2012

Comisión Binacional del Río Sixaola

Comisión Binacional de la Cuenca del Río Sixaola establece Hoja de Ruta

A partir de un autodiagnóstico sobre su situación actual, la Comisión Binacional de la cuenca de Sixaola definió un plan de trabajo con otras entidades para su fortalecimiento  …   | English

13 Mar 2012 | News story
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Elephants in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

En file pour le Congrès : les inscriptions sont maintenant ouvertes

Les inscriptions au Congrès Mondial de la Nature de l’UICN 2012 sont maintenant ouvertes. Tenu en septembre prochain sur la belle île de Jeju en République de Corée, cet événement tant attendu offre la possibilité à tous les amoureux de la nature de se mettre au rang des leaders mondiaux venus de tout secteur confondu pour participer à cette plateforme unique. …   | English | Spanish

13 Mar 2012 | Article

Andrew Seidl

Counting the cost of water

The economic value of water cannot be underestimated. To that end the Head of IUCN's Global Economic and Environment Programme, Andrew Seidl talks about some of the risks that we face if we don't start counting the cost of water. …  

13 Mar 2012 | News story

European Tree of the Year

A Hungarian lime tree is the European Tree of the Year!

Over 40,000 votes were cast in this year’s European contest for the European Tree of the Year. The winner of the second edition of the contest is a lime tree from Hungary. …  

13 Mar 2012 | News story
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Fishing in floodwaters in Xe Champhone, Lao PDR.

'The Way Towards Rio+20' - speech by IUCN Director General

Mr Chairman, thank you for your invitation to address this important event and to contribute, on behalf of IUCN, to your deliberations over what should be Marseille’s message to the Rio+20 Conference. …  

13 Mar 2012 | IUCN statement

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre speaking on the opening day of the World Water Forum in Marseille, France.

Address by IUCN Director General to the World Water Forum

On this platform I represent the global voice of environmental advocacy, to speak up for the rights of people and nature, for the social benefits of wetlands and ecological flows, for all the extraordinary species (including our own) that depend on resilient nature for their life support. …  

12 Mar 2012 | IUCN statement

The natural flow of the Zarqa river in winter, in a section which is dry in Summer due to over-extraction of ground water. Upstream part of the Zarqa, Jordan.

Hopes high as Water Forum kicks off

The World Water Forum opened on Monday with demands to bring clean water and sanitation to billions in need and to address worsening scarcity and waste. Mark Smith, Head of IUCN's Water Programme was impressed by the opening and has high hopes for a positive outcome. …  

12 Mar 2012 | News story

Tanguar Haor community information centre opens to the public

Tanguar Haor community information centre opens

IUCN’s Senior Programme Officer and Tanguar Haor’s Project Manager, Aminur Rahman recently welcomed the local community to the newly opened Tanguar Haor community information centre for the ‘Community Based Sustainable Management of Tanguar Haor’ Project. …  

11 Mar 2012 | Article

Cambodia

Forum mondial de l’eau: la nature sur le devant de la scène

Les « infrastructures » naturelles, telles que les bassins hydrographiques, les forêts, les lacs et les zones humides, jouent un rôle central pour répondre aux besoins actuels en eau et doivent faire partie du portefeuille de gestion de l’eau de chacun des pays, dit l’UICN (Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature) au Forum mondial de l’eau qui commence lundi 12 mars à Marseille. …   | English | Spanish

10 Mar 2012 | News story

Department of Environment of Islamic Republic of Iran

Regional consultative meeting on IPBES - ECO country members, Asia & Pacific

10 - 12 March 2012
Tehran, Iran

This regional consultation aimed to provide information on the IPBES process so far, present the agenda and documents for thesecond session of a plenary meeting and facilitate an exchange ofviews on these among governmental stakeholders. …  

10 Mar 2012 | Event