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Nacula, Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Ridge to Reef – Managing Water Resources from Source to Sea

As more people live in urban environments and along coastal stretches, recognizing the impacts of water management from source to sea is vital. These links, across multiple habitats and ecosystems are often poorly understood. …  

27 Apr 2010 | News story

Niña de la comunidad de El Tambo, Ecuador

Agua limpia para un mundo sano

Cuarenta millones de personas en el mundo no tienen acceso a agua segura. En América Latina, la calidad del agua disminuye, principalmente, por las actividades humanas. En las grandes ciudades los cursos de agua son sobreexplotados y al mismo tiempo existen problemas de escasez que afectan la calidad del servicio y el acceso. …  

29 Mar 2010 | News story
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Invitation to comment on the draft agenda for the 74th Council (2-4 June 2010)

IUCN Members, National and Regional Committees are invited to send their comments on the draft agenda for the 74th Council to the IUCN Director General (jml@iucn.org), in English, French or Spanish, before 14 May 2010. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story

WANI / Tales of Water - El Salvador

IUCN supports World Water Day around the Globe

Celebrating this year’s World Water Day, Dr. Milika Sobey from the IUCN Oceania office in Fiji highlights the importance of ‘protecting forests, mangroves, and the restoration of river ecosystems to maintain and improve water quality which is vital to preserve ecosystem health, and ultimately provide clean water for people’. …  

22 Mar 2010 | News story

Análisis de las Propuestas de Enmienda a los Apéndices de la CITES, preparado por UICN/TRAFFIC para la COP 15

¿Qué espera la región de la COP 15 de la CITES?

Del 13 al 25 de marzo, 175 representantes de gobiernos tomarán una decisión, en Doha, Qatar, sobre más de 40 propuestas que reflejan la creciente preocupación internacional por los efectos que la acelerada destrucción de ecosistemas marinos y forestales, así como los posibles impactos del cambio climático, tienen sobre los recursos biológicos del planeta. …  

06 Mar 2010 | News story

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Grievance Procedure on Private Sector Engagement

To address concerns raised by some of IUCN’s constituency about IUCN’s private sector engagements the IUCN Secretariat has established a grievance procedure as a means of receiving, recording and responding to grievances   …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2010 | News story

Female Sclater's black lemur (also called blue-eyed black lemur)

World's most endangered primates revealed

Mankind’s closest living relatives – the world’s apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates – are on the brink of extinction and in need of urgent conservation measures according to Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates, 2008–2010. …   | Spanish

18 Feb 2010 | News story

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New Members’ Portal: Resolutions and Recommendations System

In compliance with Resolution 4.011 (Development of an automated system to record Members’ actions on Resolutions and Recommendations to improve reporting at, and between, World Conservation Congresses), the IUCN Secretariat has developed an online tool to facilitate reporting by IUCN Members and the Secretariat on activities contributing to the implementation of Resolutions and Recommendations adopted at the 2008 World Conservation Congress in Barcelona.
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16 Feb 2010 | News story

Mexico - The Cahoacán River is a lifeline for local communities, irrigation and agribusiness

WANI and IUCN Members in Mexico establish new Watershed Committee

The newly established Cahoacán River Watershed Committee in Chiapas, southwest Mexico, will aim to coordinate programmes and actions towards a more effective administration for the preservation of watershed resources and development of hydraulic infrastructures. …  

19 Jan 2010 | News story

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Sociedad civil centroamericana deja su semilla e inquietudes en la COP 15

Sociedad civil centroamericana deja su semilla e inquietudes en la COP 15 …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story

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