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Taktsang Dzong (Monastery) in Paro, Bhutan.  The monastery is also known as the “Tigers Nest” referring to the legend that Guru Rinpoche flew to this location back of a tigress.

Two New Members Join the Asia Protected Areas Partnership

The Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) has continued to gather momentum in recent months, with the addition of two new members: the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests of the Royal Government of Bhutan, and the Wildlife Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. …  

26 Oct 2015 | Article

汪洋副总理会见IUCN总干事Inger Andersen等人一行


 2015年10月25日,中国•北京——十月金秋,由世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)、中国国家林业局、北京市政府和亚太森林组织共同主办的“首届生态系统治理论坛”在人民大会堂拉开了帷幕。政府代表、学术专家、国内外环保非政府组织代表、私营部门代表,以及当地社区代表近三百人,齐聚一堂,共同关注并探讨生态系统治理这个全球关注的问题。IUCN主席章新胜先生、全球总干事Inger Andersen女士,国家林业局局长张建龙先生,亚太森林组织董事会主席赵树丛先生,联合国森林论坛秘书长Manoel Sobral Filho先生,北京市副市长林克庆先生,出席本次论坛开幕式并致辞。 …  

26 Oct 2015 | Article

IUCN welcomes 16 new Members, including two from Asia

The IUCN Council has admitted 16 new Members to IUCN. Two of the new Members, Society for Empowering Human Resource and TERRE Policy Centre, are from Pakistan and India respectively. …  

26 Oct 2015 | Article

‘Natural products being replaced with synthetic products’alarming, say experts

Pakistani products patented by other countries will have negative impacts – experts
A consultative meeting was organized jointly by the Ministry of Climate Change and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, to discuss possibilities of incorporating biosafety concerns into the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP).  …  

21 Oct 2015 | International news release

Workshop - NBSAP

IUCN Hosts a workshop on Food and Nutrition aspects of Biodiversity

On 7 October 2015, food, nutrition and biodiversity experts from around the country met at the Plant Genetic Resource Centre (PGRC) in Gannoruwa, Kandy to discuss linkages between food and nutrition concerns and biodiversity conservation in the context of developing the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). The workshop was jointly organised by the GEF/UNEP/FAO Project on ‘Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition’ (BFN) implemented by PGRC. IUCN Sri Lanka is the main technical partner to the Biodiversity Secretariat of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment for the formulation of the NBSAP for the country. Consultations with different sector groups is part of the process adopted in NBSAP formulation and food and nutrition is one of the key areas where biodiversity plays a key role. …  

15 Oct 2015 | News story

Participants in the interactive session during the seminar on 'The Process and Outputs of the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM'

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species inspire Bangladeshi youth to conserve nature

It’s inspiring when hundreds of young people talk about The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM and biodiversity conservation. It is moving that these young minds had promised to protect nature like their mother and to see how they are more motivated, aware and responsible about taking care of their environment.  

14 Oct 2015 | News story

Water professionals day - Symposium

Commemorating the 2015 Water Professionals’ Day in Sri Lanka

The Water Professionals’ Day was initiated in 2003 with the objective of promoting water resources research in Sri Lanka by providing a platform for the water professionals and the students to present and discuss their research findings related to water. Reaching its 13th milestone in 2015, the Water Professionals’ Day Symposium – 2015 was held on 1 October at the University of Peradeniya. The event was organized by Cap-Net Lanka, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture and Geo-Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (GISSL). The theme of the symposium was “Water – Food – Ecosystem Nexus” with the aim to increase the understanding of inter-sectoral linkages for sustainable water management. …  

13 Oct 2015 | News story

Terraced Fields in Viet Nam

Viet Nam links REDD+ benefit sharing with existing forest conservation

Payment systems already in place for forest ecosystem services in Viet Nam are providing useful models for setting up REDD+ benefit sharing …  

12 Oct 2015 | Article

North Twin island in Myanmar

Mapping out the goals for biodiversity protection in Myanmar

Globally, IUCN has been working with several countries in revising their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs). These action plans are required from countries who are parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the international treaty dedicated to the conservation of the earth’s biodiversity recognising its role in sustainable development. Countries have until this year, 2015, to revise or update their NBSAPs according to revised targets agreed in 2010. IUCN has been committed to engaging in this ongoing process. …  

12 Oct 2015 | Article

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12 Oct 2015 | Article