Water

Two men smile as they lift a heavy bag off of a pile of similar bags a few feet from the sea in Pulau Dua, Indonesia
Well-known for its importance as a breeding site for water birds, Pulau Dua was established as a nature reserve in 1937. Unfortunately,  in recent...
Mangroves act as a natural barrier between land and sea and prevent coastal erosion. They also provide shelter for marine wildlife. Udin is one of many fishermen in the area who suffered the...
Several rows of plants growing from gravel in segmented quadrants
Once a small fishing village with clear seawater, serene beaches, creeks and islands covered with lush green mangroves, Karachi has now been...
Lying southwest of Karachi city is a small island called Manora. Traditionally a fishing village, the island now hosts naval installations because of its strategic location. Its sandy beaches are...
A group of students pose for a picture around a tree seedling they planted
In Peak Kantiel, a floating village in the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve, an outdoor education programme engages the village’s nearly 200 children....
The OSMOSE Environmental Education (EE) programme, which started in 2000 and offers daily environmental education classes and activities in Prek Toal and Peak Kantiel floating villages, was the first...
Water in drylands
This study presents some lessons from a selection of IUCN interventions in dryland areas that have adapted to a greater or lesser extent to the...
Taller Península de Yucatán, México.
We work with more than 100 Members in this area, as well as with other regional partners and non-governmental organisations interested in the construction of a just world which values and committed...
Xaya Pixcaya
Through the project, 150 families have benefited directly, with indirect benefits to 500 families (3000 people).  
Guatemala City, August 2017. The sub-basins of the Xayá and Pixcayá rivers are essential in Guatemala City, contributing up to 50% of the daily volume of water of superficial origin that is consumed...
Event partners
The Stimson Center, on behalf of the U.S. State Department and in collaboration with IUCN and the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Programme, is co-...
The two-day conference will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 14-15 September 2017. The conference aims to bring together 40-50 marine experts from think tanks, academia, the private sector,...
Event partners
The Stimson Center, on behalf of the U.S. State Department and in collaboration with IUCN and the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Programme, is co-chairing the U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Marine...
Reforestación en Chiapas
Mesoamerican communities combat the effects of climate change through ecosystem-based adaptation measures.  
Chiapas, Mexico, August 2017. Deforestation causes 18.12 percent of worldwide carbon emissions, nearly equivalent to the global transportation sector, and over 13 million hectares of forest are lost...
Taller de educadores
“I didn’t know much about the basin. I learned it’s formed by four tributaries, three originating in Costa Rica and one in Panama, and together they...
In the binational basin of the Sixaola River shared by Costa Rica and Panama, local actors have pointed out the direct relation between environmental education and solutions to the area’s...
The proposed site for full-fledged Chilmari River Port, Kurigram by the River Jamuna, 13 March 2017
Chilmari River Port, lying close to the international border with India, represents the riparian legacy of Bangladesh. Recent effort to bring back...
Chilmari sub-district of northern Bangladesh lies on the west bank of the River Jamuna − as the River Brahmaputra is called after crossing the Bangladesh-India border. Only 20 kilometres away from...
Aban Marker Kabraji and So Khan Rithykun sign an MoU
Phnom Penh 23 August 2017 — IUCN Cambodia and the Ministry of Environment (MoE) strengthened their cooperation by signing a Memorandum of...
In recent years, IUCN and MoE have collaborated on a wide range of projects with a focus on freshwater and coastal wetlands, transboundary water cooperation, and forest landscape restoration. Ms...

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