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Ferry commuters on Bhramaputra river, India

Water security and climate change: India Water Forum explores solutions

Water security and climate change were the main focus of the newly organised India Water Forum (IWF), which took place in New Delhi from 13-15 April. This inaugural international water conference aims at exploring solutions for sustainable governance and integrated management of water resources. …  

20 Apr 2011 | News story

Giraffe

Bringing conservation businesses to the market

IUCN, the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and Kuoni, the Swiss travel company, have embarked on a joint project to build capacities in conservation organizations that are developing sustainable tourism as part of their conservation efforts. …  

18 Apr 2011 | News story

Extractive Industries

The European Business & Biodiversity Campaign

The European Business and Biodiversity Campaign (EBBC) is dedicated to helping businesses recognize the many ways in which they are connected to biodiversity and innovative opportunities they have to conserve it. …  

18 Apr 2011 | News story

Cemex Quarry, Léry-Poses, France

CEMEX Recognizes the Importance of Water Management

Water is a building material – let’s not forget that. IUCN and global building materials company CEMEX join forces to work on optimizing water use and conserving the quality of water resources and wetlands in the river basins they operate in. …  

18 Apr 2011 | News story

Okinawa, Japan

Revision of Nippon Keidanren’s Charter of Corporate Behavior

Nippon Keidanren, the Japanese Business Federation has revised its Charter of Corporate Behavior and the Implementation Guidance with the aim of encouraging its member corporations to further promote corporate social responsibility within their corporate groups and supply chains …  

11 Apr 2011 | News story

Private Sector

IUCN helps businesses value nature

Today, IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released a Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) – a new message to enhance business understanding of the benefits and value of ecosystem services like fresh water, food, fibre and protection against natural disasters. …  

08 Apr 2011 | News story

Fishermen on the Mekong, Lao PDR

One river, many countries: Sharing the mighty Mekong

Experts from the IUCN Mekong Water Dialogues recently participated in the International Conference on Watershed Management in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to exchange ideas and learn from lessons of watershed management around the Asia-Pacific region, and across the world. …  

08 Apr 2011 | News story

Huascarán, Ecuador

Acting beyond boundaries to address urban water challenge

You cannot optimize water in cities without looking at the natural water basin or catchment areas which are serving them” said Dr Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Water Programme during a recent workshop at the UN World Water Day conference in Cape Town. …  

30 Mar 2011 | News story
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Moist evergreen forest in Mae Nan Khao, southern Thailand (2)

Giving Citizens a Voice in Environmental Management in Industry

IUCN Thailand and TATA Steel (Thailand) PLC are working together to identify stakeholders and their concerns relating to the environmental impact of the mini blast furnace plant operated by NTS Steel Group PLC, a subsidiary of TATA Steel Thailand, at the Hemaraj Industrial Estate in Bor Win, Chonburi province. …  

29 Mar 2011 | News story

Remote and marginalized cultures that have survived in balance with nature for thousands of years will simply disappear if climate change is allowed to go unchecked much longer.

Search for Nature Photojournalist of the Year

Photojournalists, both professional and amateur, are invited to enter the first ever Nature Images Awards organised by IUCN and French nature magazine Terre Sauvage. Judges will be looking for entries which use inspirational images of nature to demonstrate the unique relationship between people and the natural world. …   | Chinese

29 Mar 2011 | News story