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Children watch birds on Lake Nakuru National Park - Kenya, Africa

Share your scaling-up success stories and solutions!

IUCN is involved in a session on Scaling-up Impact and Collective Action to Manage and Restore Ecosystems for Water Services and biodiversity at the 7th World Water Forum. …  

26 Mar 2015 | News story

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Republic of South Korea

Healthy wetlands 'critical' to sustainable future

Ramsar Convention’s Secretary General Dr Christopher Briggs says it is ‘critical’ that the world’s governments start to restore wetlands to a healthy state to ensure water in the ‘right quantity and quality is available for our future needs’.  …  

26 Mar 2015 | Article

Mekong Basin

Fresh approach to water solutions in Lao

Communities living near the Mekong River depend on fishing for food and income, but many fish species are in decline. To improve conditions FISHBIO, and its Conservation Director Harmony Patricio, have evaluated the effectiveness of existing Freshwater Protected Areas (FPAs) in the Mekong River Basin of Lao PDR by training locals in data collection.  …  

26 Mar 2015 | Article

Punta del Este (hosting Ramsar Convention 2015)

Wetlands spotlight shines on Uruguayan paradise

The spotlight will shine on Uruguay's spectacular Bañados del Este y Franja Costera wetland when it hosts the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP12) in Punta del Este between 1-9 June. …  

26 Mar 2015 | Article

Dr Ania Grobicki

Ramsar's star rising with new appointment

IUCN's Global Protected Areas caught up with the newly appointed Deputy Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Dr Ania Grobicki to learn more about her new role, the forthcoming Ramsar COP12 convention in Uruguay and her spectacular office view in Gland, Switzerland.  …  

26 Mar 2015 | Article

Casa de Carupa, UICN, Proyecto Regional Comunidades de los Páramos, 2015.

Niupamanda Kunandgama: persistencia del conocimiento local y transformaciones sociales en los páramos

La película Niupamanda Kunandgama, realizada por el colectivo de jóvenes de Zuleta en Ecuador, suscita con ineludible claridad reflexiones respecto a las maneras cómo las comunidades de los páramos readaptan o resisten desde sus sistemas socioculturales las propuestas de la modernidad. …  

25 Mar 2015 | Article

West African Chimpanzee

Reducing Human-Chimpanzee conflicts in Guinea-Bissau

Tedros Medhin, project coordinator with Stichting Chimbo, an SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, reports from Boé, Guinea-Bissau, about how Village Vigilance Committees (CVVs) are helping to protect the local population of Endangered West African Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes ssp. verus). …  

25 Mar 2015 | News story

Caridina woltereckae, endemic to Lake Towuti (Sulawesi), currently under threat due to overharvesting for the aquarium trade, pollution and invasive fish species

Dead Shrimp Blues - the imperilled status of freshwater shrimps

I woke up this mornin' and all my shrimps was dead and gone”, so sang the legendary blues artist Robert Johnson back in 1937. A lyric which sadly resonates today according to a study led by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …  

25 Mar 2015 | News story

Mr. Darshan Dhami in his goat farm

FFF Programme Improving Local Livelihoods

 IUCN Nepal in partnership with the Federation of Community Forestry User Group of Nepal (FECOFUN) and Federation of Cottage and Small Scale Industry (FNCSI), is implementing Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) initiatives in Nepal to build the capacity of small holders’ producer groups to improve access to business services. …  

25 Mar 2015 | Article

Juan Carlos Barrantes, Coordinador de la Comisión Binacional Sixaola, expone los avances durante la actividad.

Más miembros, nuevas alianzas y estatutos reformados fortalecen la Comisión Binacional de la Cuenca del Río Sixaola

Durante el último año la Comisión Binacional para la Cuenca del Río Sixaola ha avanzado a paso firme en su consolidación. Estableció una unidad coordinadora y grupos especiales de trabajo que facilitan la planificación de actividades, resultando en la construcción de un Plan de Acción que pauta el accionar de la Comisión.   …  

24 Mar 2015 | Article

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