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The newly discovered flower system

New plant discovered in Fiji

A new flowering plant belonging to the Medinilla plant group has been discovered in the highlands of Matasawalevu village, on the island of Kadavu in Fiji. The plant was found during a biodiversity assessment of the Nakasaleka district carried out as part of IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI). …  

19 Jan 2012 | News story

Natural-born heroes

Natural-born heroes

 

19 Jan 2012 | Photos

Pinus heldrachii gjallice, Albania

IUCN welcomes a new NGO member in South Eastern Europe

IUCN welcomes a new NGO member in South Eastern Europe: Preservation and Protection of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA). Its membership application was approved during the 77th Meeting of IUCN Council. …  

19 Jan 2012 | News story

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Launch of the 6th phase of the Small Grants Program - CARPE 2012

The Central African Regional Program fir the Environment (CARPE) and the International Union for Conservation of the Nature (IUCN) wish to inform the general public that they have just launched the Sith phase of their Small Grants Program. We receive applications from January 15, 2010 to February 15, 2012. The main objective of the program is to strengthen civil society organisations to 1) Conserve and sustanaibly manage forest resources in Central Africa; and 2) facilitate the implementation of REDD+ processes to mitigate the negative impact of climate change in Central Africa. …   | French

18 Jan 2012 | Article
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Workshop on Integrated Catchment Planning Process

Promoting the catchment approach in Uganda

Across East Africa, including in Uganda, it is recognized that catchment based water resources planning, management, and development down to the local level is the key to enhanced water management. This approach is seen as essential for sustainable and integrated water resources management (IWRM) where an opportunity for involvement of all stakeholders, including non-state actors exists. …  

17 Jan 2012 | Article

Woman with baby carrying water back from the well to her village, near Catine, Mozambique

New Video: Adapting to climate change in Eastern and Southern Africa

In Africa, millions will suffer from climate change impacts on agriculture, water availability, ecosystem services and biodiversity. It's urgent for countries in the region to take action to reduce vulnerability and enhance local communities' capacity to adapt. …  

16 Jan 2012 | Video

Lago Titicaca, sistema TDPS, Bolivia.

Cuencas sin fronteras: manejo conjunto, visión única

La Gestión Integrada de Recursos Hídricos (GIRH) es el paradigma actual del manejo del agua. Implementarlo en las cuencas de un país constituye un reto; hacerlo en cuencas transfronterizas es un desafío aún mayor. …  

13 Jan 2012 | News story
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Increasingly severe droughts caused by climate change are stripping many of the world’s most vulnerable people of the land they need to grow their food.

3rd International Forum on Water and Food

More than 300 participants gathered in Tshwane, South Africa for the 3rd International Forum on Water and Food to address issues related to food security, poverty reduction and sustainable natural resource management. …  

13 Jan 2012 | News story

Blue carbon

More recognition needed for Blue Carbon’s role in curbing climate change

The critical role of coastal ecosystem management in curbing climate change and the need to fully integrate it in climate change and biodiversity policies were the focus of the “Blue Carbon – Managing coastal ecosystems for climate change mitigation” symposium that  took place in the European Parliament in Brussels yesterday. …  

13 Jan 2012 | News story

Nest of the Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)

IPBES: the Birth Pangs of a New Assessment Process

“Much has been written in academic Journals on what the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) could, should and might do, but in fact remarkably little has yet been finally decided upon [..] While this may seem to many to be an interminable process, it is important to recognise the advances that have been made,” says Jerry Harrison, Head of Development at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. …  

12 Jan 2012 | News story