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Eye witness: Zambia

Communities across Southern Africa are looking to new ways of coping with the impacts of climate change, mainly the droughts and floods which are disrupting their farming cycles and undermining their livelihoods. They are learning how to sustainably manage the natural resources that are critical to sustain them in uncertain conditions. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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A move towards a transboundary forum for local leaders in Limpopo

Local government and traditional authorities around the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA) have unanimously agreed to have a regional forum at which local leaders could meet and share ideas on the transboundary management of natural resources. This was agreed at a regional meeting held on 1st to 2nd November at Tshipise Forever Resort in the Vhembe District of the Limpopo Province, South Africa, and brought together local government and traditional authorities from each of the participating countries (Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe). …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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Community Consultation in Kikuletwa

The establishment of Kikuletwa Catchment Forum takes off in Pangani River Basin

The Pangani Basin Water Office is implementing the Pangani River Basin Management Project (PRBMP) with technical assistance from IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) and the local NGO PAMOJA. The project is generating technical information and developing participatory forums to strengthen Integrated Water Resources Management in the Pangani Basin, including mainstreaming climate change, to support the equitable provision and wise governance of freshwater for livelihoods and environment for current and future generations. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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IUCN and SADC demonstrate commitment to the 2010 biodiversity targets - A Regional Action Plan to halt the loss of biodiversity in southern Africa

The SADC Secretariat in collaboration with IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have embarked on a process of developing the Southern Africa Regional Biodiversity Action Plan demonstrating a commitment to the 2010 Biodiversity Target. …  

18 Jan 2010 | News story
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The relationship between HIV/AIDS and the Environment under a microscope

The HIV/AIDS pandemic affects every person, organization and sector in Africa. This includes the natural resource sector where impacts include loss of human capacity for natural resource management and changes in use of land and natural resources. IUCN-ESARO is working in partnership with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to improve the understanding of the relationships between HIV/AIDS, the environment and livelihoods. …  

18 Jan 2010 | News story
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Vulnerability assessment training

IUCN and the Global Water Initiative partners conduct vulnerability assessment training

IUCN as part of The Global Water Initiative (GWI) has carried vulnerability assessment training across four countries in East Africa – Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. The training uses the tools such as Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (CVCA) developed by CARE; and CRiSTAL (Community-based Risk Screening Tool - Adaptation and Livelihoods) produced by IUCN, IISD, SEI and Intercoperation. …  

18 Jan 2010 | News story
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JCP and IUCN going through plans of the Greening Soweto project

2010 FIFA World Cup – IUCN supports the greening of the route to Soccer City Stadium

The world will again converge in South Africa to watch the 2010 World Cup. Despite the fact that people will come to watch the soccer world cup games, it is expected that many will visit tourist attractions and historical sites and places such as Soweto and Robben Island. …  

18 Jan 2010 | News story
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Well-functioning watersheds provide water storage, flood control and coastal defence. They are 'natural infrastructure' for climate change adaptation

Water - the big story about climate change

Many of the impacts of climate change; storms, drought, sea level rise; are linked to water, IUCN's Head of Water Programme Mark Smith explains. But building good institutions and good governance of water resources will also help us build resilience to climate change. …  

03 Dec 2009 | Audio
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The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Billion hectares of forests with potential for restoration, study shows

Land areas around the world, bigger than Canada, have been identified as having potential to be restored to good quality, healthy forests, a new study has found. …  

26 Nov 2009 | International news release

Africa Ministerial Council on Water

IUCN at Africa Water Week

Mainstreaming climate change in integrated water resources management will be a key topic at the 2nd Africa Water Week in Johannesburg, 9-13 November. …  

06 Nov 2009 | News story