Archive For 'March, 2020'

WWN recess during COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:21 PM

At a meeting on 31 March 2020, WWN's committee decided to put operations on hold for two months. The coronavirus pandemic has affected the working ability of committee members, and caused many international conservation meetings and conferences to be postponed. 

The committee will reconvene in June 2020 to assess the situation then.  

Vote for IUCN natural flow motion

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 9:27 AM

 Vote for natural flow at IUCN World Congress!

In April and May, even if you are obliged to stay at home, there is an excellent way to help wetlands: if your organisation is a member of the IUCN, please vote online for our Motion protecting the natural flow of rivers.  

The Congress passes as many Motions as possible in advance of the meeting, by online voting. 
When a country protects the natural flow of water from its rivers, lakes, and estuaries, it also protects local communities, indigenous peoples, and biodiversity. This Motion seeks to enshrine this as part part of the policy of the IUCN, an international conservation organisation comprising both governments and non-governmental organisations.

We would very much appreciate your support for this Motion. If your organisation is a member of the IUCN, please vote (or ask the vote holder of your organisation to vote) for this Motion to be passed as a Resolution. Voting is available forom 20 April to 13 May 2020 via the IUCN World Congress website.

You can read the text of the motion on the official website of the IUCN World Conservation Congress


Other Motions of interest

Related to Natural Flow:
009 - Protecting rivers and their associated ecosystems as corridors in a changing climate

013 - Protection of Andes-Amazon rivers of Peru: the Marañón, Ucayali, Huallaga and Amazonas, from large-scale infrastructure projects

015 - Supporting the Lower Mekong Basin countries with the transboundary management of water resources, ecosystems and biodiversity

016 - The importance of a cross-border approach to prioritise biodiversity conservation, adaptation to climate change and risk management in the Río de la Plata Basin

017 - Cooperation on transboundary fresh waters to ensure ecosystem conservation, climate resilience and sustainable development

063 - Dams in the Alto Paraguay River Basin, the Pantanal and the Paraná-Paraguay Wetland System

Related to other WWN themes:

002 - Strengthened institutional inclusion concerning indigenous peoples

039 - Protecting environmental human and peoples' rights defenders and whistleblowers

048 - Rediscovering the care of Mother Earth from the vision of indigenous peoples

045 - Recognising and supporting indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ rights and roles in conservation

055 - Global Indigenous Network for Aquaculture (GINA)

076 - Role of children and youth in nature conservation

Related to wetlands:
014 - Aquatic biodiversity conservation of shallow marine and freshwater systems

034 - [Climate Change and Biodiversity Crisis] [Promoting integrated solutions to the climate change and biodiversity crises] 

018 - Conservation of spring ecosystems in the Mediterranean region

035 - Enhancing the resilience of coastal areas in the face of climate change, biodiversity crisis and rapid coastal development

036 - The implementation of nature-based solutions in the Mediterranean Basin

006 - Promoting harmony between cranes – flagships for biodiversity – and agriculture

073 - Promotion of the IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

114 - Saving the world’s otters