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Marma channel in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria

WANI provides participatory platforms for water decisions in West Africa

As part of the West Africa Regional Dialogue on hydraulic infrastructures initiated by ECOWAS, local communities are invited to participate with State and Basin organisations towards the decision making processes of hydro-electric dams. …   | French

11 Nov 2010 | News story

UNFCCC Cancun, host county logo

What can we expect from Cancun

After the failure in Copenhagen by world leaders to commit to binding targets for reducing climate warming emissions, hopes for a breakthrough in climate negotiations starting at the end of November are not high. Key solutions such as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, making sure new and additional money is avaiable for developing countries to fight the impact of a warmer planet, and Adaptation will help restore lost confidence, according to IUCN's Ninni Ikkala. …  

10 Nov 2010 | Audio

Children Playing at Zarqa River

Celebrating Earth Charter with Arabic WANI toolkits launch

On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Earth Charter for North Africa and the Middle East Region, IUCN is launching two new Arabic WANI toolkits. …  

09 Nov 2010 | News story

Aula del Mar

Aula del Mar realizará actuaciones de reforestación y conservación en la costa de Mijas

  Este proyecto, en el que colaboran la Fundación Biodiversidad y Obra Social Caja Madrid, se enmarca dentro de las actividades de conmemoración del Año Mundial para la Diversidad Biológica 2010. …  

08 Nov 2010 | International news release
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Vegetable Garden

Donate a Super Garden in Haiti

On the occasion of World Food Day (16th October) IUCN Member Pro-Natura International, in association with the social enterprise JTS Semences, launched Super Garden for Haiti. The innovative, ecological and highly productive Super Garden was originally designed for Africa, and is a combination of the Improved Tropical Garden of JTS Semences and Pro-Natura’s biochar. The biochar-enriched Super Garden can provide food for a family of 10 in an area of 60m2 with a water saving of 80% compared to traditional methods. …  

08 Nov 2010 | News story

Earth Charter Press Conference

Celebrating the Earth Charter 10th Anniversary

On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Earth Charter for North Africa and Middle East Region, the Jordan Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) and Earth Charter global initiative are holding a celebration under the patronage of HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal from 23-24 November 2010 at the Dead Sea. This celebration is held in partnership and funding of Ministry of Environment and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and in cooperation with Talal Abu Ghazaleh Group. …  

07 Nov 2010 | International news release

Parte media del río Cahoacán, Tapachula, México

IUCN’s Cahoacan and Tacaná projects selected as role models

The IUCN Cahoacan and Tacaná projects in Mesoamerica were recently selected to feature in the new ECODES catalogue, profiling a distinct selection of innovative social projects implemented by organizations around the world. …   | Spanish

05 Nov 2010 | News story

Nahu Village, Solomon Islands.

Light comes to remote Nahu

November 5, 2010 (IUCN) – The remote village of Nahu, located in West Areare - deep in the province of Malaita in the Solomon Islands - is still in jovial celebration following the commissioning of solar lights installed in all 39 homes in the small village on Tuesday 2nd November 2010. …  

05 Nov 2010 | International news release

waves open sea

Ocean acidification: Coming soon to an ocean near you

Manmade ocean acidification will have profound impacts on marine life, even without a further increase of CO₂ emissions. Latest evidence shows that sea water chemistry is already changing and only rapid and huge reductions of fossil fuel use and deforestation can help restore ocean’s health, according to IUCN.   …   | French | Spanish

04 Nov 2010 | International news release

Workshop on Gender and Climate Change – Towards a Gender Plan of Action in Climate Change in Jordan

Jordan first Arab country to mainstream gender in climate change policy

Amman, Jordan – 2 November 2010. Water scarcity is one of the major challenges affecting the Arab region as a direct result of the impacts of climate change. Jordan was one of the first developing countries to respond to this challenge by signing the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). …  

02 Nov 2010 | International news release