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Flood in Thailand, 2008

Finding balance benefits society, nature

Water management specialists talk about millions of cubic metres of water. I find it incredibly difficult to visualise these numbers in a way that feels "real" to me. So I started imagining a simple picture — a swimming pool. …  

24 Jul 2014 | News story

Work shop

Nature and Heritage Interpretation Workshop

Fifteen conservation organizations developing or engaged in ecotourism businesses in Sri Lanka came together, in late June 2014, to learn the key elements in nature and heritage interpretation. The training, offered by IUCN SL in collaboration with Kuoni, the Swiss travel company, and Whittall Boustead, the local agents for Kuoni, provided participants with practical skills in this important field. …  

23 Jul 2014 | News story

The IUCN information booth at the AMCDRR Market Place

The Bangkok Declaration 2014: Committing to Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia

Hosted by the Royal Thai Government, the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) was held in Bangkok from 22-26 June 2014, with the theme “Promoting Investments for Resilient Nations and Communities”. The objective was to assure a commitment to DRR from all participating stakeholders; ranging from national governments to civil society and international organisations. During this Conference, IUCN led a side-event and had an information booth.  

23 Jul 2014 | Article

Rosewood saplings in the site prepared for plantation

Community conservation and reforestation in Chachoengsao Province, Thailand

On Friday 27 June, a Siamese Rosewood planting day and an environmental awareness-raising activity took place in Chachoengsao Province in Thailand, with 400 persons in attendance. This was organized with funding from organizations such as the Rotary Club of Bangkok, with IUCN providing technical assistance. The area selected for planting is a key biodiversity corridor; the Anglue Nai Corridor Forest.   …  

22 Jul 2014 | Article

Earth dike in Mo O village, Soc Trang Province

To build or not to build, that is the question

Mo O is a coastal village in Soc Trang Province where the cultivation of watermelons is the leading income source. Watermelons are planted on sandy soil just behind an earth dike. When the dike breaks and sea water floods in, as it often does, the villagers lose most of their crop. …   | Vietnamese

21 Jul 2014 | Article
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August dike in Dong Thap Province, May 2014

Rice at all cost?

On May 27, IUCN and the South West Steering Committee (SWSC) organized an inception workshop in Can Tho for a 4-year BMU-funded project Integrated Planning Approaches to Implement the CBD Strategic Plan and Increased Ecosystem Resilience to Climate Change. The project will test planning and investment strategies that will enhance the capacity of Mekong Delta to cope with growing competition over its land and water resources in a changing climate. …   | Vietnamese

21 Jul 2014 | Article
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Leaders for Nature - India Master Class

Leaders for Nature India organized first Master Class

"It is high time businesses start internalizing their environmental externalities, and build towards a green Indian economy" said Mr. P. R. Sinha, Country Representative, IUCN India, whilst addressing the industry representatives at the first Leaders for Nature Master Class, organized on 8 May 2014 in New Delhi. During the day long Master Class, members of the Leaders for Nature network and interested partners sat together with leading experts from the IUCN team to understand the impacts and dependencies of businesses on nature, as well as assess what opportunities and risks arise from this. IUCN developed knowledge tools such as IBAT (Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool) were also introduced to the participants. …  

15 Jul 2014 | News story

12A-037-048, White-shouldered Ibis Robert Martin-WCS, SOS Save Our Species

The ibises of Tmatbauy village: a model for bird conservation in northern Cambodia?

Tmatbauy village is a special place. Located in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, Tmatbauy is where to go to see the Critically Endangered Giant Ibis (Thaumatibis gigantean) and White-shouldered Ibis (Pseudibis davisoni). The chances of spying these rare birds are increasing each season, thanks to an effective conservation model developed and implemented by SOS Grantee and IUCN Member WCS Cambodia in coordination with the Ministry of Environment and several local NGO partners. More importantly this model not only saves birds, but improves lives and changes local attitudes to conservation as well.   …  

14 Jul 2014 | News story

Warakapola site

Translocation of the point-endemic and Critically Endangered (CR) freshwater fish species Pethia bandula (Bandula barb)

The Bandula barb is a point-endemic, and nationally and globally Critically Endangered (CR), freshwater fish species found at a site near Galapitamada, Warakapola, in the Kegalle District of the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. 

08 Jul 2014 | News story

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