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San Marcos, Guatemala

WANI leads climate change resilient communities in Guatemala

More than 30 officials from different municipalities in Guatemala gathered to learn from IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) field experience in the Tacaná II project: a catchment management model and practical guide formulating management plans …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story

DMoore's shrub frog

Turn the tide - turn to nature: IUCN Opening Statement to UN climate change meeting

Copenhagen, Denmark, 7 December 2009 (IUCN) - It’s now time for governments to make robust commitments and a timeline towards achieving a post-2012 deal on climate change. IUCN urges leaders meeting at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, 7-18 December, to include nature’s solutions to reduce emissions and cope with climate change impacts in a post-2012 deal.  …  

07 Dec 2009 | News story

Facilitators leading vulnerability assessment in Kenya

IUCN and the Global Water Initiative partners conduct vulnerability assessment training

IUCN as part of The Global Water Initiative (GWI) conducted vulnerability assessment trainings across four countries in East Africa – Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. …  

02 Dec 2009 | News story

Ramsar site: Azraq Wetland Reserve

Azraq: an oasis under pressure

Increasing water demands in water-scarce Jordan is putting pressure on one of the country’s largest groundwater basins, the Azraq oasis …  

22 Nov 2009 | News story

Africa Ministerial Council on Water

IUCN at Africa Water Week

Mainstreaming climate change in integrated water resources management will be a key topic at the 2nd Africa Water Week in Johannesburg, 9-13 November. …  

06 Nov 2009 | News story

IUCN Water Programme

Water: Centre of Climate Change

The UNFCCC’s Climate Change Talks in Barcelona are the last stop before the key COP15 conference held in Copenhagen in December, where a post-2012 climate change agreement should be agreed upon. …  

30 Oct 2009 | News story

Women at pump, Tanzania

Adapting to change, the natural way

The impacts of climate change are already being felt by both people and the environment around the world and they’re set to get a lot worse. Sea levels are rising, threatening island nations and coastal areas, storms are becoming more violent bringing floods and landslides, and droughts are intensifying. …   | French | Spanish

29 Oct 2009 | News story

Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Power to Pangani's people

The impacts of climate change are taking hold in Tanzania’s Pangani River basin. The snow cap of Mount Kilimanjaro, which towers over the basin, is melting rapidly and is projected to disappear completely by 2025. Water flow in the basin has also declined dramatically but there are still many demands on the dwindling supplies, the main one being irrigation. …   | French | Spanish

28 Oct 2009 | News story

Children washing hands, Guatemala

IUCN elected to the World Water Council Board of Governors

IUCN has been elected to the Board of Governors of the World Water Council (WWC) during its 5th General Assembly in Marseille, 14-16 October …  

16 Oct 2009 | News story

Balkila Watershed and Gopeshwar town

Local Partners Champion Water and Climate Resilience in the Himalayas

“There is a water shortage in our district, what can we do?” asked Sri Chandi Prasad Bhatt, a pioneering and award winning environmental activist from the Himalayas, when meeting a delegation from IUCN in Gopeshwar, India …  

07 Oct 2009 | 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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