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Share water to make peace – IUCN

More people and less water could mean increased conflict for scarce shared water resources, warns IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). But in its latest report IUCN clearly shows how better cooperation over shared rivers can help governments avoid water crises. …  

18 Mar 2009 | International news release

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Reform now, save water, says IUCN

Increased pressure on water means better laws, regulations and policies must be put in place if we are to sustain this precious resource, says IUCN’s latest report. …  

17 Mar 2009 | International news release

Drought

No time to lose in fight against water crisis – IUCN

Leaders at the World Water Forum need to act now to find a solution to the water challenges facing the world, says IUCN. …  

16 Mar 2009 | International news release

Kruger National Park

Protecting watersheds saves billions

Protecting watersheds provides many of the world’s megacities with freshwater – and saves billions of dollars. This is the result of new compilation of case studies by IUCN, published today ahead of the World Water Forum, held from 16-22 March in Istanbul, Turkey. …  

13 Mar 2009 | International news release

Dama Gazelle (Nanger dama) 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Critically Endangered.

Quarter of antelope species in danger of extinction

A quarter of all antelope species are threatened with extinction, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.  

04 Mar 2009 | International news release

Southeast Asia Box Turtle

Box turtles face knockout as Indonesian traders export 100 times quota

Unregulated trade—at 10 to 100 times legal levels—has caused Southeast Asian Box Turtles almost to vanish from parts of Indonesia, where once they were common,according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. …  

23 Feb 2009 | International news release
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Ivory on sale in Viet Nam

Elephants under threat as illegal ivory price soars in Viet Nam

Indochina’s few surviving elephants are under increasing threat from booming illegal ivory prices in Viet Nam, according to a new market analysis released today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network and joint programme between IUCN and WWF. …  

16 Feb 2009 | International news release

Remote and marginalized cultures that have survived in balance with nature for thousands of years will simply disappear if climate change is allowed to go unchecked much longer.

MacArthur awards IUCN and WWF $2 million for climate adaptation

IUCN and WWF will receive $2 million from the MacArthur Foundation to develop an adaptation network that will help some of the world’s most vulnerable ecosystems and societies cope with the impacts of a changing climate. …  

03 Feb 2009 | International news release

Aldabra

Dive into the oceans with Google Earth

Very little is known about oceans. That’s why very little - less than one percent - of the Earth’s oceans are protected, compared to 12 percent of the land surface. ‘Ocean in Google Earth’, launching today, lets virtual voyagers find out what marine species live where and discover marine protected areas, one of the best tools for protecting our oceans. …  

02 Feb 2009 | International news release

Whitetip Reef Shark over Palau coral reef

A monumental decision for the oceans

President Bush today will formally designate three areas in the Pacific as Marine National Monuments. IUCN has been one of the major partners of the U.S. Government in the creation of these marine protected areas. The scientific and technical advice provided by IUCN to the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has paid off, as it will result in the creation of the world’s largest ocean protected area covering 195,280 square miles. …  

06 Jan 2009 | International news release