The many faces of our forests

Putting nature in the equation

Opinion Editorial: Nature is the missing, fourth dimension of the water-energy-food security nexus, says Dr Mark Smith, Director IUCN Global Water Programme. …  

05 Mar 2012 | News story

Energy LI

Messages from Bonn 2011: Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

How will the planet cope with two more billion people in an increasingly urbanized and wealthy world? Can there be solutions to dealing with the significant additional pressure on energy, water and food demands, whilst avoiding further ecosystem degradation? …  

10 Feb 2012 | News story

Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

Every year World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February, marking the day of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 41 years ago in the Iranian city of Ramsar. This year the theme of World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetland Tourism, A Great Experience’. …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story

Sélingué Dam in Mali

Dams in West Africa: report now available in French

Ten years after the publication of the World Commission on Dams report, IUCN commissioned a study to look at the approaches to decision-making around large dams. This report is now available in English and French. …   | French

25 Jan 2012 | News story

The newly discovered flower system

New flower discovered in Fiji

A new flowering plant belonging to the Medinilla plant group has been discovered in the highlands of Matasawalevu village, on the island of Kadavu in Fiji. The plant was found during a biodiversity assessment of the Nakasaleka district carried out as part of IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI). …  

19 Jan 2012 | News story

Increasingly severe droughts caused by climate change are stripping many of the world’s most vulnerable people of the land they need to grow their food.

3rd International Forum on Water and Food

More than 300 participants gathered in Tshwane, South Africa for the 3rd International Forum on Water and Food to address issues related to food security, poverty reduction and sustainable natural resource management. …  

13 Jan 2012 | News story

Wetlands dependency

World Wetlands Day photo celebration

Showcase the beauty of wetlands along with your talent! Submit your best photos for the World Wetlands Day celebration under this year’s theme “Wetlands Tourism: A Great Experience”. …  

12 Jan 2012 | News story

Experimenting with camera equipment and filming

Participatory Video in Northern Uganda

Participatory Video (PV) is an innovative way of empowering and sharing communities’ voices on development and environmental challenges and solutions.Training of PV was introduced by the IUCN Water Programme, following the objective to visually document projects and strengthen communication capacities. …  

16 Dec 2011 | News story

Water quality survey of Nadi Basin.

WANI lessons from the Pacific

Successes and lessons learnt from the IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) in the Pacific were discussed and recorded at the Initiative's wrap-up meeting, held early December in Suva, Fiji. …  

11 Dec 2011 | News story

Katharine Cross

Durban special: water expert profile

How can we secure a future for the people living on the front line of climate change? In Eastern Africa, environmental scientist Katharine Cross is helping to safeguard water resources that are becoming more and more unpredictable. …  

09 Dec 2011 | 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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