• Launch SUSTAIN Pro Morogoro Tanzania February 2022 Photo: IUCN

    Launch of SUSTAIN Pro


    Transitioning to sustainable food systems is vital to staying within planetary boundaries, feeding a growing population and combatting climate change. Today IUCN launched SUSTAIN Pro, a 10-year initiative aimed at addressing livelihood inequality,...

  • Woman holding sea cucumber, Zanzibar Woman holding sea cucumber, Zanzibar Photo: Raphaela Legouvello

    Aquaculture and Nature-based Solutions: new report


    A new report from the AquaCoCo project works to identify synergies between sustainable development of coastal  communities, aquaculture, and marine and coastal conservation. It examines the emerging concept of Nature-based Solutions (NbS)...

  • The Buna, Velipoje Protected Landscape, Albania The Buna, Velipoje Protected Landscape, Albania Photo: IUCN/Arber Xhaferaj

    Safeguarding the wetlands in the Buna delta


    To celebrate the 2022 World Wetlands Day, the Living Buna project partners release two videos portraying the efforts of the local community to safeguard the wetlands in the Buna River delta in Albania.

  • Symposium participants Symposium participants Photo: ©IUCN

    Symposium on Peatlands in Lao PDR


    Over the course of two days during 21 and 22 January 2022, the MONRE Vice Minister Chanthaneth Boualapha presided over Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s (Lao PDR) first ever Symposium on Peatlands, held in Viengkham Districts, Vientiane Province....

  • Claire Warmenbol, IUCN Communications Manager at COP26 (Glasgow, Nov 2021) Photo: ©IUCN/Sandeep Sengupta

    Twelve days in Glasgow: Impressions of a first time Climate COP experience


    Blog by Claire Warmenbol. Exactly one month ago the COP26 hammer was gaveled. These are my impressions from that climate conference - my first - which I found it to be like no other, both in terms of diversity and calibre of participants as well as in...

  • Coral reef coastal ecosystem, American Samoa Photo: Shaun Wolfe / Ocean Image Bank

    The Blue Carbon Policy Project is operational


    Striving to make international policies coherent and aligned, to accelerate coastal ecosystem conservation.

  • Africocypha varicolor 16% of the world's damselfly and dragonfly species are threatened with extinction, including Africocypha varicolor, a species found only in two streams on the Moyabi-Madzay plateau in Gabon.   Photo: André Günther

    Dragonflies threatened as wetlands around the world disappear - IUCN Red List


    Gland, Switzerland, 9 December 2021 (IUCN) – The destruction of wetlands is driving the decline of dragonflies worldwide, according to the first global assessment of these species in today’s update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Their decline is...

  • Photo de groupe Photo: UICN PACO

    Sous bassin du Logone : la gestion des conflits liés à l’exploitation des ressources naturelles en question


    Les conflits liés à l’accès aux ressources naturelles dans le sous bassin du Logone (l’un des principaux affluents du Bassin du Lac Tchad) se sont exacerbés avec les aléas climatiques, et l’insécurité qui sévit dans la région renforce de nouvelles pressions...

  • BRIDGE Workshop participants April, 2021 Photo: © D. Saruchera

    3 rivers, 2 countries, 1 vision


    The Buzi, Pungwe and Save rivers (BuPuSa) flow through Zimbabwe and Mozambique, representing opportunities for sharing benefits, but also possible risks and water insecurity in the case of a lack of cooperation. A common vision is crucial to address present...

  • eugene_delacroix_-_les_bords_du_fleuve_sebou Photo: Eugene Delacroix - public domain

    The Sebou river: assessment of a North African treasure


    Rivers are the lifelines of nature, carrying water and nutrients to all parts of the world. They provide us with clean drinking water and food, and are home to some of the most diverse and threatened wildlife in the world. In the light of the World Rivers Day...


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