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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IUCN Delegation

Exposure visit to Nile Basin Initiative: Building linkage and Sharing Information

A delegation from IUCN Asia, comprised of government officials, media professionals, water management practitioners and researchers from Bangladesh and India, visited the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) Secretariat on 12 October 2011, as a part of a regional initiative of IUCN Asia , “ Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative.”  …  

01 Nov 2011 | News story

Miss Kerala (Puntius denisonii)

Collateral damage: Western Ghats freshwater species in peril

Freshwater species in the Western Ghats, India, are being sacrificed as collateral damage in the race for rapid economic development. For the first time, comprehensive data are available on the conservation status and distribution of all freshwater fishes, molluscs, dragonflies, damselflies and aquatic plants across peninsular India. Water pollution from agricultural and urban sources, overharvesting and invasive species are the major threats that have led to 16% of freshwater species in the region for which we have sufficient data being classified as threatened with extinction on The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. …  

22 Sep 2011 | News story

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IUCN Member awarded membership of Clinton Global Initiative

The Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF), an IUCN Member based in India, has been awarded membership of the Clinton Global Initiative in appreciation of AERF’s efforts to conserve and protect forests and biodiversity in the Western Ghats.   …  

20 Sep 2011 | News story

Residents from the Balkhila watershed, Uttarakhand, planting trees

Water and Nature Initiative’s (WANI) Second Phase Holds Consultation on “Communities in Himalayas Coping with Change in Watershed, Climate and Livelihoods”

Communities stress on the importance of local knowledge at a workshop conducted by IUCN on increasing resilience of peoples in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) against climate change  

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