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  • 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.

  • Representatives from Tata companies in Gujarat at the CGPL plant in Mundra Photo: IUCN/CGPL

    The road to biodiversity and ecosystem service management

    12.01.2017

    All forms of industrial growth are dependent on one or more ecosystem services. They can also simultaneously negatively impact the ability of ecosystems to provide these services. Businesses therefore, cannot afford to ignore their dependence, direct or...

  • Participants participate in group discussions to explore the role of biodiversity and nature based solutions to DRR Participants participate in group discussions to explore the role of biodiversity and nature based solutions to DRR Photo: IUCN/Nisha DSouza

    Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction in Asia (RELIEF KIT workshop)

    18.11.2016

    Representatives from government agencies responsible for Disaster Risk Management and the environment came together at an IUCN workshop in New Delhi to discuss the role of ecosystems in disaster risk reduction. Held from 1-2 November, the workshop was...

  • Protecting South Asia's elephants Photo: Rohit Varma

    Elephant in the Room

    21.10.2016

    Threatened by a brutal wildlife trade, habitat loss and degradation, the Endangered Asian elephant is now largely confined to India, with smaller populations found in other South Asian countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.  

  • 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. 

  • An elevated walking path through the mangrove forest of Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia. An elevated walking path through the mangrove forest of Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia. Photo: © Steven Bernacki/IUCN

    Mangroves for the Future at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

    05.10.2016

    The MFF regional secretariat along with MFF country staff will be presenting at the upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i from 1 - 10 September.

  • Families were able to sell their farmed products at local markets Photo: IUCN/PPSS

    Farmed fishing: a nature based solution to increased resilience

    01.10.2016

    In 2007, IUCN and M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) partnered through the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative to address a critical need. Across the east coast of India, abandoned lands stand testament to unsustainable aquaculture practices...

  • Infographics were designed to inform tourists of the need to protect the oceans Photo: IUCN/WWF India

    India: Bridging the gap between dolphin tourism and conservation

    27.09.2016

    Ecotourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of tourism, and has the potential to drive changing attitudes towards wildlife conservation. For many coastal nations it is the revenue generated through marine wildlife-based tourism that supports conservation...

  • Women in coastal wetlands in Odisha Photo: Justin Kernoghan (Trocaire) CC BY 2.0

    India: Business of marine conservation in Odisha

    27.09.2016

    Through its Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and Leaders for Nature (LfN) initiatives, IUCN is engaging business in Odisha, India, to help conserve nature and ensure the equitable and ecologically sustainable use of natural resources.

  • 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. 

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