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  • A man is filling water cans at a well After a drought in 2017 related to an El Niño event, food and water resources became scarce in parts of Somalia, affecting millions. Photo: Muse Mohammed/IOM

    IUCN Acting Director General’s Statement on International Migrants Day

    18.12.2019

    When it is a deliberate choice, migration can be a powerful source of new opportunities. Yet for many people, migration is not a choice. Many are forced to leave their homes, fearing conflict and violence, or fleeing from persecution and human rights...

  • Rivers as lifelines, West Africa Photo: ©Shutterstock/QuickShot

    Le bassin du Tchad, une source de vie pour l'homme, la nature et la paix

    04.10.2019

    Le Bassin du Tchad, focalisé autour du Lac Tchad, couvre près de 8% du continent africain et abrite plus de 30 millions de personnes. Plus de la moitié de cette population vit de l'agriculture, de l'élevage et de la pêche grâce à ce bassin. Pourtant, il a...

  • Landscape of Guilin, China Photo: ©Shutterstock/Aphotostory

    BRIDGE: Hydrodiplomacy in Action

    30.09.2019

    Globally, over 310 lake and river basins stretch across national borders. Around 60% of those lack any type of cooperative management framework. Good transboundary water management is crucial for peace, security, economic development and environmental...

  • Samburu women group working to market community beadwork artifacts Biodiversity thrives in the care of indigenous communities, and integrating their insights into conservation is proving indispensable. Photo: Chris Peken

    IUCN Director General’s Statement on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2019

    09.08.2019

    We cannot achieve conservation and wellbeing for people and planet unless we respect and value the rights of indigenous peoples. For centuries, indigenous peoples across the world have preserved much of Earth’s biodiversity. At this precipice of history,...

  • people posing in front of Maya ruin Photo: Azucena Flores

    Peer-to-peer learning: Indigenous peoples share solutions

    17.06.2019

    Forty-two representatives of indigenous organisations from around the world recently met in Tecpan, Guatemala to share experiences and learn from one another on environmental, business and social issues – taking another step toward a common understanding.

  • Mauritius fody Mauritius fody Photo: Antoine Debroye CC2.0

    IUCN welcomes the Intergovernmental Platform’s Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

    06.05.2019

    IUCN welcomes the Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services report, which reveals the severity of the loss of living nature and its grave consequences for humans. The report was published today by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform...

  • IUCN participated in UNFCCC COP24 discussions on how to advance gender equality across climate agreements and solutions Photo: UNFCCC

    Advancing gender equality, women’s empowerment and indigenous rights from COP24 to COP25 through the Paris Rulebook

    21.12.2018

    COP 24 in Katowice faced many challenges that threatened the agreement on the Paris Rulebook including the lack of acceptance by some Parties to recognise and welcome the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a sense that...

  • Corals Red Sea Corals at Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt Photo: mindgrow [CC BY-SA 2-0]. from flickr

    IUCN lists 15 new sites as world’s best protected areas

    24.11.2018

    Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 24 November 2018 (IUCN) – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has admitted 15 new natural sites to the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas – the first global standard recognising best practice in...

  • The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities Photo: IUCN / Faisal Abu-Izzeddin

    Close ties between water and culture highlighted at World Heritage meeting

    04.07.2018

    Water is at the heart of human existence and development. But how do people manage this precious resource in arid landscapes, such as in the Arab region? What cultural practices have developed over time in wetlands to support communities’ water needs? These...

  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, World Heritage site Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System - the Blue Hole Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

    World Heritage in-danger: Belize reef recovers while Lake Turkana faces dam threat – IUCN

    28.05.2018

    In-danger status can be lifted from the world’s second largest coral reef, Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in charge of advising the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on natural sites....

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