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IUCN Bangladesh Enlistment Notice

Deadline for applications: 31st July 2014 …  

18 Jun 2014 | Article

Minister speaking at the occasion

Towards Building Coastal Resilience in South and South-east Asia

Building coastal resilience is a priority as many coastal communities in Bangladesh and other Asian countries are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards, such as storms, floods and droughts, and to climate change. …  

30 Mar 2014 | Article

Red list Fact sheet

Project launch “Updating Species Red List of Bangladesh”

Hoolock gibbon, fishing cat, elephant, saltwater crocodile, bird wing, Bangladeshi cricket frog, ring lizard, and the olive ridley turtle have something in common:  while occurring in Bangladesh they represent an important part of the country’s remarkable and extraordinary faunal biodiversity. However they also have in common that observing those wonderful and astonishing animals in the wild takes place only on rare occasions and therefore national experts and scientists have put them on the red list assessment list together with around 1700 animal species and declared them of being presumably threatened in their existence either in Bangladesh or globally and suggested urgent status clarification. …  

27 Mar 2014 | Article

Colorful rally with spontaneous participation of all ages

Celebrating World Wildlife Day

Our world's wildlife remains in crisis and facing many threats such as habitat loss, shortage of foods, climate change, over-exploitation, and unregulated development. But one of the greatest threats to many species today is poaching and the illegal trafficking of wildlife parts and products. Only all out efforts and awareness are required to ensure their continued existence. …  

03 Mar 2014 | Article

IUCN CR addressing the students

School Validation workshop and art competition organized in Cox’s Bazar

The serene beauty of rural Bangladesh, boats with sails, the devastation of cyclone in the coastal areas and disaster preparedness were captured in the canvas of the students of two local schools of Cox’s Bazar – a coastal district of Bangladesh. One hundred students from two schools expressed their love for nature and concerns for disasters and calamities through beautiful paintings. It was an extra-ordinary gathering of futures of the nation organized by CLAP (Coastal Livelihoods Adaptation Project). The project is funded by BMZ, German Government and supported by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), GmbH.  IUCN is providing technical assistance to the five implementing partners of the project. …  

01 Dec 2013 | Article

Bangladesh Climate Change and Gender Action Plan

Bangladesh Climate Change and Gender Action Plan

Realizing the need for coordinated efforts to mainstream gender issues in development initiatives to increase resilience, the Government of Bangladesh has this year published the Bangladesh Climate Change and Gender Action Plan. The initiative was taken in 2012 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, with financial support from the Government of Finland and technical support from IUCN. This plan provides guidance on policy issues and initiatives that need to be taken into consideration by government and development practitioners, in collaboration with different institutions to address climate change in a gender sensitive manner. …  

13 Nov 2013 | Article

Life in the char

Call for entries to Rivers for Life Photo Contest has been extended

Due to popular demand, we are glad to announce that we have extended the deadline for the call for entries until November 05, 2013. We invite you to go with your own interpretation of the themes we have. So get your entries in! To know more about the competition, register and upload images, please log on to www.riversforlife.net 

23 Oct 2013 | Event

Keynote speech by IUCN Bangladesh Country Representative

Celebrating World Tourism Day 2013

IUCN Bangladesh country office has celebrated the World Tourism Day (WTD) jointly with the Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) and Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC). A seminar was organized at the Banquet Hall of Hotel Abakash, Mohakhali, Dhaka to mark the day.  Mr. Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad, Country Representative, IUCN Bangaldesh presented the key note paper on the theme of the World Tourism Day of this year which is “Tourism and water: Protecting our common future.” In the presentation Mr. Ishtiaq has underlined the relationship between water and tourism in Bangladesh and also the tourism´s responsibility and needed commitment to preserving the water resources. The seminar was chaired by Mr. Maqsudul Hassan, Chairman , BPC while  Hon'ble Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism  Lt. Col. (Rtd) Muhammad Faruk Khan , MP, attended the seminar as the Chief Guest and Mr. Khorshed Alam Chowdhury, Secretary of the same ministry  was the Special Guest. …  

08 Oct 2013 | Article

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

Arabian Oryx

New Guidelines on conservation translocations published by IUCN

As the world’s biodiversity faces the incessant threats of habitat loss, invasive species and climate change, there is an increasing need to consider more direct conservation interventions. Humans have moved organisms between sites for their own purposes for millennia, and this has yielded benefits for human kind, but in some cases has led to disastrous impacts. In response to this complex aspect of conservation management, the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Reintroduction Specialist Group (RSG) and Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) have revised and published the IUCN ‘Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations’. …  

12 Aug 2013 | News story

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