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Taking on the water and biofuels challenge

IUCN experts are joining forces with the oil and gas industry to tackle the risks associated with biofuel production, particularly the added stress it can put on dwindling global water supplies. …  

22 Nov 2010 | News story

Children washing laundry in a freshwater pool, with potable water, generated through upwelling from the dam, Saloum Delta, Senegal

IUCN Water marks World Toilet Day

The IUCN Water Programme, through the Water and Nature Initiative (WANI), joins the global community to mark this year's World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story

Nadi Catchment Area

Flood risk management plan for Nadi River - IUCN signs MOU

Work targeted at developing an integrated flood risk management programme for the Nadi River catchment area in Fiji has been boosted with a financial commitment from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …  

10 Nov 2010 | News story

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

5 Countries aim to safeguard mangroves

Safeguarding mangrove ecosystems for their ecological, social and environmental value was the central topic of discussion amongst five Pacific Island Countries during an Induction Workshop of the Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation and Livelihoods (MESCAL) Project undertaken in Suva last week from October 27th to 30th. …  

03 Nov 2010 | News story

Cloud Forest, Des Voeux Peak, Taveuni, Fiji

Fiji welcomes adoption of protocols and conservation targets in Nagoya, Japan

Fiji joined 168 other Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity [CBD], in the early hours of Saturday morning 30 October, 2010, in adopting the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources [ABS] at the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10), held in the City of Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. The conference had been in session from 18 to 25 October, followed by a High Level Segment from 27-30 October 2010 at Ministerial level. …  

01 Nov 2010 | News story

The Mekong is the world's 12th longest river, crossing 6 countries along its 4350km course

Hydropower on the agenda at annual WANI Meeting, Lao PDR

The 12th WANI coordination meeting was held in Luang Prabang, Laos from 18 to 22 October. The meeting was set to strengthen the coordination and delivery of WANI into 2012 and beyond. Global WANI coordinators and IUCN staff, along with colleagues and partners from the Mekong region discussed in particular issues surrounding hydropower development. …  

23 Oct 2010 | News story

L’UICN met la biodiversité à l’ordre du jour lors du Sommet de la Francophonie

XIII Francophonie Summit: 22-24 October, Montreux, Switzerland  | English

22 Oct 2010 | News story

Planted forest landscape, Brazil

Mitigating the impacts of biofuel production

IUCN and Shell are working with a wide range of stakeholders to gain a shared understanding of how to mitigate the impacts of biofuel production caused by indirect land use change. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story
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Women pastoralists taking part in participatory filming (Olbil, Tanzania)

Participatory Video in the Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Participatory Video, a new innovative way of capturing and sharing communities’ voices on social and environmental change, was recently introduced by the IUCN Water Programme. …  

30 Sep 2010 | News story

During the handover - Mr. Bernard O'Callaghan of IUCN Oceania handing the new tools to Mr. Pita Rokobiau and Ms Paulini Tokaduadua of the Fiji Department of Forestry.

IUCN presents new tools to boost tree planting initiative

The Fiji Department of Forestry today received new sets of planting equipment from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to support and expand the Fiji One Million Trees Initiative. The One Million Trees Initiative initiated earlier this year has so far planted 278,000 trees with the support of local communities throughout Fiji and and has also generated a lot of interest from local and international Non Government Organizations based in Fiji. IUCN has also been part of this initiative assisting to plant indigenous plants in the Suva area.  …  

15 Sep 2010 | News story

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