Archive For 'March, 2020'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.
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
Related to other WWN themes:
Related to wetlands:
014 - Aquatic biodiversity conservation of shallow marine and freshwater systems