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 The final project proposals were recieved in early September; in the course of this process 2 projects were withdrawn by the project proponents.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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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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Bagmati River at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Strengthening environmental flows in South Asia

Environmental Flows means ensuring sufficient water is available for all sectors, including the environment. How to achieve this was the focus of a two-day training workshop organised by IUCN in Kathmandu, Nepal from 5-6 August 2011. …  

08 Aug 2011 | News story

IUCN KM Report

Knowledge Management in the IUCN Asia Region Programme

A knowledge management study was undertaken in the IUCN Asia Region to review the knowledge management needs and practices to help deliver the Asia Region Programme. A full report and action plan have been developed based on the surveys undertaken in October – November 2010.  …  

03 Aug 2011 | Article

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MFF – India Small Grants Projects Deadline Extended

MFF-India extends its deadline for concept notes under the Small Grants Projects till Monday, June 27, 2011 …  

08 Jun 2011 | News story
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"Love, Not Loss" is a video about communicating biodiversity

Video in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew and Spanish: Love. Not Loss.

This popular video is now available in six languages. Screen it at your next event and start people talking about how to 'communicate biodiversity'. …  

24 May 2011 | News story

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