Karstic lake Skadar, Kroatia

IUCN, GEF and a global surface freshwater community of practice

‘Raising the Bar: 20 Years of GEF Transboundary Water Results’ was the slogan of the 6th GEF International Waters Conference, held in Dubrovnik from 17-20 October, in which IUCN contributed its knowledge and experience on water management. …  

03 Nov 2011 | News story

Flooding in Ayuttaya, Thailand Oct 23 2011

Thai Floods

As the floods in Thailand reach record levels, they are causing unprecedented damage to human lives, property and the natural environment. …  

03 Nov 2011 | News story

Mangrove replanting, Thailand

Floods in Thailand – interview partners available

As the floods in Thailand have reached record levels, they leave behind a trail of destruction to people, infrastructure and the environment. …  

31 Oct 2011 | News story

Microcuenca del río Yorkín

CNN iReport: IUCN water project in the spotlight

The IUCN Sixaola river project on the Costa Rica-Panama border was recently filmed and broadcast on CNN’s iReport. …   | Spanish

20 Oct 2011 | News story

WANI Team, annual WANI meeting October 2011, San Jose, Costa Rica

Water Nexus focus of WANI meeting

The water energy and food security nexus was one of the core themes on the agenda of the 13th WANI meeting, held in Costa Rica from 10-14 October. …  

15 Oct 2011 | News story

vallée Sourou

The Sourou Valley: Yesterday and Tomorrow

The Sourou Valley, a wetlands region in the north of Burkina Faso, was for a time considered a breadbasket for the country. However, an IUCN economic valuation study of the region's ecosystem services overturned this idea. …   | French

28 Sep 2011 | News story

World Rivers' Day

Video Message: World Rivers Day

World Rivers Day is a global celebration of the world's waterways, marked every last Sunday of September. …  

25 Sep 2011 | News story

Miss Kerala (Puntius denisonii)

India's Western Ghats freshwater species in peril

Freshwater species in the Western Ghats, a mountain range along the western side of India, are being sacrificed as collateral damage in the race for rapid economic development.   …  

22 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

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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