Écosystèmes

Improving the lives of people living in refugee camps and reducing pressure on the local environment.

Easing the pressure

The Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya, the biggest in the world, is vastly overstretched due to an influx of people fleeing conflict in the wider Eastern Africa region. The local environment is equally feeling the strain. …  

01 Oct 2011 | News story

MESCAL project logo

Work for mangroves gets new look

A new logo was unveiled yesterday by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, marking the beginning of its awareness raising activities for its mangrove projects in five Pacific Island countries.  …  

30 Sep 2011 | News story

Valeur économique de la vallée du Sourou : Étude préliminaire

Nouveau film en ligne: La vallee du Sourou

« La vallée du Sourou : d’hier à demain » est un film documentaire qui, en retraçant l’étude réalisée par l’UICN sur le potentiel économique de cette zone humide, apporte une contribution à la bonne compréhension des relations entre la conservation des ressources naturelles et la lutte contre la pauvreté. …   | English

28 Sep 2011 | News story

Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia.

IUCN addresses food, water and energy security at UN meeting

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, chaired a high-level discussion on food, water and energy security during the recent meeting of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. She championed the theme that energy, water and food security rely on ecosystem services and in order to safeguard them, we must invest in nature’s supporting role. …  

28 Sep 2011 | News story

Wangari Maathai

Nature loses a heroine

IUCN is deeply saddened by the loss of Wangari Maathai, one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners and a great advocate for social justice, human rights, peace and democracy. Wangari Maathai has passed away in Nairobi at the age of 71. …   | Spanish

26 Sep 2011 | News story

Huaraz, Ancash region, Peru

Environmental Flows in Peru

IUCN, together with the Peru National Water Authority (ANA), recently organised a 2-day workshop for water professionals on Environmental Flows.  …   | Spanish

19 Sep 2011 | News story

Water supply in Guatemala

Guatemala presidential candidates talk Nature

The Mi Cuenca project, led by the IUCN-CARE-CRS consortium, organized a Presidential Forum on Environment and Development in Guatemala, a first such event ever to be held. …   | Spanish

14 Sep 2011 | News story

Dr Alejandro Iza, Director IUCN Environmental Law Centre, chairs the 'Strengthening Water Diplomacy in Transboundary Basins' seminar

Overcoming challenges to water cooperation

With more than 270 transboundary rivers worldwide, and threats such as climate change, the need for improved capacity in managing water resources sustainably and equitably has never been greater. …  

06 Sep 2011 | News story

UN Decade on Deserts and Desertification

UN Decade on Deserts and Desertification

With more lands around the world facing increasing deterioration and degradation, the United Nations General Assembly declared the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification, which will run from January 2010 to December 2020 to promote action that will protect the drylands. The Decade is an opportunity to make critical changes to secure the long-term ability of drylands to provide value for humanity's well being  

02 Sep 2011 | News story
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Garba Tula drylands project, Kenya

Le pastoralisme est la réponse à la sécheresse en Afrique

Le pastoralisme mobile permettrait en partie de résoudre la sécheresse qui sévit dans la Corne de l’Afrique, selon l’Initiative mondiale pour un pastoralisme durable, organisation hébergée par l’UICN. …   | English | Spanish

30 Aug 2011 | News story

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