The River Jamuna

Rivers for Life:Photo Competition:Call for Entries

 IUCN is  pleased to announce a photo competition titled “Rivers for Life” to showcase the diversity of the river Brahmaputra/Jamuna. The call for entries into the competition invites amateur or professional photographers in Bangladesh and India to register and upload images and moments captured in the Brahmaputra/Jamuna region before October 20, 2013.
 

19 Sep 2013 | News story

Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)

Action to tackle Southeast Asia’s Extinction Crisis

Southeast Asia hosts a high proportion of the world’s uniquely diverse fauna and flora, but key threats in the region such as habitat loss, hunting and trade continue to drive much of its wildlife towards extinction. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ reveals a worrying concentration of Critically Endangered species in this biodiversity hotspot. …  

17 Sep 2013 | International news release

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

The Duke of Cambridge and IUCN unite for wildlife

As part of his latest conservation initiative, The Duke of Cambridge brings together an unprecedented collaboration between the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and seven of the world’s most influential conservation organizations, including IUCN. …  

12 Sep 2013 | International news release

Forest & Gender Publication

Publication of Forests and Gender - available for download

Forest and Gender by IUCN in collaboration with Women’s environment and Development Organization (WEDO), USA   Edited by Lorena Aguilar, Andrea Quesada-Aguilar and Daniel D.M.P. Shaw …  

12 Sep 2013 | Downloads - publication

Arabian Oryx

New Guidelines on conservation translocations published by IUCN

As the world’s biodiversity faces the incessant threats of habitat loss, invasive species and climate change, there is an increasing need to consider more direct conservation interventions. Humans have moved organisms between sites for their own purposes for millennia, and this has yielded benefits for human kind, but in some cases has led to disastrous impacts. In response to this complex aspect of conservation management, the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Reintroduction Specialist Group (RSG) and Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) have revised and published the IUCN ‘Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations’. …  

12 Aug 2013 | News story

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IUCN announces fellows for Ecosystems for Life Media Fellowship 2013

 The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is pleased to announce the results of the Ecosystems for Life Media Fellowship 2013. After a rigorous process of short listing and selection, two applicants from India and two from Bangladesh have emerged as successful fellows. The successful candidates are Mr Anamitra Sengupta (Principal Correspondent, the daily Anandabazar), Ms Ratna Bharali Talukdar (Freelancer, Assam), Mr Hamid-Uz-Zaman (Staff Reporter, the daily Janakantha) and Mr Abu Bakar Siddique (Staff Reporter, the Dhaka Tribune). 

28 Jul 2013 | Article

Malabar Pufferfish
(Carinotetraodon travancoricus)

Threatened freshwater fish fall through net of mismanaged aquarium pet trade

The global trade in freshwater fish is a large and diverse industry, estimated to be worth around US $15–30 billion a year. Supplied by captive-bred and wild-caught specimens, the aquarium trade is dependent on the replenishment capabilities of wild freshwater fish populations and sustainable methods of capture. Although a new paper published by the Conservation Research Group (CRG) and members of the IUCN SSC Freshwater Fish Specialist Group reveals that up to 30 species of barbs, catfish, loaches and other freshwater fish endemic to two biodiversity hotspots in India are continually traded around the world, despite their threatened conservation status on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

26 Jul 2013 | News story

16th International Riversymposium

16th International Riversymposium 2013: Linking water - energy - food

Rivers are the key to ensuring water, energy and food security in Australia and in many countries around the world.  If you are helping to solve this problem, the 16th International Riversymposium to be held in Brisbane, Australia from 23-26 September, 2013, is the place to connect with other like-minded professionals from government, private industry, academia and civil society organisations. Find your next piece of the water - energy - food nexus puzzle in Brisbane, Australia for the 16th International Riversymposium. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article

Participants of the consultation pose for a group photo

Experts call for engaging citizens to save the Hilsa

Creating awareness among consumers has become a necessity to conserve Hilsa, an iconic fish in the Bengal Delta. Tackling demand for Hilsa is as critical as implementing enforcements to curb declining catch of the fish during the spawning and breeding seasons. This was discussed at a day-long consultation on ‘Hilsa Conservation Action’ organized by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) under its project Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative on 27 June 2013 at the Middleton Chambers in Kolkata, India. Given the migratory nature of Hilsa, the participants suggested that governments of India and Bangladesh must come together to save this fish. …  

01 Jul 2013 | Article

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