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Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica)

Wildlife crime - it’s everyone’s challenge

Statement by IUCN Director General, Inger Andersen on World Wildlife Day. …  

03 Mar 2015 | Article

Sundarbans cyclone

IUCN Director General joins French State visit to the Philippines to mobilise support for a global climate agreement

At the invitation of French President François Hollande, IUCN’s Director General, Inger Andersen, travelled with a high-level delegation this week to the Philippines to see first-hand the impacts of climate change on the island nation and mobilise support for a global climate deal which is expected to be signed later this year in Paris. …   | French

28 Feb 2015 | News story

Journalists filming in Ha Long Bay

Public-Private Partnerships for Environmental Protection: Role of the Media

Quang Ninh is one of Vietnam’s most environmentally notable and richest provinces. Home to the famous Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site, the area welcomes thousands of visitors each day. With growing environmental impact from mass tourism and surrounding industries, however, the need for cooperation between the private and public sectors is increasingly apparent. …  

27 Feb 2015 | Article
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Asia Review 2013-2014

IUCN in Asia: delivering change through partnerships

IUCN Asia Review 2013-2014 is now available for download. In this issue we focus on the many partnerships we embarked on in the past two years, working together for people and nature in order to deliver positive change for the environment. …  

23 Feb 2015 | Article

Farmer of Ba Kamint pointing at his plot

Family forests to boost livelihoods and food security for communities living around Pang Sida National Park

With the financial support of the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF), IUCN is helping the Ba Kamint community near Pang Sida National Park in eastern Thailand to set up family forests on their farms and community land to improve self-sufficiency and to generate new sources of income. Families will be able to harvest seeds, raise seedlings in the nursery, and grow edible tree species, wild fruits and medicinal plants for their own consumption or for sale to neighbouring villages. High-value timber species as well as protected species such as Siamese Rosewood will be planted in forestry plots and managed by members of the community. …  

19 Feb 2015 | Article

Wild Life in Viet Nam: a Red-shanked Douc (listed as Endangered) found in Sơn Trà, Da Nang, Viet Nam.

Giving nature a voice: boosting conservation with communications

A grant administered by IUCN and CEPF is boosting conservation efforts in Viet Nam with a public awareness project.   | Vietnamese

19 Feb 2015 | Article

Life in the Sundarbans

MFF India starts new SGF projects!

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) India has initiated Cycle IV of the Small Grant Facility (SGF) projects.
 

17 Feb 2015 | Article

IUCN Lao BKN CC VA

Climate change vulnerability assessment for Beung Kiat Ngong, Lao PDR

The Lower Mekong Basin covers an area of 606,000 km2 and has a population of more than 60 million people in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. The region supports the livelihood of many who rely on its natural resources.  

12 Feb 2015 | Downloads - publication

Dr Nik Senapati, CEO Rio Tinto, sharing his perspective on 'Business Case for Biodiversity' in the plenary for Top Management

Leaders for Nature India Forum links valuing natural capital to future prosperity

The first Leaders for Nature India Forum held on 30 January in Mumbai explored how natural capital accounting could help the private sector address some of the biggest challenges it is facing today in India and around the world. 

12 Feb 2015 | Article

Trainers conducting a fish survey with villagers

Training helps Lao PDR communities manage Fish Conservation Zones

The lives of Northern Lao PDR communities are built around fish as they are a valuable source of food and income.  Decline in fisheries productivity and fish diversity would lead to economic and health problems for people in this region.   
 

11 Feb 2015 | News story

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