17 May '11, 1pm

How can nature protect us from natural disasters?

Drought risk is often contingent on how well the natural resources and environment are being managed, which includes such issues as secure rights to those resources and acknowledging the differences in how men and women in drought-prone areas use natural resources. IUCN has been working with the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction to mainstream gender in national policies for disaster risk reduction.

Full article: http://iucn.org/knowledge/news/?7488

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