6th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum

IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum opens with strong commitments to build solutions

IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum starts today with strong multi-sectoral commitment to build solutions to Asia’s most urgent environment challenges. …  

10 Aug 2015 | Article

Tiger (Panthera tigris)

IUCN launches second call for Tiger conservation projects

After a successful first call for proposals in October last year, IUCN's Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) is now calling for a second round of proposals from eligible applicants. …  

10 Jun 2015 | News story

Asia Review 2013-2014

IUCN in Asia: delivering change through partnerships

IUCN Asia Review 2013-2014 is now available for download. In this issue we focus on the many partnerships we embarked on in the past two years, working together for people and nature in order to deliver positive change for the environment. …  

23 Feb 2015 | Article

Meeting of village forest conservation forums

Bangladesh to host the Regional Conference on Co-Management of Natural Resources in October

To further explore the process and status of co-management in Bangladesh, as well as in the region, the ‘Regional Conference on Co-Management of Natural Resources’ in Cox’s Bazar will be held from October 26 to 30, 2015. The conference will be hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) in a joint effort with the Bangladesh Forest Department (FD) and the Department of Fisheries, Bangladesh (DoF).  …  

06 Jan 2015 | Event

Vulture Safe Zone map

First vulture safe zone declared in Bangladesh

The Government of Bangladesh has declared two safe zones for Vultures where ‘zero tolerance' will be shown towards using ‘Diclofenac’ and other harmful veterinary drugs under article 20 (1) of  Wildlife (Conservation and Security) Act 2012. The designated areas are Sylhet, parts of Dhaka and Chittagong covering an area of 19,663.18 sq km (1,966,318 ha) as Vulture Safe Zone-1 and  Khulna, Barisal and parts of Dhaka covering an area of 27,717.26 sq km (2,771,726 ha) as Vulture Safe Zone-2 (VSZ).   …  

06 Jan 2015 | News story

The launch of “The Festschrift on the 50th Anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species”

IUCN Bangladesh celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Red List

The magical world of deep sea creatures, the majestic flight of falcon and recent tragic oil spill in the Sundarban captured the imagination of children yesterday as they celebrated the 50th anniversary of the IUCN Red List. The day was an opportunity for people in Bangladesh and also around the globe to celebrate the natural beauty of our planet and to reflect on the essential role biodiversity plays in our lives. …  

22 Dec 2014 | Article

2011A-18, SOS, vultures

Adapt or die: lessons from Vulture Conservation in South Asia

For SOS Grantee Ananya Mukherjee, switching from dipstick technology to GPS-enabled bird-tagging was a classic case of adaptive management. Indeed it was one that allowed the larger vulture conservation project to continue working towards its objective: creating three effective Vulture Safe Zones (VSZs) on the Indian subcontinent.   …  

16 Dec 2014 | News story

Honorable minister speaking at the occasion

Clarion call for people-to-people dialogue on shared ecosystems

How we use and share our ecosystems is a complex issue. It involves diverse groups of people who depend on the same resources for their lives and livelihoods. In the subcontinent, natural resources especially, water is shared across social and political boundaries. Thus countries need to formulate policies using the trans-boundary lens for governing such ecosystems.  …  

03 Dec 2014 | Event

#IUCNRedListis50 header image

Call for Abstract Submission !!

To mark the 50th anniversary of the IUCN Red List, IUCN Bangladesh is inviting abstracts from individuals on their research, initiatives and project works related with “Wildlife Biodiversity in Bangladesh:40 Years of Conservation” and/or “Species & Habitat Protection: Necessity of Science based Policy and Governance”. The authors of the best abstracts will be invited to present their papers in the technical sessions and all selected abstracts will be published in a book to be printed on this occasion. Deadline for abstract submission is 20 November 2014.  

16 Nov 2014 | News story

Fishing boat in the river Meghna

Call for application: Water Futures II

Bangladesh and India share the largest river networks in South Asia. These 54 trans-boundary rivers directly influence the lives and living of over half a billion people. Management of basin and regional level natural resource challenges is limited to practitioners in this region. Moreover, the curricula of universities, colleges and training institutes in Bangladesh and India, have a focus on national issues. Rather, attention is not given to trans-boundary water management concerns. …  

24 Aug 2014 | Article

Deer are common in the Sundarbans.