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Nature+ drives next IUCN Congress

With a little over 18 months to go until the next IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off in Jeju, IUCN and the Republic of Korea today launch the logo and theme of the Congress. …   | French | Spanish

23 Feb 2011 | News story

Fishing in the Tanguar Haor

Tanguar Haor: portrait of a unique wetland in Bangladesh

The Tanguar Haor is a unique wetland ecosystem in Bangladesh. This biologically diverse area is home to a vast array of rare plant and animal species, and supports more than 60,000 livelihoods. …  

21 Feb 2011 | News story

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Dialogue on dams: IUCN continues civil society support

Following the West African regional consultations on major water infrastructure, IUCN recently organised a workshop and training for representatives of civil society of the 5 major watersheds in the region (Niger, Senegal, Gambia, Volta and Mano Rivers). …   | French

17 Feb 2011 | News story

Water, a scare resource

Water and Biodiversity on the agenda at the European Parliament

A recent meeting on Water and Biodiversity held at the European Parliament, saw MEPs and scientists discuss the future of nature conservation following the closure of the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

15 Feb 2011 | News story

Flooded forests in the Tonle Sap Preak Toel wetlands, Cambodia

Wetland celebrations in the lower Mekong countries

Activities highlighting the significance of wetland ecosystems were held throughout the Lower Mekong River countries. …  

14 Feb 2011 | News story

"Water is everybody's business" - message painted on one side of the bus

Bus to spread word on water conservation in Fiji

A public bus, painted with images and messages to encourage water conservation and recycling, is now travelling Fiji's busiest route, following its launch on World Wetlands Day. …  

11 Feb 2011 | News story

Artisanal fishing in mangroves area, Chiapas, Mexico

Increasing climate change resilience in El Salvador

CRiSTAL, a tool used to identify threats of climate change impacts on community livelihoods, was the focus of a recent workshop in the San Ignacio region of El Salvador. …   | Spanish

10 Feb 2011 | News story

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Development of Dams in West Africa: new report on evolution of international policy on dams

Ten years after the publication of the World Commission on Dams report, the West and Central Africa office of IUCN commissioned a study to look at the approaches to decision-making around large dams. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

Video message of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention

IUCN congratulates the Ramsar Convention on its 40th anniversary

Video message of IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention …  

02 Feb 2011 | News story

Wetlands of Viet Nam

World Wetlands Day – Healthy forests, healthy wetlands

Wetlands, such as mangroves, peat forests and freshwater swamp forests, are home to a wealth of biodiversity. To mark this year’s World Wetlands Day on Wednesday 2 February, IUCN is highlighting the role and importance of forests in wetlands, of particular poignancy as 2011 is the International Year of Forests. …  

01 Feb 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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