2012

Sundarbans mangrove forest.

Advancing carbon measurements in mangrove forest

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), an IUCN member, has just published a new report ‘Protocols for the measurement, monitoring and reporting of structure, biomass and carbon stocks in mangrove forests’ and highlights the alarming rate of mangrove loss.  

15 Mar 2012 | Article

Ross Sea

IUCN members calling for the protection of the Ross Sea

Antarctica is, on average, the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on Earth. The waters around Antarctica – the Southern Ocean – is one of the most productive oceans on the planet and is the home for many charismatic wildlife including penguins, whales, dolphins and seals.
Human extractions from and activities in the Southern Ocean, compared to other areas of the world’s ocean, are relatively low. However, with increasing pressure on marine living resources such as krill – shrimp-like crustacean – and fish species such as the Antarctic toothfish – also known as Chilean Seabass – the management and regulation of human activities, in particles fisheries, becomes even more important.
 

15 Mar 2012 | Article

Former President of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo

A presidential drive for sustainable development in forest countries

IUCN welcomes former President of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo who is taking on a double role as IUCN High Level Envoy for Sustainable Development in Forest Countries and Patron of Nature. …  

15 Mar 2012 | News story

Fish at market in Asia

Changing the water perspective from an Asian angle

IUCN has been making a hard sell to delegates at the World Water Forum in Marseille on the case for investing in natural infrastructure. But what does it mean on the ground? …  

15 Mar 2012 | News story
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Bagré Dam, Burkina Faso

Think dams, think people

When building large dams, benefits to local communities can go hand in hand with broader national development objectives, shows a study launched today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development) at the World Water Forum in Marseille. …   | French

14 Mar 2012 | News story

Bagré Dam, Burkina Faso

Think dams, think people

Marseille, 14 March 2012 - When building large dams, benefits to local communities can go hand in hand with broader national development objectives, shows a study launched today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development) at the World Water Forum in Marseille. …   | French

14 Mar 2012 | International news release

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Agua sin fronteras

 La gestión transfronteriza del agua favorece no solo la seguridad del agua sino que también promueve el diálogo, la paz y la cooperación –incluso en las regiones geopolíticamente inestables, señala la UICN (Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza). …  

14 Mar 2012 | News story
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Surrounding communities rely on the river for transportation

Water for peace in south Asia

Bangladesh and India have some of the most intricate and complex river systems in the world. The Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna, the three major rivers, along with their tributaries drain an area of about 1.75 million square kilometres supporting a population of 620 million people. …  

14 Mar 2012 | News story

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia.

Agua sin fronteras

La gestión transfronteriza del agua favorece no solo la seguridad del agua sino que también promueve el diálogo, la paz y la cooperación –incluso en las regiones geopolíticamente inestables, señala la UICN (Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza). …   | English | French

13 Mar 2012 | News story

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia.

Agua sin fronteras

Marsella, Francia, 13 de marzo de 2012 – La gestión transfronteriza del agua favorece no solo la seguridad del agua sino que también promueve el diálogo, la paz y la cooperación –incluso en las regiones geopolíticamente inestables, señala la UICN (Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza). …   | English | French

13 Mar 2012 | Media statement