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  • Fishermen with their catch on the Meghna River, Bangladesh Fishermen with their catch on the Meghna River, Bangladesh Photo: © Enamul Mazid Khan Siddique/Oxfam Bangladesh

    New report lays groundwork for benefit sharing in Meghna River Basin

    30.11.2018

    IUCN’s Building River Dialogue and Governance (BRIDGE) Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) project has developed a profile and preliminary scoping study on Benefit sharing opportunities in the Meghna Basin for Bangladesh and India. The document is the first of...

  • Floating bed with seedlings, Viet Nam Seedlings growing on a floating bed in Tri Ton, An Giang, Viet Nam. Photo: ©Gian Tang Phuong/IUCN

    Blog: Floating agriculture drifts from Bangladesh to Viet Nam

    27.11.2018

    Floating agriculture is an age-old practice in Bangladesh. Haseeb Md. Irfanullah of IUCN Bangladesh writes on the recent introduction of this famous, traditional farming system to the Mekong Delta as an example of south-south cooperation.

  • Children with their origami dolphins after origami session Children with their origami dolphins after origami session Photo: IUCN/Fayed Masud Khan

    Bangladesh celebrates first ever International Freshwater Dolphin Day

    16.11.2018

    On the 24th of October, Bangladesh celebrated the International Freshwater Dolphin Day 2018 for the first time. The event was mutually organized by Bangladesh Forest Department, IUCN Bangladesh,CNRS and UNDP Bangladesh under the project, "Expanding the...

  • Fishermen on small boats pull in the nets near the bank of a Sundarban canal Licensed fishermen pull in their catch in the Sundarbans NWHS. Photo: © Siriporn Sriaram - MFF/IUCN

    Bangladesh shares World Heritage experience with Thailand in South-South knowledge transfer

    06.07.2018

    From 2 to 6 April 2018, Mangroves for the Future (MFF), in collaboration with IUCN Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok, brought nine delegates from the Thailand Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) to the Sundarbans Natural World...

  • A tiny goat approaches a man planting a sapling, one of many people planting saplings along the bank of a full canal A goat kid investigates a man planting a fruit tree sapling along the bank of the Sabkhali Canal Photo: © Caritas Bangladesh

    Common pool: Equitable water governance brings prosperity to Sabkhali

    12.06.2018

    The Sundarbans, a vast forest in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal, are considered one of the natural wonders of the world. Lying adjacent is Sabkhali, a largely agricultural village, highly vulnerable to climate change and tidal surges, salt water...

  • Anisul Islam Mahmud, MP, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Environment and Forests spoke at the event of Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Members. Anisul Islam Mahmud, MP, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Environment and Forests spoke at the event of Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Members. Photo: ©IUCN/Sakib Ahmed

    Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Members celebrates the World Environment Day 2018 in Dhaka

    11.06.2018

    On 5 June 2018, the Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Members organised a symposium to celebrate World Environment Day at the National Press Club in Dhaka. The presenters at the symposium discussed the theme of this year’s World Environment Day (“Beat...

  • Elephant Response Team (ERT) members collected and disposed of plastic materials in Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Cox's Bazar, on the occasion of World Environment Day 2018. Elephant Response Team (ERT) members collected and disposed of plastic materials in Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Cox's Bazar, on the occasion of World Environment Day 2018. Photo: ©IUCN Bangladesh/Sahrin Jahan

    World’s Largest Refugee Settlement celebrates World Environment Day 2018

    06.06.2018

    With almost 900 thousand people, the refugee settlement in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, is the largest in the world. Living a life full of uncertainties, Rohingya refugees celebrated World Environment Day 2018 with much enthusiasm and motivation.

  • Elephants made of bamboo and colorful cloth Elephant puppets made of colorful cloth over bamboo frames Photo: © Caroline Gluck / UNHCR

    Smiles and slapstick as Rohingya refugees learn to corral elephants

    19.04.2018

    This article, originally published by AFP, highlights how IUCN, UNCHR and volunteers are using life-sized elephant puppets made of colourful cloth to teach Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh's Kutupalong Camp, the world’s largest refugee settlement,...

  • A man and a young girl grasp the stem of a tree sapling and pose for a photo A student from Hnila Girl's School accepts a sapling from Khursid Alam (CODEC) and Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad (IUCN) Photo: © Shital Kumar Nath / CODEC

    Cookstoves for forest conservation in Teknaf, Bangladesh

    29.03.2018

    Teknaf Wildlife Sanctuary is crucial habitat for many species, but until recently, the forests of the peninsula and the mangroves along the bank of Naf River were the only sources of fuel wood for the nearby villages. The increased prevalence of wood cutting...

  • Kutupalong Refugee Camp is located on an important elephant corridor in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Kutupalong Refugee Camp is located on an important elephant corridor in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: ©Haseeb Md. Irfanullah / IUCN

    UNHCR, IUCN launch plan to prevent human-elephant conflict in Bangladesh refugee settlement

    02.03.2018

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has joined up with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Bangladesh to reduce incidents involving elephants coming into conflict with refugees in the world’s largest refugee settlement.

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