Asia is a land full of natural and cultural wonders. But the region faces critical challenges, including poverty, water shortages and climate change. IUCN works with states and civil society in the region to build solutions together.



  • Training instructor introduces water quality testing kits to the participants Photo: ©IUCN/Thotsaphon Wanphen

    IUCN collaborates with regional university network to enhance capacity of Thai wetland managers


    To promote the wise use of wetlands throughout the region, IUCN, in collaboration with the Mekong Wetland University Network (MWUN), organised the Wetland National Training Course for Wetland Site Managers at Mahidol University and Bang Pakong River wetland,...

  • Pangolin Species Identification Guide: A Rapid Assessment Tool for Field and Desk Photo: @USAID

    New guide developed to identify pangolin species


    To assist law enforcement officers in identifying illegally traded pangolins, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Wildlife Asia initiative developed a pangolin species identification guide and poster to help people identify pangolin...

  • Photo: Staff in Bai Tu Long NP were separating beach debris for making data © IUCN Viet Nam/Greenhub

    Conducting a beach debris monitoring programme in the coastal areas of Viet Nam


    On January 1, 2020, Thailand introduced a ban on single-use plastic bags with the participation of 75 department stores, convenience stores and other shops with more than 24,500 branches nationwide.

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