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Colourful sea squirt , cold water Ascidiaceae, a Botryllus species

€9m EU project on deep-sea organisms under way

IUCN is supporting the PharmaSea project which will bring European researchers to some of the deepest, coldest and hottest places on the planet. …  

19 Feb 2013 | News story

Brolgas, an inland wetland bird, in one of the many wetlands in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia.

Urgent need to focus on wetlands as natural solutions to global water crisis

A report on the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands urges a major shift in our attitudes to wetlands, to recognise their value in delivering water, raw materials and food, essential for life, and crucial for maintaining people’s livelihoods and the sustainability of the world’s economies. …  

01 Feb 2013 | News story

Irrigation field

Call to action for Water, Energy, and Food Security

IUCN and the International Water Association (IWA) today launch the Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions.The goal is to building partnerships for innovation in water, food, and energy security. …  

31 Jan 2013 | News story

Mark Smith

Video interview: Mark Smith on Post 2015 Water Consultation

Mark Smith, Director IUCN Water, answers three key questions explaining the 'Water for Nature, Nature for Water' stream of the UN-led Post 2015 Water Consultation Process. This process, entitled 'The World We Want', gathers people's priorities and helps build a collective vision that will be used by the UN and World Leaders to plan a new development agenda launching in 2015, one based on the aspirations of all citizens. View the video and join in the live discussion taking place now! …  

30 Jan 2013 | News story

The World We Want 2015

Post 2015 Global Water Consultations

As 2013 kicked off, the IUCN Global Water Programme is gearing up for a year which promises to be filled with great opportunities for promoting and enhancing water’s role on the international sustainable development agenda. …  

28 Jan 2013 | News story

Sydney Harbour National Park

Leaders wanted for sixth World Parks Congress

The world’s most influential gathering of people involved in parks and protected area management – the IUCN World Parks Congress - is calling for inspiring leaders who will help position protected areas as solutions to some of today’s biggest global challenges and shape the agenda for protected areas and their management over the next decade and beyond. …   | Spanish

24 Jan 2013 | News story

Integrando Fronteras

“Integrating Borders”: Informational Video on the Binational Work of Costa Rica and Panama

The video “Integrating Borders” recounts the history, activities and future course of the Costa Rica-Panama Convention on Border Development …   | Spanish

23 Jan 2013 | News story
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Connectivity Conservation workshop participants at ELC, 27 November 2012

Connectivity Conservation Workshop at IUCN Environmental Law Centre

On 27 November 2012, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) convened a one day workshop on the “Legal Aspects of Connectivity Conservation” in Bonn, Germany. The purpose of the workshop was to present the results of a two year project entitled Protected areas law at the intersection of biodiversity conservation and climate change and particularly the conceptual work on the legal aspects of connectivity conservation. …  

07 Dec 2012 | News story
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Klaus Toepfer Fellows at ELC, 15.11.12

Klaus Toepfer Fellows at the IUCN Environmental Law Centre

On 15 November 2012, 20 environmental young professionals from Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia visited the IUCN Environmental Law Centre in the context of the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme sponsored by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN). …  

03 Dec 2012 | News story

IUCN Water and Climate Change workshop participants, Bonn, 1-2 November 2012

Reunión sobre las Guías para el desarrollo de políticas sobre cambio climático y gobernanza del agua: adaptación basada en ecosistemas en Mesoamérica

El Centro de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN y un grupo de expertos en materia de aguas, compuesto por el Dr. Alistair Rieu-Clarke (Universidad de Dundee y miembro de la Comisión de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN (CDA)), Ruby Moynihan (Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ), Bjørn-Oliver Magsig (UFZ y UICN-CDA) y Josh Roberts (ClientEarth), se reunieron los días 1 y 2 de noviembre, en las instalaciones del Gustav-Stresemann-Institut en Bonn, Alemania, para discutir el documento denominado “Climate Change and Water Governance Capacity Policy Guidelines: Ecosystem based Adaptation in Mesoamérica” (Guías para el desarrollo de políticas sobre cambio climático y gobernanza del agua: adaptación basada en ecosistemas en Mesoamérica).  

20 Nov 2012 | News story


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