Agriculture in Nepal
Surrounding communities rely on the river for transportation

Water for peace in south Asia

Bangladesh and India have some of the most intricate and complex river systems in the world. The Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna, the three major rivers, along with their tributaries drain an area of about 1.75 million square kilometres supporting a population of 620 million people. …  

14 Mar 2012 | News story

Kristen Carusos

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week - final reflections

During Asia Pacific Forestry Week (APFW), private enterprises, non-governmental organizations, and influential players in the environmental and forestry sector came together to debate the challenges and opportunities that Asia's forests face. Kristen Carusos of IUCN’s China office gives her take on the proceedings. …  

22 Nov 2011 | News story

Southern White Rhino subspecies (Ceratotherium simum simum) Dr Richard Emslie

Another leap towards the Barometer of Life

The latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ illustrates the efforts undertaken by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and its partners to expand the number and diversity of species assessed, improving the quality of information in order to obtain a better picture of the state of biodiversity. With now more than 61,900 species reviewed, another big step forward has been made toward developing the IUCN Red List into a true ‘Barometer of Life,’ as called for by leading experts in the magazine Science in 2010. …   | French | Spanish

10 Nov 2011 | International news release

Mattias Klum

The power of pictures: filmmaker joins team of IUCN Ambassadors

Swedish filmmaker and photographer Mattias Klum joins IUCN’s growing team of Goodwill Ambassadors to help spread the nature conservation message worldwide. …  

07 Nov 2011 | News story

Green business

How to help business become greener?

The impact of the private sector on the environment can be very detrimental. Getting companies on board with conservation organisations is crucial to try and reduce this impact and improve the status of species and habitats in Europe. A number of initiatives have been developed to help businesses become greener. A comprehensive European accreditation scheme for companies is now being discussed. …  

04 Nov 2011 | News story

Radhika Murti, Programme Officer for IUCN's Ecosystem Management Programme

Nature-based solutions to climate change

The impacts of climate change are already being felt: sea levels are rising, threatening island nations and coastal areas, storms are becoming more violent bringing floods and landslides, and droughts are intensifying. While richer nations can try to ‘buy’ protection in the form of engineered solutions, people in developing countries who are bearing the brunt of the impacts need a proven, accessible and affordable option. One such option already exists—conserving and managing nature. Healthy mangroves, forests and wetlands can form physical barriers against extreme weather and help to regulate floods. Radhika Murti of IUCN’s Ecosystem Management Programme describes how people are already using nature to shield themselves from the impacts of climate change and natural disasters. …  

06 Sep 2011 | Audio

IUCN KM Report

Knowledge Management in the IUCN Asia Region Programme

A knowledge management study was undertaken in the IUCN Asia Region to review the knowledge management needs and practices to help deliver the Asia Region Programme. A full report and action plan have been developed based on the surveys undertaken in October – November 2010.  …  

03 Aug 2011 | Article

CEC member Mangal Man Shakya of Nepal is Editor of Wildlife Times

Wildlife Times of Nepal - June 2011

CEC member Mangal Man Shakya shares the June issue of his magazine from Nepal.
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02 Jul 2011 | News story

Felicitation to Mr. Rajendra Khanal, In-Charge, IUCN Nepal

Felicitation to Mr. Rajendra Khanal, In-charge, IUCN Nepal

On the Occasion of World Environment Day, Hon. Bharat Mohan Adhikari, Deputy Prime Minister, Nepal, awarded Mr. Rajendra Khanal with the National Civil Service award-2011 on behalf of Jagriti Samaj Nepal. …  

05 Jun 2011 | News story
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