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World Wetlands Day 2016

World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings. …  

02 Feb 2016 | News story

People riding bicycles over a bridge on the Nam Xong River

New Infographic and Blog: Unseen and unrecognised - allocating water to nature in river systems

By Rebecca Welling. Water for nature is too often sidelined in discussions around built water infrastructure development and subsequent water allocation needs. With increasing demands for food and energy production from a growing global population, many countries look to engineered solutions to bring them water, food and energy security …  

15 Dec 2015 | News story
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Inger Andersen, Directora General de la UICN, y Carlos Muñoz Berzunza, Secretario de Ecología y Medio Ambiente del Estado de Quintana Roo, muestran la carta de compromiso en el Bonn Challenge firmada por el Gobernador del Estado de Quintana Roo.

Campeche, Yucatán y Quintana Roo se comprometen a restaurar dos millones de hectáreas en el marco del Bonn Challenge

COP21 París. 6 de Diciembre 2015. En el marco de los eventos paralelos de la COP21 y en presencia de Franz-Josef Shafhausen, Director General de Policitas Climáticas del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente de Alemania, y de Inger Andersen, Directora General de la UICN, los gobiernos de los estados mexicanos de Yucatán, Campeche y Quintana Roo, lanzaron hoy su compromiso formal en términos de hectáreas en apoyo al Bonn Challenge, iniciativa global que prefija la restauración de 150 millones de hectáreas de tierras deforestadas y degradadas antes del año 2020 y 350 millones de hectáreas para el 2030.   …  

08 Dec 2015 | News story

Submerged Mangrove

Building the next level for coastal blue carbon action

Today, Australian Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt announced the establishment of an International Partnership for Blue Carbon. The partnership creates a collaborative network of governments, non-profit organisations, intergovernmental agencies, and scientists to scale up and amplify understanding of blue carbon and to accelerate action on the important role coastal blue carbon ecosystems play in climate change actions. …  

06 Dec 2015 | News story

Destruction left by tropical storm Stan in Mexico

Blog: Water and climate change: Best available science or Greek tragedy?

By Mark Smith. Fire, earth, air and water. To the ancient Greeks, these were the keys to understanding the world around them. To modern-day climate negotiators? Not so much. …  

03 Dec 2015 | News story
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Water focus square

COP21: Climate change and water - interview with IUCN's Mark Smith

'Water and Climate Resilience' was the focus of the third day of the UN climate change conference in Paris. In this newly released video interview, Dr Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Global Water Programme, talks about the key role water plays in the climate change debate.  …  

03 Dec 2015 | News story

Durante la III Feria de Agro Biodiversidad realizada en Talamanca se intercambiaron semillas, experiencias sobre el cultivo y aspectos de su cultura.

Feria de Agro Biodiversidad fortalece experiencias locales de cultivo en Talamanca, Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica.24 de noviembre de 2015. Cirilo Cerrud de la comunidad de Yorkin en Costa Rica, fabrica botes y también es artesano, para lo cual usa los restos de la madera que le quedan tras terminar un bote para crear fruteros y barcos decorativos. Con estas artesanías y con semillas de cacao criollo, participó junto a otros 80 expositores provenientes de distintas comunidades de Talamanca en Costa Rica y de las Tablas en Panamá, en la III Feria de Agro Biodiversidad, realizada el pasado 13 de noviembre en Bribri, Talamanca.
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25 Nov 2015 | News story

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Halting land degradation, holistically

For the next 10 days IUCN experts will be supporting decision makers from 195 countries as they discuss solutions to the issues of desertification, land degradation and drought which are plaguing many areas of the world. …  

14 Oct 2015 | News story

Children on African rice plantation

Blog: Adapting to climate change through ‘action learning’

By Rebecca Welling. There is growing recognition that water security is critical for sustainable economic development, reducing poverty and adapting to climate change. Yet a key aspect often overlooked in efforts to meet this fundamental need is the role played by ecosystems such as rivers, floodplains and wetlands – or ‘natural infrastructure’. …  

13 Oct 2015 | News story

Integrantes de microcuencas

Intercambio de Experiencias

Guatemala, 29 de septiembre 2015. Representantes de los consejos de microcuenca del proyecto “nuestra cuenca Goascorán” Honduras, visitaron la microcuenca Esquichá de Tacaná, San Marcos, Guatemala; donde tuvieron la oportunidad de conocer la organización, gestión e implementación de proyectos ambientales, sociales e incentivos forestales así como las actividades del proyecto DANIDA Proambiente.
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12 Oct 2015 | News story

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