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Building Resilience of Water Supply and Sanitation

IUCN supports partnership on sustainable sanitation and water management

The IUCN Water Programme recently engaged in a partnership on sustainable sanitation and water management, to share knowledge and contribute to a new comprehensive toolbox which links water management, sanitation, and agriculture. …  

26 May 2011 | News story

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Consultation Workshop on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development

IUCN, UNEP, UNDP in partnership with Central Environmental Authority and Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka organized the above event.  The Opening Ceremony of the Consultative Workshop on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for Sustainable Development kicked off at The Albatross, Waters Edge, Capital City, Battaramulla, on Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 among a large gathering of expertise in the field.   

26 May 2011 | News story
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"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

Video in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew and Spanish: Love. Not Loss.

This popular video is now available in six languages. Screen it at your next event and start people talking about how to 'communicate biodiversity'. …  

24 May 2011 | News story

Khawa Board of Trustees developing their Community Environmental Action Plan.

Communities participate in identifying solutions to landscape and natural resource management issues in Khawa, Botswana

 Community representatives of Khawa in the Kgalagadi district of Botswana met recently to develop a community environmental action plan for their area. The participatory workshop was hosted by Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM) in partnership with IUCN and identified key and relevant actions that could address some of the environmental and socio-economic challenges in the village. …  

24 May 2011 | News story
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Erosion côtière

Faire face aux risques côtiers en Afrique de l’Ouest

En vue de réduire les risques liés à l’érosion côtière, onze pays côtiers d’Afrique de l’Ouest se sont dotés d’un schéma directeur d’aménagement du littoral, avec le soutien de l’Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine (UEMOA). …  

23 May 2011 | News story

Brent B platform - North Sea

Decommissioning oil and gas facilities in the North Sea

For many years, the North Sea has been linked to the production of oil and gas and the platforms that extract these natural resources. Yet with declining oil and gas reserves, more than 600 oil and gas facilities will become candidates for decommissioning over the coming decades. The decommissioning and disposal of these installations is the subject of extensive debate as the right balance has to be found between technical feasibility, environmental protection, health and safety, cost, and public opinion. …  

23 May 2011 | News story

Central African Republic flag

IUCN welcomes the Central African Republic, a new Member State

The Government of the Central African Republic has officially announced its decision to become an IUCN State Member by endorsing the Union’s Statutes. It has appointed the Ministry for Water, Forests, Hunting and Fisheries as the focal liaison point with IUCN’s Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

20 May 2011 | News story

Stung Treng wetlands, a Ramsar site: a wetland of international importance

Streamlining wetland conservation in Cambodia

In a first for Cambodia, the Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD) is in the initial stages of developing a national plan to strategically manage wetlands.
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20 May 2011 | News story

Hector Caymaris

Persistence pays off

When Héctor Caymaris became the only Park Ranger in Laguna de Rocha in Uruguay in 2001, it wasn’t the wild animals that were a threat, it was the wild people. …   | Spanish

20 May 2011 | News story

Ramsar 40 Years logo

Ramsar celebration on the occasion of the Convention’s 40th Anniversary

IUCN joined the international community and friends of Ramsar last night in an official ceremony to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.  …  

20 May 2011 | News story

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