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  • Freshwater fishing Purépecha fisherfolk target pescado blanco on Lake Pátzcuaro, Mexico, 2007. Photo: Ernest Ríos Lanz

    Mexican freshwater biodiversity in decline as more than a third of fish species threatened with extinction – IUCN report

    15.05.2020

    San José, Costa Rica, 15.05.2020 (IUCN) - Thirty-nine percent of Mexico’s freshwater fishes are threatened with extinction, including many endemic species that are economically, culturally and ecologically important, a new joint study led by the International...

  • Morning fishing on the Mekong river Morning fishing on the Mekong river. Photo: Zeb Hogan

    Inland fish and fisheries integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

    04.05.2020

    Exploring the relationship between well-managed inland fisheries and global sustainability, a paper published today in Nature Sustainability concludes that inland fisheries can contribute substantially to increased food security, poverty alleviation,...

  • Children looking for safe drinking water, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia Photo: ©Shutterstock/Paramarta Bari

    Blog 'Water, Health and Ecosystems: inextricably linked for a sustainable future'

    16.04.2020

    Billions of people around the world still live in conditions that deprive them of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities. The absence of both translates into the prevalence of disease. In addition, one in four...

  • Yurts in the mountains, Kazakhstan Yurts in the mountains, Kazakhstan  Photo: Shutterstock Aureliy

    The power of best practice nexus cases

    13.04.2020

    How can the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus support an expansion of development possibilities in times of increasing competition over water, energy and food resources?

  • Lago di Fusini, Italy Photo: ©Shutterstock/Yevhenii Chulovskyi

    Nature-based Solutions for Water Infrastructure at your service

    25.03.2020

    'Natural water infrastructure' is not built infrastructure. Instead, it is shaped, grown, eroded or deposited by nature over time. It refers to services nature provides for free, such as mangroves protecting shorelines from storms, peatlands sequestering...

  • Girl drinking from a water tap in Bamako, Mali Photo: ©Shutterstock/Riccardo Mayer

    World Water Day 2020: Investing in water is investing in resilience

    21.03.2020

    With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, handwashing to prevent infection has become a number one priority. Yet, access to clean water for handwashing is still a luxury for many. Over 3 billion people lack basic handwashing facilities, and 1 in 3 people...

  • WWF Emergency_recovery_plan.jpg Photo: ©WWF

    Emergency Recovery Plan could halt catastrophic collapse in world’s freshwater biodiversity

    19.02.2020

    With biodiversity vanishing from rivers, lakes and wetlands at alarming speed, a new scientific paper outlines an Emergency Recovery Plan to reverse the rapid decline in the world’s freshwater species and habitats – and safeguard our life support systems....

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    Unpacking the complex relationship between forest age and river flows

    14.02.2020

    As the global restoration movement gains momentum and large-scale forest landscape restoration activities are implemented, there is a need for a better understanding of the links between increasing forest cover and river flow. Does age matter?

  • Tha le Noi Ramsar Site in Thailand Photo: ©Shutterstock/bumbim_pensinee

    Call for an ambitious Global Biodiversity Framework on World Wetlands Day 2020

    31.01.2020

    Open Letter by the International Organization Partners to the Convention on Wetlands: Birdlife International, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Wetlands International,  the...

  • Los manglares (I: humedales intermareales arbolados) son uno de los 12 tipos de humedales marino-costeros. Manguezais (I: áreas úmidas de transição terra e mar arborizadas) são um dos 12 tipos de áreas úmidas marino-costeira Photo: shutterstock

    Los humedales y la biodiversidad

    31.01.2020

    La biodiversidad comprende la variabilidad de cada especie, entre las especies y de los ecosistemas.  Los humedales están entre los ecosistemas más diversos del Planeta.

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