Only 3% of the earth’s water is freshwater; about two-thirds of it is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps and we have long over-stretched this precious resource.



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  • New video: learning and dialogue, key steps to building water cooperation across borders


    The IUCN BRIDGE projects works towards building river dialogue and governance in transboundary basins. Globally, over 276 lake and river basins stretch across multiple nations, accounting for an estimated 60 per cent of global freshwater flow. Good...

  • Community members committed to strengthening their governance are participating in a meeting at the village level

    Tanguar Haor: A wetland in the hands of the people


    After almost a century of exclusive ownership by wealthy elites, Tanguar Haor is finally back in the hands of the people who rely on it. A 10-year initiative of the government of Bangladesh, supported by IUCN and the Swiss Agency for Development and...

  • Potentail site survey in Stung Sen Core area, Cambodia

    Tapping into sustainable tourism to safeguard biodiversity


    As the sun rises and the flooded forests of Cambodia’s Stung Seng wildlife sanctuary come alive with the chattering and whooping of endangered monkeys with their elegant silvery-grey fur, fishermen from the Phat Sanday commune make their way towards the lake...

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