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Water and wetlands

Sustainable water resource management is a key issue across Asia where water stress and the degradation of watersheds and wetlands is a critical challenge....
Water buffalo on a Mekong wetland in Lao PDR Water buffalo on a Mekong wetland in Lao PDR Photo: © Annie Arbuthnot/ IUCN Asia

Water and Wetlands

Chair Owen McIntyre Year in Review The Specialist Group on Water and Wetlands (SGWW) had a reasonably busy year with the Chair and several other...

Water and wetlands

IUCN has a long history of engagement in water and wetlands conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa. It was one of the earliest organizations to draw...
Judicial and prosecutorial training in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania Photo: Jia Qiao

Wildlife

29% of the 82,954 species which are listed on the IUCN Red List [LNS1] are threatened with extinction. This figure was announced at the IUCN World...
Seizure of illegal pelts Photo: Catherine J. Hibbard, USFWS

Wildlife trafficking

Wildlife trafficking, the illegal cross-border trade in animals and plants, has transformed into one of the largest transnational organised criminal activities...

World Database on Protected Areas

Explore the world's Marine Protected Areas on the Marine Protected Planet Read the latest Protected Planet Report 2016...
Monarch Butterfly Reserve, Mexico Photo: IUCN/Wendy Strahm

World Heritage and Climate Change

Climate change is the biggest potential threat to natural World Heritage sites, but these sites can be part of the solution   Impact on natural...

Years 2013-2016 Focus

IUCN's Global Economics Programme will complete work in all three programme areas of IUCN's 2013-2016 Programme, but place special emphasis on Programme Area 3...
Chiapas, México. Photo: Luciano Capelli/UICN

Agua, cuencas y costas

La gestión sostenible de los ecosistemas de agua dulce, costeros y marinos, enfrentando prioridades del cambio climático y de desarrollo, resulta un reto...
Taller en el Territorio Mayangna, Nicaragua. Photo: ORMACC

Biodiversidad y derechos

Nuestro trabajo busca promover el concepto de “enfoque de derechos” en la conservación y manejo de los recursos naturales. Esto se refiere al...

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