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MFF中国项目指导小组合影留念

IUCN“未来红树林”中国项目指导小组成立

未来的红树林应该是什么样的? “应该是一个健康的海岸生态系统,并能为依赖其生存的沿海社区百姓提供安全庇护和可持续发展的繁荣生计。”——这是由世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)和联合国开发计划署(UNDP) 共同发起的“未来红树林”(Mangroves For the Future,MFF)项目给出的答案。 …  

01 Sep 2015 | Article

Village co-management committee meeting in Hin Nam No Protected Area, Lao PDR

Village rangers and a vertical co-management system ensure effective PA management – the case of Hin Nam No PA, Lao

Hin Nam No National Protected Area is one of Lao’s most inaccessible protected areas. GIZ has helped to set up co-management structures, which allow reliance on the skills and knowledge of local people to a large extent in order to ensure adequate management of the site in spite of the rugged terrain. The approach has been promoted as an “Inspiring Protected Area Solution” through the Panorama platform.   …  

31 Aug 2015 | Article

IUCN Lao PDR Country Manager Adam Starr sharing some strategies for the revision of the NBSAP.

Technical working groups established to support development of second National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

The Department of Forest Resource Management (DFRM), under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), on Thursday 27 August, organized a consultation workshop to support the revision and finalization of the second National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) 2011-2020. Held at Vientiane Plaza Hotel, the workshop comes three days after DFRM signed an agreement with IUCN to finalize the NBSAP and to prepare the Fifth National Report (5NR) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). …  

31 Aug 2015 | Article

Transboundary reforestation event in Banteay Chhmar Province, Cambodia

Protecting Transboundary Landscapes: Thailand and Cambodia Join Forces to Conserve Important Ecosystems

Ta Phraya National Park in Thailand, which is part of the wider Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai World Heritage Site, and Banteay Chhmar Protected Landscape in Cambodia not only share common borders, but also face similar conservation challenges. Illegal logging, poaching and encroachment are among the main threats to this transboundary landscape. Two joint reforestation events organised by IUCN and partners marked the beginning of a collaboration that will be beneficial to authorities and communities on both sides of the border. …  

31 Aug 2015 | Article

Sarus crane

Reviving sarus crane populations in Cambodia and Viet Nam

An isolated population of sarus crane (Antigone antigone), a species globally at risk of extinction, has long persisted in Cambodia and Viet Nam. There are 12th century etchings of dancing sarus cranes carved on the walls of the Bayon temple in Angkor Wat. Sadly, the future of the species in the region is uncertain. …  

31 Aug 2015 | Article

IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng at the 6th Asia Regional Conservation Forum

IUCN President calls on countries for a renewed commitment to forests

In the UN Association-UK's recent ‪Climate2020‬ publication, IUCN President Xinsheng makes a strong case for forest conservation and restoration as a key part of the climate change solution.  …  

28 Aug 2015 | Article

African elephant flapping its ears.

CITES and IUCN bolster collaboration in tackling poaching and illegal wildlife trade

Geneva, 28 August 2015 – The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature have signed an agreement this week to strengthen the cooperation between the two organisations in minimising the illegal killing of and related illegal trade in elephants and other CITES-listed flagship species in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific region. …  

28 Aug 2015 | International news release

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IUCN Sri Lanka National Committee member staff bagged the best photograph award (Member category) at the 6th Asia Regional Conservation Forum Photo contest

There were 88 impressive photographs submitted for the Photo contest “Conservation in Asia”… To illustrate the importance of conservation in this extraordinary region of the world, IUCN Asia held a photo contest leading to the 6th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum held in Bangkok from 10-12 August 2015. …  

28 Aug 2015 | News story

Children in Yemen walking for long distances to get water. Waqf Fund can provide sustainable funding for water projects in the region.

World Water Week: A new course for water and development

Safeguarding the planet's water resources is critical to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That is the message of this year's World Water Week, the annual global conference on water, which starts on Sunday with the theme 'Water for Development.' …  

20 Aug 2015 | News story

Sun_drying on drying stands

Health N’ Delft: Clean and healthy Delft dry fish for niche markets

Delft (also known as Neduntivu) is an island in the Palk Strait, northern Sri Lanka. With a land area of 49.2 km², it is the second largest island lying within the territorial waters of Sri Lanka and is approximately 10km away from the mainland. The island has a population of 4,502, belonging to 1,309 families. About 1,200 individuals in 560 families are engaged in fishing as their main livelihood.  

20 Aug 2015 | News story

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