Ecosystems

Mekong wetland in Lao PDR
From June 19 to 21, IUCN staff, partners, and local officials from the Xe Champhone and Beung Kiat Ngong Ramsar sites in Lao PDR gathered in...
Designated Ramsar sites of international importance in 2010, the Xe Champhone and Beung Kiat Ngong wetlands contain key habitats such as river channels, peatlands, freshwater marshes, and seasonally...
A spoon-billed sandpiper on mudflats in the Gulf of Mottama
Myanmar is home to an extraordinary diversity of wetlands, which include mountainous wetlands; large freshwater marshes and lakes; and coastal...
Despite these benefits, wetlands are under enormous pressure. Globally, according to the Convention on Biological Diversity, 40% of 1,000 wetlands sampled were lost between 1970 and 2008. Research...
Speech by Mohammed Shafiul Alam Chowdhury, Chief Conservator of Forests, Bangladesh Forest Department
A well-managed ecosystem provides an important foundation for many aspects of tourism. Tourism revenue, in turn, can contribute to the maintenance,...
On 21 May, Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and IUCN Bangladesh organised a thematic consultation at the Six Seasons Hotel in Dhaka to celebrate IDB 2017. The aim of the event was to highlight the...
Topical Plenary 1: Combatting IUU Fishing: The growth in the fisheries sector across Southeast Asia has contributed to the region’s booming economies but has also given rise to an increase in...
Rolling foothills covered in forest
Project title: Utilising landscape scale forest ecosystem rehabilitation as a cost effective bridge for the integrated deployment of national land-based mitigation and adaptation...
IUCN Pakistan - Annual Report 2016
It gives me great pleasure to present IUCN Pakistan’s annual report for the year 2016. The continued dedication of IUCN Pakistan’s staff and members...
The year 2016 started with a newly elected IUCN Pakistan National Committee assuming its responsibilities, with Mr. Amjad Rashid in the lead as the Chairperson. 2016 was the year of IUCN’s...
Forests are globally important in regulating climate and locally important in sustaining communities and supporting biodiversity. But they, and the...
Tropical forests make up about 40% of the world’s forested area and contain about 60% of global forest biomass. Forests occupy approximately 22% of South America, and represent about 27% of the...
Logos of IUCN, Mangroves for the Future, the US State Department, Stimson, and the United States
The Stimson Center, on behalf of the U.S. State Department and in collaboration with IUCN and the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Programme, is co-...
The two-day conference will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 14-15 September 2017. The conference aims to bring together 40-50 marine experts from think tanks, academia, the private sector,...
La región de América del Sur trabaja en dos temas principales relacionados con el cambio climático – la gestión del agua, y el papel de los bosques en la adaptación y la mitigación. Current...
Los ecosistemas prestan importantes servicios a la humanidad, como la regulación del clima y el agua. Tanto la Evaluación de los Ecosistemas del Milenio como la Plataforma Intergubernamental sobre...
Il-Qarraba Headland (Għajn Tuffieħa)
Situated at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta lies between continental Europe and Africa. Due to its geographical location, it has an array...
Despite its small terrestrial area, the Maltese Islands not only have a rich prehistoric past, but also harbour exceptional biodiversity, with a vast array of native and endemic species,...
Neelum Valley, Kashmir
Neelum valley, Kashmir Mountains cover 24% of the Earth’s land surface. They are home to 12% of the world’s population and another 14% of the population reside in their immediate proximity. They...

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