Ecosystem

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

Marma channel in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria

WANI provides participatory platforms for water decisions in West Africa

As part of the West Africa Regional Dialogue on hydraulic infrastructures initiated by ECOWAS, local communities are invited to participate with State and Basin organisations towards the decision making processes of hydro-electric dams. …   | French

11 Nov 2010 | News story

Children Playing at Zarqa River

Celebrating Earth Charter with Arabic WANI toolkits launch

On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Earth Charter for North Africa and the Middle East Region, IUCN is launching two new Arabic WANI toolkits. …  

09 Nov 2010 | News story

Parte media del río Cahoacán, Tapachula, México

IUCN’s Cahoacan and Tacaná projects selected as role models

The IUCN Cahoacan and Tacaná projects in Mesoamerica were recently selected to feature in the new ECODES catalogue, profiling a distinct selection of innovative social projects implemented by organizations around the world. …   | Spanish

05 Nov 2010 | News story

Planted forest landscape, Brazil

IUCN provides input to the EC’s consultation on indirect effects of biofuels

After consultation with various internal and external networks, IUCN submitted its response to the European Commission’s consultation on indirect land use change (ILUC) impacts of biofuels. …  

01 Nov 2010 | News story
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A fine example of the traditional Satoyama landscape - Kaisho-no-mori Forest, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Everyone’s a winner - conservation Japanese style

Just thirty minutes from the hallowed halls of the Nagoya Conference Center, where negotitations to stemm the destruction of biodiversity are taking place, you find yourself in the middle of the most beautiful and traditional Japanese landscape. …  

24 Oct 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

St Lucia Marine Protected Area, South Africa

Natural ecosystems and protected areas – convenient solutions to the climate change crisis

World decision makers are paying inadequate attention to one of the strongest global tools in combating climate change, says a consortium of powerful international environmental organisations. …  

19 Oct 2010 | News story

Tree Planting in Doi Mae Salong

When the army does conservation – doing it differently in Thailand

Thailand’s armed forces are involved in an uncharacteristic activity—a major conservation program in cooperation with the local community. Bob Fisher and Tawatchai Rattnasorn report. …  

19 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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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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