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Navigating the politics of water

“Alternatives, dialogue and innovation can provide most of the answers to today’s water management problems.” …  

01 Mar 2012 | Article


1500 Community members and Government Officials come together to promote commerical fish harvesting in the Tanguar Haor

January 2012: The inaugral ceremony of Commercial Fish Harvesting under the Community Based Sustainable Management of Tanguar Haor project took place in late January with more than 1500 community people (including 300 women) and government officials in attendance. 

19 Feb 2012 | News story
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IUCN Bangladesh and CEGIS go head to head on the cricket pitch in a friendly T20

All eyes were on the cricketers the grandstands packed as IUCN Bangladesh took to the cricket pitch against CEGIS in a friendly T-20 (20-20) cricket match at Mohammadpur, Dhaka on 7 January 2012. …  

11 Jan 2012 | Article

Fishing VIllage

Strengthening regional cooperation to address marine ecosystems

Experts from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand, through the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project, underlined the importance on a coordinated programme to improve the lives of the coastal populations by improved regional management of the Bay of Bengal environment and its fisheries.   …  

14 Dec 2011 | Event

Panel discussion

Call for a joint Bangladesh-India media strategy to highlight trans-boundary resource issues

Media professionals from Bangladesh and India called for a joint media strategy to promote better understanding of trans-boundary resource management between both the countries at a recent media dialogue organised by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

13 Dec 2011 | News story

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

Deer are common in the Sundarbans.