World Day to Combat Desertification gallery

Article, 17 June 2014

The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) takes place every year on 17 June.

In 2014, the theme of WDCD was ecosystem-based adaptation, and aimed to highlight the benefits of mainstreaming sustainable land management policies and practices into a collective response to climate change.

As part of IIED's DCD activities, director Camilla Toulmin described how understanding and collaboration on the drylands enables lessons to be learned about adaptation to climate change. And we have also delved into our photographic archives to make available a gallery of images taken by IIED international fellow Marie Monimart of local pastoralists in Niger, West Africa, in 2008.

Part of a collection of photos focusing on local pastoralists in Niger, West Africa faced with 35 years of drought (Photo: Marie Monimart)Part of a collection of photos focusing on local pastoralists in Niger, West Africa faced with 35 years of drought (Photo: Marie Monimart)Part of a collection of photos focusing on local pastoralists in Niger, West Africa faced with 35 years of drought (Photo: Marie Monimart)Part of a collection of photos focusing on local pastoralists in Niger, West Africa faced with 35 years of drought (Photo: Marie Monimart)Part of a collection of photos focusing on local pastoralists in Niger, West Africa faced with 35 years of drought (Photo: Marie Monimart)Part of a collection of photos focusing on local pastoralists in Niger, West Africa faced with 35 years of drought (Photo: Marie Monimart)Part of a collection of photos focusing on local pastoralists in Niger, West Africa faced with 35 years of drought (Photo: Marie Monimart)Part of a collection of photos focusing on local pastoralists in Niger, West Africa faced with 35 years of drought (Photo: Marie Monimart)Part of a collection of photos focusing on local pastoralists in Niger, West Africa faced with 35 years of drought (Photo: Marie Monimart)Part of a collection of photos focusing on local pastoralists in Niger, West Africa faced with 35 years of drought (Photo: Marie Monimart)Part of a collection of photos focusing on local pastoralists in Niger, West Africa faced with 35 years of drought (Photo: Marie Monimart)Part of a collection of photos focusing on local pastoralists in Niger, West Africa faced with 35 years of drought (Photo: Marie Monimart)
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