Between now and Congress, we will highlight many conservation and sustainable development issues in the feed below. Please check back frequently as we add more stories on new topics every couple of weeks.

Recycled aluminium
04 Apr 2016
Demonstrating best practice and reducing environmental and social impacts are part of Nespresso's motivation to support a new global standard on aluminium.
Water supply in Guatemala
22 Mar 2016
Renat Heuberger, CEO of the South Pole Group, and Dr Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Global Water Programme discuss what it takes to get nature included in investment portfolios.
© Jean-François Hellio & Nicolas Van Ingen 2011
22 Mar 2016
The Building River Dialogue and Governance (BRIDGE) programme supports countries that share river or lake basins to implement effective water management strategies. 
The Water and Nature Initiative
22 Mar 2016
Working with governments, local communities and other stakeholders, IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) has contributed to reducing poverty, improving livelihoods and healthy ecosystems by helping people access and manage river flows in over 30 countries.
The Opunohu Bay and Valley on Moorea Island in French Polynesia
22 Mar 2016
The Opunohu Bay and Valley on Moorea Island in French Polynesia is set to become a model of Integrated Water Resources Management – a process that aims to maximise economic and social welfare without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems.
The Bonn Challenge
16 Mar 2016
The Bonn Challenge is a global initiative to restore 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded land by 2020. Countries and companies have pledged to participate.
IUCN / Hotel Rosa dos Ventos Brazil
16 Mar 2016
Sixty per cent of the world’s remaining tropical rainforest is in Brazil so forest restoration initiatives could have major positive impacts on the climate, biodiversity and livelihoods. Roberto S. Waack, founder member of the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests, and Agriculture, says a landscape approach is key to success. 
Dahari technician Inzou teaching the villagers how to plant in regular lines
16 Mar 2016
Comoros NGO Dahari is breaking the poverty-forest degradation cycle in the Comoros. Balancing long-term sustainability goals with the immediate development needs of local populations has been essential. 
Napali coast, Kauai
16 Mar 2016
Restoration efforts in the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge show what it takes to regain healthy forests and ecosystems for the individuals and communities who depend on them.
African elephant family
02 Mar 2016
Judith Garber, U.S. Department of State, calls for nations to join efforts against wildlife trafficking at IUCN Congress. 


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