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

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia.

Water without borders

Cross-border water management not only benefits water security but it also promotes dialogue, peace and cooperation – even in geopolitically unstable regions, according to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). …   | French | Spanish

13 Mar 2012 | News story


World Water Forum: nature takes centre stage

Natural ‘infrastructure’ such as river basins, forests, lakes and wetlands, plays a key role in addressing today’s global water needs and must be an integral part of every country’s water management portfolio, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the World Water Forum starting in Marseille on Monday 12 March. …   | French | Spanish

10 Mar 2012 | News story

Woman voting on forest management in Ghana

IUCN’s world first: boosting women’s role in tackling climate change

International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women making history. Today, the voices of women in Africa are being heard as they engage in action to limit climate change through deforestation. …  

08 Mar 2012 | News story

Taco Anema

Formation pour les jeunes communicateurs en Afrique du Nord

La Fondation Mohammed VI pour la Protection de l’Environnement au Maroc et le Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée UICN (UICN-Med) inaugurent la plateforme e-learning pour le « Renforcement des capacités de jeunes professionnels de la communication en Afrique du Nord ». …  

08 Mar 2012 | News story

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

The new approach could increase food security and minimize the negative impacts of fishing on the environment.

A balanced kettle of fish – IUCN suggests a novel approach to fishing

An IUCN study published in the journal Science suggests major rethinking of fisheries management that could increase food security and minimize the negative impacts of fishing on the environment. …   | French | Spanish

01 Mar 2012 | News story

Black-tailed Godwits (Limosa limosa)

EU experts on IPBES thematic content

Over 80 experts, including those from the IUCN Secretariat and several IUCN Members, recently gathered for a workshop of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS) to discuss the proposed work programme of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). It was an opportunity to identify numerous ways for IPBES to collaborate with existing mechanisms so that its first activities are timely and effective. The workshop outcome is now available.  …  

21 Feb 2012 | News story

IUCN helps UN push for sustainable energy for all

IUCN helps UN push for sustainable energy for all

IUCN’s Director General joined United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi January 2012 to outline his Sustainable Energy for All initiative to the media. …  

21 Feb 2012 | News story

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

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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