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    Building partnerships for water, energy and food security in Central Asia

    13.06.2018

    At a time when global trends, such as climate change, population growth and changing consumption patterns, contribute to increasing demands for water, energy and food, impact biodiversity and threaten the livelihoods of the local population, it is ever more...

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    Blog: World Water Forum 8: a pivotal space for sharing projects, knowledge and experiences on water

    29.05.2018

    By Sankara Bassonon Begnakiré Sandrine - The World Water Forum is the world’s most important conference on water related projects, ideas and plans for the future. A week dedicated to the reflection on a delicate subject that has significant...

  • 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....

  • Harvesting Rice Photo: Hoang Tran/Shutterstock

    Blog: WWF8 – A Nature Based Forum?

    23.05.2018

    By Raphael Glémet - Was my second WWF an easy downstream cruise or an arduous upstream paddle? I attended the 8th World Water Forum, in the unique city of Brasilia and, as last time, I felt overwhelmed by the number of participants and the...

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    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • Chiribiquete National Park - "The Maloca of the Jaguar", Colombia Chiribiquete National Park – “The Maloca of the Jaguar”, Colombia Photo: IUCN / Charles Besancon

    IUCN recommends two vast indigenous peoples’ territories for World Heritage listing

    14.05.2018

    Two very large areas in Canada and Colombia are recommended for inscription on the World Heritage List by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the official advisor on natural World Heritage. Both places highlight the important role of...

  • Sekong River, 2012 Photo: Sekong River, 2012 © IUCN ARO

    The Xe Kong 1 dam: why it matters for Vietnam

    10.05.2018

    The Xe Kong, which rises in Thua Thien Hue before flowing into Lao PDR and then into Cambodia, is the last unobstructed major tributary of the Mekong and is of irreplaceable value for regional food security and the productivity of the Mekong Delta. The...

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    Conference of Judges and Prosecutors on Water Justice WWF8

    02.05.2018

    The Conference of Judges and Prosecutors on Water Justice at the 8th WWF brought together over 140 participants from over 60 countries to engage in high-level discussions on the management, use, and protection of freshwater resources. The historical...

  • Lake Titicaca Photo: Carla Vaucher

    Blog: #ComparthilhandoAgua, not just a hashtag

    02.05.2018

    By Emilio Cobo - Taking part in an environmental international Forum is always exciting, even more so if it is the largest water-related event on the planet: the World Water Forum. What is South American`s role in the global water agenda?

  • Haplochromis ishmaeli Photo: Erwin Schraml

    Livelihoods at risk as freshwater species in Africa’s largest lake face extinction – IUCN Report

    30.04.2018

    Seventy-six percent of freshwater species endemic to the Lake Victoria Basin, including many species important to local livelihoods, are threatened with extinction, a new IUCN-led report has found. 

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