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Sharing water, sharing benefits: lessons on dams from West Africa

More than 150 large dams have been built in West Africa over the past 50 years. Many more are in the planning to meet the region’s demands for energy, water and food. But how can these developments rime with environmental sustainability and participatory processes? …   | French

29 Nov 2011 | News story

Lachuá Lagoon National Park

Protected, naturally

More than 180,000 protected areas—national parks, nature reserves and so on—now cover over 12% of the world’s land area and 7.2% of coastal waters. They play an important role in reducing carbon emissions and helping people adapt to the impacts of climate change. These are the findings of a newly-published paper in the journal Solutions. …  

28 Nov 2011 | News story

Species on the Edge app for iPad and iPhone

Species on the Edge app is launched

Acclaimed by the US Apple Store as ‘New and Noteworthy’, the new Species on the Edge app is a detailed guide to 365 species from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Featuring stunning photos and thought-provoking information it allows users to learn about threatened species from around the world. …  

16 Nov 2011 | News story

King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus)

Los territorios europeos de ultramar necesitan más protección

Las ranas gigantes de las zanjas, la isla de los 25 millones de aves, y un bosque tropical del tamaño de Portugal, están cada vez más amenazados por los impactos del cambio climático y precisan de mayor protección, según un nuevo informe publicado por la UICN (Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza). …   | English | French

02 Nov 2011 | News story

Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

Managing deep-seas fisheries: Challenges and opportunities

During a meeting held recently at the United Nations in New York, IUCN and The Nature Conservancy provided information on policy recommendations on how to improve the management of deep-sea fisheries and ecosystems. The recommendations were developed following a workshop jointly organized by TNC and IUCN. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia.

IUCN addresses food, water and energy security at UN meeting

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, chaired a high-level discussion on food, water and energy security during the recent meeting of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. She championed the theme that energy, water and food security rely on ecosystem services and in order to safeguard them, we must invest in nature’s supporting role. …  

28 Sep 2011 | News story

Wangari Maathai

La naturaleza pierde a una heroína

La UICN lamenta profundamente la pérdida de Wangari Maathai, una de las mayores ambientalistas de África y gran defensora de la justicia social, los derechos humanos, la paz y la democracia. Wangari Maathai falleció el martes en Nairobi, a los 71 años. …   | English

26 Sep 2011 | News story
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SER Mexico 2011

SER2011 Mexico Call to Action

Message from the 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration to the Convention on Biological Diversity
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22 Sep 2011 | News story

Water supply in Guatemala

Candidatos a la presidencia de Guatemala presentan su posición ambiental

Con el propósito de conocer la visión y las políticas del próximo gobierno para enfrentar el serio deterioro que presenta la base de recursos naturales de Guatemala y especialmente para mostrar la relevancia del tema ambiental y situarlo en la agenda gubernamental, se convocó a todos los candidatos a la primera magistratura a debatir sobre ambiente y desarrollo. …   | English

14 Sep 2011 | News story

Dr Alejandro Iza, Director IUCN Environmental Law Centre, chairs the 'Strengthening Water Diplomacy in Transboundary Basins' seminar

Overcoming challenges to water cooperation

With more than 270 transboundary rivers worldwide, and threats such as climate change, the need for improved capacity in managing water resources sustainably and equitably has never been greater. …  

06 Sep 2011 | News story


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