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  • The Cahora Bassa dam, Mozambique Photo: ©IUCN/Claire Warmenbol

    SUSTAINability in African Landscapes

    09.11.2018

    Blog by Claire Warmenbol. SUSTAIN is a 10-year programme supporting inclusive green growth in Tanzania and Mozambique, with a particular focus on creating shared value for business, communities and nature. Both countries possess strong development...

  • Participants stand under event banner at closing ceremony Left to right: Sabyasachi Dutta from the Asian Confluence, Chamaporn Paiboonvorachat from the MRC, and Prithviraj Nath from the Asian Confluence at the workshop closing ceremony  Photo: © BRIDGE/IUCN

    Mekong and Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins: Opportunity to collaborate and improve transboundary water management.

    09.11.2018

    On 5 October, 20 representatives from civil society, government, and the academic sector, representing seven countries which are part of the Mekong and Brahmaputra-Meghna River Basins, met in Bangkok to identify cross-basin learning and collaboration...

  • Okavango Delta Photo: ©mendelson/shutterstock

    A call from Ramsar COP13 to the Convention on Biological Diversity

    07.11.2018

    Our challenge to the Convention on Biological Diversity: a call from Ramsar COP13 to embed wetland conservation in the post-2020 biodiversity and sustainable development agendas.

  • words on left -mangrove plant growing on beach on right Photo: D. Wodehouse

    Real potential to restore mangroves: New tool sheds light

    26.10.2018

    Over the past two decades alone, nearly 100,000 hectares, or 6% of the world’s mangrove forests have been lost. This is just a fraction of the global mangrove loss through the past century. Restoration of these important forests is a tangible way forward –...

  • Ras Al Khor Ramsar Site Photo: de Bruijn_Shutterstock

    Wetlands, precious but not prized

    22.10.2018

    The findings from the recent Ramsar Global Wetland Outlook report were sobering: wetlands, the world’s most valuable ecosystems, are disappearing three times faster than forests.

  • Nexus training Photo: CAREC

    Cooperating across borders for Water-Energy-Food Security

    16.10.2018

    Climate change, population growth and other social and economic pressures, exacerbate demands on vital resources, such as water, energy and food. This impacts our ecosystems, often negatively, lowering their ability to provide us with their services and...

  • Okavango Delta Photo: ©IUCN/Peter Howard

    World must act now to strengthen protection of most important wetlands

    28.09.2018

    An open letter from International Organization Partners of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands: In July this year the United Nations reported that the world is off-track to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) – ensuring the availability and...

  • RDP report cover photo Photo: @Joshua Stevens/NASA Earth Observatory

    Rio Doce Panel report outlines critical gaps and measures for region’s long-term restoration

    24.09.2018

    Belo Horizonte, Brazil (IUCN) – Following one of Brazil’s worst environmental disasters, the IUCN-led independent Rio Doce Panel released its first report, outlining critical gaps and measures that need to be addressed for the long-term restoration of the...

  • A fisherman checking his net, Cambodia Photo: Finn Thilsted, World Fish Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

    Water for fish: Sustainable inland fisheries

    10.09.2018

    Inland fisheries are being overlooked in policy, management and development decisions, undermining the vital food and livelihood benefits they provide to the poor – Conservation International and Co-chair of IUCN Species Survival Commission Freshwater...

  • Spawning Stockeye Salmon Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters (CC BY 2.0)

    The Alliance for Freshwater Life is launched

    06.09.2018

    IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit helps launch The Alliance for Freshwater Life - new global network aiming to halt and reverse the ongoing freshwater biodiversity loss crisis - at the World Water Week conference in Stockholm - a blog from Freshwater...

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