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Love The Nature

Nature - Your Valentine

Valentine's Day, a day set aside for love. Save the Planet with support from IUCN Nepal and UNESCO celebrated this Valentine's Day in a different and unique way. With the theme, ‘Love the Nature’, the concept no longer just focused on people but conveying love to your loved ones through nature. The notion and the idea was simple; To attract and educate public especially youth, about nature and promoting the message that loving and protecting nature is the best way to show that you care about your nearest and dearest ones. …  

24 Feb 2011 | News story
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Local people fishing in Tanguar Hoar, north-east Bangladesh

Advisory Committee for ‘Ecosystems for Life’ project established

‘Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative’ aims to improve integrated management of riverine ecosystems in South Asia.   …  

24 Feb 2011 | News story

Ecosystems for Life, meeting

Project Advisory Committee for ‘Ecosystems for Life’ established

The joint Project Advisory Committee for ‘Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative’ met for the first time on 7 February 2011 in Dhaka to finalise issues of joint research. …  

24 Feb 2011 | Event

Elephant project, school program

Educating children to protect elephants

300 students in six schools in south-east Bangladesh were encouraged to learn more about the majestic Asian elephant and ways to peacefully coexist with the critically endangered species, as part of a community awareness program implemented by the ‘Action Research for Conservation of Asian Elephants in Bangladesh: Phase IV’ project. …  

23 Feb 2011 | News story

Dr Kazi F. Jalal leads an informal discussion on sustainable development.

Move against consumerism is needed for sustainable development

Sustainable development is more about establishing principles of democracy, peace and security and less about intergenerational equity, says Dr Kazi F. Jalal, a Harvard faculty member and former Asian Development Bank official, when he visited IUCN Bangladesh Country Office on 1 February 2010. …  

22 Feb 2011 | News story

Tanguar Haor photobook cover

In Focus: Tanguar Haor

Tanguar Haor: a unique wetland in Bangladesh. Photobook published by IUCN Bangladesh …  

21 Feb 2011 | Downloads - publication

HSBC and IUCnSL

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in Sri Lanka joins IUCN in restoring a village tank in Sri Lanka

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in Sri Lanka (HSBC) entered into an agreement with IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature Sri Lanka Office to restore a village small tank for the development livelihoods and ecosystems.   

18 Feb 2011 | News story
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Woman collecting firewood, Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Towards an IUCN strategy for sustainable bioenergy

“By 2016, bioenergy responsibly contributes to biodiversity conservation, climate change solutions and sustainable livelihoods, as part of building resilient ecological and socio-economic systems.” This is IUCN’s working vision for sustainable bioenergy, an outcome of a recent workshop that convened Members, partners, Commissions and IUCN staff to develop an IUCN bioenergy strategy.* …  

18 Feb 2011 | News story
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local people is making noodles at craft villages

Craft village water pollution

The craft village industry in Viet Nam has witnessed phenomenal growth in the last 10 years, especially in the Red-Thai Binh River Basin, where 60% of craft industries are located. Craft villages make a major contribution to jobs and income. According to the Vietnam Water Sector Review, craft villages employ about 30% of the rural workforce and the average income per capita in craft villages is up to five times higher than in villages devoted to agriculture.
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17 Feb 2011 | News story

Tanguar Haor

Tanguar Haor - making the most of its natural treasures

In Bangladesh, IUCN is working with local communities to conserve and sustain a unique wetland ecosystem, Tanguar Haor. This biologically diverse area, which is home to some rare plant and animal species and supports the lives of more than 56,000 people, was declared a Ramsar site - Wetland of International Importance - in 2000. …  

15 Feb 2011 | Video