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A commercial fisherman at work

Start of 2011 commercial fish harvest in Tanguar Haor

The long awaited commercial fish harvest season for 2011 was inaugurated on 15 January to the delight of the local fishing community, at the bank of Hatirgatha beel, Tanguar Haor. …  

25 Jan 2011 | Event

Community members witness the counting of ballots in Tanguar Haor.

Election of a new Co-Management Committee for Tanguar Haor

The successful election on 23 December 2010 under a revised management structure is the latest positive development of a project that continues to break new ground. …  

25 Jan 2011 | Event

Harvesting fish from an agricultural irrigation channel between Taungoo and Mandalay  Ayeyarwaddy Division  in Myanmar

Freshwater species at risk in Eastern Himalaya development surge

Development of water resources in the Eastern Himalaya region is expanding at a rapid rate and there is a serious lack of information to guide conservation and development planning. This is putting freshwater ecosystems and the species within them at risk, along with the livelihoods and economies of local communities which they support. …  

13 Jan 2011 | International news release

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Joint Author Meeting on Situation Analysis . E4L.

Joint Author Meeting on Situation Analysis

On December 8, 2010, Authors, Experts and National Committee Members from Bangladesh and India met together in Bangkok to discuss the outline of the situation analysis papers commissioned for ‘Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative’ project. …  

25 Dec 2010 | Event

Multi-stakeholder Consultation , E4L

Multi-stakeholder Consultation for Joint Research and Dialogue

IUCN Bangladesh organized the First Multi-stakeholder Consultation for Joint Research and Dialogue of the project entitled ‘Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh – India Initiative’ on November 29, 2010 at LGED Auditorium. The project is being jointly implemented by both the Bangladesh and India offices of IUCN with support from the IUCN Asia Regional Office in Bangkok. …  

10 Dec 2010 | Event

IUCN Bangladesh Climate Change Workshop on 23/09/2010

National climate change monitoring system for Bangladesh

 On 23 September 2010, about 100 scientists, academics and professionals from the public sector and various research organisations gathered in Dhaka to participate in a national workshop to finalise the methodology for monitoring climate change and variability in Bangladesh.  

27 Sep 2010 | Event

NRG workshop photograph

Workshop on Natural Resources Governance in Rajshahi District

 IUCN Bangladesh hosted a workshop on August 19, 2010 at the Rajshahi University, as part of the project entitled "Improving environmental governance for sustainable management of natural resources in Bangladesh”. …  

29 Aug 2010 | Event

Climate change workshop photo

Workshop on Developing Monitoring Mechanisms of Climate Change Impacts

 On 24 July 2010, IUCN B organized a consultation workshop on developing monitoring mechanisms of climate change impacts on eight major sectors of Bangladesh. The workshop was part of IUCN B’s current engagement in climate change research in Bangladesh with funding support from DFID and Danida. The workshop was held at the BIAM Multipurpose Hall and was one of the first of its kind in Bangladesh hoping it will lead to a giant leap in climate change research in the nation. …  

29 Aug 2010 | Event

Juniper Tree, Balochistan

Energy action in Asia

In Asia, IUCN is working to incorporate nature-based principles into energy policies and promote fair access to clean energy through economic approaches. From village solar energy projects to research into new energy crops, the work and experience of IUCN Members plays a key role. …  

03 Jun 2010 | News story


Deer are common in the Sundarbans.