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The reflection of the rainforest in the black waters of the Amazon, Brazil

Landmark Legal Opinion Finds that Indigenous Brazilian Tribe in Amazon owns carbon-trading rights

Finding Comes During Global Climate Talks in Copenhagen; Could Impact Other Indigenous Groups Seeking to Protect Land, Way of Life …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story

2nd NWG meet, Viet Nam

2nd Regional National Water Group meeting resolve to engage with policy makers and strengthen member base

The 2nd Regional National Working Group (RNWG) meeting of the Mekong Region Water Dialogues (MRWD), programme of IUCN's Asia office was organized in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from November 30th to December 1st, 2009. …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story
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Komadogu Yobe Basin, Nigeria

Using water management, ecosystems and empowerment to build climate change resilience

Drought, floods, storms, melting glaciers and sea-level rise all feature in headlines and fears about the expected impacts of climate change. All concern water. Living with climate change will mean coping with impacts on water. …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story

Rural women

Copenhagen Day 5 - Women agents of change

IUCN's Senior Gender Adviser, Lorena Aguilar, explains the importance of women as actors in the climate debate. …  

12 Dec 2009 | News story
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Bosque tropical

Sharing the benefits under REDD

IUCN, with the support of Econ Pöyry, has reviewed experiences with existing benefit sharing arrangements in the forest sector and in other areas in order to inform discussions on how to develop benefit sharing systems under REDD. …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story
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Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji.

Protected Areas – a natural solution to climate change crisis

Protected areas offer a cost effective solution to the impacts of climate change, according to a report just released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story
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Dr Mark Smith

Copenhagen Day 4 - it's a serious game

The Head of IUCN's Water Programme Mark Smith got a naked greeting upon his arrival at COP15, but it's much more than fun and games inside, he explains. …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story
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San Marcos, Guatemala

WANI leads climate change resilient communities in Guatemala

More than 30 officials from different municipalities in Guatemala gathered to learn from IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) field experience in the Tacaná II project: a catchment management model and practical guide formulating management plans …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

IUCN French National Committee committed to International Year of Biodiversity

The IUCN National Committee of France will organize its upcoming National Congress on Nature, on 20 January 2010, around the theme of the International Year of Biodiversity. …   | French

10 Dec 2009 | News story

Group Work at the Seminar

IUCN National Committee of Bolivia Seminar on "Indigenous Autonomous Regions and the Governance of Land and Natural Resources"

A seminar on "Indigenous Autonomous Regions and the Governance of Land and Natural Resources" was held in La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, as part of the wider project "Improving the livelihood of indigenous people in the mountain areas in Bolivia and Peru, through greater security of land tenure and access to resources", implemented by the IUCN Regional Office for South America (SUR), and the IUCN Bolivian and Peruvian Committees of IUCN. …   | Spanish

09 Dec 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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