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  • Five women dressed in bright colors construct a waist-high wall out of mud

    Certified organic: A new prawn paradigm in Bangladesh


    In Shyamnagar, Bangladesh, approximately 17,000 hectares of land (nearly the area of Washington D.C.) are being used for shrimp cultivation. 

  • Mangrove roots suspended above the water at low tide

    Mangroves and REDD+: A new component of MFF


    Mangrove forests are among the most productive ecosystems on earth. They provide a variety of ecological and socio-economic services benefitting millions of people living in coastal areas. Mangrove ecosystems are important nursery and feeding habitats for...

  • Trainees at the training workshop

    Protected area restoration training in Myanmar


    On November 13-17, 2017, members of IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA, ran a training course on protected area restoration for staff from 20 protected areas and the Nature and Wildlife...

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