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Rio Tinto executive makes the business case for biodiversity in plenary session at Leaders for Nature India Forum.

Leaders for Nature India Forum links valuing natural capital to future prosperity

The first Leaders for Nature India Forum held on 30 January in Mumbai explored how natural capital accounting could help the private sector address some of the biggest challenges it is facing today in India and around the world.  

05 Feb 2015 | Article

The integrated polyculture farms use a tidal system supported by sluice gates for harvesting.

More about Mangroves and Markets: Finding a market for organically farmed shrimps

Shrimp farming in Thailand is associated with several important environmental issues such as the conversion of mangrove forests to shrimp farms, the overuse of chemicals for treating pond water, and the use of unsustainable feed for the shrimp. In Samut Prakan Province of Thailand, a group of farmers has committed to a more sustainable shrimp farming model that uses the natural ecosystem and processes as guiding principles of operation. IUCN Asia’s Mangroves and Markets project aims to link these sustainable shrimp farmers with markets, in order to create economic incentives for the more mangrove-friendly shrimp cultivation model they adopt. …  

05 Feb 2015 | Article

Dr. Bibhab Talukdar receiving and award

The Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Purashkar 2012 awarded to Aaranyak

 The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India has formally handed over to Aaranyak (IUCN Member) the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Purashkar (IGPP) 2012 at a function held at Ganga Auditorium of the Ministry on 2nd February 2015.  …  

04 Feb 2015 | Article
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Celebrating World Wetland Day

Celebrating World Wetland Day

The global community celebrates World Wetlands Day on February 2nd of each year. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 1971. Like other countries in different part of the world, Nepal also celebrated World wetland Day with a dedication to mark the theme of this year ‘Wetlands for the Future’. …  

03 Feb 2015 | Event

六个自然保护地代表发言

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        2015年1月30日,中国北京——世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)联合国家林业局、住房和城乡建设部共同举办了“IUCN绿色名录中国自然保护地颁证仪式”。IUCN主席章新胜、国家林业局总工程师封加平、住房城乡建设部风景名胜区管理办公室章林伟副主任出席了本次仪式,并为首批入选绿色名录的我国6个自然保护地颁发证书。  …  

03 Feb 2015 | Article

Celebrating World Wetlands Day - Conservation of “world’s supermarkets” must for a better future

IUCN under the USAID Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Programme funded ‘Saving the Endangered Sea Turtles’ Project organized the World Wetlands Day 2015 at the Wetland Centre Sandspit, Karachi. …  

02 Feb 2015 | News story

Focus on Climate Change, Water Issues Required for Environmental Sustainability

At a meeting held in Karachi, Mr. Arif Ahmed Khan, Federal Secretary Climate Change Division, reiterated government’s commitment to addressing various climate-change related issues, describing water as one requiring urgent attention. …  

02 Feb 2015 | News story

A sacred pond within Xe Champhone wetlands where turtles are protected by local people.

Celebrating the wealth of wetlands

Every year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, commemorating the 1971 signing of the Ramsar Convention – an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. This year’s theme is ‘Wetlands for our Future’, aiming to raise awareness among younger generations, and for all to reflect on the health and unique value of wetlands. …  

02 Feb 2015 | News story

A sacred pond within Xe Champhone wetlands where turtles are protected by local people.

Celebrating the wealth of wetlands

Every year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, commemorating the 1971 signing of the Ramsar Convention – an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. This year’s theme is ‘Wetlands for our Future’, aiming to raise awareness among younger generations, and for all to reflect on the health and unique value of wetlands. …  

02 Feb 2015 | Article

Participants of the Blue Solutions MPA Governance training, Bali, September 2014

MPA governance solutions for and from Indonesia

“Learning from proven success in marine and coastal resource management” is a core objective of the Blue Solutions Initiative. To enable such learning, the Initiative is developing and trialling approaches for integrating “solutions” into marine management training formats. IUCN, one of the Blue Solutions implementing partners, co-convened, together with the Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and the Coral Triangle Centre, a training workshop on marine protected area (MPA) governance in Bali, Indonesia, in September 2014. The workshop built on the recent success stories in coastal and marine resource management from across many of Indonesia’s 7,000 islands.   …  

30 Jan 2015 | Article