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  • James Dalton at HLPF SDG6 review, 9 July 2018, New York Photo: ©IUCN/Maximilian Mueller

    Water: Eventually We will get it Right…

    16.07.2018

    Blog by James Dalton. The future of our planet and the stability of our natural, social, and economic systems will very much be measured by the impact of activities at the national level, in countries, doing things, on-the-ground. Guided by the...

  • Will Darwall - Mekong Photo: Eddie Allison

    Freshwater Conservation : INTERVIEW

    16.07.2018

    Synchronicity Earth - an IUCN Member Organisation - have been supporting the IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit (FBU) since 2013 and have recently published this interview with Dr Will Darwall, Head of FBU Programme. Will talks about the challenges facing...

  • Lin, Lake Ohrid, Albania Lin, Lake Ohrid, Albania Photo: Christopher Graz

    Pearl in a plastic bag

    12.07.2018

    Lake Ohrid is Europe’s oldest lake, straddling the mountainous border between southwestern Macedonia (FYR) and eastern Albania. It was formed by tectonic shifting over two million years ago and is home to a large number of unique flora and...

  • The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities Photo: IUCN / Faisal Abu-Izzeddin

    Close ties between water and culture highlighted at World Heritage meeting

    04.07.2018

    Water is at the heart of human existence and development. But how do people manage this precious resource in arid landscapes, such as in the Arab region? What cultural practices have developed over time in wetlands to support communities’ water needs? These...

  • Lake Turkana National Parks, Kenya Photo: IUCN Goran Gujic

    Lake Turkana listed as ‘in danger’ due to impacts from dam, as advised by IUCN

    28.06.2018

    Manama, Bahrain, 28 June 2018 (IUCN) – Lake Turkana National Parks in Kenya has been placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger today at UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting, due to impacts from the Gibe III dam. The decision follows the...

  • Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania, World Heritage site Photo: IUCN / Tilman Jaeger

    Tanzania urged to halt logging plans and dam project in Selous Game Reserve, as advised by IUCN

    27.06.2018

    Manama, Bahrain – Tanzania has been urged to not proceed with plans to log 143,638 ha in the Selous Game Reserve today at UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting, as recommended by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The area would be...

  • Nexus Regional Steering Committee Nexus Regional Steering Committee  Photo: IUCN

    Building partnerships for water, energy and food security in Central Asia

    13.06.2018

    At a time when global trends, such as climate change, population growth and changing consumption patterns, contribute to increasing demands for water, energy and food, impact biodiversity and threaten the livelihoods of the local population, it is ever more...

  • moa Photo: IUCN

    Blog: World Water Forum 8: a pivotal space for sharing projects, knowledge and experiences on water

    29.05.2018

    By Sankara Bassonon Begnakiré Sandrine - The World Water Forum is the world’s most important conference on water related projects, ideas and plans for the future. A week dedicated to the reflection on a delicate subject that has significant...

  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, World Heritage site Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System - the Blue Hole Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

    World Heritage in-danger: Belize reef recovers while Lake Turkana faces dam threat – IUCN

    28.05.2018

    In-danger status can be lifted from the world’s second largest coral reef, Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in charge of advising the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on natural sites....

  • Harvesting Rice Photo: Hoang Tran/Shutterstock

    Blog: WWF8 – A Nature Based Forum?

    23.05.2018

    By Raphael Glémet - Was my second WWF an easy downstream cruise or an arduous upstream paddle? I attended the 8th World Water Forum, in the unique city of Brasilia and, as last time, I felt overwhelmed by the number of participants and the...

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