• Grow Green kick-off meeting, Manchester 13-14 June 2017 Photo: Garcia Blanco/Tecnalia

    GROW GREEN: new partnership to demonstrate benefits of nature-based solutions in cities


    Innovation will be the focus of GROW GREEN, which stands for "Green Cities for Climate and Water Resilience, Sustainable Economic Growth, Healthy Citizens and Environments." This new five-year demonstration project aims to achieve climate and water...

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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...

  • Photo: © IUCN / Md. Mehedi Hasan

    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 Potentail site survey in Stung Sen Core area, Cambodia Photo: © Wild Cambodia Organisation

    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...

  • Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Tibetan wild yak Photo: IUCN / Chimed Ochir Bazarsad

    IUCN recommends listing key habitats for species conservation as World Heritage


    The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites nominated for their outstanding natural value. IUCN also recommends danger-listing for the Cerrado Protected...

  • Photo: Deviah Aiama

    Unlocking investment in sustainable landscapes is critical for inclusive green growth, according to new report


    Kigali, Rwanda – Business participation and investment in sustainable landscapes is critical for achieving inclusive green growth, according to a new report released here today at the Forest and Landscape Investment Forum.  

  • WISE-UP to Climate Photo: IWMI/Marloes Mul

    Visual storytelling: Water Infrastructure Solutions for the Volta Basin


    WISE-UP 'Water Infrastructure Solutions from Ecosystem Services underpinning Climate Resilient Polies and Programmes' is a 4-year multidisciplinary research project that aims to demonstrate the application of natural infrastructure as a ‘nature-...

  • Michael Nkonu participating for IUCN at CEO Roundtable event Photo: © AZH Photography

    Tanzania’s CEOs Champion Business and Biodiversity Conservation


    By Michael Kwame Nkonu, IUCN SUSTAIN-Africa Programme Coordinator - Business and biodiversity are often seen as unrelated, at least, this is the case in conventional business thinking. However, this traditional mindset is quickly changing and in the last...

  • IBBRI Regional Steering Committee and IUCN Staff IBBRI Regional Steering Committee and IUCN Staff Photo: © Ann Moey/IUCN

    Enhancing regional cooperation to protect and restore Indo-Burma wetlands


    The importance of regional cooperation took centre stage at the first Steering Committee meeting and inception workshop for the Indo-Burma Ramsar Regional Initiative (IBRRI), held on 29 and 30 March in Bangkok, Thailand.

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    World Water Day 2017: Dealing with wastewater


    World Water Day is held annually on 22 March to focus the world’s attention on freshwater challenges. This year the theme of the campaign is wastewater. Globally over 80% of wastewater generated by cities, industries and agriculture, flows back into nature...


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