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Restored Puliyankulama Tank

Doubling food production and beating climate change: Restoration of Puliyankulama Tank

The Puliyankulama tank is one of the 22 tanks of the Kapiriggama tank cascade system in the Rambewa Divisional Secretariat Division of Anuradhapura district in Sri Lanka. It has the capacity to hold 120 Acre-Feet of water and the primarily use is to cultivate paddy lands covering 35 acres (14 hectares) supporting over 35 families, approximately 140 community members. …  

27 Apr 2016 | News story

12A-048-006, Large mesh size Gillnet fishing boat at the Bengal coast by Rubaiyat MansurWCS, SOS Save Our Species,

Meet the fishers helping save threatened dolphins

Preventing bycatch of threatened marine megafauna is a challenging task, writes Brian D. Smith from the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. Fishers are often unable to detect Irrawaddy dolphins entangled in their nets. But according to Brian there are solutions.   …  

25 Apr 2016 | News story

Visit of Secretary Climate Change

The Federal Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan Syed Abu Ahmad Akif visited IUCN Pakistan Country Office at Karachi on 25th April 2016. In the first leg of his visit he accompanied IUCN experts to the mangroves plantation surrounding the Port Qasim Area, where he also planted a mangrove sapling at the site. …  

25 Apr 2016 | News story

Engro Elengy invites Students of the Karachi University to contribute to the Mangroves Ecosystem

An Exposure Visit was jointly organized by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Engro Elengy Terminal Limited under the “Mangroves Ecosystem Restoration Project” funded by Engro Elengy Terminal Limited. Under this project IUCN Pakistan will plant mangroves on 500 hectares of land surrounding Port Qasim Area. …  

19 Apr 2016 | News story

BRIDGE workshop participants at Koblenz

Staff from IUCN BRIDGE project visit International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine

In the German city of Koblenz, located at the confluence of the rivers Rhine and Moselle, the IUCN BRIDGE team conducted a field study to the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine. …  

14 Apr 2016 | News story

Establishment of Fish and bird sanctuaries has been an effective conservation effort in Tanguar Haor

Practice on Buffer Zone Fishing Modality in Tanguar Haor for Sustainable Fishing and Conservation

Tanguar Haor is a unique wetland ecosystem of national and international significance. It covers roughly 10,000 ha and is located in Sunamganj, North-Eastern district of Bangladesh. The “Community Based Sustainable Management of Tanguar Haor" project aims to conserve ecosystem values in the haor by developing a co-management system. As a part of the project, a buffer zone fishing modality, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), has been developed to ensure the fishing access of poor fishermen. …  

06 Apr 2016 | News story

Organic shrimp production in Minh Phu Seafood Corporation

Mangroves & Markets final workshop: results and lessons learned

For the past three years, IUCN and SNV Netherlands Development Organization have been implementing Mangroves & Markets, a project financed by BMUB, the German Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Building, and Nuclear Safety, to support mangrove conservation in Ca Mau through the expansion of certified organic shrimp farming that links a premium payment to maintaining 50% mangrove cover. …   | Vietnamese

05 Apr 2016 | News story
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Local villagers with free clean drinking water provided by EKOCENTER

What's an EKOCENTER and what does it do?

For over 10 years, IUCN reported concerns to UNESCO regarding the environmental impacts of floating communities that had taken up residence in the core zone of the Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site. In 2013, the Quang Ninh provincial government relocated several hundred of these fishing families out of the WHS to Ha Phong, a 20 minute drive from Ha Long City. …   | Vietnamese

04 Apr 2016 | News story
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SGF book cover

Sustainability of Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Small Grant Facility in Sri Lanka

cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/mmf_web.pdf Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is a unique partner-led regional initiative to promote investments in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development. It is being implemented in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam. …  

30 Mar 2016 | News story

The elephant response team members participated in a training

Reducing Human-Elephant Conflict: Elephant Response Team is key

Conflict between humans and elephants have become an important issue for conservationists during the last two decades. In Bangladesh, about 2.53 million hectares (17.49%) of its 14.8 million hectares total land area is covered by forests. This includes 0.27 million hectares of homestead forests and 2.26 million hectares of state-owned forest reserves and protected areas. Elephants and farmers, along with other members of the community, have become incompatible neighbors in many parts of the elephant ranges in Bangladesh, especially in places where agriculture is the dominant form of land use. As a result, Human Elephant Conflict (HEC) occurs frequently, and many elephants die due to this conflict. …  

29 Mar 2016 | News story

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