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This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.

Nature's diversity unites Bangladesh

To celebrate the International day of Biological Diversity, May 22, IUCN Bangladesh awarded the winners of the “Biodiversity in focus” environmental photography competition. …  

22 May 2010 | Event

A close shot of medicinal plant Timur (zanthoxylum arnatum).

New prescription needed for medicinal plants

Medicinal plants are valuable species: they provide income and healthcare to thousands of people around the world. Greater numbers of people rely on traditional medicine, mostly based on herbs, for their primary healthcare than ‘conventional’ or western medicine. But 15,000 species of medicinal plants are globally threatened from, amongst others, loss of habitat, overexploitation, invasive species and pollution. …  

18 May 2010 | International news release

Community members planting a medicinal plant, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Prize to share traditional knowledge from rural Bangladesh with the world

From a selection of international conservation projects one of IUCN Bangladesh’s projects has been nominated for representation at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) during October in Nagoya, Japan, during the Conference of the Parties 10 (COP10).  …  

30 Mar 2010 | Event

Water and environment experts at the World Water Day workshop, Dhaka

World Water Day 2010 – experts make a splash

The international World Water Day is held annually on 22 March to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Access to safe drinking water is a global concern, particularly in Bangladesh. To celebrate World Water Day local water experts gathered in Dhaka on Tuesday 23 March at a workshop - World Water Day 2010: Clean Water for a Healthy World. …  

23 Mar 2010 | Event

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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


Deer are common in the Sundarbans.