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  • 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.

  • Anisul Islam Mahmud, MP, Honorable Minister for Environment and Forests, Government of Bangladesh speaks at the symposium organized by Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Member in Dhaka Anisul Islam Mahmud, MP, Honorable Minister for Environment and Forests, Government of Bangladesh speaks at the symposium organized by Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Members in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: IUCN

    World Wetlands Day 2018: Symposium on ‘State of Wetlands in Dhaka City and Future Direction’

    04.02.2018

    On 1 February 2018, the Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Members organised a symposium in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2018, which takes place on 2 February.

  • Five women dressed in bright colors construct a waist-high wall out of mud Photo: © Shushilan

    Certified organic: A new prawn paradigm in Bangladesh

    07.12.2017

    In Shyamnagar, Bangladesh, approximately 17,000 hectares of land (nearly the area of Washington D.C.) are being used for shrimp cultivation. 

  • Group photo Group photo of the participants at the GBM CSO Vision launch event  Photo: © Ann Moey / IUCN

    Civil Society Organisations launch vision for cooperative governance of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins

    02.11.2017

    Cooperative governance of the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Basins (GBM) region was strengthened through the recent launch of a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) vision for improved transboundary water management. The vision, which was developed by a network of...

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