Wildlife Film Festival

IUCN participates in the 7th CMS Vatavaran Environment and Wildlife Film Festival and Forum 2014 in Delhi

On the occasion of 7th CMS Vatavaran Environment and Wildlife Film Festival and Forum, IUCN will host a screening of the film “Hilsa and the Lives in Between” on 01 February 2014. Based on scientific research and policy studies, the film illustrates the issues of depleting stock of Hilsa, livelihood crisis, consumer demands and policy prerogatives. The screening of the documentary film will be followed by a panel discussion that will elaborate on the issues pertaining to the need for cooperation across the national boundaries to conserve the Hilsa. …  

26 Jan 2014 | Article

Group photo of Wetland governance in Asia workshop

Workshop on wetlands governance in Asia: Report published

IUCN published a report on the “Wetlands Governance Workshop” as a result of the workshop held in Pakse in Lao PDR from 21 to 23 August 2013.  

22 Jan 2014 | Article
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Microscopic fun - learning about marine plankton.

Marine and Coastal Awareness Camp!

MFF India is partnersip with IUCN member, OMCAR Foundation, brought together 50 students and  teachers for a two-day awareness camp on marine and coastal ecosystems! Held on 27 and 28 November 2013 at OMCAR'S Palk Bay Center, the students (between the ages of 12 and 14 years) represented 5 different schools in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. …  

16 Dec 2013 | Article

Inaugural Session in Guwahati, Assam

Water Futures in South Asia – Time for closer cooperation

The Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna (GBM), the three major rivers in South Asia, along with their tributaries drain an area of about 1.75 million square kilometers and have direct impact on around 620 million people.  Today more than ever, cooperation is needed to meet the water-related needs of the growing population in the basin for food production, energy, industrial and domestic uses and sustain it’s ecology. Thus water cooperation between Bangladesh and India  can be nurtured through dialogue and people-to-people contact between these two neighbouring countries. …  

27 Nov 2013 | Article

The Symposium brought together a number of key sectors and partners

Regional symposium puts spotlight on the need to protect marine biodiversity and Asia’s coastal fisheries

 Representatives from more than 12 countries attended a Regional Fisheries Symposium from October 28 to 30 in Kochi, India with the goal of exploring ecosystem-based approaches to protecting fisheries and marine biodiversity in South and Southeast Asia, and to share practical science-based solutions to fisheries issues. …  

28 Oct 2013 | Article
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Life in the char

Call for entries to Rivers for Life Photo Contest has been extended

Due to popular demand, we are glad to announce that we have extended the deadline for the call for entries until November 05, 2013. We invite you to go with your own interpretation of the themes we have. So get your entries in! To know more about the competition, register and upload images, please log on to www.riversforlife.net 

23 Oct 2013 | Event

Mr. Hem Pande (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India) speaks at the IUCN Sustainability Solutions plenary session.

Leaders for Nature - India discusses strategy at the CII’s 8th Sustainability Solutions Summit

A special plenary session was held, to introduce the Leaders for Nature – India, at the CII’s 8th Sustainability Solutions Summit this evening in New Delhi.  | Dutch

18 Oct 2013 | Article

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Raising awareness on the issue of unsustainable fishing: not “just” the Ganges River Dolphins’ problem!

Unsustainable fishing practices are a key issue in the Indian Brahmaputra river system and threaten the local population of Endangered Ganges River Dolphins, now reduced to just 300 remaining individuals. …  

08 Oct 2013 | News story

SOS, Pygmy Hog

Pygmy Hog Conservation: Hunting for genetic diversity in the long grass of Assam

To save the Pygmy Hog species first you have to catch a Pygmy Hog, or two. But quite how one captures such a shy, diminutive animal – India’s most threatened mammal - is partly science, partly experience and a lot of luck. So the successful capture of 3 wild hogs in March 2013 represented an important if small contribution to the captive breeding gene pool. …  

04 Oct 2013 | News story

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Major step towards Asian Rhino Recovery

At a meeting of the five Asian Rhino range states - Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nepal - a common action plan was agreed today with the aim of increasing the populations of Asian Rhino species by at least 3% annually by 2020. …  

03 Oct 2013 | International news release

Bengal Tiger being Released into the wild from a boat in the Sundarbans
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