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Message from IUCN Director General on Japanese earthquake and tsunami

On behalf of all IUCN Members and staff, I join with people from around the world in extending sympathy and solidarity to the many families affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. …  

14 Mar 2011 | News story

International Symposium on Water Resources and Sustainable Development

International Waters: learning for change

Learning and knowledge exchange on surface water management enables projects to catalyse change in river basin management, governance, planning and investment” said Mark Smith, Director of IUCN Global Water Programme, at the GEF IW:LEARN meeting in Bratislava, 10-11 March 2011. …  

11 Mar 2011 | News story

Water course rehabilitation in Sabakzai, Balochistan

Supporting traditional water systems in Pakistan

Karez systems in Pakistan are traditional practices of water tapping and channelling. Due to overpumping of groundwater aquifers in Balochistan province, of an estimated 800 karezes, 175 have dried up in recent decades. …  

10 Mar 2011 | News story

arborvitae 43: Intégration de l’égalité des genres

arborvitae Issue 43 - La consideración del género

  • Las mujeres y la propiedad de los bosques: La garantía de derechos de tenencia seguros para ambos sexos puede promover la gestión forestal sostenible y la mitigación de la pobreza.
  • Artículo: Este es el momento para que la comunidad de la silvicultura y el medio ambiente reconozcan que las mujeres son las principales interesadas directas de los planes de gestión forestal.
  • Las mujeres y la silvicultura comunitaria: Las mujeres pasan mucho más tiempo en los bosques que los hombres.
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08 Mar 2011 | News story

Gender empowerment in Azraq, Jordan

Women and Water

International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. …  

08 Mar 2011 | News story

Volta Basin, West Africa

Sharing knowledge and know-how between river basins

IUCN, in partnership with the Volta Basin Authority (VBA) and the GEF-Volta Project, visited the Orange-Senqu Commission to undertake a study and discuss areas of collaboration between the two basins. …   | French

07 Mar 2011 | News story

Holcim

Renewed partnership between Holcim and IUCN

Holcim and IUCN have renewed a partnership agreement, set up to protect biodiversity at Holcim’s quarries around the world. The partnership, which began in 2007, has been extended for a further three years. …  

03 Mar 2011 | News story

Indus Delta

Dialogue on riparian issues of Indus River in Pakistan

"We need mutual trust and science based multi-stakeholder dialogues to understand and resolve upper- lower riparian issues and explore viable options" was the consensus emerging from a recent workshop in Islamabad. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

Harvesting fish from an agricultural irrigation channel between Taungoo and Mandalay  Ayeyarwaddy Division  in Myanmar

Freshwater species at risk in Eastern Himalaya development surge

Development of water resources in the Eastern Himalaya region is expanding at a rapid rate and there is a serious lack of information to guide conservation and development planning. …   | Chinese

28 Feb 2011 | News story

Azraq Wetlands Reserve

Llamada a candidaturas para los Premios Ramsar a la Conservación de los Humedales 2012

La Secretaría de la Convención de Ramsar se complace en hacer un llamamiento a candidaturas para la quinta edición de los Premios Ramsar a la Conservación de los Humedales, los cuales se entregarán en la 11ª reunión de la Conferencia de las Partes Contratantes que se celebrará en Bucarest (Rumania) en junio de 2012. …   | English | French

25 Feb 2011 | News story


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