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Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area, World Heritage site in China

Working with water for better cities

Growing populations in towns and cities worldwide mean that more pressure is placed on our natural water supplies. Protecting water resources upstream must become a priority to ensure that people living in towns and cities downstream have access to clean water for their basic needs. …  

30 Aug 2010 | News story

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Watershed conservation beyond boundaries

IUCN accompanies and drives integration processes in Mexico-Guatemala transboundary watersheds. …   | Spanish

30 Aug 2010 | News story

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Comunidad y UICN acuerdan gestión integrada para el río Samalá

La UICN y la denominada Mancomunidad Metrópoli de los Altos firmaron una carta de entendimiento para Implementar un modelo de Gestión Integrada de Recursos Hídricos basado en Microcuencas. La expectativa es mejorar las condiciones ambientales en la Cuenca del Río Samalá en Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. …  

30 Aug 2010 | News story

Steppe landscape

IUCN’s alarm call for Eurasian steppes

Growing threats to Euroasian steppes such as climate change, land-use change, overgrazing, hunting and mining will be the focus of an international conference organized by IUCN from 9 to 12 September in the Hustai National Park in Mongolia. The meeting will be attended by experts on natural grasslands but also by politicians and people that rely on steppes in their everyday lives, such as pastoralists. …  

30 Aug 2010 | News story

Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area, World Heritage site in China

Working with water for better cities

Growing populations in towns and cities worldwide mean that more pressure is placed on our natural water supplies. Protecting water resources upstream must become a priority to ensure that people living in towns and cities downstream have access to clean water for their basic needs. …   | Chinese

30 Aug 2010 | International news release

Water, a scare resource

Averting the next global credit crunch: water

The sudden absence or overabundance of water makes the abstract and invisible forces of climate change painfully clear, writes Dr Mark Smith, Head of IUCN’s Water Programme: torrential rains wash away fertile soils and dried up rivers no longer water lush gardens and wetland beauty. …  

30 Aug 2010 | Article
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IUCN’s alarm call for Eurasian steppes

Growing threats to Euroasian steppes such as overgrazing, afforestation and climate change will be the focus of an international conference organized by IUCN from 9th to 12th September in the Hustai National Park in Mongolia. The meeting will be attended by experts on natural grasslands but also by politicians and people that rely on steppes in their everyday lives, such as pastoralists. …  

27 Aug 2010 | News story

Spinner dolphins in the Red Sea marine protected area (Egypt)

El Sallum - Egypt's latest environmental success

The last nearly pristine area in the Egyptian Mediterranean, El Sallum, has become the first Marine Protected Area on the country's Mediterranean coast. …  

27 Aug 2010 | Article

Red Sea

Comment conserver les récifs de la Mer Rouge haut en couleur

La Mer Rouge héberge l’un des systèmes de récifs de coraux les plus riches qui comme presque tous les autres récifs au monde, subit les effets du changement climatique. Le blanchiment des coraux menace non seulement les récifs, mais aussi le tourisme et les pêcheries qui en dépendent. 

27 Aug 2010 | News story

water

Message from the Deputy Director General: Freshwater conservation

Watch IUCN Deputy Director General Bill Jackson talk about freshwater conservation challenges and explain what IUCN is doing to make sure that there's enough water in the world both for nature and for people. …  

27 Aug 2010 | Video

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