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Huasco River, Chile

Watering the Atacama Desert: Keeping the Rio Huasco Flowing

The Huasco River in the Atacama Region of Chile is no typical river. Fed by glaciers straddling the Chile and Argentina border high up in the Andes, the river is formed by the confluence of the Del Carmen and Del Transito tributaries. Halfway along the river from source to sea the Santa Juana Reservoir stores the water for irrigation needs – mainly for grapes grown for export and olives for oil. The river continues to flow through Vallenar, the capital of the Huasco province, eventually entering the Pacific Ocean at the coastal town of Huasco. …  

21 Jan 2010 | News story
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Le Coordonnateur régional CARPE/UICN, le Représentant du ministre et la Coordinatrice de l’UICN/RDC

Présentation des ouvrages CARPE edités en 2009

L’UICN-RDC à travers le Programme Régional d’Afrique Centrale pour l’Environnement (CARPE) à procédé le mercredi  13 janvier à la présentation des différents ouvrages et documents produits en 2009. Etaient présents à cette cérémonie les délègués de la Primature, des ministères (Environnement, Mines, Agricultures, Affaires Foncières, Hydrocarbures), la Société civile locale ainsi que les ONGs Internationales.  Au total trois ouvrages et un film documentaire ont été produits. …  

21 Jan 2010 | News story
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Participants at the Covenant meeting, 15 January 2010

Meeting on the draft Covenant on Environment and Development in Bonn, January 14-15

Hosted by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC), eighteen international law experts from all over the world - most of them Members of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) - gathered in Bonn to proceed to an update of the draft Covenant on Environment and Development. The project is spearheaded by CEL, and implemented with the support of the International Council for Environmental Law (ICEL), an international NGO member of IUCN. The meeting followed more than one year of preparation, with invited experts providing proposals for amendments to be considered at the meeting. …  

21 Jan 2010 | News story

Coat of arms of Lesotho

IUCN welcomes the Kingdom of Lesotho as new State Member

The Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes. …   | French | Spanish

21 Jan 2010 | News story

Newly constructed cattle trough in Ruvu

Cattle trough transforms pastoralist community

The Pangani Basin Water Office and IUCN through the Global Water Initiative, have supported the construction of a cattle trough in Ruvu, Same district which is in an extremely dry area of Tanzania where the majority of the population are pastoralists. …  

20 Jan 2010 | News story
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Limpopo Joint Management Board

The Limpopo Joint Management Board welcomes the IUCN-CESVI transboundary project

The Joint Management Board (JMB) of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA) has welcomed the activities that the IUCN-CESVI Limpopo Transboundary Programme is implementing in the GLTFCA. …  

20 Jan 2010 | News story
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IUCN Footprint

IUCN places its footprints at the Africa Water Week

IUCN mounted a successful exhibition stand and a side event at the 2nd Africa Water Week held in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa from 9-13 November 2009. The exhibition showcased IUCN work including WANI toolkits and PACO publications on the Volta basin and most of the published were picked before the middle of the week and people kept on asking for more IUCN documents. …  

20 Jan 2010 | News story
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‘Mangroves For the Future’ National Coordinating Body recommends integrated approach to saving mangroves

KARACHI January19: The National Coording Body of ‘Mangroves For the Future’, a South Asian initiative started in the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami, was held here at the IUCN Pakistan Country Office. …  

19 Jan 2010 | International news release

James Griffiths

People: James Griffiths

WBCSD and IUCN have renewed their relationship for another 4 years. We pose three questions to James Griffiths, the WBCSD Managing Director of the Ecosystems Focus Area, about the role of business in conserving biodiversity and his expectations for this new phase of the relationship. 

19 Jan 2010 | News story

Female Pastoralist

Empowering women in pastoral societies

The World initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP) has released a report that showcases best practices on pastoralist women’s empowerment. Authored by by Fiona Flintan on behalf of WISP, the report focuses on pastoralist women from pastoral communities across the world. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story
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