• 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


    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...

  • Pampa with her husband in their fish pen Photo: © MFF India

    New farming methods secure livelihoods of communities in India


    Pampa Dolui is from Udayan, a small village among the mangroves of Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha, India. Her early childhood memories are of her family’s rice paddy fields and clear water ponds. As a 15-year-old, Pampa also experienced the devastation...

  • Communities for Whale Shark Conservation - A success story from Gujarat, India


      CEESP NEWS - By Indu Kumari & Sajan John, Wildlife Trust of India The internationally acclaimed Whale Shark Conservation Project, the most successful conservation action project undertaken by the Wildlife Trust of India, has managed through a...

  • Session participants in front of the Tata Steel sign, Jamshedpur Session participants from Leaders for Nature, IUCN and Tata Steel Photo: © Leaders for Nature

    IUCN Leaders for Nature programme and TATA Steel organise Raw Material Strategy Group in company session on biodiversity


    On Thursday 20 July, 2017, Tata Steel's Raw Material Strategy Group and IUCN's Leaders for Nature (LFN) organised an in-company session at Tata Steel's Jamshedpur facility. The event aimed to emphasise the importance of biodiversity and highlight the extent...

  • Exposure visit participants from Tata Power and CGPL Exposure visit participants from Tata Power and CGPL  Photo: © IUCN

    Tata Power and CGPL staff visit Gir National Park


    From IUCN organised an exposure visit for Tata Power and CGPL staff to Gir National Park in Sasan, Gujarat from 9-10 June 2017. The objective of the visit was to develop participants understanding on biodiversity and ecosystem services by providing them first...

  • A woman, balancing a tall bundle of long grasses on her head, looks out over a green valley Photo: © IUCN / Li Jia

    Blog: Restoring forests for the future of Himalayan mountain communities


    Driving along the winding hill roads of the Indian state of Uttarakhand from Dehra Dun to Pithoragarh, one cannot fail to be impressed by the magnificent Himalayan scenery. The forests and mountains of the Himalayas have been tremendous assets to Uttarakhand...

  • 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


    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...

  • 150 lifeguards were trained to respond to stranded marine animals in distress 150 lifeguards were trained to respond to stranded marine animals in distress Photo: IUCN/Nisha D'Souza

    Strengthening community responses to whale & dolphin conservation


    Whales, dolphins and propoises are arguably the best known and most commonly seen marine mammals; over 25 species are found in India. The size and pivotal position of marine cetaceans within food webs makes them ecologically important and a significant...

  • Forest restoration experts discuss FLR opportunities in Uttarakhand Photo: © IUCN Asia / Anushree Bhattacharjee

    Opportunities for Forest Landscape Restoration in Uttarakhand, India


    The Global Partnership for Forest Landscape Restoration estimated that more than 2 billion hectares of degraded land is available for restoration globally - an area larger than South America! Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) is the process of...

  • 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


    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...


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