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  • Chunati WildlIfe Sanctuary, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Photo: © IUCN/ Sultan Ahmed

    Blog: Red List Indices of Seven Animal Groups of Bangladesh


    IUCN has recently updated the Red List of Bangladesh by assessing 1619 species from seven animal groups. This article for the first time records the Red List Index (RLI) for each of these groups and creates a baseline to measure species conservation...

  • Sunail harvesting crabs and packing them in a "tail-down" position with their arms and legs folded inward toward their bodies to be sold in live conditions

    Mangrove crab: Ecologically significant species with a promising economic prospect


    Situbondo, one of East Java’s regencies, is situated on the north coast between Probolinggo and Banyuwangi, in Indonesia. The area is abundant with beautiful beaches, mountains, hills, forests, and rich history from the Dutch colonial period.

  • Blog: IUCN changes my life


    My name is Phan Bao Ha and I was a volunteer for the IUCN marine turtle conservation programme in Con Dao National Park in 2015. That year, with a true love of nature and a desire for discovery, I registered to participate in the volunteer program, organised...

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