March

Dr Ashok Khosla, IUCN President and Mr T Chatterjee, Environment Secretary, India, at the 13th INC meeting

13th IUCN Indian National Committee Meeting Held in New Delhi

The 13th IUCN Indian National Committee (INC) meeting looks at a mechanism involving science, the IUCN Commissions and Members for action oriented interventions on the environment.  …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story
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Forests are key for high quality water supply

Better forest management needed to maximize water-related benefits from forests 

22 Mar 2011 | News story

Screenshot of Pakistan Water Gateway

Pioneering Web Portal on Water Issues launched by IUCN Pakistan

Karachi, March 20th, 2011 (IUCN)

Coping with the growing water needs is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. It is estimated that within two decades, people living in the cities will increase to nearly 60% of the population, or 5 billion people. This means that tremendous amount of water is needed, for drinking, sanitation, industry and to produce food. Ensuring reliable access to safe water supplies will make the cities of the future truly sustainable. …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story

Nothern Bald Ibises at their wintering grounds on the Ethiopian highlands in November 2011

Hopes to save the most threatened bird in the Middle East

The Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita is listed on the IUCN Red List as a “Critically Endangered” species on a global scale. It was rediscovered on a remote cliff of the Syrian desert in April 2002, following clues from local hunters and Bedouin nomads, in the framework of a UN/DGCS (Italian Development Cooperation) general fauna survey of the area. It suddenly became the rarest and most threatened bird in the Middle East! …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story
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The Kahouanne Anole (Anolis kahouannensis) is a lizard endemic to Guadeloupe

EU grants 2 million euros to overseas biodiversity projects

In March 2011, the European Commission (EC) decided to provide 2 million euros to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services in European overseas territories. A call for proposals will be published in May 2011. …   | French

22 Mar 2011 | News story

James G. Workman

Conserving water in cities: special series - the three paradoxes of water and how to solve them

To mark World Water Day with its theme ‘Water for Cities,’ we’re featuring a four-part series of provocative articles by James G. Workman, a writer who has worked with IUCN for a decade. Author of Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought, he is translating the proven system that has sustained indigenous people of the Kalahari Desert into an online, utility-based system that could unleash a widespread, egalitarian race to conserve water and energy in cities worldwide. …  

22 Mar 2011 | News story
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World Water Day, 22 March 2011: "Water for Cities - Responding to the urban challenge"

World Water Day: thirsty cities

Coping with the growing water needs of cities is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. Half of the world’s population now lives in cities and it’s estimated that within two decades that will increase to nearly 60% of the population, or 5 billion people. …   | French | Spanish

22 Mar 2011 | News story

Walking for water, members from the Otuke community, Uganda

Walking for water in Uganda

IUCN, in partnership with the Otuke district and GWI partners in Uganda, joined the rest of the world to celebrate world water day, under the theme “The World Walks for Water”. …  

21 Mar 2011 | News story

Woman carrying wood and leaves

World’s poorest billion to gain from managing own forests

The lives of a billion of the world’s poorest people could be improved though investing in community forest management, according to a recent IUCN study. As the world celebrates World Forest Day, IUCN urges decision-makers to recognize the various benefits of forests for forest-dependent communities. …   | Spanish

21 Mar 2011 | News story

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Giving Citizens a Voice in Environmental Management in Industry

  IUCN Thailand and TATA Steel (Thailand) PLC are working together to identify stakeholders and their concerns relating to the environmental impact of the mini blast furnace plant operated by NTS Steel Group PLC, a subsidiary of TATA Steel Thailand, at the Hemaraj Industrial Estate in Bor Win, Chonburi province.    

18 Mar 2011 | News story
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