Ecosystem

Tacana region, Guatemala

Sharing water through better governance

Strengthening skills and knowledge of local actors in the border region between Mexico and Guatemala is crucial, to ensure effective participation for better water management in the region. …   | Spanish

01 Jul 2010 | News story

Windfarm - E.ON climate & renewable

Offshore wind farms – green energy or biodiversity threat?

In the rush to find new sources of energy and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, offshore wind farms are increasingly seen as an attractive solution, but their potential impact on marine biodiversity should not be overlooked. …  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

Waya Island, Fiji, Oceania

Ridge to Reef workshop develops new global initiative

Healthy well-managed river basins and coastal areas, where people and nature thrive, is the vision behind the development of a new IUCN initiative 'Ridge to Reef'. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story

Tacaná project

Investing in Water Knowledge - Sharing WANI Lessons between Oceania and Central America

Remote communities and watershed challenges such as disaster risk reduction, are what we share” said Dr. Milika Sobey, Water Coordinator for the IUCN Oceania Regional Office based in Fiji. …  

15 Jun 2010 | News story

Children bathing with a basketful of fish

Go-ahead for Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

After a week of intense negotiations, governments have agreed to establish a new mechanism, which will strengthen the dialogue between the scientific community and policymakers on biodiversity and ecosystem services. The so-called 'IPBES' - the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - will be a leading body in making scientifically sound and relevant information available to support more informed decisions on how biodiversity and ecosystem services are conserved and used around the world. …  

11 Jun 2010 | News story

Constanza Martinez

The talks continue...

At around 11:30 am of the fourth day of the 3rd consultative meeting on IPBES, the meeting overcame a major hurdle which made the participants feel more enthusiastic and hopeful about the outcome of the meeting. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

Neville Ash, Head of IUCN's Ecosystem Management Programme.

IPBES Meeting Day One

After a formal opening ceremony with speeches from the Korean Minister of Environment, the Major of Busan, and the Executive Director of UNEP, the first day of the 3rd Intergovernmental and Multistakeholder IPBES meeting considered opening statements from governments and organizations, and an initial series of comments on the need for a new mechanism, and the scope of its audience.  …  

08 Jun 2010 | News story

Marine Protected Area, fish and coral at Nha Trang

Authoritative platform on biodiversity and ecosystems to be established

IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBSCD) have today announced their support for the establishment of an overarching platform to provide independent policy‐relevant information on biodiversity and ecosystem services. …  

07 Jun 2010 | News story

Boy pumping water. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Water and Climate Coalition launches statement for Bonn climate talks

As part of the newly-formed Water and Climate Coalition, the IUCN Water Programme contributed towards the statement on water and climate change, to be announced during the Climate Change negotiations taking place from 1st – 11th June in Bonn, Germany. …  

31 May 2010 | News story


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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