2012

Comisión Binacional del Río Sixaola

Comisión Binacional de la Cuenca del Río Sixaola establece Hoja de Ruta

A partir de un autodiagnóstico sobre su situación actual, la Comisión Binacional de la cuenca de Sixaola definió un plan de trabajo con otras entidades para su fortalecimiento  …   | English

13 Mar 2012 | News story
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Elephants in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

En la cola para el Congreso: Ya está abierta la inscripción

La inscripción al tan esperado Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza 2012 ya está abierta. Este magno evento, que se celebrará el próximo mes de setiembre en la isla de Jeju, República de Corea, ofrece a cualquier persona interesada en la naturaleza la oportunidad de participar en una plataforma única en la que se congregarán líderes mundiales de todos los sectores para tomar decisiones cruciales para la conservación de la naturaleza. …   | English | French

13 Mar 2012 | Article

Andrew Seidl

Counting the cost of water

The economic value of water cannot be underestimated. To that end the Head of IUCN's Global Economic and Environment Programme, Andrew Seidl talks about some of the risks that we face if we don't start counting the cost of water. …  

13 Mar 2012 | News story

European Tree of the Year

A Hungarian lime tree is the European Tree of the Year!

Over 40,000 votes were cast in this year’s European contest for the European Tree of the Year. The winner of the second edition of the contest is a lime tree from Hungary. …  

13 Mar 2012 | News story
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Fishing in floodwaters in Xe Champhone, Lao PDR.

'The Way Towards Rio+20' - speech by IUCN Director General

Mr Chairman, thank you for your invitation to address this important event and to contribute, on behalf of IUCN, to your deliberations over what should be Marseille’s message to the Rio+20 Conference. …  

13 Mar 2012 | IUCN statement

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre speaking on the opening day of the World Water Forum in Marseille, France.

Address by IUCN Director General to the World Water Forum

On this platform I represent the global voice of environmental advocacy, to speak up for the rights of people and nature, for the social benefits of wetlands and ecological flows, for all the extraordinary species (including our own) that depend on resilient nature for their life support. …  

12 Mar 2012 | IUCN statement

The natural flow of the Zarqa river in winter, in a section which is dry in Summer due to over-extraction of ground water. Upstream part of the Zarqa, Jordan.

Hopes high as Water Forum kicks off

The World Water Forum opened on Monday with demands to bring clean water and sanitation to billions in need and to address worsening scarcity and waste. Mark Smith, Head of IUCN's Water Programme was impressed by the opening and has high hopes for a positive outcome. …  

12 Mar 2012 | News story

Tanguar Haor community information centre opens to the public

Tanguar Haor community information centre opens

IUCN’s Senior Programme Officer and Tanguar Haor’s Project Manager, Aminur Rahman recently welcomed the local community to the newly opened Tanguar Haor community information centre for the ‘Community Based Sustainable Management of Tanguar Haor’ Project. …  

11 Mar 2012 | Article

Cambodia

Foro Mundial del Agua: la naturaleza asume un papel central

La “infraestructura” natural, como las cuencas hidrográficas, bosques, lagos y humedales, juega un papel clave en el abordaje de las necesidades globales de agua y debe ser parte integral de los programas de gestión de los recursos hídricos de todos los países, afirma la UICN (Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza) en el Foro Mundial del Agua en Marsella. …   | English | French

10 Mar 2012 | News story

Department of Environment of Islamic Republic of Iran

Regional consultative meeting on IPBES - ECO country members, Asia & Pacific

10 - 12 March 2012
Tehran, Iran

This regional consultation aimed to provide information on the IPBES process so far, present the agenda and documents for thesecond session of a plenary meeting and facilitate an exchange ofviews on these among governmental stakeholders. …  

10 Mar 2012 | Event