Great Wall of China at Jinshanling, near Beijing

Restoring landscapes to support cities' growth

The Chinese capital Beijing is a growing city – growing in terms of people, and the space it needs for them to live, grow food, and to support expanding industries. Provided with water from the Miyun reservoir, new approaches need to be developed to maintain sustainable supplies of water for Beijing. …  

20 Oct 2012 | News story

The river Mekong

Hydro-diplomacy: An invaluable tool for sharing water across borders

IUCN is pleased to announce the upcoming conference: ‘Hydro-diplomacy: A Tool for Sharing Water Across Borders’ which will take place on 31 October in Chiang Rai, Thailand. More than 100 diplomats, political scientists, economists, and water resources professionals from over 25 countries will discuss complexities and ways forward in hydro-diplomacy, in particular in trans-boundary river basins. …  

15 Oct 2012 | News story

Wonders of Jeju

Learning from Water Sessions at Congress: Natural Infrastructure

During the recent World Conservation Congress, IUCN's Global Water Programme worked with Members and partners on finding sustainable solutions for water management. The session on 'Natural Infrastructure as an Element of Green Economies' revealed key lessons and showed ways forward for the promotion of increased investments in ecosystems as vital players for economic growth. …  

24 Sep 2012 | News story

Miyun County, Beijing China

Basins of the Future: Connecting water from source to city

Growing urban populations and economic growth are putting more pressure on the watersheds and infrastructure supplying water to cities. This is where IUCN and IWA have joined forces in pulling together their knowledge, networks and resources to strengthen nature-based solutions for water security in urban areas. …  

21 Sep 2012 | News story

Jeju wild flowers- January 2012

Green gets gold at Nature’s Olympics

As economic difficulties continue to dominate international debate, IUCN’s World Conservation Congress has put nature back centre stage in the quest to recover our natural assets and use nature to solve a growing list of economic and social issues. …  

15 Sep 2012 | News story


Nature+ Food: Key messages from the IUCN Congress Forum

Food Security was the main theme at the IUCN World Conservation Congress on Saturday 8 Sept. A high-level Leaders Dialogue took place and many sessions, workshops and meetings focused on conservation issues related to agricultural landscapes. Out of these, the following trends were noted: …  

09 Sep 2012 | News story

Summit of Mt. Halla

IUCN Congress kicks off in Korea

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 6 September 2012 (IUCN) – The IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest and most important conservation event, begins today on Jeju Island, South Korea.

06 Sep 2012 | News story

Patrick MacQuarrie at Stockholm Water Week 2012

Looking back at a successful World Water Week

Dr Patrick MacQuarrie is IUCN's new Water Policy and Sustainability Advisor. He joined the IUCN Global Water Programme in August, just one week before the start of one of the year's most important water events: Stockholm World Water Week. Here he reflects back on his attendance of this major water conference: …  

03 Sep 2012 | News story

Luis Manuel Maier, Fundacion Vida

From theory in Stockholm to practice in Honduras

Luis Manuel Maier works for IUCN Member 'Fundacion Vida' in Honduras and is currently coordinating the IUCN BRIDGE project in the Goascaran, a river forming the border between Honduras and El Salvador. …  

29 Aug 2012 | News story

International Year of Water Cooperation logo

New video release on water cooperation

A full session at Stockholm World Water Week yesterday saw the official unveiling of plans and communication tools to help promote 2013 as the UN’s International Year of Water Cooperation. …  

28 Aug 2012 | 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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