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  • 13th Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Regional Steering Committee (RSC - 13) meeting 13th Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Regional Steering Committee (RSC - 13) meeting in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh  Photo: © MFF/ Nathisha Pattrom

    IUCN and ACB collaboration to boost ASEAN’s conservation efforts

    26.10.2016

    IUCN and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) are strengthening ties to support ASEAN countries in achieving their biodiversity targets through a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

  • Rita Rani poses for a photo with Mele, which is a raw material for cottage-craft now locally grown by women’s community enterprise in Shyamnagar, Bangladesh © IUCN Bangladesh and Nabolok Parishad  Rita Rani poses for a photo with Mele, which is a raw material for cottage-craft now locally grown by women’s community enterprise in Shyamnagar, Bangladesh  Photo: © IUCN Bangladesh and Nabolok Parishad

    Social Empowerment: Foundation for effective governance of natural resources

    19.10.2016

    More than 400,000 people living near the mangrove forests of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh depend on forests for their livelihoods. Unfortunately, the health, wellbeing and quality of life of these people are often affected by recurring cyclones and poorly...

  • The Sundarbans, Bangladesh, World Heritage site The Sundarbans in Bangladesh is part of the world’s largest mangrove forest, lying on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers and bordering India’s Sundarbans National Park, also a World Heritage site. Photo: IUCN / Mizuki Murai

    Photo gallery: World Heritage mission to the Sundarbans in Bangladesh

    18.10.2016

    A mission report making a set of 10 recommendations for action to secure the long-term protection of the Sundarbans, Bangladesh has just been published. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) carried out a field mission to the site in...

  • Ambassador Masahiko Horie, IUCN Regional Councillor for South and East Asia presents Anura Saturusinghe, Conservator General of Forests Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment Sri Lanka with the APAP membership certificate © IUCN Ambassador Masahiko Horie, IUCN Regional Councillor for South and East Asia and Ambassador for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents Anura Saturusinghe, Conservator General of Forests, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment Sri Lanka with the APAP membership certificate at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, Hawai'i Photo: © IUCN

    Asia Protected Areas Partnership continues to gain momentum

    06.10.2016

    IUCN Asia’s regional protected areas initiative, the Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP), has made significant headway with the adoption of the APAP constitution, alongside several other new developments. 

  • Coral reef in the Maldives Photo: IUCN Maldives Marine Projects

    Nature for all: Converging to save the planet

    12.09.2016

    This opinion editorial, coinciding with the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai'i, is bylined by Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director, IUCN Asia. 

  • Morning catch, Ban Mod Ta Noi, Trang, Thailand Photo: © MFF Thailand/Siriporn Sriaram

    Asia's journey at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

    26.08.2016

    The upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress to be held in Hawaii from 1 - 10 September seeks to bring together people from all over the world to discuss and develop solutions to the world’s most pressing conservation and sustainability challenges.  ...

  • Community-based vulture conservation Photo: IUCN / Sakib Ahmed

    Blog: Vulture conservation − Changing our conservation approach for the better

    18.08.2016

    In South Asia, vulture populations have reduced drastically since 1990s due to veterinary use of pain-killers. Highlighting some recent developments in Bangladesh, this article explains how conserving vultures gives us an opportunity to change the way we...

  • A young mangrove in coastal Thailand Photo: © IUCN/Ana Grillo

    Mangroves For The Future – Contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    26.07.2016

    Press Release Bangkok, Thailand, 26 July 2016 — To celebrate International Mangroves Day, Mangroves for the Future (MFF) has released a multimedia story (refer to Links section on the right-hand side of this page) showcasing its achievements and...

  • Launching of IUCN Red List of Bangladesh 2015 Launching of 'IUCN Red List of Bangladesh 2015', Dhaka, Bangladesh Photo: IUCN

    Bangladesh: Red List reports 31 Regionally Extinct and 390 Threatened animal species

    15.07.2016

    In 2000, IUCN Bangladesh first published the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ Bangladesh. Fifteen years later, the list has been updated including two invertebrate groups: crustaceans and butterflies. A total of 1,619 animal species belonging to seven...

  • A volunteer engaged in Asian elephant status survey in Bangladesh A volunteer engaged in a status survey of Asian elephants in Bangladesh. Photo: Mohammad Sultan Ahmed / IUCN

    Blog: How do young biologists dream the future of conservation in Bangladesh?

    12.07.2016

    In certain South Asian countries, young biologists have very limited opportunities to take part in national conservation planning. Despite many challenges, a group of young Bangladeshi biologists shared their encouraging thoughts and dreams about the...

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