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Destruction left by tropical storm Stan in Mexico

From risk to opportunity: reducing the risk of disasters the natural way

Healthy ecosystems and sound environmental management can go a long way in protecting people from disasters. But this fact is not yet widely appreciated among the many parties responsible for reducing the risk of disasters and responding to them once they happen. …  

19 May 2013 | News story

Participants of Inception Workshop

Stakeholders showed commitment in research on community forestry and agro-forestry of Nepal

The inception of research project on “Enhancing livelihoods and food security from agro-forestry and community forestry in Nepal” is concluded today which included national level inceoption meeting, district consultation and field visit over the period of one week from 12th May to 17th May. This five-year research project is funded by Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR). …  

18 May 2013 | News story

Floating food market in Thailand

Food Security: making the ecosystem connections

Worldwide, 870 million people go hungry every day. With the world population projected to exceed nine billion people by 2050, global agricultural output must expand by an estimated 60% to meet global food needs. …  

16 May 2013 | News story

Mekong Environmental Symposium 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Transboundary Fish Trade Study Presented at the Mekong Environmental Symposium

IUCN Lao PDR recently put together a team of researchers from Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Thailand to conduct a study on employment generation of the fish trade along one of the three major transboundary routes in the region, between Stung Treng, Cambodia; Champassak, Lao PDR; and Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.    

16 May 2013 | News story

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Action is needed to preserve the world’s most inspiring natural sites

IUCN recommends taking action to tackle major threats to natural sites ahead of the 37th World Heritage Committee this June, including the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania. …  

15 May 2013 | News story

Male Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

All our cousins on display

The first book to profile all species of primates, with illustrations of every species and insights into their role in nature and value to humans, has been launched today by Lynx Edicions in association with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Conservation International (CI). …  

14 May 2013 | News story

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Economic valuation of ecosystems take spotlight in Sri Lanka training for coastal planners

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) over the past few years has been supporting financially in building capacity of member organizations of the National Coordinating Bodies (NCBs) through several overseas training programmes.  In 2012, MFF introduced in-country training based on the needs of respective NCB member organizations and two such programmes were held during that year.   

14 May 2013 | News story
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IUCN Red List Press Release Apr 29

A billion-dollar business puts species and people at risk

Gland, Switzerland, 28 April 2013 – At least 12% of groupers – globally-important food fish species that live on coral and rocky reefs – face extinction, putting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people around the world at risk, finds a report published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission’s (IUCN SSC) Grouper and Wrasse Specialist Group. …  

29 Apr 2013 | News story

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Participatory video workshop reflects on climate in Goshoba, Sundarbans

Earthcare Outreach Trust of Delhi, India, conducted a 10-day Participatory Video Workshop on the island of Goshoba in the Sunderbans. Climate fragile, with tigers on the land and salt water crocs and sharks in the water. CEC member Krishnendu Bose reports. …  

24 Apr 2013 | News story

Students waiting for the diver to emerge from the tank

Raising Seagrass Awareness among Youths in Palk Bay, India

We initiated an exclusive seagrass awareness in Palk Bay since October 2012. Our team visits local schools and then invite the students to our centre for field trip. …  

23 Apr 2013 | News story


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