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Building bridges to tackle urban water challenges

The growing problem of how to provide clean water for an expanding urban population is one of the topics under discussion at the IWA World Water Congress in Montreal, which takes place from 19 to 24 September in Montreal, Canada. Around 3000 water experts from around the world will attend the conference, hoping to find the best ways of dealing with increasing demands placed on water resources. Mark Smith, Head of IUCN's Water Programme, explains more.     …  

21 Sep 2010 | Audio

Melting iceberg

Protecting vulnerable ecosystems in the melting Arctic

Ocean warming and loss of ice is expected to accelerate in the Arctic in the coming years, due to the dramatic impacts of climate change. New approaches are needed to anticipate and mitigate these changes on the unique and vulnerable plants and animals living in the Arctic. …  

21 Sep 2010 | News story

Women pressing palm oil, Ghana

Environment and gender equality: the keys to achieving Millennium Development Goals

Achieving gender equality is fundamental to sustainable development and to attaining the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including the eradication of poverty and hunger. This is expected to be one of the major conclusions of world leaders and development experts at the 2010 Summit on the Millennium Development Goals, to be held this week at the UN Headquarters in New York. …  

20 Sep 2010 | International news release

Damselfly in Jacana, Botswana

Biodiversity where it belongs at top of UN agenda

UN’s first ever high level event on biodiversity: September 22, New York, US   …  

17 Sep 2010 | Media advisory

Saola captured by villagers in Laos

Asian ‘Unicorn’ sighted for first time in over ten years

For the first time in more than ten years, there has been a confirmed sighting of one of the rarest and most enigmatic animals in the world, the Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) from the Annamite Mountains of Laos and Vietnam. The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (also known as Laos) has announced that in late August villagers in the central province of Bolikhamxay captured a Saola and brought it back to their village. …  

16 Sep 2010 | International news release

During the handover - Mr. Bernard O'Callaghan of IUCN Oceania handing the new tools to Mr. Pita Rokobiau and Ms Paulini Tokaduadua of the Fiji Department of Forestry.

IUCN presents new tools to boost tree planting initiative

The Fiji Department of Forestry today received new sets of planting equipment from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to support and expand the Fiji One Million Trees Initiative. The One Million Trees Initiative initiated earlier this year has so far planted 278,000 trees with the support of local communities throughout Fiji and and has also generated a lot of interest from local and international Non Government Organizations based in Fiji. IUCN has also been part of this initiative assisting to plant indigenous plants in the Suva area.  …  

15 Sep 2010 | News story

Cumaru Brazil

Sustainable wild plant harvesting proves a global success

Worldwide application of a new standard for sustainable harvesting of wild medicinal, aromatic, dye and food plants and trees is charting new ways to protect the species and their habitats and benefit the communities that depend on them, according to a new report from world wildlife trade monitoring network, TRAFFIC, a joint programme of IUCN and WWF. …  

15 Sep 2010 | News story

Photo de groupe

Renforcement de capacité des membres et partenaires de l’UICN

Du 9 au 11 août 2010, dans la salle de conférence de l’hôtel Soritel  Ouagadougou, s’est tenu un atelier de formation sur le processus de Réduction des Emissions liées à la Déforestation et à la Dégradation des forêts (REDD).
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13 Sep 2010 | News story
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Thailand

The costly challenge of water and climate change

Financing the water sector in developing countries and the costs of adapting to climate change were under discussion during the World Water Week, which closed in Stockholm on 11 September. …  

13 Sep 2010 | News story

Antarctic Temp Trend 1982-2004

IUCN unites its polar and marine work under one Programme

IUCN is proud to announce the extension of its Global Marine Program into the Global Marine and Polar Program.  

10 Sep 2010 | News story