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12A-45-018, Javan Rhino footprint casts, YABI, IRF, SOS - Save Our Species

A Brighter Future for Javan Rhinos?

Good news in the world of rhino conservation is hard to come by these days according to SOS Grantee, Bill Konstant, Program Officer with the International Rhino Foundation. But the results of recent field research in the tropical forests of Indonesia seem very encouraging he reports.   …  

06 Nov 2014 | News story

A Yellow Hornbill in Kruger National Park, South Africa

A fraction of global military spending could save the planet’s biodiversity, say experts

Only one in four protected areas is well managed. …  

05 Nov 2014 | International news release

UMF Community nest monitoring workshop, Sesan River Cambodia

A hopeful future for River Terns on Cambodia's riverbanks

The riverine areas of the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot are home to some of the world's most threatened species of wildlife and are a haven for bird species that nest along its banks and sandbars. Large-scale agricultural practices and infrastructural development in this region have led to rapid loss and transformation of these riverine ecosystems, which serve as habitats for many endangered bird species. These adverse changes have contributed to the rapid decline of riverine sandbar-nesting birds in the Indo-Burma region.  …  

04 Nov 2014 | Article

马克平研究员当选为自然保护联盟(IUCN)亚洲区域委员会副主席

2014年11月3日,世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)亚洲区域委员会选举结果揭晓,来自中国科学院植物研究所的马克平研究员当选为IUCN亚洲区域委员会副主席。 …  

03 Nov 2014 | Article

Dive boat near North Twin Island

Conserving the Myeik Archipelago: where to start?

In October 2014, in collaboration with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Myanmar Department of Fisheries, IUCN organized a workshop in Myeik in Tanintharyi Region with funding from the FAO/GEF Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project. The aim of the workshop was to introduce the concept of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and how they could be applied in the Myeik Archipelago, which stretches the length of Tanintharyi and contains around 800 (mostly uninhabited) islands. …  

03 Nov 2014 | Article
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Fishermen in the Sundarbans, West Bengal

Call for Proposals - MFF India SGF projects (Deadline Extended)

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is a partnership-led initiative chaired by IUCN and UNDP to promote investments in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable Development. MFF focuses on the role of healthy, well-managed ecosystems as a contribution to building human resilience in ecosystem-dependement communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam. …  

01 Nov 2014 | Article

In field Diediegou

IUCN森林景观恢复交流项目取得开门红 ——中国巴西考察活动圆满结束

 中国,北京——20141019日至24日,由世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)组织邀请的外国环保专家团对中国西部黄土高原和北京周边水源地及森林公园进行了为期四天的实地考察,并参与了第五届北京森林论坛。此次考察主要针对中国西部黄土高原的水土保持、退耕还林等森林景观恢复项目进行交流探讨,共同分享中外森林景观恢复的经验。  

31 Oct 2014 | Article

Mrs. Leun, Spirit master of Ban Kengkok village lighting a chilli cigar, which she will use to call forth spirits.

IUCN Releases New Documentary “Sacred Natural sites in the Xe Champhone Ramsar site, Lao PDR: The spirit of conservation.”

IUCN’s research into rights-based approaches (RBAs) to reduce poverty and benefit conservation has been focused on the development of tools to better inform conservation strategies. In order to gain further experience on RBAs, IUCN Lao PDR with support from the IUCN Environmental Law Centre focused on undertaking a situation analysis – in the Xe Champhone Ramsar Site in central Lao PDR, Savannakhet province. It examined the under-researched issue of customary law governing natural resources, including the relationship of customary law and statutory law. 

31 Oct 2014 | News story

Dr. Jaap Vermeulen - survey  team leader showing fossils found a cave newly discovered in this survey

The last refuge: karst conservation in Kien Giang

Described in 2009 as probably one of the worst cases on Earth of multi-species extinctions under direct human action, the karst limestone hills of the Ha Tien-Hon Chong Plain in Kien Giang Province are a global conservation hotspot. …   | Vietnamese

30 Oct 2014 | Article
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The Third Annual Coastal Forum on Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia, 23-24 October 2014, Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

Over 200 participants at the BCR Coastal Forum endorsed the Preah Sihanouk Declaration

Successfully ended the Third and Last Annual Coastal Forum of the Building Coastal Resilience Project held during 23-25 October 2014 at the Sokha Beach Resort, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia. Over 200 participants endosed the "Preah Sihanouk Declaration on Building Coastal Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Southeast Asia".   …  

29 Oct 2014 | Article