Bornean Orang-utan

IUCN invests in rainforest rehabilitation to offset Congress footprint

To help compensate for the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the 2012 World Conservation Congress in Jeju, IUCN has selected a credible, sustainable project for effective offsetting. The project is Infapro, by Face the Future, and is based on improved forest management in Borneo. …  

03 Aug 2012 | News story

Participants at the Trans-boundary Policy Dialogue on Hilsa

IUCN Trans-boundary Policy Dialogue Recommends Joint Action by Bangladesh and India for Sustainable Hilsa Fisheries Management

Kolkata, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 (IUCN): After a day of inspiring and engaging discussions, the International Trans-boundary Policy Dialogue on Hilsa Fisheries Management between Bangladesh and India successfully concluded an elaborate set of policy recommendations to conserve the Hilsa fisheries. There was wide agreement by the stakeholders present on the dialogue’s recommendations, which are included in a draft plan of action submitted to the governments in both countries for their consideration and adoption. The recommendations include the proposal for an annual ban on Hilsa fishing during the same period of the year in both countries to protect the juvenile and brood fish. A thorough stock assessment of marine and freshwater Hilsa at regular intervals using a common methodology was identified as an important need.  …  

25 Jul 2012 | Article

Go4BioDiv, an International Youth Forum, will be held in parallel to CBD COP 11 in Hyderbad, October 2012.

Go4BioDiv India International Youth Forum

The Sundarbans in West Bengal, one of India's most unique marine landscapes and a UNESCO World Heritage site, will play host to Go4BioDiv, an International Youth Forum held in parallele to the Conference of Parties of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD COP), to be hel between the 6th and 19th of October 2012. 

14 May 2012 | News story
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The regional vulture symposium was held in Delhi on 3rd and 4th May

Bangladesh, India, Nepal & Pakistan rally to save South Asia’s Critically Endangered Vulture Species

Vulture range countries in South Asia adopt a regional declaration and action plan for transboundary conservation of endangered vulture species  

10 May 2012 | News story
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APOWA inception workshop with government officials and local communities (February 2012)

An MFF (India) Update

The end of 2011 and beginning of 2012 marked a flurry of activitiy for MFF (India). Here's a quick recap of some of the activities and projects we undertook/are undertaking …  

23 Apr 2012 | News story
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Experts call for integrated approach to address Trans-boundary Inland Navigation in Bangladesh and India

Experts call for integrated approach to address Trans-boundary Inland Navigation in Bangladesh and India

The issues of trans-boundary inland navigation in Bangladesh and India should be tackled within the framework of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), experts suggested at an international workshop organized by IUCN.  They stressed the urgent need for effective policy implementation through collaborative actions. …  

22 Mar 2012 | Event

Trans-boundary biodiversity, opportunities for collaboration

Trans-boundary biodiversity, opportunities for collaboration

Hilsa fish would benefit from more policy coordination between India and Bangladesh, suggested experts at the International Workshop on Biodiversity organised by IUCN. As a healthy trans-boundary ecosystem provides great value to both countries, a scientific assessment of biodiversity status, threats and needs is essential, they added. …  

21 Mar 2012 | Event

Surrounding communities rely on the river for transportation

Water for peace in south Asia

Bangladesh and India have some of the most intricate and complex river systems in the world. The Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna, the three major rivers, along with their tributaries drain an area of about 1.75 million square kilometres supporting a population of 620 million people. …  

14 Mar 2012 | News story

Local fisher women collecting clams in Goa, India

New MFF (India) Small Grant projects finalised

The call for concept notes for the second phase of MFF India's Small Grant projects was announced in early June this year. 27 concept notes were recieved in answer to the call! A sub-committee of the NCB met to evaluate the concept notes in early August; 10 concept notes were shortlisted and later approved by the full committee at the 6th meeting of the MFF India NCB in New Delhi. All 10 potential project partners were invited for a project proposal writing workshop, conducted by Dr. Don Mcintosh in late August. They were trained in preparing logical frameworks, activity based budgets, timelines and other project design tools. The final project proposals were recieved in early September; in the course of this process 2 projects were withdrawn by the project proponents. …  

21 Nov 2011 | News story
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Bengal Tiger being Released into the wild from a boat in the Sundarbans
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