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Groundwater dependant ecosystems support livelihoods in Vietnam

New study shows importance of IUCN’s Red List of Ecosystems

A new global standard in assessing environmental risk, the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems, has been trialled on 20 ecosystems spanning six continents and three oceans. …   | Spanish

08 May 2013 | International news release

Geneva, park.

European Commission launches strategy on green infrastructure

The European Commission has adopted a new strategy for encouraging the use of green infrastructure, and for ensuring that the enhancement of natural processes becomes a systematic part of spatial planning. Green infrastructure uses nature to provide ecological, economic and social benefits. Instead of building flood protection infrastructure, for example, a green infrastructure solution would be to allow a natural wetland to absorb the excess water from heavy rain.   …  

07 May 2013 | News story
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Coral gardens on the Melville Bank Seamount, South West Indian Ridge

IUCN experts part of new online course on marine biology in the Deep Ocean

TED talks by aquatic explorers including IUCN patron Sylvia Earle, who share what they’ve seen in the Earth’s last frontier — the deep ocean, are now available as part of an online course. …  

07 May 2013 | Article

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Post2015 Process: The Water Thematic Consultation Report

Following the online UN Post2015 consultation process, a report on the thematic consultation on Water has been published and is now available for public commenting. …  

26 Apr 2013 | News story

Ambassador Masahiko Horie

Ambassador Masahiko Horie appointed to IUCN Council

The IUCN Council has appointed Ambassador Masahiko Horie from Japan to fill a vacancy as a Regional Councillor from South and East Asia. …   | French | Spanish

19 Apr 2013 | News story

Rebecca Welling, Project Officer, IUCN Global Water Programme

Blog: Nature, the unseen dimension of the nexus – exposed!

By Rebecca Welling. Walking into my first UNECE meeting on the topic of the Nexus in transboundary basins, I was a little nervous and not sure what to expect. It was the first time I attended a meeting in the UN headquarters representing IUCN Water, and on top of this I was to do a presentation on the role of Nature in the Nexus the following morning. …  

11 Apr 2013 | News story

Irrigation of food crops

Your questions answered: Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions

Following the launch of the 'Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions', a Question & Answer overview on the initiative is now available. …  

09 Apr 2013 | News story
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Maravan, France

Blog: Opening the cap on bottled water resource management

By James Dalton. Corporate partnerships are big news nowadays – especially on water. The resource that many of them need or impact upon is fast becoming a focal point for discussions around sustainability. …  

08 Apr 2013 | News story

Sélingué Dam in Mali

Public discussion on large dams in West Africa

A public meeting on 'Large dams in West Africa: how to reconcile energy production, food security and conservation of ecosystems' was held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on March 13. …   | French

04 Apr 2013 | News story

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Pygmy hog Translocation

In life, timing is everything. This is certainly true for the Critically Endangered pygmy hog (Porcula salvania) of north eastern India. Each December for the past 6 years, project director Goutam Narayan and project manager Parag Deka make the 200 kilometre journey from breeding facilities in Basistha to the pre-release facility in Potasali in Nameri Tiger Reserve in Assam to make a special delivery. …  

03 Apr 2013 | News story