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Afmresaul Karim, Team Leader, Communications Based Sustainable Management, Tanguar Haor, Bangladesh

Tanguar Haor shows the way at Asia Regional Forum

The groundbreaking work of IUCN and its partners in the wetland region of Tanguar Haor in Bangladesh are grabbing headlines at IUCN's Asia Regional Conservation Forum. Afmrezaul Karim, Team Leader of IUCN's Community Based Sustainable Management Team in Tanguar Haor explains why this project is "win-win" for nature and people. …  

28 Sep 2011 | Article

Mr Ronnakorn Triraganon, Senior Programme Officer at RECOFTC speaking at the release of the Natural Resource Governance Trainers’ Manual at the 5th Asia RCF

Natural Resource Governance Trainers’ Manual Released at the 5th Asia RCF

 Joint efforts of IUCN and its Member brings out the first natural resource governance report in Asia 

28 Sep 2011 | News story
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Julia Marton-Lefèvre formally opening the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea

The 5th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum Commences in Incheon, Republic of Korea

IUCN lays the foundation for the World Conservation Congress with the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) in Incheon, Republic of Korea  

28 Sep 2011 | News story
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Self-initiative to improve local livelihood and adapt to environmental changes in Soc Trang province

A strong impression still remains in my mind from the field trip for the Building Resilience Impacts to Climate Change Project (BCR) in Soc Trang province. It is a story about a talented and self-motivated poor rural woman in Vinh Tan commune, Vinh Chau district, Soc Trang Province who has created a livelihood model with her own initiative in a coastal strip dominated by shrimp farms. …   | Vietnamese

26 Sep 2011 | News story

Brainstorming in needs and objectives

Learning from the Thai experience of river basin management

Jointly with the Chi River Basin Committee, MWD Thailand has now commenced an assessment of the Thai River Basin Organisations (RBO).  Based on the Chi River Basin, northeastern Thailand, the assessment will be conducted from September – November 2011 and will foster an understanding of RBO strengths and weaknesses. 

25 Sep 2011 | News story

Participants of Training

Five- Days Training workshop on Geographic Information System

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature under its Balochistan Partnership for Sustainable Development (BPSD) programme with the financial assistance of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands organized a five day training workshop on Geographic Information System (GIS) at a local hotel in Quetta. …  

23 Sep 2011 | International news release

White-handed gibbon (Hylobates lar)

National Action Plan for Conservation of Gibbons welcomed in Vientiane

The Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) has taken a further step to demonstrate its commitment to protecting globally important biodiversity by launching a national action plan for the conservation of gibbons.  

23 Sep 2011 | Downloads - publication
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Collateral damage: Western Ghats freshwater species in peril

Freshwater species in the Western Ghats, India, are being sacrificed as collateral damage in the race for rapid economic development. For the first time, comprehensive data are available on the conservation status and distribution of all freshwater fishes, molluscs, dragonflies, damselflies and aquatic plants across peninsular India. Water pollution from agricultural and urban sources, overharvesting and invasive species are the major threats that have led to 16% of freshwater species in the region for which we have sufficient data being classified as threatened with extinction on The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. …  

22 Sep 2011 | News story

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IUCN Member awarded membership of Clinton Global Initiative

The Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF), an IUCN Member based in India, has been awarded membership of the Clinton Global Initiative in appreciation of AERF’s efforts to conserve and protect forests and biodiversity in the Western Ghats.   …  

20 Sep 2011 | News story

Bangladesh Capacity Development Action Plan for Sustainable Environmental Governance

Bangladesh Capacity Development Action Plan for Sustainable Environmental Governance

Published by:
Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF)
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh …  

19 Sep 2011 | Downloads - publication