Conservation Now: Blogging from IUCN 2016

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The Amazon Waters Initiative values the Amazon for its role as the world’s greatest and most diverse freshwater system. Credit: Walter Wust.
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Fish market in Iquitos, Peru. Credit: Pablo Puertas/WCS.
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The Amazon watershed accounts for one-sixth of all the freshwater flowing into the planet’s oceans. Credit: Walter Wust.
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A new scalable tool creates a classification framework for the rivers, estuaries, and basins that make up the broader Amazon Basin. Graphic courtesy WCS.
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The Amazon basin provides food, water, transportation, and livelihoods to more than 30 million inhabitants, including almost 400 diverse indigenous groups. Credit: Walter Wust.

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