Ecosystem

Maasai women taking part in vulnerability assessment, Chambogo Same District, Tanzania

Empowering people to manage water

Across East Africa, water catchment planning and development at the local level is essential for sustainable and integrated water management in the region. "It is at the local level that the opportunity for involvement of all stakeholders, including non-state actors, in water resources management exists", says Katharine Cross, IUCN Water Programme Officer. …  

17 Aug 2010 | News story

In Suva, Fiji - IUCN Regional Director, Taholo Kami, Kiribati President, H.E. Anote Tonga and UNESCO Director (Apia Office), Dr. Vise Pongi.

Kiribati celebrates World Heritage Listing

Following the decision made at the 34th World Heritage Committee meeting held in Brazil last week, celebrations were high amongst Kiribati nationals residing in Fiji as they came together on Monday night to honor the efforts and the recognition awarded to the Phoenix Islands Protected Area as one of the new World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story

SOPAC interview with IWRM demonstration project manager from Nauru

Water management takes centre stage for Pacific Islands

The availability of freshwater is important to the quality of life, and it is critical to the economic development of every country” was the opening message from the President of Palau, His Excellency Johnson Toribiong, in his speech to the Steering Committee meeting of the Pacific Integrated Water Resource Management Programme. …  

05 Aug 2010 | News story

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Encouraging closer collaboration between biofuel sustainability standards - report now available

As part of an ongoing collaboration to promote the implementation of more sustainable biofuels, IUCN and Shell, working with ProForest and The Packard Foundation convened stakeholders of a number of certification schemes, including secretariat and Board members as well as industry and civil society representatives. The workshop was held to discuss areas of synergy and opportunities for harmonization of standards and certification schemes that may apply to biofuels. The final report is now available. …  

04 Aug 2010 | News story

Couverture

Lancement du guide « … En gouvernance partagée : un guide pratique pour les AMP d’Afrique de l’Ouest »

En marge du 5ème Forum Marin et Côtier, organisé à Nouakchott du 28 au 1er juillet 2010, s’est déroulé le lancement officiel de l’ouvrage  «  … En gouvernance partagée : un guide pratique pour les AMP d’Afrique de l’Ouest ». Plusieurs de ses auteurs étaient présents, dont Grazia Borini-Feyerabend. Le public comptait la présence de la Directrice générale et du Directeur régional de l’UICN, ainsi que diverses personnalités du PNUE, du WWF, de la FIBA et de Wetlands International. …  

23 Jul 2010 | News story
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Cattle at Xe Champhone Wetlands in Savannakhet Province_DoE, WREA

Lao PDR steps up wetlands protection

LAO PDR has stepped up the protection of its wetlands by joining the Ramsar Convention.   …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story
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Beung Kiat Ngong, LAO PDR

Lao PDR steps up wetlands protection

LAO PDR has stepped up the protection of its wetlands by joining the Ramsar Convention. IUCN played a key role in the recent accession of Lao PDR to the international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilisation of wetlands. …  

21 Jul 2010 | News story

Masai man collects water from a tributary of the Pangani River

New Flows Assessment for the Pangani Basin, Tanzania

The Pangani River Basin Management Project (PRBMP), implemented by the Pangani Basin Water Board, IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI), the Dutch Development Organization (SNV), and local NGO PAMOJA, has recently developed a new Integrated Flow Assessment. …  

09 Jul 2010 | News story

David Without Borders (David Sans Frontiers) is a multi-media quest to discover initiatives that preserve biodiversity

Biodiversity explorers embark on micro-documentary expedition

Can you recommend a great biodiversity project they should see and film? Contact the explorers! David Without Borders (David Sans Frontieres) is a quest by two young men to discover biodiversity efforts in 14 countries. From CEC member David Ainsworth of the Convention on Biological Diversity, a project supporter.  
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08 Jul 2010 | 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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