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  • An orang utan, with her baby clinging to her side, hangs from a tree in an Indonesian forest Photo: © WRI

    Indonesia hosts first Asia regional high-level event on restoration and the Bonn Challenge

    11.05.2017

    The first Asia Bonn Challenge High-Level Roundtable Meeting was held on May 9-10, 2017 in Palembang, South Sumatra. Led by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of South Sumatra, in cooperation with IUCN,...

  • Wives of fishermen sharing their stories of living on the bank of the River Brahmaputra in Chilmari, Bangladesh. Wives of fishermen sharing their stories of living on the bank of the River Brahmaputra in Chilmari, Bangladesh. Photo: © Haseeb Md. Irfanullah

    Blog: Environment, Gender and Bangladesh

    03.05.2017

    IUCN’s Environment and Gender Information (EGI) platform provides evidence and knowledge to guide action toward women’s empowerment and gender equality in environmental spheres. Based on recent EGI dataset (2015−2017), this article analyses gender...

  • Chunati WildlIfe Sanctuary, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Chunati Wildlife Sanctuary, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Photo: © IUCN/ Sultan Ahmed

    Blog: Red List Indices of seven animal groups of Bangladesh

    25.04.2017

    IUCN has recently updated the Red List of Bangladesh by assessing 1619 species from seven animal groups. This article for the first time records the Red List Index (RLI) for each of these groups and creates a baseline to measure species conservation...

  • Tanguar Haor in winter, Sunamganj, Bangladesh Tanguar Haor of Bangladesh in winter​ Photo: ©Haseeb Md. Irfanullah

    Blog: Tanguar Haor − The Beginning of a New Era

    05.04.2017

    From 2006 to 2016, the Government of Bangladesh, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and IUCN, has managed Tanguar Haor, a Ramsar site, together with local communities. Just recently, the government has decided to continue to...

  • Participants during a trip to Owakudani, Hakone during the second APAP workshop Participants during a trip to Owakudani, Hakone during the second APAP workshop  Photo: © ERM

    Second APAP workshop: Collaborative management of protected areas emphasised

    04.04.2017

    The importance of collaborative protected area management through active stakeholder engagement took centre stage at the second Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) workshop held in Hakone, Japan from 13-15 February 2017. 

  • Vulture being released Vulture being released Photo: © Sakib Ahmad/IUCN

    Rehabilitated Himalayan griffon vultures released

    28.03.2017

    IUCN Bangladesh with the support of Bangladesh Forest Department established the country’s first-ever Vulture Rescue Centre in November 2016. The centre has successfully rescued and rehabilitated eight Himalayan Griffons and released the vultures back to the...

  • Sunset at the Brahmaputra river, a transboundary river that flows through China, Bangladesh and India  Sunset at the Brahmaputra, a transboundary river that flows through China, Bangladesh and India. Photo: © IUCN/ AJM Zobaidur Rahman

    World Water Day: IUCN video highlights key success factors for sustainable shared water resources management

    22.03.2017

    A new video on the importance of transboundary cooperation for equitable and sustainable water resources development was launched today by IUCN, on the occasion of World Water Day. Through the perspectives of civil society organisation (CSO) representatives,...

  • Calf with its mother at Bagkhali Reserved Forest, Bangladesh Calf with its mother at Bagkhali Reserved Forest, Bangladesh. © IUCN / Mohar Ali Photo: © IUCN / Mohar Ali

    Blog: Bangladesh has 268 wild elephants. What does it mean to us?

    21.03.2017

    On this year’s International Day of Forests (21 March), the Government of Bangladesh has unveiled two new publications on Asian Elephants in the country. These books reveal the latest estimates of Bangladesh’s elephants along with their distribution, routes,...

  • Green Peafowl (Shobuj Moyur) is a former resident of Bangladesh. No sighting of it has been reported since 1930. Conversion of its habitat and hunting were the two main reasons for the decline of its population to zero. Green Peafowl (Shobuj Moyur) is a former resident of Bangladesh. No sighting of it has been reported since 1930. Conversion of its habitat and hunting were the two main reasons for the decline of its population to zero.  Photo: © Sashi Smit/IUCN

    Why the Red List is crucial

    03.03.2017

    This opinion editorial, published in The Daily Star on 3 March to coincide with World Wildlife Day 2017, is written by Haseeb Md Irfanullah, Programme Coordinator, IUCN Bangladesh. It highlights why The IUCN Red List for Threatened Species™ is...

  • White-rumped Vulture, Bangladesh Photo: A.B.M. Sarowar Alam

    Blog: Banning of Ketoprofen - Yet another milestone in saving the vultures of Bangladesh

    16.02.2017

    In January, Bangladesh banned the vulture-toxic veterinary drug, Ketoprofen in two Vulture Safe Zones (VSZs) in an attempt to protect the country’s remaining vulture population from extinction. The banning of this drug has cumulated from two years of...

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