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Woman with a fishing scoop

Discovering the value of wetlands in Lao PDR

Many communities in Lao PDR have limited access to water, health clinics and education. Fishery resources are decreasing, land for riverbank agriculture is scarcer and unsafe chemical fertilizers are being introduced.   …  

22 Jul 2009 | News story

Ganges River dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica)

Ganges River Dolphin in dire straits

Dolphin hotspots must be protected if the Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) is to survive in the Brahmaputra river system, according to a recent study. …  

20 Jul 2009 | International news release

Komadogu-Yobe, Nigeria

Supporting the National IWRM Commission in Nigeria

Nigeria is one of the first countries to establish a national IWRM Commission, and is now rolling out IWRM offices across the country …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story

IUCN's Mark Smith on the IHA Panel

No energy without water security, IUCN tells hydropower congress

When looking at the links between hydropower and climate change, it is essential that any infrastructure - whether man-made or natural - is made more sustainable and therefore resilient. …  

25 Jun 2009 | News story
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people, climate, species/ecosystems, disasters are all issues that IUCN addresses

Prepare for disasters – invest in nature, says IUCN

Investing in nature can reduce the impact of natural disasters on people and the environment, according to IUCN. …  

17 Jun 2009 | International news release

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Healthy nature protects against disasters – IUCN

Governments need to include better management of nature in all disaster risk reduction policies, if we are to reach the goal to substantially reduce disaster losses by 2015, according to IUCN. …  

16 Jun 2009 | News story

Children bathing with a basketful of fish

World Environment Day - every day

As the world celebrates World Environment Day, the negative impact on people and nature of unsustainable lifestyles and practices are felt more strongly than ever before, according to IUCN.
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03 Jun 2009 | News story

Les acteurs échangent sur le partage des bénéfices et la gestion des réservoirs en Afrique de l'Ouest

Les acteurs échangent sur le partage des bénéfices et la gestion des réservoirs

Placé sous le patronage du Ministre de l’Hydraulique de la République du Niger, Ministre de tutelle de l’Autorité du Bassin du Niger (ABN), l’atelier régional sur le partage des bénéfices et la gestion des réservoirs en Afrique de l’Ouest s’est tenu les 23 et 24 avril 2009 à Niamey. L’atelier a été organisé par l’Institut International pour l’Environnement et le Développement (IIED),  l’Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN), et l’Autorité du Bassin du Niger (ABN), dans le cadre de l’initiative mondiale pour l’eau (GWI). …  

06 May 2009 | News story
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Forest and stream

The value of groundwater in European Forests

The report – the Study on the Economic value of groundwater and biodiversity in European forests – explores the current state of payments for ecosystems (PES) in EU member states in relation to forests and groundwater.  

28 Apr 2009 | News story
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IUCN, Guatemala

Perspectives on Water and Climate Change Adaptation

'Water and Climate Change Adaptation' newest publication series is online. The series includes a collection of 16 papers, produced in collaboration with the World Water Council, CPWC, IWA and IUCN …  

23 Apr 2009 | News story
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