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Health N’ Delft: Clean and healthy Delft dry fish for niche markets

Delft (also known as Neduntivu) is an island in the Palk Strait, northern Sri Lanka. With a land area of 49.2 km², it is the second largest island lying within the territorial waters of Sri Lanka and is approximately 10km away from the mainland. The island has a population of 4,502, belonging to 1,309 families. About 1,200 individuals in 560 families are engaged in fishing as their main livelihood.  

20 Aug 2015 | News story

Recent floods in Tien Hai village, Cat Ba

Ha Long - Cat Ba Alliance continues its support to improve the environmental protection in Ha Long - Cat Ba after the flood

On behalf of the Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance, USAID, IUCN and MCD have sent a letter to Quang Ninh Provincial People's Committee to extend their sympathy and solidarity following the heavy rains and flooding that have hit Quang Ninh Province and have caused extensive damage and loss of life. …   | Vietnamese

14 Aug 2015 | News story
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Birds watching

Investing in Birds and Future: International Migratory Bird Day programme involving school children

The Jaffna peninsula in northern Sri Lanka is located on a migratory bird pathway traversed by many water bodies, and is known to be a haven for birds and a favored destination of bird lovers. In celebration of the importance of migratory birds and pathways, the Provincial Ministry of Environment together with the Ministry of Education, have organized a 3-day awareness campaign for youth and school children in the Jaffna area. …  

15 Jul 2015 | News story

SOS - Save our Species, Terrapin turtles, WCS, TSA, 12A-031

One of World’s Rarest Turtles Heading Back to the Wild

Great news from Cambodia, one of the four countries where the Turtle Survival Alliance and its partners are implementing an SOS-funded project to help protect and conserve the South East Asian Terrapins. The Cambodian component of the project, carried out by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration announced the release of 21 captive-raised southern river terrapins (Batagur affinis) back into their native habitat in southwest Cambodia.   …  

14 Jul 2015 | News story

World Leaders' Conservation Forum held in Jeju, South Korea

First World Leaders’ Conservation Forum promotes peaceful co-existence with nature

Jeju, South Korea – The first World Leaders’ Conservation Forum held here (7-9 July) underscored the critical role of nature conservation in peace building and sustainable development. It called for bold leadership at the global and local levels to stop the devastating loss of biodiversity taking place today. …  

09 Jul 2015 | News story

SOS - Save our Species, Turtle Conservancy, Palawan turtles, treatment

Turtle community unites in time to save more than 3,000 endangered Turtles

When a haul of more than 4,000 endangered turtles were confiscated from a well-organized syndicate of poachers in the Philippines in mid-June, a successful rescue story seemed unlikely. …  

30 Jun 2015 | News story

Farmer training workshop

Empowering Farmers on water management in small irrigation systems

An IUCN and HSBC joint project on Ecological Restoration of the Kapiriggama Cascade Tank System in Anuradhapura, North Central Province in Sri Lanka is aiming to improve the water use efficiency in ancient tank systems. These tank systems that are linked (a cascade) allow recycling of water multiple times as irrigation water. Project components include, improving the capacity of the tanks through partial de-siltation, adopting organic farming, improving drainage conditions, protecting tank bunds and adjacent areas and building the capacity of farmers and officers. …  

30 Jun 2015 | News story

SOS - Save Our Species, Manis javanica, Sunda Pangolin, Dan Challender

SOS and Fondation Segré announce new International Pangolin Conservation Initiative

This week, as the world’s first ever Pangolin Range States workshop takes place in Da Nang Province, Vietnam, SOS and Fondation Segré are delighted to announce a two-year international Pangolin Conservation Initiative taking place in Cameroon, Thailand and China. …  

26 Jun 2015 | News story

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Investigating the impacts of infrastructure on ecology and coastal livelihoods

The Thondamanaru Lagoon is a brackish water body. During the rainy season it covers an area of approximately 30 sq miles with an average dept of 1.5 meters. In 1953, the Irrigation Department established a barrage with sluice gates about 0.4 km from the mouth of the lagoon. The idea of the barrage was to prevent the entry of sea water into the lagoon and retain the rain water which drains into the lagoon — ultimately transforming the brackish water body to a fresh water body. …  

19 Jun 2015 | News story

Tiger (Panthera tigris)

IUCN launches second call for Tiger conservation projects

After a successful first call for proposals in October last year, IUCN's Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) is now calling for a second round of proposals from eligible applicants. …  

10 Jun 2015 | News story


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