Renewed partnership between Holcim and IUCN

Holcim and IUCN have renewed a partnership agreement, set up to protect biodiversity at Holcim’s quarries around the world. The partnership, which began in 2007, has been extended for a further three years. …  

03 Mar 2011 | News story

Indus Delta

Dialogue on riparian issues of Indus River in Pakistan

"We need mutual trust and science based multi-stakeholder dialogues to understand and resolve upper- lower riparian issues and explore viable options" was the consensus emerging from a recent workshop in Islamabad. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

Harvesting fish from an agricultural irrigation channel between Taungoo and Mandalay  Ayeyarwaddy Division  in Myanmar

Freshwater species at risk in Eastern Himalaya development surge

Development of water resources in the Eastern Himalaya region is expanding at a rapid rate and there is a serious lack of information to guide conservation and development planning. …   | Chinese

28 Feb 2011 | News story

Azraq Wetlands Reserve

Call open for Ramsar Wetland Awards

Ramsar is launching a call for nominations for the Ramsar Wetland Awards, which will be presented at the next Ramsar COP in Romania, June 2012. …   | French | Spanish

25 Feb 2011 | News story

Local people fishing in Tanguar Hoar, north-east Bangladesh

Advisory Committee for ‘Ecosystems for Life’ project established

‘Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative’ aims to improve integrated management of riverine ecosystems in South Asia.   …  

24 Feb 2011 | News story

2012 Congress logo

Nature+ drives next IUCN Congress

With a little over 18 months to go until the next IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off in Jeju, IUCN and the Republic of Korea today launch the logo and theme of the Congress. …   | French | Spanish

23 Feb 2011 | News story

Fishing in the Tanguar Haor

Tanguar Haor: portrait of a unique wetland in Bangladesh

The Tanguar Haor is a unique wetland ecosystem in Bangladesh. This biologically diverse area is home to a vast array of rare plant and animal species, and supports more than 60,000 livelihoods. …  

21 Feb 2011 | News story

Photo des participants

Dialogue on dams: IUCN continues civil society support

Following the West African regional consultations on major water infrastructure, IUCN recently organised a workshop and training for representatives of civil society of the 5 major watersheds in the region (Niger, Senegal, Gambia, Volta and Mano Rivers). …   | French

17 Feb 2011 | News story

Water, a scare resource

Water and Biodiversity on the agenda at the European Parliament

A recent meeting on Water and Biodiversity held at the European Parliament, saw MEPs and scientists discuss the future of nature conservation following the closure of the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

15 Feb 2011 | News story

Flooded forests in the Tonle Sap Preak Toel wetlands, Cambodia

Wetland celebrations in the lower Mekong countries

Activities highlighting the significance of wetland ecosystems were held throughout the Lower Mekong River countries. …  

14 Feb 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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