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SOS, WWF, Irrawaddy Dolphins, Cambodia

From policy to action: thanks to SOS support, enforcement equipment and training make protection for the Mekong Dolphins all the more so tangible.

Irrawaddy dolphins can live in both saltwater and freshwater. However while they are widespread in coastal areas, they now survive in three rivers only. With fewer than 100 dolphins and unsustainable mortality rates, the Mekong population is considered Critically Endangered.   …  

17 Oct 2013 | News story

The Second Coastal Forum  - Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia, Soc Trang Province, 15-18 October 2013

Coastal Forum confirms nature-based solution a key for climate change adaptation

Soc Trang, Viet Nam, 15 October 2013 - More than 200 delegates representing local communities, government agencies, academics, NGOs and media from Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam gathered together at the Second Annual Coastal Forum from 15-18 October in Soc Trang Province, Viet Nam, to share experiences, lessons learned and good practices for climate change adaptation in the coastal zone, highlighting nature-based solutions.   …  

15 Oct 2013 | News story
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Experts hone Sindh Environment Protection Bill

Sindh will soon get its own green law: Dr Sikandar

Environmental Protection Agency, Government of Sindh (Sindh EPA) arranged a consultative meeting in collaboration with National Impact Assessment Programme (NIAP) of IUCN Pakistan here on Thursday, to seek comments and suggestions on the draft of Sindh Environment Protection Bill, in which the need for redefining the environmental jurisdiction of Sindh, putting the element of dynamism in environmental solutions under the proposed act and extensive coverage of marine pollution control was particularly stressed by the participants. …  

10 Oct 2013 | News story

Mekong: Viet Nam - the Delta film screening and panel discussion at FCCT

Mekong Delta in the Crossfire of Change

A new documentary film highlights the fragility of the Mekong Delta in the face of triple threats from rapid development, climate change and hydropower development. …  

10 Oct 2013 | News story
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African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

Botswana and IUCN call for global action to stop African elephant poaching

As the surge in African elephant poaching and illegal ivory trade continues, the Government of Botswana and IUCN are convening a high-level summit on the African Elephant calling for stronger global action to halt the illegal trade and secure viable elephant populations across Africa. …  

10 Oct 2013 | News story

Bau Sau Lake, Cat Tien National Park, Viet Nam

Two dams stopped after IUCN advises against World Heritage nomination

Viet Nam has dropped plans for two proposed hydropower plants that would have affected a protected area, which has been on the tentative list for possible World Heritage nomination since 2006. …  

09 Oct 2013 | News story

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Raising awareness on the issue of unsustainable fishing: not “just” the Ganges River Dolphins’ problem!

Unsustainable fishing practices are a key issue in the Indian Brahmaputra river system and threaten the local population of Endangered Ganges River Dolphins, now reduced to just 300 remaining individuals. …  

08 Oct 2013 | News story

SOS, Pygmy Hog

Pygmy Hog Conservation: Hunting for genetic diversity in the long grass of Assam

To save the Pygmy Hog species first you have to catch a Pygmy Hog, or two. But quite how one captures such a shy, diminutive animal – India’s most threatened mammal - is partly science, partly experience and a lot of luck. So the successful capture of 3 wild hogs in March 2013 represented an important if small contribution to the captive breeding gene pool. …  

04 Oct 2013 | News story

IUCN Country Representative: Mr. Priya Ranjan Sinha

IUCN India Country Office welcomes new Country Representative

IUCN India Country Office is pleased to welcome Mr. Priya Ranjan Sinha as the new Country Representative.   
 

01 Oct 2013 | News story


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