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Local fishermen harvesting shrimps in Can Gio Biosphere Reserve

BCR pilot projects rolling out in Vietnam

August marks an important milestone for the BCR project in Vietnam. Having worked with community and government partners to identify priority resilience building pilot projects, the project is now working with partners to roll out these projects. Approximately US$350,000 has been allocated for their implementation including approximately $50,000 in co-funding from the IUCN MCC/MFF project in Ben Tre. The 10 pilot projects involve the following: …  

26 Sep 2013 | News story
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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

IUCN-Marriott MOU signing and press conference in Bangkok, 19 September 2013

IUCN and Marriott International join hands for community-based environmental conservation and development in Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND - 19 September 2013 – IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Marriott International have launched a partnership to protect the environment and support Thailand’s local communities through mangrove restoration, the use of sustainable seafood sources and local procurement practices in Bang Krachao and areas in the South potentially to include Mai Khao, Tai Muang and Khao Lak. The two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding today and opened a “Mangrove Education Garden” at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, followed by a planting of 100 mangroves by Marriott associates at Bang Krachao, often described as “the lung of Bangkok”.   …  

19 Sep 2013 | News story

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

MFF projects invest in storm-mitigating mangrove forests, as well as other coastal ecosystems.

Protecting Asia’s Coasts for People and Nature

Hoi An, Viet Nam 11 September, 2013 - The 10th Regional Steering Committee of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative was opened today in Hoi An, Da Nang province, with representatives from the nine member countries convening to discuss efforts to protect coastal regions for people and for nature. This is the first time Viet Nam has hosted the meeting since becoming an MFF member country in 2010. …  

12 Sep 2013 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

IUCN prepares to recruit its next Director General

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, the longest serving Director General of IUCN, has expressed her intention to step down next year, after nearly eight years at the helm of the organization. The process of recruiting her successor has now officially been launched and the IUCN Council’s Search Committee will develop a Terms of Reference for this position shortly. …  

05 Sep 2013 | News story

Freedom - A Story on Partridge

By Mirza Mohammad Salman

It all started with a crack as I pushed my way out of the shell into this world, unaware of what life had in store for me. I drew my first breath and basked in the sunlight coming at me filtered through the branches of the Kikar tree father and mother had chosen as home. It was a beautiful afternoon in June. …  

02 Sep 2013 | News story

Meeting with The Governor of Balochistan, Mr. Mohammad Khan Achakzai

Meeting of the IUCN Regional Director with Balochistan government officials

Ms. Kabraji updated the Chief Minister, Dr. Malik Baloch about the initiatives and interventions carried out by IUCN, particularly in the coastal areas of Balochistan. …  

30 Aug 2013 | News story

Snow Leopard Leo

IUCN welcomes Snow Leopard born in Bronx Zoo, calls for more local conservation action

IUCN celebrates the birth of the son of Leo the Snow Leopard, himself a rescued orphan from Pakistan in 2005. The cub was born on April 9 at the Bronx Zoo in New York. …  

30 Aug 2013 | News story

SOS, RAG, Siamese Crocodile, Cambodia

Capturing Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodiles for translocation into a secure release site

Usually considered as a last resort solution, species translocation can be contentious but necessary. …  

28 Aug 2013 | News story


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