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World Environment Day 2011 - Forests: Nature At Your Service

IUCN Bangladesh observes World Environment Day 2011

World Environment Day was observed in Bangladesh with the theme “Nature: Forests at your Service” by IUCN Bangladesh, the Government, United Nation agencies and numerous NGOs and institutions. …  

07 Jun 2011 | Event

A school girl holding a paper bird waits for the rally to start.

Protect birds and turtles and save biodiversity

People need to protect birds and turtles from extinction for our own ecosystem, said noted artist, Hashem Khan, at the daylong awareness festivities at Dhaka University on 25 May 2011. …  

31 May 2011 | Event

Sundarbans mangrove forest.

The world’s largest mangrove forest is under threat

Extreme natural events and unsustainable human activities are destroying the biodiversity of the Sundarbans and putting the largest mangrove forest in the world under threat, speakers at a workshop said on 3 May 2011. …  

04 May 2011 | Event

Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon

5th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature is organizing the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) from September 27 to 30, 2011 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. …  

03 May 2011 | Event

A freshwater turtle (Nilssonia hurum) is caught by a fisherman in Tanguar Haor for consumption. Many turtles species are heavily exploited for food in Southeast Asia.

Raising community awareness to save freshwater turtles in Tanguar Haor

IUCN Bangladesh is using a wide range of public awareness activities to protect freshwater turtles and conserve biodiversity in Tanguar Haor, a Ramsar site of international importance. …  

20 Apr 2011 | News story

The Hatirghata was one of 12 beels surveyed by IUCN in Tanguar Haor.

Globally endangered waterfowl spotted in Tanguar Haor, Bangladesh

One Baer's Pochard, a globally endangered species, was recently spotted in Tanguar Haor by an IUCN survey team. …  

18 Apr 2011 | News story

Shahriar Rahman, GIS Associate, IUCN Bangladesh, works with community members to validate the GPS data.

Conserving nature and wildlife through participatory GIS

IUCN Bangladesh is working with participatory geographic information systems (GIS) and mapping applications to improve spatial planning for community-based conservation projects. …  

18 Apr 2011 | News story

Community discussing solutions to a changing climate and water flows in Olbil, Tanzania

Community based adaptation: local solutions for a global concern

Community-based adaptation is about helping people cope with the impacts of climate change. At the recent 5th annual conference on “Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change” in Dhaka, Bangladesh, researchers, practitioners and policymakers gathered to share knowledge and experience in planning and practicing adaptation at different levels. …  

06 Apr 2011 | News story

(left to right) Mesbah ul Alam and Munjurul Hannan Khan, Secretary and Deputy Secretary (Environment) to the Ministry of Environment respectively.

Holistic approach is vital to combat climate change

Government, industry, community groups, individuals and all sections of the community have a part to play in responding to climate change, experts said at a discussion on 24 March 2011. …  

28 Mar 2011 | News story

Climate change workshop, 1 March 2011

Call for national unity in combating climate change impacts

Lawmakers need to work together on climate change issues for the benefit of the people of Bangladesh, says Md. Abdul Hamid Advocate, Speaker of the Parliament. …  

06 Mar 2011 | Event


Deer are common in the Sundarbans.