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

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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


IUCN Bangladesh Enlistment Notice

Deadline for applications: 31st July 2014 …  

18 Jun 2014 | Article

Minister speaking at the occasion

Towards Building Coastal Resilience in South and South-east Asia

Building coastal resilience is a priority as many coastal communities in Bangladesh and other Asian countries are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards, such as storms, floods and droughts, and to climate change. …  

30 Mar 2014 | Article

Red list Fact sheet

Project launch “Updating Species Red List of Bangladesh”

Hoolock gibbon, fishing cat, elephant, saltwater crocodile, bird wing, Bangladeshi cricket frog, ring lizard, and the olive ridley turtle have something in common:  while occurring in Bangladesh they represent an important part of the country’s remarkable and extraordinary faunal biodiversity. However they also have in common that observing those wonderful and astonishing animals in the wild takes place only on rare occasions and therefore national experts and scientists have put them on the red list assessment list together with around 1700 animal species and declared them of being presumably threatened in their existence either in Bangladesh or globally and suggested urgent status clarification. …  

27 Mar 2014 | Article

Colorful rally with spontaneous participation of all ages

Celebrating World Wildlife Day

Our world's wildlife remains in crisis and facing many threats such as habitat loss, shortage of foods, climate change, over-exploitation, and unregulated development. But one of the greatest threats to many species today is poaching and the illegal trafficking of wildlife parts and products. Only all out efforts and awareness are required to ensure their continued existence. …  

03 Mar 2014 | Article

IUCN CR addressing the students

School Validation workshop and art competition organized in Cox’s Bazar

The serene beauty of rural Bangladesh, boats with sails, the devastation of cyclone in the coastal areas and disaster preparedness were captured in the canvas of the students of two local schools of Cox’s Bazar – a coastal district of Bangladesh. One hundred students from two schools expressed their love for nature and concerns for disasters and calamities through beautiful paintings. It was an extra-ordinary gathering of futures of the nation organized by CLAP (Coastal Livelihoods Adaptation Project). The project is funded by BMZ, German Government and supported by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), GmbH.  IUCN is providing technical assistance to the five implementing partners of the project. …  

01 Dec 2013 | Article

Bangladesh Climate Change and Gender Action Plan

Bangladesh Climate Change and Gender Action Plan

Realizing the need for coordinated efforts to mainstream gender issues in development initiatives to increase resilience, the Government of Bangladesh has this year published the Bangladesh Climate Change and Gender Action Plan. The initiative was taken in 2012 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, with financial support from the Government of Finland and technical support from IUCN. This plan provides guidance on policy issues and initiatives that need to be taken into consideration by government and development practitioners, in collaboration with different institutions to address climate change in a gender sensitive manner. …  

13 Nov 2013 | Article

Deer are common in the Sundarbans.