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The Saravan PEI team leads a women's discusion group about the impacts of a rubber plantation, July 2010.

Assessing the economic, social and environment costs and benefits of investment in Lao PDR

IUCN Lao PDR and partners recently presented the results of the project “Baseline Assessment of Economic, Social and Environmental Costs and Benefits of Investment in Savannakhet and Saravan Provinces, Lao PDR”. …  

25 Aug 2011 | Article
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Tiger (Panthera tigris)

Species on the Edge of Survival – The ultimate guide to nature in need

Why is the Javan Rhino one of the world’s most threatened large mammals? What efforts are underway to help conserve the 47 remaining Floreana Mockingbirds of Ecuador? Why is there a dramatic decline in the Globosa Mangrove? You can find answers to these and many more questions in a unique anthology, Species on the Edge of Survival, published by Collins. …  

25 Aug 2011 | News story

Mark Smith announces launch of BRIDGE at IUCN reception, World Water Week

IUCN launches BRIDGE at World Water Week

The new BRIDGE project, or Building River Dialogue and Governance, was officially launched at World Water Week during a reception at the event's main exhibition. …  

24 Aug 2011 | News story

Students cycled for environment during the game

Winners of game-show “Adaptation to Climate Change” announced at IUCN-Holcim Summer Campaign Closing

On July 30-31, 2011, a game-show with the theme “Adaptation to Climate Change” was organized in Phu My Town in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, two hours south of HCMC, to mark the end of the IUCN-Holcim Summer Campaign 2011. IUCN, Holcim and UNIAD, a Hochiminh city (HCMC) - based entertainment company, organized the games and a television crew from Hau Giang filmed the event. …   | Vietnamese

24 Aug 2011 | News story

Ganga Brahmaputra Meghna Basin

Bangladesh and India formulated methodology for joint research

Bangladesh and India two neighbouring countries joined hands to start research as a part of a regional initiative of IUCN, styled “Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative.” …  

24 Aug 2011 | News story

Mr.Somsak Soonthornnawaphat accepts the Those Contribution to Biodiversity Conservation in Thailand Honor Award from (left) Ms.Nisakorn Kositrat, a secretary-general of the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) .

Somsak Soonthornnawaphat receives Biodiversity Conservation Honor award from ONEP

Mr.Somsak Soonthornnawaphat, IUCN Thailand programme's senior officer just received ‘Honor Award Those Contribution to Biodiversity Conservation in Thailand’ from Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Plannin (ONEP), Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources on the 22nd August 2011. His conservation work toward water onion and the reef to ridge approach is getting recognition at national level. …  

22 Aug 2011 | News story
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Main view of VIHR Office

Influencing tomorrow’s government leaders toward environmental protection and monitoring

As part of its long-term goal of promoting public participation in environmental protection in Vietnam, IUCN is working with the Vietnamese Institute of Human Rights (VIHR) to develop and deliver a training manual on the links between the environment and human rights. VIHR is part of the Hanoi-based Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration, which trains 400 full-time and over 2,000 part-time senior government officials every year and 500-600 students for MS and PhD degrees. Working with VIHR is therefore an opportunity to influence the attitudes and behavior of tomorrow’s government leaders toward the inclusion of civil society in environmental protection and monitoring. …   | Vietnamese

22 Aug 2011 | News story

IUCN/Mark Smith

World Water Week: Nature turns on the tap

How do we ensure safe access to water and sanitation for the planet’s growing urban population? This question will be discussed at the World Water Week from 21-27 August in Stockholm. The theme this year is ‘Responding to Global Changes: Water in an Urbanising World’. IUCN’s answer comes from nature itself. …  

21 Aug 2011 | News story

Carp fingerlings

Stocking of carp fingerlings in Tanguar Haor promoting fish stock, biodiversity and livelihood

Total of twenty-three thousand carp fingerlings among which 12000 “Catla Catla” locally known as Katla and 11,000 “Labeo Rohita” locally known as Rui were released in a nursery waterbody named Rangamatia of Tanguar Haor on 12 August, 2011 under the flagship programme of IUCN, styled “Community Based Sustainable Management of Tanguar Haor.”  …  

21 Aug 2011 | News story

UPU Letter Writing Competition Winners

Young writers' forest letter contest - Barbados and China win!

A Great Oak in Guyana’s Windsor Forest and an observant little tree ‘prepared to care for humanity’ helped 15-year-old Charlée Gittens from Barbados and 13-year-old Wang Sa from China to win gold medals in the Universal Postal Union’s 40th International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People. …  

19 Aug 2011 | News story