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Mapping local knowledge reveals impacts of a changing climate


A series of community workshops during the last six months in the Kapasia Upazila, 130km north-east of Dhaka, culminated in a national symposium last week. More than 150 community members and local government officials of Kapasia Upazila gathered to discuss the environmental changes identified through a series workshops lead by IUCN Bangladesh (IUNCB). …  

12 Nov 2009 | Event

Governance workshop in Bangkok

Coming to Terms with Governance

 “Coming to Terms with Governance” was the focus of a workshop in Bangkok, 15-16 October.  Representatives from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka – the three Asian countries involved in the global project – participated in the workshop, which was convened by the Sri Lanka country component of IUCN’s global, DFID-funded project “Improving Natural Resource Governance for Rural Poverty Reduction”, with the support of the Regional Environmental Law Programme, Asia. …  

03 Nov 2009 | Event

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Climate change negotiation preparations warm up

 Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27 October, 2009  

Environmental experts from around the country gathered in Dhaka at the BIAM Foundation for a significant meeting on climate change.
 
In the lead up to the December global climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, members of national environmental organizations have attended briefings around the world, including the Climate Change Talks in Bangkok and the Global Editors Forum in Copenhagen earlier this month.
 
 

27 Oct 2009 | Event

Member's get together

Celebrating ‘membership’ and the journey together

 IUCN Bangladesh organized a members’ celebration dinner on 20th October 2009 in Dhaka. …  

20 Oct 2009 | Event

Herbal fair

Herbal Fair: Healing the World through Promotion and Conservation of Medicinal Plants

A fair promoting herbal medicine was held at the premises of Ujanipara Buddhist Temple in Bandarban District of Chittagong Hill Tracts. The fair was jointly organized by IUCN Bangladesh (IUCNB) and Bolipara Nari Kalyan Somity (BNKS), a member of IUCN. Around 300 people of different ethnic communities were present in this fair, a landmark event aimed towards conservation of essential medicinal plants. …  

20 Oct 2009 | News story

Primary Rainforest in central Reunion island

Forget forests at your peril – IUCN

Economic development and forest loss and degradation do not have to go hand in hand, according to IUCN. …  

19 Oct 2009 | International news release

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Regional Director visits IUCN Bangladesh

 Dhaka, 16 September 2009 (IUCN) – IUCN Bangladesh Country Office received an official visit from the IUCN Asia Regional Director Ms Aban Kabraji in early September.  …  

16 Sep 2009 | Event

Rana Bhai drama staged in Dhaka

Let’s Hear Rana Bhai: the climate change ambassador from Bangladesh

Dhaka, 10 August 2009 (IUCN) – School children from the coastal district of Noakhali delivered messages of climate change adaptation, through a theatrical performance to an audience in Dhaka.
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10 Aug 2009 | Event

Ganges River dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica)

Ganges River Dolphin in dire straits

Dolphin hotspots must be protected if the Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) is to survive in the Brahmaputra river system, according to a recent study. …  

20 Jul 2009 | International news release

World Ocean Conference, a fight to get oceans into the climate change debate

For immediate release: 11 May, 2009

Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 11 May, 2009 (IUCN) – The Manado Ocean Declaration draft will be review at the World Ocean Congress in Manado urging the UN to put marine issues at the top of the agenda at the climate talks in Copenhagen. …  

13 May 2009 | International news release

Deer are common in the Sundarbans.