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International workshop on trans-boundary water sharing resources

International workshop on trans-boundary water resource knowledge sharing

A workshop held last week by IUCN  suggested that greater research, sharing of knowledge, more dialogues and capacity building  between Bangladesh and India would assist in resolving trans-boundary river issues between the two countries.
The day long international workshop titled ‘Trans-boundary water resource knowledge sharing: Presentation of Joint Research Findings and Regional Initiatives’ was held on 24 November in Dhaka, under  the project called, “Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative.” …  

12 Dec 2011 | Event

IUCN flag

IUCN Bangladesh marked the triple convergence of 11s with nature

To mark the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011, the IUCN flag, attached with colourful balloons was hoisted into the air at 11.11 am by students of Jahangir Nagar University campus which is famous for its natural environment surroundings. …  

16 Nov 2011 | Video
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Keynote presentation

Habitat loss increases human elephant conflict

 Habitat loss is not only posing a big threat to Asian elephants but also to human security, speakers said yesterday at a workshop titled “Conservation of Asian elephants in Bangladesh” organized  by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) in collaboration with the Forest Department, Ministry of Environment and Forest. …  

01 Nov 2011 | Event

Mesbah ul Alam and Aban Marker Kabraji, at the signing ceremony

MoU signed between Government of Bangladesh and IUCN

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Government of Bangladesh and IUCN was extended through a signing ceremony on 29 September 2011, at the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) in Incheon, Republic of South Korea. …  

29 Sep 2011 | News story

Julia Marton, Director General of IUCN skims through the pictorial book "In Focus: Tanguar Haor" at the RCF

Tanguar Haor highlighted at the Asia Regional Forum

 The Tanguar Haor wetland of Bangladesh was highlighted at the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF), for its exemplary community based wetland management system. …  

29 Sep 2011 | News story

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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Ganga Brahmaputra Meghna Basin

Bangladesh and India formulated methodology for joint research

Bangladesh and India two neighbouring countries joined hands to start research as a part of a regional initiative of IUCN, styled “Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative.” …  

24 Aug 2011 | News story

Carp fingerlings

Stocking of carp fingerlings in Tanguar Haor promoting fish stock, biodiversity and livelihood

Total of twenty-three thousand carp fingerlings among which 12000 “Catla Catla” locally known as Katla and 11,000 “Labeo Rohita” locally known as Rui were released in a nursery waterbody named Rangamatia of Tanguar Haor on 12 August, 2011 under the flagship programme of IUCN, styled “Community Based Sustainable Management of Tanguar Haor.”  …  

21 Aug 2011 | News story

Bagmati River at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Strengthening environmental flows in South Asia

Environmental Flows means ensuring sufficient water is available for all sectors, including the environment. How to achieve this was the focus of a two-day training workshop organised by IUCN in Kathmandu, Nepal from 5-6 August 2011.  …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story
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Purnima Rani Das from Chandpur

Speak up and change your life

In Bangladesh, IUCN and partners are transforming the lives of women and poor fishermen by giving them better access to natural resources and a louder voice in decisions on how these resources are managed.  …  

11 Aug 2011 | News story


Deer are common in the Sundarbans.