Press releases

  • Laos Photo: Taco Anema / IUCN

    Water - but not as we know it, says IUCN

    Marseille, France, 16 March 2012 (IUCN) — The World Water Forum in Marseille has firmly placed nature at the heart of its strategies for improving global water resources. This effectively changes the way the world looks at protecting this most valuable liquid...
  • Water lily survey Photo: (c)IUCNThailand/ Somsak SOONTHORNWORAPAD

    Water means wealth – ‘smart’ water management in Asia and the Pacific

    Marseille, France, 16 March 2012 - Availability of fresh water is essential to social and economic growth. Investing in sustainable water management should be a priority for all decision makers, according to a recent publication by IUCN (International Union...
  • The Mekong is the world's 12th longest river, crossing 6 countries along its 4350km course Photo: IUCNClaire Warmenbol

    Water without borders

    Marseille, France, 13 March 2012 – Cross-border water management not only benefits water security but it also promotes dialogue, peace and cooperation – even in geopolitically unstable regions, according to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature...
  • Zarqa River Photo: Dana Khrais

    World Water Forum: nature takes centre stage

    Natural ‘infrastructure’ such as river basins, forests, lakes and wetlands, plays a key role in addressing today’s global water needs and must be an integral part of every country’s water management portfolio, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation...
  • The new approach could increase food security and minimize the negative impacts of fishing on the environment. Photo: S.McGowanAMC 2008Marine Photobank

    A balanced kettle of fish – IUCN suggests a novel approach to fishing

    An IUCN study published in the journal Science suggests major rethinking of fisheries management that could increase food security and minimize the negative impacts of fishing on the environment.
  • Mother and cub Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) Photo: John Stahl

    Big boost for wildlife conservation: 23 new SOS projects

    Top wildlife experts from around the world have allocated $US 3.3 million to 23 species conservation projects. Gorillas, cockatoos, and frogs are some of the many threatened species that are receiving a helping hand from SOS (Save Our...
  • The newly discovered flower system Photo: Marika Tuiwawa

    New plant discovered in Fiji

    A new flowering plant belonging to the Medinilla plant group has been discovered in the highlands of Matasawalevu village, on the island of Kadavu in Fiji. The plant was found during a biodiversity assessment of the Nakasaleka district carried out as part of...


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