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Oreochromis karongae. Endangered on the IUCN Red List.  Found in lake Malawi, East Africa

African freshwater species threatened - livelihoods at stake

Twenty-one per cent of freshwater species in continental Africa are threatened with extinction, putting the livelihoods of millions of people at risk. With so much to lose, inland waters must be managed not just for their supply of freshwater but also to sustain the abundant life within. …   | French | Spanish

02 Sep 2010 | International news release

Nespresso and IUCN: exploring opportunities

Coffee waste water treatment in Guatemala

In the department of San Marcos in Guatemala, water plays an essential role in the production of coffee, which makes it crucial for the livelihoods of the local people. As part of its Tacana project, IUCN provides support, advice and funding to design a water treatment plant which will decrease the negative impacts of wastewater generated through the processing of coffee. …  

01 Sep 2010 | Video

Tales of Water, Ecuador

A smile worth fighting for

Fifteen years of experience in most areas of work is a time after which most people start to feel bored and tired of the everyday routine. This, however, is not likely to happen if you’re working in conservation and it’s certainly not going to happen if you’re IUCN’s Rocio Córdoba. …   | Spanish

01 Sep 2010 | News story

Mr. Chaiwat Yawwapapong (Chevron Thailand OE/HES Manager), Mr. Pairoj Kaweeyanun (President of Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Ltd.), Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji (Regional Director IUCN Asia) and Mr. Adisak Thongkaimook (Director General of Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR)) sign the Letter of Agreement in Bangkok

Mangroves for the Future and Chevron Thailand working together for healthy coral reefs

On 31 August 2010, a joint initiative was launched for conserving coral reefs around Koh Tao, Suratthani Thailand.  

31 Aug 2010 | News story

Encontro do escritório brasieliro da UICN, Agosto 2010

IUCN cria primeiro escritório no Brasil

No dia 2 de agosto de 2010 foi oficialmente criado no Brasil um escritório da International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), organização de grande abrangência na área da conservação. …  

31 Aug 2010 | News story
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IUCN Member's Assembly

Tender for the Chief Interpreter of the 2012 World Conservation Congress

IUCN is carrying out a tender process to retain the Chief interpreter for the World Conservation Congress, taking place from 6 to 15 September 2012 in Jeju, Korea. Interested interpreters are required to submit their proposal by 24 September 2010, 14h00 (CET). …  

31 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. …  

30 Aug 2010 | News story

Fotografía grupal.

Watershed conservation beyond boundaries

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

30 Aug 2010 | News story

Rolando Barrios.

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

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