Seasonal harvest
Joint Secretaries for Fisheries of India & Bangladesh meet in Kolkata to discuss sustainable management of the Hilsa

Joint Secretaries for Fisheries of India & Bangladesh meet in Kolkata to discuss sustainable management of the Hilsa

Kolkata, India, 26 July 2012 (IUCN): Ecosystems for Life, an initiative of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) undertook joint research and trans-boundary dialogue on sustainable management and conservation of the Hilsa through a policy dialogue in Kolkata on 24 July. …  

07 Aug 2012 | Article

Participants at the Trans-boundary Policy Dialogue on Hilsa

IUCN Trans-boundary Policy Dialogue Recommends Joint Action by Bangladesh and India for Sustainable Hilsa Fisheries Management

Kolkata, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 (IUCN): After a day of inspiring and engaging discussions, the International Trans-boundary Policy Dialogue on Hilsa Fisheries Management between Bangladesh and India successfully concluded an elaborate set of policy recommendations to conserve the Hilsa fisheries. There was wide agreement by the stakeholders present on the dialogue’s recommendations, which are included in a draft plan of action submitted to the governments in both countries for their consideration and adoption. The recommendations include the proposal for an annual ban on Hilsa fishing during the same period of the year in both countries to protect the juvenile and brood fish. A thorough stock assessment of marine and freshwater Hilsa at regular intervals using a common methodology was identified as an important need.  …  

25 Jul 2012 | Article

Mohananda River

Ecosystems for Life project team visits Northern Bangladesh to understand water management issues

North Bangladesh is a land of renowned beauty. Lush green paddy fields and banana plantations adorn the pancake flat landscape, while corn basks along the highways in the midday sun. Famous for its mangoes, the area also has a rich archaeological history. Temples and mosques scatter the land, reminiscence of a time when kingdoms ruled the region.

Like most of Bangladesh, life in the north is centred alongside the many rivers that meander cross country. As the E4L team watched the magical sunset over the Mohananda River, it’s hard to envisage how these very rivers have over time caused so much loss and destruction. Bangladesh’s majestic river systems are a lifeline to so many, supporting food security and livelihoods. Team members from Bangladesh’s country office this week were able to see firsthand how important these rivers and the associate water infrastructure are to the people of Bangladesh. …  

08 Jul 2012 | Article

Project Advisory Committee for Ecosystems for Life meets in India

Project Advisory Committee for Ecosystems for Life meets in India

The Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative Project Advisory Committee (PAC) held its 2nd Meeting in New Delhi, India on 4 May 2012. At the meeting, the PAC endorsed the Ecosystems for Life research and dialogue agenda. It also reviewed the project’s activities and implementation in 2011 and approved the annual work plan for 2012, while providing guidance to the team on the tasks allocated for the year. …  

20 May 2012 | Article

Media dialogue on Trans-boundary Resources Managemen

Media dialogue on Trans-boundary Resources Management

Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative
Media dialogue on Trans-boundary Resources Management: Bangladesh and India Perspective
Bangkok, Thailand, 7 Decemeber 2011 …  

12 May 2012 | Event

Experts call for integrated approach to address Trans-boundary Inland Navigation in Bangladesh and India

Experts call for integrated approach to address Trans-boundary Inland Navigation in Bangladesh and India

The issues of trans-boundary inland navigation in Bangladesh and India should be tackled within the framework of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), experts suggested at an international workshop organized by IUCN.  They stressed the urgent need for effective policy implementation through collaborative actions. …  

22 Mar 2012 | Event

Trans-boundary biodiversity, opportunities for collaboration

Trans-boundary biodiversity, opportunities for collaboration

Hilsa fish would benefit from more policy coordination between India and Bangladesh, suggested experts at the International Workshop on Biodiversity organised by IUCN. As a healthy trans-boundary ecosystem provides great value to both countries, a scientific assessment of biodiversity status, threats and needs is essential, they added. …  

21 Mar 2012 | Event

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

One of the perks of the job!

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

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