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Groundwater in the Mekong Delta

Groundwater provides valuable services to the Mekong Delta. These include the supply of drinking water to millions and the prevention of salt water intrusion. Yet this resource is effectively invisible and consequently ignored by policy makers. The paper “Groundwater in Mekong Delta” looks at groundwater conditions and trends in the Vietnamese portion of the delta. It argues that the extensive hydrological manipulation of the delta, particularly through the construction of dykes that separate the river network from the floodplain and the unregulated extraction of groundwater has severe economic, environmental, and social impacts. …   | Vietnamese

14 Jun 2011 | Article

DIFID Workshop

Planning and Learning Workshop of the project, ‘Improving Natural Resource Governance for Poverty Reduction in Sri Lanka’

IUCN Headquarters and Sri Lanka Country Office organised a Planning and Learning Workshop of the ‘Improving Natural Resource Governance for Poverty Reduction in Sri Lanka’ project at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo during 8-9 June, 2011 with its partners, The Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ)  and Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). The revised work plan with the emphasis on expected impacts were agreed upon at the workshop.  

13 Jun 2011 | News story
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Mr. Nguyen Duc Tu - IUCN Vietnam presented at scientific workshop, side event of World Environment Day Celebration

Workshop on biodiversity conservation and wetlands management in Bac Kan

In response to MONRE’s request for support for the World Environment Day and the International Year of Forests 2011, IUCN cooperated with MONRE’s Biodiversity Conservation Agency (BCA) to organize a workshop on biodiversity conservation and wetlands management in Ba Be on June 4, 2011. …   | Vietnamese

13 Jun 2011 | News story

Participants visited and exchanged at Bidoup - Nui Ba National Park

Issues in integrated watershed forest and river basin management in Vietnam: what are the next steps?

On May 23-24, 2011, participants from across the Mekong countries and beyond met in Da Lat for a conference about forests, watershed management, and IWRM. The conference was organised by the Centre for Biodiversity (CBD), Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD), a Finnish-funded and IUCN-coordinated initiative, Bioforsk, a Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Vietnam River Network (VRN), a local NGO, and Bidoup-Nui Ba National Park. …   | Vietnamese

13 Jun 2011 | News story

regional NBSAP meeting in China

Strengthening capacity for economic approaches to conservation in Asia

IUCN, in collaboration with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Mercuria Energy Group, organized a regional workshop in China to raise awareness and build capacity in the use of economic tools for biodiversity conservation. …  

09 Jun 2011 | Event
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MFF – India Small Grants Projects Deadline Extended

MFF-India extends its deadline for concept notes under the Small Grants Projects till Monday, June 27, 2011 …  

08 Jun 2011 | News story
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Professor Dr. Md. Anwarul Islam, Chief Executive, Wildlife Trust of Bangladsh, receiving the award on behalf of WTB from honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh receives national award for conservation

The Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh (WTB), a member of IUCN since 2008, received the Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation from the honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 1 June 2011. …  

08 Jun 2011 | News story

World Environment Day 2011 - Forests: Nature At Your Service

IUCN Bangladesh observes World Environment Day 2011

World Environment Day was observed in Bangladesh with the theme “Nature: Forests at your Service” by IUCN Bangladesh, the Government, United Nation agencies and numerous NGOs and institutions. …  

07 Jun 2011 | Event

Felicitation to Mr. Rajendra Khanal, In-Charge, IUCN Nepal

Felicitation to Mr. Rajendra Khanal, In-charge, IUCN Nepal

On the Occasion of World Environment Day, Hon. Bharat Mohan Adhikari, Deputy Prime Minister, Nepal, awarded Mr. Rajendra Khanal with the National Civil Service award-2011 on behalf of Jagriti Samaj Nepal. …  

05 Jun 2011 | News story
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Hon. Prime Minister Mr. Jhalanath Khanal visiting IUCN Stall

Students’ Conservation Conference and Exhibition 2011

IUCN Nepal participated in a national level Students' Conservation Conference and Exhibition organised by the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC). The three-day exhibition was inaugurated at a special ceremony by Hon. Prime Minister Mr. Jhalanath Khanal.
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05 Jun 2011 | News story
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