Asia

India

  • Tata Steel staff undergo training on the BIRS tool Tata Steel staff undergo training on the BIRS tool Photo: IUCN India/Vipul Sharma

    Workshop on Biodiversity Indicator and Reporting System (BIRS) at Tata Steel

    30.03.2017

    IUCN has been working with Tata Steel since 2013, to enhance company’s performance toward biodiversity conservation. In pursuit of this, Tata Steel has embraced a company level biodiversity policy in April 2016. The policy is supplemented with site-specific...

  • Participants at the FLR Roundtable on Bonn Challenge & Restoration Efforts in India Photo: IUCN India

    Stakeholders come together to advance restoration efforts in India

    24.03.2017

    Forests are undoubtedly amongst the most valuable ecosystem service providers in the world. Their role extends to securing sustainable energy, supporting biodiversity, safeguarding food and water security and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Despite...

  • 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,...

  • IUCN’s Petch Manopawitr and fellow panellists at the Forum’s SDG 14 ‘Life below water’ panel discussion. IUCN’s Petch Manopawitr and fellow panellists at the Forum’s SDG 14 ‘Life below water’ panel discussion. Photo: © Ann Moey/IUCN

    The business community: Partners for a sustainable future

    07.02.2017

    If there are three words that could sum up the spirit of the Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Sustainable Development which took place in Singapore in November, they would be ‘Innovation’, ‘Collaboration’ and ‘Action’.

  • Agricultural land in the Delft Island, Sri Lanka Agricultural land in the Delft Island, Sri Lanka Photo: © Kumudini Ekaratne

    A look back at 2016: Coastal conservation in Asia

    02.02.2017

    Through Mangroves for the Future (MFF), coastal conservation in Asia will enter the new year with renewed optimism after making significant progress towards sustainable development in 2016.

  • Integrated mangrove-shrimp farming, Ca Mau, Viet Nam Integrated mangrove-shrimp farming, Ca Mau, Viet Nam Photo: © IUCN

    MFF/FAO joint report: New low-cost mechanism for investing in mangrove protection and restoration

    02.02.2017

    Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have designed a new low-cost mechanism that enables investors to promote mangrove conservation and restoration through provision of funding to local...

  • Chitwan National Park, Nepal In the buffer zone of Chitwan National Park, this settlement is encroaching on important wildlife habitat. Photo: IUCN / Remco Van Merm

    Paper reveals severity of human footprint and forest loss in natural World Heritage sites

    01.02.2017

    The majority of natural World Heritage sites are under increasing pressure from human activities, according to a new analysis quantifying for the first time changes in human footprint and forest loss in over 100 terrestrial natural World Heritage sites.

  • Participants from various departments of Ultratech Cement Ltd. partake in the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Training Participants from various departments of Ultratech Cement Ltd. partake in the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Training Photo: Vipul Sharma/IUCN

    First-ever biodiversity and ecosystem training for Ultratech Cements Ltd. in India

    31.01.2017

    IUCN has been working with Ultratech Cements Limited to enhance the company’s performance towards biodiversity conservation. A key component of the engagement is to build understanding of biodiversity and ecosystem service related challenges amongst the...

  • Participants deliberate the biodiversity plans Photo: Vipul Sharma

    IUCN and Tata Steel Kick Off Phase II of Biodiversity Engagement

    23.01.2017

    IUCN has been working with Tata Steel from 2013 to enhance the company’s performance in terms of biodiversity conservation. Phase I of the engagement focused on developing a corporate biodiversity policy and management plans for Tata Steel’s raw material...

  • 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

    Nature: the decisive solution for the climate change crisis

    16.01.2017

    This blog, published in Thomson Reuters Foundation News, highlights how MFF harnesses the natural functions of ecosystems and women’s strength in resource management to bring about better solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Pages

Keep up with the latest in conservation, subscribe to one of our IUCN newsletters

Go to top