Dams depending on glaciers, such as the Moiry dam in Valais, Switzerland, will need to cope with changing environmental conditions.

Energy Security and Ecosystems

Energy sector leaders and the conservation community agree that energy security is linked to the vitality of ecosystems and they're calling on governments, businesses and civil society to take measures to safeguard ecosystem services which are critical for the energy sector.   …  

02 Dec 2009 | News story

Facilitators leading vulnerability assessment in Kenya

IUCN and the Global Water Initiative partners conduct vulnerability assessment training

IUCN as part of The Global Water Initiative (GWI) conducted vulnerability assessment trainings across four countries in East Africa – Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. …  

02 Dec 2009 | News story

Moiry Dam in Valais, Switzerland

Climate change, energy and the Natura 2000 network

What is the impact of climate change and renewable energies on biodiversity and the Natura 2000 network? IUCN Regional Office for Pan-Europe carried out a project funded by the European Commission in cooperation with a number of partners which sought to assess this impact and formulate some recommendations for future biodiversity policy in the European Union. …  

26 Nov 2009 | News story

Ramsar site: Azraq Wetland Reserve

Azraq: an oasis under pressure

Increasing water demands in water-scarce Jordan is putting pressure on one of the country’s largest groundwater basins, the Azraq oasis …  

22 Nov 2009 | News story

Wood yard, Nam Dinh Forest Products Joint Stock Company, Vietnam

Policy makers urged to look at role environment plays in supporting communities

The importance of biodiversity and ecosystems to economies around the world is the focus of a series of five reports from the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study. The latest TEEB report, tailored for policy makers, is released today. …  

13 Nov 2009 | News story

Children in Yemen walking for long distances to get water. Waqf Fund can provide sustainable funding for water projects in the region.

Putting a price tag on nature’s services – new book

Cutting-edge science and striking photography are combined in a new book about ecosystem services, biodiversity and human well-being. …  

09 Nov 2009 | News story

Africa Ministerial Council on Water

IUCN at Africa Water Week

Mainstreaming climate change in integrated water resources management will be a key topic at the 2nd Africa Water Week in Johannesburg, 9-13 November. …  

06 Nov 2009 | News story

Nauru Coat of Arms

IUCN Welcomes Nauru as New State Member

The Government of the Republic of Nauru has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes, becoming the 80th State Member of the world’s largest and oldest environmental network. The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Nauru as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

02 Nov 2009 | News story

IUCN Water Programme

Water: Centre of Climate Change

The UNFCCC’s Climate Change Talks in Barcelona are the last stop before the key COP15 conference held in Copenhagen in December, where a post-2012 climate change agreement should be agreed upon. …  

30 Oct 2009 | News story

Jatropha curcas, Mali

Experts finalise guidelines for biofuels and invasives

On 5-6 October 2009, IUCN hosted a 2nd workshop in Nairobi, Kenya to test the draft guidelines on biofuels and invasive species, thanks to funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. …  

26 Oct 2009 | 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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