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Action research for conservation of Asian elephants in Bangladesh

The conservation of Asian elephants is vital to the maintenance of the biodiversity and ecological integrity of Bangladesh. It is estimated that there are 239 wild Asian elephants in the country. …  

14 Jul 2011 | Project description

Geographical Information System (GIS)  training at Quetta

Four-day Geographical Information System (GIS) training started at Quetta

A four days Training session started on 12 July 2011 by IUCN Pakistan under its BPSD project at Serena Hotel Quetta.Twenty participants from Government of Balochistan line deparments and Civil Society Organizations are partciipating in the training. Secretary Environmet Government of Balochistan Dr.Saqib Aziz was the chief guest on the occasion. …  

12 Jul 2011 | International news release

International Symposium on Climate Change and Forest Biodiversity Conservation

In order to promote the exchange of scientific information on climate change and forest biodiversity conservation, the Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS), Smithsonian Institution and the Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences will hold an international symposium from July 27 to July 28, 2011 in Beijing, China. The symposium will cover recent advances in dynamics, maintenance mechanism and conservation strategies of forest biodiversity in the background of climate change. Scientists in this research field are welcome to attend. This event is organized by a member of IUCN.  …  

12 Jul 2011 | Event

IUCN holds one day workshop on ESD titled “ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE – ISSUES AND OPTIONS” at Girls Guide Association, Quetta Balochistan

A one day ESD workshop on “Climate Change Issues and options” was held on 6th July 2011 at Girls Guide Association Parda Club Quetta. The work shop was organized by IUCN Pakistan under its ongoing Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development Programme (BPSD) in collaboration with Balochistan Girls Guide Association. About (15) fifteen lecturers from different colleges of Quetta participated in the program. …  

08 Jul 2011 | International news release

Applications for 2011 SEED Awards Now Open

   Applications for 2011 SEED Awards Now Open …   | Chinese

08 Jul 2011 | Article

Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)

Increased protection urgently needed for tunas

For the first time, all species of scombrids (tunas, bonitos, mackerels and Spanish mackerels) and billfishes (swordfish and marlins) have been assessed for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Of the 61 known species, seven are classified in a threatened category, being at serious risk of extinction. Four species are listed as Near Threatened and nearly two-thirds have been placed in the Least Concern category. …   | French | Spanish

07 Jul 2011 | International news release

Dr Istiak Sobhan, Programme Coordinator, welcoming the journalists

Interactive session with the media

To strengthen relationships with the media and keep them up to date with IUCN activities, the Bangladesh Country Office held a meeting with a group of environmental journalists on 30 June 2011.  

05 Jul 2011 | Event

School children participating in the art competition

Art competitions to raise awareness for elephant conservation

Various art competitions for school children were held in Chittagong, Khagrachari and Rangamati districts from 17 to 21 June 2011 to raise awareness for elephant conservation. …  

05 Jul 2011 | Event

Waraweva launch

Official launch of restoration of a village tank in Wilpotha, Sri Lanka

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in Sri Lanka (HSBC) and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Sri Lanka Office entered into a partnership on 14 February, 2011 to restore the “Warawewa tank” for the development of livelihoods and ecosystems of Wilpotha in the Puttalam District. 

05 Jul 2011 | News story
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Protected Areas of East Asia

Protected Areas of East Asia

IUCN-WCPA and the IUCN Asia Regional Biodiversity Conservation Programme present ‘Protected Areas of East Asia; Evaluating and strengthening implementation of the CBD Porgramme of Work on Protected Areas and the East Asian Regional Actions Plan’ 

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