-Mining Restoration Strategies

Global Gathering in Dresden - Workshop: 15-18 April 2024

16 Apr 2024

News

Symposium Calls for Food Systems Transformation

The online event highlighted sustainable food as part of the integrated solution to address climate change and biodiversity loss.

12 Mar 2024