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  • Workshop participants and facilitators Photo: IUCN

    World Water Day: Applying nature-based solutions to improve water management in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna region

    22.03.2019

    From 19 to 21 March, the BRIDGE GBM Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Network, through the BRIDGE Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) programme facilitated by IUCN, organised a workshop in Sreemangal, Bangladesh, on the week of World Water Day. The workshop aimed...

  • Lew Young at Intercol Conference Photo: IUCN

    IUCN mourns the loss of leading conservationist Lew Young

    11.03.2019

    It is with great sadness that IUCN Asia announces that conservationist Dr. Lew Young passed away on 5th March 2019. His passing is a tremendous loss to the conservation community.

  • Participants to the Master Class on the Prevention and Mitigation of Human-Elephant Conflict Photo: IUCN

    Elephants and people: Exploring options for co-existence in Asia

    06.03.2019

    Analysing and understanding the complexities of human-wildlife conflicts and applying appropriate implementation methods and processes adapted to the local context, are critical in the prevention and mitigation of Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC).

  • Sonam Choden, Senior Forestry Officer and Ramsar Focal Point for the Department of Forests and Park Services, Bhutan; Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad, Country Representative for IUCN Bangladesh; and P. P. Shrivastav, former Chief Secretary of the State of Goa and Tru Photo: Ann Moey

    Civil Society Organisations: a catalyst for enhanced shared water governance in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River Basin

    07.01.2019

    To emphasise the value of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) engagement in water governance and to promote the work of the GBM CSO Network, a setup of around thirty CSOs working in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) basin in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India...

  • Guiyang, China Photo: Shutterstock/ESB

    GrowGreen: Chinese cities grow and with it, the need for green

    18.12.2018

    Blog by Claire Warmenbol. Worldwide out of the 47 megacities, China alone counts 17. These are cities with a population in excess of 10 million people. Today over half of the Chinese mainland population lives in cities. Towards 2030, China aims for 70%...

  • Tianchi Lake Tianchi Lake Photo: IUCN/ James Hardcastle

    China’s new National Forest and Grassland Administration seeks quality and good performance

    18.12.2018

    In 2018 China has consolidated the governance of the protected areas estate through the formation of the new National Forest and Grassland Administration (NFGA). The NFGA will oversee a process of revision and standardisation or protected and conserved areas...

  • Corals Red Sea Corals at Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt Photo: mindgrow [CC BY-SA 2-0]. from flickr

    IUCN lists 15 new sites as world’s best protected areas

    24.11.2018

    Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 24 November 2018 (IUCN) – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has admitted 15 new natural sites to the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas – the first global standard recognising best practice in...

  • Vance Martin, President of the WILD Foundation, and leaders from the Global Times, People’s Daily, and the China Institute of Strategy and Management participate in the January 20, 2018 announcement that China will host the 11th World Wilderness Congress Vance Martin, President of the WILD Foundation, and leaders from the Global Times, People’s Daily, and the China Institute of Strategy and Management participate in the January 20, 2018 announcement that China will host the 11th World Wilderness Congress in Beijing 2019. Photo: Wild Foundation

    China to host 11th World Wilderness Congress in 2019

    28.03.2018

    At a media event in Beijing organised by the Global Times and People’s Daily, China announced it will host the 11th World Wilderness Congress (WILD11) in late 2019.

  • 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...

  • Golden Snub Nosed Monkey, Hubei Shennongjia, China Hubei Shennongjia, China Photo: IUCN/Bruce Jefferies

    Three priorities for China's national park programme

    12.10.2017

    With the introduction on 26 September of its comprehensive programme, China’s national park system enters its implementation phase. This raises questions about what kind of park is being established, who will manage it and how ordinary people will benefit.

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