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Host Country Agreement signed between IUCN and Indonesia

Landmark agreement signed between IUCN and the Indonesian government to protect biodiversity

Bangkok, 24 August 2014 – IUCN and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia have signed a Host Country Agreement which lays the foundations for future collaboration on efforts to protect and conserve the country’s rich biodiversity while also ensuring sustainable use of natural resources and promoting the development of nature-based solutions to global challenges. …  

27 Aug 2014 | Article

Mr. P’ Sanae, Chairman of Pakklong Ao Ra Wa Community Conservation, sharing with Viet Nam team

Thai fishing communities get organized

“If we don’t protect nature, no one will do it. Then we’ll have to suffer,” said P’ Sanae, Chairman of Pakklong Ao Ra Wa Community Conservation during a study tour by Vietnamese provincial government officials and villagers to Trat and Chanthaburi Provinces in Thailand. The tour was organized in late February/early March 2014 by IUCN as part of its EU-funded Building Coastal Resilience to Climate Change in Coastal Southeast Asia (BCR) Project. …   | Vietnamese

25 Aug 2014 | Article
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Fishing boat in the river Meghna

Call for application: Water Futures II

Bangladesh and India share the largest river networks in South Asia. These 54 trans-boundary rivers directly influence the lives and living of over half a billion people. Management of basin and regional level natural resource challenges is limited to practitioners in this region. Moreover, the curricula of universities, colleges and training institutes in Bangladesh and India, have a focus on national issues. Rather, attention is not given to trans-boundary water management concerns. …  

24 Aug 2014 | Article

Tram Chim National Park

The price of rice in Tram Chim National Park

Tram Chim National Park is an ornithological paradise. Spread over seven villages, this sleepy Vietnamese haven lies 19km east of the Mekong Delta in the ‘Plain of Reeds’ in Dong Thap province, a mere stone’s throw from the Cambodian border.  …  

21 Aug 2014 | Article

Representative from IUCN Viet Nam (the 2nd from the left) receiving an award from Quang Nam PPC

Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee awards IUCN for its conservation efforts in Cu Lao Cham Marine Protected Area

On May 22, 2014, IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature received an award from the Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee for its support to the Cu Lao Cham Marine Protected Area (MPA) and Biosphere Reserve. This is a great honour for IUCN and recognizes our work helping to protect these important areas. …   | Vietnamese

20 Aug 2014 | Article
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World Ranger Day 2014, Thailand

To rangers with love & admiration

What do you want to be when you grow up? This question is often asked of children. But how many kids answer: “I want to be a ranger"? …  

20 Aug 2014 | Article

Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

The lure of Thailand's sunken treasure

Khao Sok National Park, Thailand …  

19 Aug 2014 | Article

Mt. Everest range view from Mt. Amadablam.

Protecting forests can save lives

Snow avalanches threaten people, towns and transport systems in many mountainous regions throughout the world. Growing scientific evidence now shows that forests have the potential to prevent avalanches from starting, which makes them a valuable means of protection with immediate impact. …  

06 Aug 2014 | Article

Huangshan Scenic Area

IUCN最佳管理保护地绿色名录-中国保护地申请工作取得阶段性成果

8月1日 北京 —— 截止2014年8月1日,中国已有18个保护地提交了《IUCN最佳管理保护地绿色名录》的注册及申报材料,正式宣布参与IUCN绿色名录首批中国保护地的评选工作。 …  

01 Aug 2014 | Article
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2013B-06-027, FREELAND, Chaloaw Kotud Profile, SOS - Save OUr Species

True Grit: life on the trail of the rosewood poachers

Marking World Ranger Day 31 July 2014, SOS – Save Our Species wishes to bring you to the frontline of conservation. Talking with Chaloaw Kotud, Enforcement Ranger Patrol Team Leader at Thap Lan National Park, Thailand we highlight the work of the unsung heroes worldwide who are charged with protecting our wild heritage.   …  

30 Jul 2014 | News story

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