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Climate change workshop, 1 March 2011

Call for national unity in combating climate change impacts

Lawmakers need to work together on climate change issues for the benefit of the people of Bangladesh, says Md. Abdul Hamid Advocate, Speaker of the Parliament. …  

06 Mar 2011 | Event

Plantation of 8500 saplings of various indigenous species at Bagh Viala village in Qilla Saifullah district.

Tree plantation campaign launched by IUCN as contribution to International Year of Forests, 2011

Tree plantation campaign launched by IUCN as contribution to International Year of Forests, 2011

Concrete steps are needed to combat the alarming deforestation issues of Balochistan, Mr. Ghulam Ali Baloch, Secretary Forests & Wildlife …  

03 Mar 2011 | News story

Students wear t-shirt and posters promoting World Wetlands Day gather behind a large banner before starting the parade.

Cambodia joins the international celebration of wetlands

Banners promoting the importance of wetlands adorned the streets in five provinces of Cambodia throughout February this year. The capital Phnom Penh and provinces of Kampong Thom, Stung Treng, Battambang, Kok Kong and Pursat celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Ramsar convention for World Wetlands Day 2011. …  

28 Feb 2011 | News story

Harvesting fish from an agricultural irrigation channel between Taungoo and Mandalay  Ayeyarwaddy Division  in Myanmar

Freshwater species at risk in Eastern Himalaya development surge

Development of water resources in the Eastern Himalaya region is expanding at a rapid rate and there is a serious lack of information to guide conservation and development planning. …   | Chinese

28 Feb 2011 | News story

Azraq Wetlands Reserve

Call open for Ramsar Wetland Awards

Ramsar is launching a call for nominations for the Ramsar Wetland Awards, which will be presented at the next Ramsar COP in Romania, June 2012. …   | French | Spanish

25 Feb 2011 | News story

Love The Nature

Nature - Your Valentine

Valentine's Day, a day set aside for love. Save the Planet with support from IUCN Nepal and UNESCO celebrated this Valentine's Day in a different and unique way. With the theme, ‘Love the Nature’, the concept no longer just focused on people but conveying love to your loved ones through nature. The notion and the idea was simple; To attract and educate public especially youth, about nature and promoting the message that loving and protecting nature is the best way to show that you care about your nearest and dearest ones. …  

24 Feb 2011 | News story
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Local people fishing in Tanguar Hoar, north-east Bangladesh

Advisory Committee for ‘Ecosystems for Life’ project established

‘Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative’ aims to improve integrated management of riverine ecosystems in South Asia.   …  

24 Feb 2011 | News story

Ecosystems for Life, meeting

Project Advisory Committee for ‘Ecosystems for Life’ established

The joint Project Advisory Committee for ‘Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative’ met for the first time on 7 February 2011 in Dhaka to finalise issues of joint research. …  

24 Feb 2011 | Event

Elephant project, school program

Educating children to protect elephants

300 students in six schools in south-east Bangladesh were encouraged to learn more about the majestic Asian elephant and ways to peacefully coexist with the critically endangered species, as part of a community awareness program implemented by the ‘Action Research for Conservation of Asian Elephants in Bangladesh: Phase IV’ project. …  

23 Feb 2011 | News story

Dr Kazi F. Jalal leads an informal discussion on sustainable development.

Move against consumerism is needed for sustainable development

Sustainable development is more about establishing principles of democracy, peace and security and less about intergenerational equity, says Dr Kazi F. Jalal, a Harvard faculty member and former Asian Development Bank official, when he visited IUCN Bangladesh Country Office on 1 February 2010. …  

22 Feb 2011 | News story