Asia: a rich and dynamic region

IUCN Asia Regional Office

The IUCN Asia Regional Office (ARO) based in Bangkok, Thailand, was established in 2002, building on projects and initiatives implemented in the region since the early 1980s. Since 1999, the Asia programme has initiated and overseen both Regional and Country Programmes and projects in over 20 countries across Asia. Today, IUCN’s Asia Regional Office is the heart of IUCN’s operations in the region, serving 23 countries through our presence in 12 countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Lao PDR, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam). 

IUCN Asia in the News 

Wildlife protection requires joint efforts from all stakeholders | Environment | Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus) (VietnamPlus, 18 March 2023) 

Women played key role in community resilience initiatives: Sherry Rehman ( (Associated Press of Pakistan, 8 March 2023) 

Nepal's biodiversity should be linked with livelihood: PM Dahal - Enewspolar Enewspolar (enewspolar, 1 March 2023) 

প্রকৃতি রক্ষা করে উন্নয়ন করতে হবে: আইইউসিএন মহাপরিচালক | প্রথম আলো ( (Prothom Alo, 1 March 2023) 

Bangladesh is exactly one of the places we want IUCN strong: DG | undefined ( (The Business Standard, 1 March 2023)