Asia Review 2013-2014

IUCN in Asia: delivering change through partnerships

IUCN Asia Review 2013-2014 is now available for download. In this issue we focus on the many partnerships we embarked on in the past two years, working together for people and nature in order to deliver positive change for the environment. …  

23 Feb 2015 | Article

Life in the Sundarbans

MFF India starts new SGF projects!

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) India has initiated Cycle IV of the Small Grant Facility (SGF) projects.

17 Feb 2015 | Article

Dr Nik Senapati, CEO Rio Tinto, sharing his perspective on 'Business Case for Biodiversity' in the plenary for Top Management

Leaders for Nature India Forum links valuing natural capital to future prosperity

The first Leaders for Nature India Forum held on 30 January in Mumbai explored how natural capital accounting could help the private sector address some of the biggest challenges it is facing today in India and around the world. 

12 Feb 2015 | Article

Dr. Bibhab Talukdar receiving and award

The Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Purashkar 2012 awarded to Aaranyak

 The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India has formally handed over to Aaranyak (IUCN Member) the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Purashkar (IGPP) 2012 at a function held at Ganga Auditorium of the Ministry on 2nd February 2015.  …  

04 Feb 2015 | Article
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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

Terre Sauvage

Helping celebrate more than 50 years of IUCN’s contribution to wildlife conservation with a magazine and free digital app

To help celebrate more than 50 years of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) work protecting our global natural heritage, Terre Sauvage has published a special edition of their renowned wildlife magazine. …  

11 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

Fishermen in the Sundarbans, West Bengal

Call for Proposals - MFF India SGF projects (Deadline Extended)

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is a partnership-led initiative chaired by IUCN and UNDP to promote investments in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable Development. MFF focuses on the role of healthy, well-managed ecosystems as a contribution to building human resilience in ecosystem-dependement communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam. …  

01 Nov 2014 | Article

Leaders for Nature India, 2nd Master Class – ‘Making Material Impacts Measurable’

Summary Second Master Class Leaders for Nature India

Leaders for Nature India, organized 2nd Master Class on 22nd and 23rd Sept 2014, in Mumbai. The two day event was attended by member companies of the Leaders for Nature network- which today include ACC Ltd, Cairn India, Wipro Ltd., Hindustan Unilever Ltd, and Rio Tinto -, along with other companies like Tata Power, Tata Sons, Tata Steel, Ambuja Cement, Godrej & Boyce, Mahindra & Mahindra, Aditya Birla Group, RBS Foundation and Dutch Embassy. During the Master Class module on second step of the Natural Capital Roadmap, ‘Assessing business Risks and Opportunities By Using ‘Ecosystem Services Review- (ESR)’ was delivered. ESR is a structured methodology that helps managers proactively develop strategies to manage business risks and opportunities arising from their company’s dependence and impact on ecosystems. …  

28 Oct 2014 | Article

Mangroves For the Future

Building Coastal Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

Cambodia hosts 11th Mangroves for the Future regional meeting Representatives from 11 Asian countries met today in Sihanoukville, Cambodia for the 11th Regional Steering Committee meeting of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative, which focuses on protecting vulnerable coastal regions for people and for nature.   …  

25 Oct 2014 | Media statement

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