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IUCN Member BRAC - one of the world’s most commercially-minded and successful NGOs

“Fazle Hasan Abed has built one of the world’s most commercially-minded and successful NGOs” says an article published recently in The Economist. An IUCN member organization in Bangladesh called Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) was acknowledged as “the largest, fastest-growing non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the world—and one of the most businesslike”. …  

10 Mar 2010 | News story

Ms Patti Moore, IUCN Asia Regional Office, discusses outcomes of training at the Natural Resource Governance workshop, Dhaka.

Natural Resource Governance workshop brings together regional Asia experts

More than 150 people participated in a two-day training workshop on “Perspectives on Governance and Natural Resource Governance” from 9-10 March , Dhaka, organized by IUCN Bangladesh. …  

09 Mar 2010 | Event

St' Martin's Island

St. Martin’s Island and its unique biodiversity face serious threats

To mark the occasion of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010, a Movement to Save St. Martin’s Island, an ecologically critical area in Bangladesh, was organized by an IUCN member Coastal Area Resource Development and Management Association (CARDMA). …  

09 Mar 2010 | International news release
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IUCN-ADB to publish River Basin Management cases across Asia-Pacific

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Asia Regional Water and Wetlands Programme and the Asian Development Bank have begun work on a new study of river basin management in the Asia-Pacific region. …  

12 Feb 2010 | News story
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Recovered poacher's net during the trial of commercial fish harvest in Tanguar Haor in north-east Bangladesh January 2010

Poachers activity foiled – success for community wetland protection

Last week local community leaders in Tanguar Hoar, a wetland located in the Sunamganj district, lead a combined team to recover illegal nets to the value of almost US $3000, which were set in a ‘no fishing zone’. …  

09 Feb 2010 | Event

Local people fishing in Tanguar Hoar, north-east Bangladesh

Caring for wetlands

Around the world today communities are participating in the United Nations  “World Wetlands Day”.  IUCN Bangladesh is marking this occasion by celebrating the incredible biodiversity that wetlands support and their importance as a resource for local communities. …  

02 Feb 2010 | Event

Large spider from Lawachara National Park; a hub of biodiversity in north-east Bangladesh

Biodiversity conservation: Bangladesh plays a crucial role

In the wake of the recent focus of climate change, another global issue is set to be the focus of 2010.  

21 Jan 2010 | Event

Commercial fish harvest in Tangua Haor

Annual fishing season declared open in Tanguar Hoar

Balancing sustainable use while supporting livelihoods is a delicate act. The Community Based Sustainable Management of Tanguar Haor Program, co-managed by IUCN Bangladesh, is demonstrating how both objectives can be achieved. …  

14 Jan 2010 | Event

Logo of the International Year of Biodiversity

Biodiversity is life

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, and people all over the world are working to safeguard our irreplaceable natural wealth and reduce biodiversity loss. This is vital for current and future human wellbeing. We need to do more. Now is the time to act. …  

11 Jan 2010 | Event
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Species of the Day

Discover biodiversity - every day

To increase awareness of the enormous variety of life on our planet, and raise the profile of threatened species, we have launched the IUCN Red List ‘Species of the Day’. …  

06 Jan 2010 | News story

Deer are common in the Sundarbans.