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Floods in Pakistan – interview partners available

Well-managed floodplains can help reduce the impact of disasters such as flooding, and help to decrease the vulnerability of cities and agricultural areas which lie in the path of devastating floods such as those recently experienced in Pakistan. The floods have not only caused damage to human life, which totals around 1,400 deaths so far and displacement of more than 3.2 million people, but also the loss of agriculture crops and key infrastructure. …  

11 Aug 2010 | Media advisory

Mekong at sunset

Keeping the giant catfish in Thailand's Mekong River

There were roast chickens and rice, pig’s heads and beer – all borne in a solemn procession as offerings to an unlikely recipient, the Mekong giant catfish. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story

Cattle at Xe Champhone Wetlands in Savannakhet Province_DoE, WREA

Lao PDR steps up wetlands protection

LAO PDR has stepped up the protection of its wetlands by joining the Ramsar Convention.   …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story
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Bilibili raft on the Navua River, Fiji

IUCN supports new WaterWiki

The WaterWiki is a new website providing a space to interact and share valuable water knowledge online. The WaterWiki is a freely accessible information resource that is growing rapidly into a global reference for water professionals. …  

16 Jul 2010 | News story

Waya Island, Fiji, Oceania

Ridge to Reef workshop develops new global initiative

Healthy well-managed river basins and coastal areas, where people and nature thrive, is the vision behind the development of a new IUCN initiative 'Ridge to Reef'. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story

WANI / Tales of Water - El Salvador

IUCN supports World Water Day around the Globe

Celebrating this year’s World Water Day, Dr. Milika Sobey from the IUCN Oceania office in Fiji highlights the importance of ‘protecting forests, mangroves, and the restoration of river ecosystems to maintain and improve water quality which is vital to preserve ecosystem health, and ultimately provide clean water for people’. …  

22 Mar 2010 | News story

IUCN Pakistan’s coastal expert speaks at a Rotary Club function

KARACHI March 1: Rotary Club Karachi held its weekly luncheon meeting at the Pearl Continental Hotel. On its meeting of March 1, 2010, Tahir Qureshi, Coastal Ecosystem Expert from IUCN (international Union for Conservation of Nature) was invited as the guest speaker, to sensitize the Rotarians to the environmental issues, especially near the coast. …  

01 Mar 2010 | News story