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Flowers of Balochistan

Regional cooperation essential to conserve plant biodiversity in Asia

A new assessment of plant conservation calls for greater regional collaboration in documentation and conservation in Asia. 

29 Sep 2011 | News story

Mesbah ul Alam and Aban Marker Kabraji, at the signing ceremony

MoU signed between Government of Bangladesh and IUCN

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Government of Bangladesh and IUCN was extended through a signing ceremony on 29 September 2011, at the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) in Incheon, Republic of South Korea. …  

29 Sep 2011 | News story

Daejayon members with Dr Ashok Khosla, IUCN President at the 5th Asia RCF

IUCN Member effectively uses secretariat for outreach

Daejayon, a students’ environmental network from Korea is using IUCN and its secretariat effectively to reach out to universities in new countries 

29 Sep 2011 | Article
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Julia Marton, Director General of IUCN skims through the pictorial book "In Focus: Tanguar Haor" at the RCF

Tanguar Haor highlighted at the Asia Regional Forum

 The Tanguar Haor wetland of Bangladesh was highlighted at the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF), for its exemplary community based wetland management system. …  

29 Sep 2011 | News story

Shanti Karanjit Ojha, Senior Programme Officer, Women in Environment Nepal

Women, Climate Change, Nepal

Women have a major role in dealing with the impacts of climate change, especially in countries that lie in the climate change frontline such as Nepal. Shanti Karanjit Oha works with Women in Environment Nepal and told the IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum how their work with women in local communities is dealing with the day to day challenges of climate change impacts. …  

28 Sep 2011 | Article

Afmresaul Karim, Team Leader, Communications Based Sustainable Management, Tanguar Haor, Bangladesh

Tanguar Haor shows the way at Asia Regional Forum

The groundbreaking work of IUCN and its partners in the wetland region of Tanguar Haor in Bangladesh are grabbing headlines at IUCN's Asia Regional Conservation Forum. Afmrezaul Karim, Team Leader of IUCN's Community Based Sustainable Management Team in Tanguar Haor explains why this project is "win-win" for nature and people. …  

28 Sep 2011 | Article

Mr Ronnakorn Triraganon, Senior Programme Officer at RECOFTC speaking at the release of the Natural Resource Governance Trainers’ Manual at the 5th Asia RCF

Natural Resource Governance Trainers’ Manual Released at the 5th Asia RCF

 Joint efforts of IUCN and its Member brings out the first natural resource governance report in Asia 

28 Sep 2011 | News story
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Julia Marton-Lefèvre formally opening the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea

The 5th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum Commences in Incheon, Republic of Korea

IUCN lays the foundation for the World Conservation Congress with the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) in Incheon, Republic of Korea  

28 Sep 2011 | News story
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Self-initiative to improve local livelihood and adapt to environmental changes in Soc Trang province

A strong impression still remains in my mind from the field trip for the Building Resilience Impacts to Climate Change Project (BCR) in Soc Trang province. It is a story about a talented and self-motivated poor rural woman in Vinh Tan commune, Vinh Chau district, Soc Trang Province who has created a livelihood model with her own initiative in a coastal strip dominated by shrimp farms. …   | Vietnamese

26 Sep 2011 | News story