• Iguazu Falls Craig Beatty Photo: Copyright Craig Beatty

    Untangling the forest cover-water yield debate – researchers call for long-term investments in landscapes


    With support from IUCN’s forest programme, a collaborative research team led by Associate Research Professor Solange Filoso from the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) examined whether forest landscape restoration (FLR)...

  • Gitaru Dam Photo: ©University of Manchester/Anthony Hurford

    Rethinking the role of nature in dam planning and management


    Large dams contribute significantly to economic growth, food security and national development. They can also help societies cope with climate change by storing water, protecting people and assets from floods, and generating cleaner electricity. 

  • Mampiti Matete Photo: Mampiti Matete

    Pleased to meet you: Mampiti Matete, IUCN’s new Water Coordinator for East and Southern Africa


    A short introductory interview with Mampiti Matete, IUCN’s new Technical Water Coordinator for East and Southern Africa.  

  • Several rows of plants growing from gravel in segmented quadrants Photo: © MFF Pakistan

    Recycling water on Manora Island


    Once a small fishing village with clear seawater, serene beaches, creeks and islands covered with lush green mangroves, Karachi has now been transformed into a hub supporting almost 70% of Pakistan's industry and external trade.

  • siwi_world_water_week Photo: siwi_world_water_week

    Waste not, want not - Wastewater focus of World Water Week


    Every year World Water Week draws the global spotlight onto the world’s water challenges and opportunities. This year, the focus is on wastewater. Over 80% of global wastewater is released untreated back into nature, causing detrimental impacts on water...

  • A group of young men and women, surrounded by trees, hold up a white sign with blue and red writing Photo: © My Village Organisation

    Indigenous youth group in Cambodia empowers community to stand up for their rights


    Every day in the early hours of 2 AM, Srean Chheurn carries his nets, traps and poles to the nearby Sre Pok river to fish. Later in the day, he goes to the forest to collect flowers, mushrooms and cherries and hunt wild animals such as wild pigs and...

  • A boy holds up a plastic bag full of fish A boy holds up the fish he caught with his bare hands on the family property. While families in the village rely on fruit sales for income, they catch fish like these to eat. Photo: © Annie Arbuthnot / IUCN

    Smallholder farmers, local ecological knowledge and climate change


    In the rural village of Amphoe Khlong Khuean in Chachoengsao Province, central Thailand, small-scale farmers living in wetland areas along Bang Pakong River met with IUCN staff and partners to discuss the impacts of climate change and development on local...

  • lady with yellow headscarf explains something to group Photo: The Forests Dialogue

    The power of dialogues integral to sustainable land use in Tanzania and Brazil


    In southern Tanzania and the Upper Itajaí Valley of Brazil, constructive dialogues are a primary avenue for exploring and reconciling different and sometimes competing stakeholder perspectives within landscapes. The Land Use Dialogue initiative,...

  • Engaging business to secure international public goods Photo: Nadine McCormick

    New IUCN training focuses on engaging business to safeguard international public goods


    All over the world, businesses make use of natural capital. Companies therefore benefit from healthy ecosystems. But how can nature conservation organizations engage companies to contribute to the maintenance of ecosystem services? That question was central...

  • Kenya pipeline development Photo: ©AWF/David Williams

    SUSTAIN: Sizing up Africa’s major development corridors


    Driven by investment, business, technology and the dynamism of its people, Africa is changing at a rate perhaps unmatched in recorded history. Of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world, nine are in Africa. The continent’s population will double to 2...


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