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Sustainable water management reaches top of global business agenda

The future of many businesses depend on the sustainability of water resources, which are increasingly under pressure. Consumer awareness and investors' increased scrutiny of corporate water risks have resulted in stronger expectations that companies should reveal their ‘water performance'. …  

19 Aug 2009 | News story

Le panel des Ministres présents

Conservons la forêt du Mayombe : L'Angola et les deux Congo conjuguent leurs efforts

La forêt de Mayombe abrite une importante biodiversité à forte concentration de primates, répartie sur trois aires protégées dont la réserve du Luki en République Démocratique du Congo, la réserve de Dimonika en République du Congo et la zone du Cacongo en Angola. …  

19 Aug 2009 | News story
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Dragonflies

Full worth of wetlands can now be revealed

A new way to assess the real worth of wetlands has been released today by IUCN.  It is now possible to measure the economic value of a wetland at the same time as assessing species that live there and the importance of a wetland for people’s livelihoods.
 

19 Aug 2009 | International news release

Mangrove plantation at Pasni

Tree plantation at Pasni

In keeping with IUCN-Pakistan’s commitment to fully take part in the National Tree Plantation Day designated as such by the Ministry of Environment, on August 18, 2009, IUCN Dist. Gwadar office in arranged to plant 3000 plants in Pasni. …  

18 Aug 2009 | News story

IUCN plants 10,000 mangrove saplings to mark National Tree Plantation Day

KARACHI August 18: It was all fanfare and activity on a mudflat island beyond Rehri village in the Korangi creek as IUCN staff, local community members and students of schools in Ibrahim Hyderi and Rehri village got down to the task of planting 6000 mangrove saplings. …  

18 Aug 2009 | International news release

Fishing in the Tanguar Haor

Marine resources & livelihoods

Some 30 million people live in the coastal region of the Western Indian Ocean, many highly dependent on its marine resources and having a significant impact on resource status. …  

18 Aug 2009 | News story

Teenagers model the latest in waste fashion.

Community Competitions to Reduce Waste are a Success

Ever been to a waste fashion show? On July 18 community members in Binh An commune, Thanh My Loi ward, and Phu My town (near HCMC) got to show off some creative outfits at the closing ceremonies of a month-long waste reduction campaign sponsored by IUCN VN and Holcim Vietnam Ltd. (HVL). Some of the fashion stand-outs included a dress covered in recyclable plastic bottles, a skirt made from leaves and other organic material, and a jacket with red crosses, symbolizing medical waste. …   | Vietnamese

18 Aug 2009 | News story
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Laguna, Andes de Perú

Cambio climático: países andinos buscan encuentro entre la ciencia y la acción

Científicos y tomadores de decisión intercambiaron experiencias y conocimiento sobre cambio climático y servicios de los ecosistemas, en el Foro Ciencia-Política sobre los servicios de los ecosistemas y adaptación al cambio climático en los Andes, que se realizó en Quito, a inicios de julio. …  

17 Aug 2009 | News story
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Murciélago

Congreso Internacional de Mamíferos, en América del Sur

Durante el evento, que se realizará por primera vez en América del Sur, en Mendoza-Argentina, del 9 al 14 de septiembre, se presentará la Lista Roja de la UICN, como una herramienta útil para la elaboración de sistemas de modelamiento y planos de conservación. …  

17 Aug 2009 | News story
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Report - Securing Water for Ecosystems and Human Well-being

Advanced river flow management vital to facing climate challenge

Stockholm, Sweden, 16 August, 2009  – Improved river flow management will be vital to protecting communities from the worst impacts of climate change and to achieving international goals on poverty reduction, according to a new report issued on the eve of World Water Week. …  

16 Aug 2009 | News story

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