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International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

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Area: 5888268 km2
Countries:
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Cities:
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Countries: South Africa, Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania
Regions: Lake VIctoria, Limpopo, Nile, Orange, South Africa, Vaal, Wami Ruvu
Organization SDGs:
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Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
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Sanitation
Industrial Wastewater
Services Offered: Policy advocacy
Technical assistance
Org. Type: NGO / Civil Society
Org. Size: Very Small (1-9 Employees)
Resources: IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions, Nature-based Solutions to address global societal challenges, Freshwater Health Index, World Business Council for Sustainable Development + IUCN: Biodiversity for Business
Language: English
Org. Website: www.iucn.org
Org. Source: User
Profile Completion: 81%
Coalition: No

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The International Water Association and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lead the joint initiative the ‘Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions’. The Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus ties three mutually dependent securities together. With population increase, land-use and climate … Learn More

The “Longmen” pilot project includes a total of 10 hectares of green mandarin and alternate crops. The project aims to restore 43 hectares of the secondary forest while setting up a water training school for wastewater and drinking water management. Learn More

The project aimed to build awareness and capacity for environmental flows assessment in the basin and identify institutional and legal mechanisms for mainstreaming environmental flows. Interest in environmental flows in the region had been promoted by the South African Water … Learn More

Water Futures-Tanzania is working to bring stakeholders from different sectors together to develop action-orientated solutions for better management of water in the Wami-Ruvu River Basin and the city of Dar-es-Salaam. Together, TBL, WWF, and GIZ conducted a water risk assessment … Learn More

Background Current levels of aridity in the Mediterranean appear to be unprecedented in the last 500 years and most climate models predict an increase in temperature and a substantial decrease in rainfall in the basin. Mediterranean representative socio-ecosystems (such as … Learn More

This project represents an ambitious and innovative initiative to quantify blue carbon and protect coastal habitats in Andalusia. Context and challenges Coastal habitats composed of marshes and seagrass meadows, such as Posidonia oceanica meadows, represent significant carbon sinks. Indeed, they … Learn More

The main goal of this project is to halt the loss of cultural practices that benefit biodiversity in cultural landscapes. Background As commonly known, biodiversity improves the functions of ecosystems and prevents their collapse when environmental changes happen, providing to … Learn More

Context Ecotourism has high potential to support protected areas in achieving their conservation goals, serving as a laboratory for sustainable development, and generating positive impacts for local communities. But there are many challenges in doing it well, including: Lack of … Learn More

Background Ecotourism respects the resources of a Protected Area (PA) destination and the well-being of the people living in and around it whilst also, providing incentives for conservation and operating in off-season. In order for this sustainable development model to … Learn More

Background Traditional salt pans and small salt pans are in continuous decline from the 50s of the twentieth century. As reported in many works, in the Mediterranean basin and the Black Sea region there are more than 170 saltworks (of … Learn More

This project aims to improve the knowledge of the population of the Mediterranean monk seal at the eastern Mediterranean, monitoring their populations, contributing to the identification of critical habitat and creating or impulse conservation actions that would mitigate the negative … Learn More

The Posidonia littoral zone (Posidonia-beach-dune system) is a valuable natural asset affected by a variety of impacts and pressures. Drifting vegetation of Posidonia forming banquettes along the beaches is a common feature of many coasts. However, residues of seagrass Posidonia … Learn More

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The index measures the overall health of a watershed by making clear connections between the ecosystem and the benefits it provides to people. It allows resource managers, engineers, policy makers and other stakeholders to evaluate scenarios, understand tradeoffs, prioritize interventions … Learn More

Developers: Conservation International, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

To provide guidance and a global framework for the design, verification and scaling up of Nature-based Solutions. The Standard includes globally consistent Criteria and Indicators, which are supported by the Principles for Nature-based Solutions, to measure the strength of interventions. Learn More

Developers: International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

The report proposes a definitional framework for NbS, including a set of general principles for any NbS intervention. The report also defines the scope of NbS as an umbrella concept embracing a number of different ecosystembased approaches. Learn More

Developers: International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

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Developers: International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

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