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New video release: dialogue on dams in West Africa

A new documentary film, entitled 'Large dams in West Africa: Building the Dialogue' was recently released and made available on YouTube, in order to raise awareness and communicate the work of IUCN in facilitating dialogue on dam developments in West Africa. …   | French

30 Jun 2011 | News story

Guatemala

Greener ways to end poverty

Poverty and environmental degradation go hand-in-hand throughout the world; each can cause the other. With the global population likely to reach nine billion by 2050 there is an urgent need to address both in tandem when devising new economic development models. …  

27 Jun 2011 | News story

Saro Karez, Pakistan

Saro Karez – reviving indigenous water management systems

The water discharge from Saro Karez reduced significantly after the Pakistan drought of 1998-2002 and the devastating earthquake of October 2008. …  

27 Jun 2011 | News story

SOS Call for Proposals now open

The first SOS Call for Proposals is now open, accepting Threatened Species and Rapid Action Grants. Deadline for applications is August 12, 2011.  …   | Chinese

27 Jun 2011 | News story

Large dams generate 19% of the world's total electricity supply. One-third of the countries in the world rely on hydropower for more than half their electricity supply.

Natural infrastructure part of the hydropower debate

During the recent World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, IUCN shared its views on the role of natural infrastructure in securing renewable energy supplies and enhancing sustainable development. …  

24 Jun 2011 | News story

Energy LI

80% of energy through renewables by 2050

The world can be powered by more renewable energy and we don’t need to delay the transition to more sustainable energy sources, says IUCN. …  

31 May 2011 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 24 new Members and 3 National Committees

On 25 May 2011, the 76th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 24 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized 3 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

30 May 2011 | News story

"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

Video in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew and Spanish: Love. Not Loss.

This popular video is now available in six languages. Screen it at your next event and start people talking about how to 'communicate biodiversity'. …  

24 May 2011 | News story

Khawa Board of Trustees developing their Community Environmental Action Plan.

Communities participate in identifying solutions to landscape and natural resource management issues in Khawa, Botswana

 Community representatives of Khawa in the Kgalagadi district of Botswana met recently to develop a community environmental action plan for their area. The participatory workshop was hosted by Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM) in partnership with IUCN and identified key and relevant actions that could address some of the environmental and socio-economic challenges in the village. …  

24 May 2011 | News story
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Laying the foundation for an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems

Momentum is gathering behind the case for a Red List of Ecosystems which, modeled on the influential IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, is hoped will generate better environmental management. …  

13 May 2011 | News story


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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