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Fishing on the Perfume River in Vietnam

The future of water in the face of climate change

There needs to be significant investment to solve the growing water crisis that threatens water supplies and water quality for both people and nature, says IUCN. Climate change makes the search for practical solutions for water management increasingly urgent. The call for increased funding comes as more than 2500 decision makers and leaders from the global water community are meeting in Stockholm, Sweden from 5 to 11 September, for World Water Week, where the theme of this year’s conference is “Responding to Global Changes – Prevention, Wise Use and Abatement”. …  

06 Sep 2010 | International news release

Desarrollo Territorial en Madre de Dios: los impactos socioambientales de la carretera Interoceánica Sur

Pronaturaleza presenta publicación sobre impactos de obras de infraestructura

Desarrollo territorial en Madre de Dios: los impactos socioambientales de la carretera Interoceánica Sur …  

06 Sep 2010 | News story

Dr Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity at IUCN headquarters, 2 September 2010

What lies ahead

Dr Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, visited IUCN headquarters last Friday to talk about upcoming events related to the Convention: the UN General Assembly special high-level session on biodiversity which takes place on 22 September in New York and the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Nagoya, Japan in October. …  

06 Sep 2010 | News story

IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson

Message from the Deputy Director General: Freshwater conservation

Watch IUCN Deputy Director General Bill Jackson talk about freshwater conservation challenges and explain what IUCN is doing to make sure that there's enough water in the world both for nature and for people. …  

04 Sep 2010 | News story

Tales of Water, Ecuador

Expert profile: Water Coordinator Rocio Cordoba

Fifteen years of experience in most areas of work is a time after which most people start to feel bored and tired of the everyday routine. This, however, is not likely to happen if you’re working in conservation and it’s certainly not going to happen if you’re IUCN’s Rocio Córdoba. …  

03 Sep 2010 | News story

IUCN's new conservation centre

Swiss Solar Energy Prize 2010

The 2010 Swiss Solar Energy Prize has been awarded to the ground-breaking solar energy system created by Romande Energie and mounted on the recently inaugurated offices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).   …   | French

03 Sep 2010 | International news release

Bog pimpernel is vulerable in the Netherlands

A show of plant personalities

From the flagship of a lost world long before the last great global climate change, to the lonely bachelor surviving only in gardens and greenhouses, plants whisper stories. Tales of cunning carnivores that lure innocent insects to a dreaded end and of stately palms, unequipped to move away from their imperilled comfort zone. Stirring life stories of plant species introduce visitors to the Amsterdam Botanic Garden, an IUCN Member, to a range of topical threats to the riches of Life on Earth: climate change, invasive species, habitat destruction, intensive agriculture and more. All these threats are illustrated by living examples of the stricken species. …  

02 Sep 2010 | News story

Gender Mainstreaming Capacity Building Workshop participants, Apia, Samoa.

Samoa seeks gender approach to strengthen national energy projects

Several government ministries in Samoa are engaged in a week long gender mainstreaming training this week in the attempt to strengthen their project implementation, particularly renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, and community level interaction. …  

02 Sep 2010 | International news release

Oreochromis karongae. Endangered on the IUCN Red List.  Found in lake Malawi, East Africa

African freshwater species threatened - livelihoods at stake

Twenty-one per cent of freshwater species in continental Africa are threatened with extinction, putting the livelihoods of millions of people at risk. With so much to lose, inland waters must be managed not just for their supply of freshwater but also to sustain the abundant life within. …   | French | Spanish

02 Sep 2010 | International news release

Nespresso and IUCN: exploring opportunities

Coffee waste water treatment in Guatemala

In the department of San Marcos in Guatemala, water plays an essential role in the production of coffee, which makes it crucial for the livelihoods of the local people. As part of its Tacana project, IUCN provides support, advice and funding to design a water treatment plant which will decrease the negative impacts of wastewater generated through the processing of coffee. …  

01 Sep 2010 | Video

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