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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

Season Greetings 2009

Message from Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General

Gland, December 2009 

22 Dec 2009 | Event

Snow cover melting

Copenhagen climate summit: Copenhagen Accord a step in right direction, but insufficient

Copenhagen, Denmark, 19 December 2009, IUCN - World leaders in Copenhagen have taken a first and useful step to slow the course of climate change – a threat that is already affecting people, ecosystems and biodiversity in many parts of the world. A global, legally-binding climate change treaty must be the next step. …   | Chinese

19 Dec 2009 | International news release

Community members attend the IUCN Bangladesh stall at the 'Haor agro-economic week" fair

Celebrating livelihoods and wetlands in north-east Bangladesh

Last week IUCN staff and the local community joined the festivities of ‘Haor Agro-Economic week-2009’ …  

15 Dec 2009 | Event

Bangladesh joins Copenhagen negotiations

The Bangladesh delegation is taking a national agenda to the international climate change negotiations in Copenhagen this month. …  

07 Dec 2009 | Event

Book launch in Noakhali

Launch of climate change resources for schools

 9 November 2009

 
Classroom activity books and complementary guides for teachers were officially launched in the coastal community of Noakhali, south-east of Dhaka.
 

16 Nov 2009 | Event

Deer are common in the Sundarbans.