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  • 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

    01.08.2017

    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

    25.07.2017

    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

    14.07.2017

    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

    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...

  • 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

    06.07.2017

    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

    06.07.2017

    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

    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...

  • Communities travel to and fro with their belongings between the islands of the Indian Sundarban. Communities travel to and fro with their belongings between the islands of the Indian Sundarban.  Photo: IUCN/Nisha D'Souza

    Community conservation in the Indian Sundarbans

    26.05.2017

    In April 2017, Springer Journals published a special edition on Wetland Science: Perspectives from South Asia. IUCN, in partnership with the Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve (SBR), Government of West Bengal, contributed a chapter on Participatory Wetland...

  • Potentail site survey in Stung Sen Core area, Cambodia Potentail site survey in Stung Sen Core area, Cambodia Photo: © Wild Cambodia Organisation

    Tapping into sustainable tourism to safeguard biodiversity

    22.05.2017

    As the sun rises and the flooded forests of Cambodia’s Stung Seng wildlife sanctuary come alive with the chattering and whooping of endangered monkeys with their elegant silvery-grey fur, fishermen from the Phat Sanday commune make their way towards the lake...

  • 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,...

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