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  • Ganges River Dolphin at the confluence of the Bhairab-Atai-Rupsha river system in Khulna, Bangladesh. Ganges River Dolphin at the confluence of the Bhairab-Atai-Rupsha river system in Khulna, Bangladesh. Photo: © IUCN / Kazi Zenifar Azmiri

    Engaging energy companies in biodiversity protection: A case from Bangladesh

    17.10.2017

    North-West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have come together to work with IUCN on an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a proposed power plant project at the confluence of the Bhairab-Atai-Rupsha river...

  • Elephant Response Team (ERT) is chasing away elephants invading paddy fields, Sherpur, Bangladesh. Elephant Response Team (ERT) is chasing away elephants invading paddy fields, Sherpur, Bangladesh. Photo: © Rajib Mahamud / IUCN

    What can climate change response teach us about human-elephant conflict management?

    21.09.2017

    Apparently unrelated, there are some similarities between responding to climate change and managing human-elephant conflicts. To make human-elephant conflict obsolete in Bangladesh, its management could learn a few things from our responses to climate change...

  • The proposed site for full-fledged Chilmari River Port, Kurigram by the River Jamuna, 13 March 2017 The proposed site for full-fledged Chilmari River Port by the River Jamuna, 13 March 2017 Photo: © Haseeb Md. Irfanullah / IUCN

    Blog: Chilmari River Port of Bangladesh − A Case of Heritage, Development Aspiration, and Transboundary Cooperation

    30.08.2017

    Chilmari River Port, lying close to the international border with India, represents the riparian legacy of Bangladesh. Recent effort to bring back its former glory showcases the country’s development vision and transboundary cooperation, writes Haseeb Md....

  • Exchanged female (in the back) and male gharials at the Dhaka Zoo, 12 August 2017. Exchanged female (in the back) and male gharials at Dhaka Zoo, just before releasing the female gharial, 12 August 2017. Photo: ©Haseeb Md. Irfanullah / IUCN

    Blog: First Ever Gharial Exchange in Bangladesh: Facilitating Captive Breeding of a Critically Endangered Species

    23.08.2017

    Gharials are a unique crocodilian threatened with extinction and with wild populations that have decreased precipitously due to habitat destruction and accidental killings by fishermen when caught in nets. The Bangladesh Forest Department and IUCN Bangladesh...

  • Group photo of all workshop participants and facilitators © IUCN Group photo of all workshop participants and facilitators Photo: © IUCN

    Training event strengthens communications capacities of conservation actors across Asia

    11.07.2017

    40 conservation practitioners from 13 countries across Asia took part in a capacity-building workshop on strategic communications in Bangkok, Thailand from 5-7 July. The workshop was organised by IUCN, in collaboration with Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and...

  • Group photo during the launch of TROSA in Dhaka, Bangladesh Group photo during the launch of TROSA in Dhaka, Bangladesh  Photo: © OXFAM Bangladesh

    TROSA: New trans-boundary water governance initiative aims to enhance regional cooperation

    23.06.2017

    Over the last decade, IUCN has been working with governments, civil societies and academics in Asia on trans-boundary hydro-diplomacy through its initiatives in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) and Mekong river basins. Based on IUCN’s experiences and its...

  • White-rumped Vulture in Habiganj, Bangladesh White-rumped Vulture in Habiganj, Bangladesh Photo: A B M Sarowar Alam / IUCN

    Blog: Mainstreaming Meloxicam, a vulture-friendly drug

    19.06.2017

    The primary reason for the recent massive decline in vulture population is the use of harmful non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used as veterinary painkillers. Two of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh have joined in the effort to...

  • Community members committed to strengthening their governance are participating in a meeting at the village level Photo: © IUCN / Md. Mehedi Hasan

    Tanguar Haor: A wetland in the hands of the people

    30.05.2017

    After almost a century of exclusive ownership by wealthy elites, Tanguar Haor is finally back in the hands of the people who rely on it. A 10-year initiative of the government of Bangladesh, supported by IUCN and the Swiss Agency for Development and...

  • Speech by Mohammed Shafiul Alam Chowdhury, Chief Conservator of Forests, Bangladesh Forest Department Mohammed Shafiul Alam Chowdhury, Chief Conservator of Forests for the Bangladesh Forest Department, delivers his speech Photo: © IUCN / Mohammed Noman

    International Day for Biodiversity: Nature-based tourism integrated plan needed for Bangladesh

    25.05.2017

    A well-managed ecosystem provides an important foundation for many aspects of tourism. Tourism revenue, in turn, can contribute to the maintenance, protection and conservation of key wildlife populations – which is why the theme of this year’s International...

  • Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Tibetan wild yak Photo: IUCN / Chimed Ochir Bazarsad

    IUCN recommends listing key habitats for species conservation as World Heritage

    19.05.2017

    The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites nominated for their outstanding natural value. IUCN also recommends danger-listing for the Cerrado Protected...

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