Speakers at the inaugural session of the Blue Economy Consultations in Bangkok, Thailand, 23 November 2015 (L-R): H.E. Mr Mikael Hemniti Winther, Ambassador of Denmark to Thailand and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Thailand; H.E. Rear Admiral (Retd) Md. Khurshed Alam, BN, Permanent Secretary (Maritime Affairs Unit), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh; Dr Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary, UNESCAP; H.E. Ms Saida Muna Tasneem, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Thailand and Cambodia; Ms Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director, IUCN Asia; and H.E. Mr Virasakdi Futrakul, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand.

Inter-regional Blue Economy collaboration urged for climate change resilience in Asia

Representatives from coastal and island countries from across Asia gathered in Bangkok last November 23 to discuss how they can forge stronger inter-regional cooperation to promote Blue Economy approaches to address marine and coastal conservation challenges in the region. …  

24 Nov 2015 | Article

Butterfly fish and snappers in Trao Reef Marine Reserve, Van Ninh District, Khanh Hoa Province

Blue Economy for Climate Change Resilience: Towards Partnerships and Collaboration

On 23 November 2015, representatives from 11 countries, experts from international agencies, civil society and NGOs will come together for a thematic consultation on the “Blue Economy for Climate Change Resilience: Towards Partnerships and Collaboration” in Bangkok, Thailand. The consultation, which is co-organised by the Embassy of Bangladesh and IUCN’s Asia Regional Office, will focus on creating a roadmap for regional cooperation to promote a vision for Blue Economy in South and South East Asia. …  

18 Nov 2015 | Article

Participants in the interactive session during the seminar on 'The Process and Outputs of the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM'

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species inspire Bangladeshi youth to conserve nature

It’s inspiring when hundreds of young people talk about The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM and biodiversity conservation. It is moving that these young minds had promised to protect nature like their mother and to see how they are more motivated, aware and responsible about taking care of their environment.  

14 Oct 2015 | News story

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

Deer are common in the Sundarbans.