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  • Wuhan, China Photo: ©IUCN/Claire Warmenbol

    GrowGreen: Chinese cities grow and with it, the need for green

    18.12.2018

    Worldwide out of the 47 megacities, China alone counts 17. These are cities with a population in excess of 10 million people. Today over half of the Chinese mainland population lives in cities. Towards 2030, China aims for 70% of its population, about...

  • Tianchi Lake Tianchi Lake Photo: IUCN/ James Hardcastle

    China’s new National Forest and Grassland Administration seeks quality and good performance

    18.12.2018

    In 2018 China has consolidated the governance of the protected areas estate through the formation of the new National Forest and Grassland Administration (NFGA). The NFGA will oversee a process of revision and standardisation or protected and conserved areas...

  • Trainees were practising the monitoring techniques at the site Photo: Trainees were practising the monitoring techniques at the site © IUCN Viet Nam

    A species list isn’t enough for protected area management

    14.12.2018

    Ha Long Bay (HLB) and Cat Ba Archipelago (CBA) are world famous for their karst seascapes that display outstanding aesthetic and geographical features and possess rich biodiversity. According to the HLB Management Board, scientists have so far identified 17...

  • A woman stands and talks into a microphone Andreea Raluca Torre, Senior Gender Researcher at SEI, presents the key findings of the Regional Gender Study Photo: © Siriporn Sriaram - IUCN/MFF

    Southeast Asia must integrate gender considerations in coastal resource management - Regional Gender Study

    14.12.2018

    A Regional Gender Study completed in 2018 has shown that many countries in Southeast Asia are not adequately integrating gender considerations into their national policies for fisheries and coastal resource management. The results of the study, conducted by...

  • Asia Pacific Day for the Ocean Photo: © UNESCAP

    Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean: catalysing new commitments to improving ocean health in Asia-Pacific

    12.12.2018

    On 20 November, IUCN Asia and Mangroves for the Future (MFF) attended the Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean event in Bangkok. Taking place between the first Ocean Conference in 2017 and the second in 2020, the event gave ocean stakeholders – member states, UN...

  • South Sikkim IUCN workshop Photo: IUCN\ Jhony Lepcha

    Orientation training cum exposure visit to promote organic farming in South Sikkim

    10.12.2018

    On November 26-27, 2018, IUCN organised a two-day orientation training cum exposure visit on “Bio-pesticides, Bio-composting, Bio-fertilizer and Vermi-composting to support Organic Farming” at Mamley-Kamrang watershed, South Sikkim. The collaborating partners...

  • Women farmers at workshop Photo: IUCN\ Patanjali Kumar

    From invasive to compost: Water hyacinth for compost preparation in Munger, Bihar

    10.12.2018

    The IUCN India - ITC Ltd. partnership project on ‘Sustainable Agriscapes for the Future’ found that water bodies of the Kharagpur Agriscape cluster are infested with different invasive species, especially water hyacinth. This invasive is...

  • Stranded turtle Stranded turtle in Goa Photo: Terra Conscious

    Collaborative marine stranding network: Ocean Watch - Goa

    10.12.2018

    In recent years, with increasing social awareness and interest in marine science, there has been an increase in reporting of stranding incidents of marine species in the media. In an effort to systematically document such marine stranding incidents along the...

  • A monk blesses Muansila FCZ in Kho Tai Village as part of the official designation ceremony A monk blesses Muansila FCZ in Kho Tai Village as part of the official designation ceremony Photo: © Living River Association

    Fish Conservation Zones lead to stronger communities, fewer conflicts and more fish

    06.12.2018

    Fish Conservation Zones (FCZs) are areas that are closed to fishing in order to protect habitats and restore fish populations. Besides their use for conservation, FCZs can also be a valuable tool for strengthening local communities and reducing local conflict...

  • Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations meet in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention on plastic pollution Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations meet in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention on plastic pollution Photo: © Alexis McGivern/Gallifrey Foundation

    Geneva meeting deliberates on global convention to address plastic pollution

    06.12.2018

    Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations from around the globe have come together this week in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention to beat plastic pollution.

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