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No time to lose in fight against water crisis – IUCN

Leaders at the World Water Forum need to act now to find a solution to the water challenges facing the world, says IUCN. …  

03 Mar 2009 | News story

Les Murs de l’Arche

Delete? French artist offers to work with IUCN to save species

French wildlife artist Thierry Bisch is developing a project with IUCN to deliver a powerful message about the need to protect threatened species. …  

02 Mar 2009 | News story

Mark Smith

IUCN at the World Water Forum

Mark Smith, Head of IUCN's Water Programme talks about the burning need to manage water resources across national boundaries. …  

02 Mar 2009 | Video

European Green Belt

Green Belt...the ribbon of life

On Friday, 6 March at 8 pm GMT BBC 2 will show in the United Kingdom as part of the TV series “The Natural World” the film “Iron curtain – the ribbon of life”. …  

27 Feb 2009 | News story

Logging truck, Liberia

Liberia joins IUCN family

The Government of the Republic of Liberia has officially announced its decision to join IUCN becoming the 87th state member of the world's largest and oldest environmental network. …   | French | Spanish

27 Feb 2009 | News story

Moiry Dam in Valais, Switzerland

Knowing the wealth of water to the energy industry - lessons from IUCN

In a world where each unit of energy is becoming increasingly water intensive, many countries are already facing severe water scarcity. This short IUCN opinion piece explores the links between energy and water systems from an environmental perspective.  …  

27 Feb 2009 | News story
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It is possible to have rational public discussions on highly controversial and emotional issues

Techno-fixes, magic wands and catastrophes: can we have an adult discussion?

by Mario Laguë, Head IUCN Global Communications

So we have undisputable facts regarding the catastrophic consequences of our ways – with increasingly clear deadlines before we reach a point of no return – but the sense of urgency simply isn’t there. …  

27 Feb 2009 | News story
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IUCN EFlowNet booth at the International Conference on Implementing Environmental Water Allocations (IEWA) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Seeking ways forward to balancing competing water needs

Environmental flows refer to water provided within a river, wetland or coastal zone to maintain ecosystems and the benefits they provide to people. As part of IUCN’s work on promoting awareness and implementing environmental flows, the IUCN Water Programme is supporting the International Conference on Implementing Environmental Water Allocations (IEWA) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. …  

27 Feb 2009 | News story
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Discussing the KTMR Management Plan  in Chikharula, Georgia.

IUCN to support stakeholder participation in protected areas of Georgia

A consortium led by the IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus has received a BP “Eco-Award” for the project Facilitating stakeholder participation in protected areas of Georgia.  

26 Feb 2009 | News story
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Pavillon Eau - Exposé sur le projet du Bassin de Komadugu Yobe (KYB)

Bassin du Komadugu Yobe : Pour une gestion durable et équitable des terres et des ressources en eau

Le 07 octobre 2008 au « Pavillon Eau », le projet du Bassin de Komadugu Yobe (KYB) a présenté ses activités, à travers la diffusion d’un film et la présentation de l’exposé intitulé « La gestion intégrée des ressources en eau en pratique : le cas du Bassin de Komadugu Yobe ». Les menaces et les défis auxquels ce bassin est confronté, l’approche adoptée par ledit projet et les leçons apprises ont été mis en évidence. Un autre exposé, présenté au cours d’un atelier alliance le 09 octobre 2008, a permis au projet de partager son approche utilisée pour maintenir ou relancer les activités menées dans la plaine d’inondation et l’alimentation des zones humides. Les supports de communication produits ont également été exposés.  daniel.yawson@iucn.org  / www.kyb-project.net 

26 Feb 2009 | News story
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