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20 Mar 2009 | News story

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5th World Water Forum: IUCN at the World Water Forum - Friday, March 20, 2009

 Two-thirds of the World's population will face water shortages by 2025. The World Water Forum, held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 16 to 22 March, gathers more than 25,000 experts to find sustainable solutions to the water challenges the World faces. IUCN urges policy-makers at the forum to do more to protect the natural environment and make better use of the services nature offers for development and human security. Rivers and wetlands deliver vital services for people, such as clean drinking water, energy and healthy and sustainable livelihoods. Investing in good water governance is critical for a sustainable water future, both for countries themselves and the 260 river basins that cross borders. …  

20 Mar 2009 | News story
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Dugong

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The Save the Dugong Campaign Center, a Japanese NGO, member of IUCN, is appealing to the world for signing an online petition for an immediate implementation of Resolution 4.022.   …  

19 Mar 2009 | News story

Pescando en el Lago Kosi en Santa Lucía, Sudáfrica

Las especies de agua dulce de África Austral en la línea de fuego

Estambul, Turquía, 19 de marzo de 2009 (UICN) – Numerosos peces, cangrejos, libélulas, moluscos y plantas acuáticas de agua dulce corren riesgo de extinción en África austral si no se protegen sus ríos y lagos al planificar el desarrollo, según la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN). …  

19 Mar 2009 | International news release
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Councillors and Commissions, 28-29 January (Malaga)

Enhancing engagement of IUCN-Med with councillors and commissions

On 28 and 29 January, a meeting was held by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation in the aim of “enhancing engagement of IUCN-Med with councillors and commissions". The meeting, which took place at the Civic Centre in Malaga, was opened by Regional Councillor for the Environment of the Andalusian Government, Cinta Castillo.  | French | Spanish

19 Mar 2009 | News story

Experts worked collaboratively to devise the Ha Long Bay GRP.

Oil Spill Geographic Response Plan Developed for Quang Ninh and Hai Phong

Fifty-five sea administrators and experts on environmental resource management, and on marine commerce and access issues convened at an IUCN-supported training workshop in Ha Long Bay 9 -13 March to develop a geographic response plan to oil spill risks for the sea and coastal areas bordering Quang Ninh and Hai Phong. …   | Vietnamese

19 Mar 2009 | News story
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Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

Southern Africa’s freshwater species in firing line

Many freshwater fish, crabs, dragonflies, molluscs and aquatic plants are at risk of extinction in southern Africa if its rivers and lakes are not protected from developers, according to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

19 Mar 2009 | International news release

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Share water to make peace – IUCN

More people and less water could mean increased conflict for scarce shared water resources, warns IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). But in its latest report IUCN clearly shows how better cooperation over shared rivers can help governments avoid water crises. …  

18 Mar 2009 | International news release

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Compartir el agua, promover la paz - UICN

UICN presente en el Foro Mundial del Agua. Estambul, Turquía - 16 al 22 de marzo de 2009 …  

18 Mar 2009 | News story
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Compartir el agua para hacer la paz – UICN

En la región de Mesoamérica más de un 60% de las principales cuencas que abastecen grandes poblaciones son compartidas por dos o más países. Durante el Foro Mundial del Agua, la región pretende hacer una muestra de vídeos sobre los proyectos que se desarrollan en la región en búsqueda de una mejor gestión del agua en los distintos países, parte del trabajo mostrará las acciones que se vienen desarrollando con la juventud. …  

18 Mar 2009 | International news release
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