Tiger photographed by camera-trap in Thailand

Protecting our wild inheritance

SOS founding partner, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) featured an article on SOS to mark World Wildlife Day, March 3 2014. Focusing on the extensive and varied work of SOS grantee projects to address wildlife crime what follows illustrates just how broad and multi-faceted the challenge is that we face.   March 3 has officially been recognized as World Wildlife Day thanks to a recent decision taken by the United Nations and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). The intention is to mark one day in our busy lives as a celebration of the beauty and diversity of plants and animals with which we share the world. One of the key aims of this day is to raise awareness of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime. …  

05 Mar 2014 | News story

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International conference to examine how large-scale restoration can advance sustainable development

On May 29-30th, 2014, world decision-makers, scientists, practitioners and advocates will meet in Washington, DC, to discuss the potential of large-scale ecosystem restoration to further global development goals and sustainable livelihoods.   …  

26 Feb 2014 | Event

Wildlife Film Festival

IUCN participates in the 7th CMS Vatavaran Environment and Wildlife Film Festival and Forum 2014 in Delhi

On the occasion of 7th CMS Vatavaran Environment and Wildlife Film Festival and Forum, IUCN will host a screening of the film “Hilsa and the Lives in Between” on 01 February 2014. Based on scientific research and policy studies, the film illustrates the issues of depleting stock of Hilsa, livelihood crisis, consumer demands and policy prerogatives. The screening of the documentary film will be followed by a panel discussion that will elaborate on the issues pertaining to the need for cooperation across the national boundaries to conserve the Hilsa. …  

26 Jan 2014 | Article

Group photo of Wetland governance in Asia workshop

Workshop on wetlands governance in Asia: Report published

IUCN published a report on the “Wetlands Governance Workshop” as a result of the workshop held in Pakse in Lao PDR from 21 to 23 August 2013.  

22 Jan 2014 | Article
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Microscopic fun - learning about marine plankton.

Marine and Coastal Awareness Camp!

MFF India is partnersip with IUCN member, OMCAR Foundation, brought together 50 students and  teachers for a two-day awareness camp on marine and coastal ecosystems! Held on 27 and 28 November 2013 at OMCAR'S Palk Bay Center, the students (between the ages of 12 and 14 years) represented 5 different schools in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. …  

16 Dec 2013 | Article

Inaugural Session in Guwahati, Assam

Water Futures in South Asia – Time for closer cooperation

The Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna (GBM), the three major rivers in South Asia, along with their tributaries drain an area of about 1.75 million square kilometers and have direct impact on around 620 million people.  Today more than ever, cooperation is needed to meet the water-related needs of the growing population in the basin for food production, energy, industrial and domestic uses and sustain it’s ecology. Thus water cooperation between Bangladesh and India  can be nurtured through dialogue and people-to-people contact between these two neighbouring countries. …  

27 Nov 2013 | Article

The Symposium brought together a number of key sectors and partners

Regional symposium puts spotlight on the need to protect marine biodiversity and Asia’s coastal fisheries

 Representatives from more than 12 countries attended a Regional Fisheries Symposium from October 28 to 30 in Kochi, India with the goal of exploring ecosystem-based approaches to protecting fisheries and marine biodiversity in South and Southeast Asia, and to share practical science-based solutions to fisheries issues. …  

28 Oct 2013 | Article
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Life in the char

Call for entries to Rivers for Life Photo Contest has been extended

Due to popular demand, we are glad to announce that we have extended the deadline for the call for entries until November 05, 2013. We invite you to go with your own interpretation of the themes we have. So get your entries in! To know more about the competition, register and upload images, please log on to www.riversforlife.net 

23 Oct 2013 | Event

Mr. Hem Pande (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India) speaks at the IUCN Sustainability Solutions plenary session.

Leaders for Nature - India discusses strategy at the CII’s 8th Sustainability Solutions Summit

A special plenary session was held, to introduce the Leaders for Nature – India, at the CII’s 8th Sustainability Solutions Summit this evening in New Delhi.  | Dutch

18 Oct 2013 | Article
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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

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