Asia

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Asia” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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On January 1, 2020, Thailand introduced a ban on single-use plastic bags with the participation of 75 department stores, convenience stores and other...
Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Varawut Silpa-Archa told the public that in 2015 Thailand was ranked the sixth in the world for marine plastic pollution and is now ranked...
To assist law enforcement officers in identifying illegally traded pangolins, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Wildlife...
Pangolins are one of the most trafficked mammals in the world. Despite a ban on international trade by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES),...
On 24 December, IUCN, in collaboration with the Provincial Department of Environment in Siem Reap, Cambodia held a Climate Change Adaptation Planning...
The adaptation plan addresses the habitat, species and livelihood vulnerabilities that were highlighted in the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment conducted during the first phase of the Mekong...
Project Title: Mekong WET: Building Resilience of Wetlands in the Lower Mekong Region through a Ramsar Regional Initiative Location: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Viet Nam Duration: 1 January, 2017...
Our friend and colleague Pedro Rosabal Gonzalez, who served as Deputy Director of the Global Protected Areas Programme, left IUCN at the end of...
Pedro joined IUCN in 1994 after leaving his native Cuba, and worked in the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme for 25 years. He spent the first part of his career based in Cuba, and worked...
A land mass as big as the entire EU, the largest marine domain on the planet, over 70% of EU species, more than 150 islands, over 20% of the world's...
The sheer size Although the EU Overseas are linked to just 6 EU Member States (Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom) the EU Overseas locations are part of every...
From 28-30 May 2019, government officials from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam gathered in Bangkok to discuss the status and...
“This event provided countries in the lower Mekong Region the opportunity to share experiences on current national and regional policy frameworks, and to understand how to mainstream ecosystem...
With the disastrous impacts of palm oil on biodiversity from a global perspective, there are no simple solutions.
At the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai‘i in September 2016, IUCN’s Members established the IUCN Oil Palm Task Force to undertake a situation analysis on oil palm and biodiversity...
CEESP News: by Linda Wong and Jinfeng Zhou, Secretariat of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF). Starving...
Oriental stork (Ciconia boyciana) is an endangered species with an estimated global population less than 3,000. These protected birds migrate about 3,000 km from the breeding grounds in the Amur...
At the World Water Week in Sweden in August 2019, IUCN launched a report on the need to develop a standard methodology to measure the extent of...
Three key elements of this methodology are identifying hotspots, prioritizing areas of intervention to mitigate leakage, and instruments to implement interventions. The methodology is implemented...
CEESP News: by Nigel Dudley of Equilibrium Research, and by Liza Zogib of DiversEarth, who is also Co-Chair of the CEESP Specialist Group on Religion...
Mobile pastoralism is declining and under pressure, although important pastoralist communities remain in many places. World Heritage sites are no exception. Their management systems are at least in...

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