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Dr Ashok Khosla, IUCN President and Mr T Chatterjee, Environment Secretary, India, at the 13th INC meeting

13th IUCN Indian National Committee Meeting Held in New Delhi

The 13th IUCN Indian National Committee (INC) meeting looks at a mechanism involving science, the IUCN Commissions and Members for action oriented interventions on the environment.  …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story
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Forests are key for high quality water supply

Better forest management needed to maximize water-related benefits from forests 

22 Mar 2011 | News story

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Pioneering Web Portal on Water Issues launched by IUCN Pakistan

Karachi, March 20th, 2011 (IUCN)

Coping with the growing water needs is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. It is estimated that within two decades, people living in the cities will increase to nearly 60% of the population, or 5 billion people. This means that tremendous amount of water is needed, for drinking, sanitation, industry and to produce food. Ensuring reliable access to safe water supplies will make the cities of the future truly sustainable. …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story

Nothern Bald Ibises at their wintering grounds on the Ethiopian highlands in November 2011

Hopes to save the most threatened bird in the Middle East

The Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita is listed on the IUCN Red List as a “Critically Endangered” species on a global scale. It was rediscovered on a remote cliff of the Syrian desert in April 2002, following clues from local hunters and Bedouin nomads, in the framework of a UN/DGCS (Italian Development Cooperation) general fauna survey of the area. It suddenly became the rarest and most threatened bird in the Middle East! …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story
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The Kahouanne Anole (Anolis kahouannensis) is a lizard endemic to Guadeloupe

EU grants 2 million euros to overseas biodiversity projects

In March 2011, the European Commission (EC) decided to provide 2 million euros to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services in European overseas territories. A call for proposals will be published in May 2011. …   | French

22 Mar 2011 | News story

James G. Workman

Conserving water in cities: special series - the three paradoxes of water and how to solve them

To mark World Water Day with its theme ‘Water for Cities,’ we’re featuring a four-part series of provocative articles by James G. Workman, a writer who has worked with IUCN for a decade. Author of Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought, he is translating the proven system that has sustained indigenous people of the Kalahari Desert into an online, utility-based system that could unleash a widespread, egalitarian race to conserve water and energy in cities worldwide. …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story
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World Water Day, 22 March 2011: "Water for Cities - Responding to the urban challenge"

Día Mundial del Agua: ciudades sedientas

Hacer frente a la creciente necesidad de agua en las ciudades es uno de los retos más apremiantes de este siglo. La mitad de la población mundial vive en entornos urbanos y se estima que dentro de dos décadas la cifra aumentará a casi el 60% de la población, es decir 5 mil millones de personas. …   | English | French

22 Mar 2011 | News story

Walking for water, members from the Otuke community, Uganda

Walking for water in Uganda

IUCN, in partnership with the Otuke district and GWI partners in Uganda, joined the rest of the world to celebrate world water day, under the theme “The World Walks for Water”. …  

21 Mar 2011 | News story

Woman carrying wood and leaves

Mil millones de personas en el mundo podrían beneficiarse, si manejaran sus propios bosques

Gland, Suiza, 21 de marzo de 2011 (UICN) – La vida de mil millones de personas pobres alrededor del mundo puede mejorar, si se invierte en el manejo forestal comunitario, señala un estudio reciente de la UICN. En el Día Mundial de los Bosques, la UICN pide a los tomadores de decisión que reconozcan los varios beneficios que ofrecen los bosques a las comunidades dependientes de éstos. …   | English

21 Mar 2011 | News story
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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.    

18 Mar 2011 | News story
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