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6th World Water Forum, Marseille, 12-17 March 2012

Nature’s a solution to global water needs, IUCN

Media Advisory: Water resources are under increasing stress: with burgeoning populations, growing economies and a changing climate, water scarcity and pollution are set to intensify. …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story

King Penguin

IUCN welcomes 33 new Members

On 15 February 2012, the 78th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 33 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized the Brazil National Committee of IUCN Members. …   | French | Spanish

22 Feb 2012 | News story

IUCN Patron of Nature, HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden

Turning the red carpet green

IUCN has the honour this week of welcoming its new Patron of Nature, HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden to the organisation’s headquarters, accompanied by IUCN Goodwill Ambassador Mattias Klum. …  

21 Feb 2012 | News story

HSBC Bank

HSBC and IUCN support Water and Energy Management for the Zarqa River Basin in Jordan

The climate change impact on the agricultural economy of Zarqa Basin upon which the livelihoods of its inhabitants depends was reported to be serious. HSBC jointly with IUCN are now embarking on an initiative to help adapting to such situation.
 

14 Feb 2012 | News story
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Reporting conclusions on Mediterranean biodiversity wetland session

MedWet assess efforts for conservation wetlands and propose the AGADIR Commitments for the next 20 years

The International Symposium on Water and Wetlands has taken place from 6 to 9 February in Agadir (Morocco) under the high patronage of HM King Mohammed IV. It was the opportunity to review the progress on wetlands conservation since the Grado meeting in Italy in 1991 and to define the road map for the next twenty years. …  

13 Feb 2012 | News story

White cheeked gibbons

Love you for life: Monogamous Species Celebrate Valentine’s Day

What do gibbons, swans, wolves, French Angelfish, and albatrosses have in common? This Valentine’s Day they will all be celebrating with their life-long partners—these species are some of the few creatures that mate for life. …  

12 Feb 2012 | Article
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SOS, Snow leopard, SLT, Pakistan, 2011A-013, 11A-13-01B

Big boost for wildlife conservation: 23 new SOS projects

Top wildlife experts from around the world have allocated $US 3.3 million to 23 species conservation projects. Gorillas, cockatoos, and frogs are some of the many threatened species that are receiving a helping hand from SOS (Save Our Species), a global conservation fund initiated by IUCN, the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). …   | French | Spanish

09 Feb 2012 | International news release

Scene from Iraq

IUCN welcomes Republic of Iraq as new State Member

The Government of the Republic of Iraq has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes. The Ministry of Environment has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Iraq as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

06 Feb 2012 | News story

Newsletter 2

Capacity Building for Natural World Heritage in Arab States

The Arab States are home to a wealth and diversity of natural heritage, with desert landscapes and marine sites being particularly noteworthy. However, the number of natural and mixed sites currently listed as World Heritage is the smallest of any of the UNESCO regions by a considerable margin.  

05 Feb 2012 | Article

Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Every year World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February, marking the day of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 41 years ago in the Iranian city of Ramsar. This year the theme of World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetland Tourism, A Great Experience’. …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story