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  • Local students collected plastic waste to exchange for IUCN notebooks and multiple use bags Photo: Local students collected plastic waste to exchange for IUCN notebooks and multiple use bags © IUCN Viet Nam

    5,510 plastic bottles saved during the first month in Ly Son MPA

    15.09.2018

    “I was appalled by the level of litter and rubbish that is spoiling the island. This problem needs to be addressed to attract foreign tourists. They will not come here if rubbish of all kinds, plastic bottles, paper, polystyrene are just thrown into the...

  • French Polynesia Sharks and Rays Photo: Lauric Thiault

    Global AWARE Week: Mobilising ocean conservation action

    14.09.2018

    Blog by Ria Sen, member of the IUCN Comission on Education and Communication

  • Group photo at the launching workshop Photo: Group photo at the launching workshop © IUCN Viet Nam

    Second phase of FFF gets going in Vietnam

    10.09.2018

    The first phase of the Forest & Farm Facility (FFF), which ran from 2012 to 2017, was a clear success.  In the 10 focal countries, over 900 forest and farmer producer organizations (FFPOs) were strengthened, 279 business plans were completed, 51...

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Gokyo and its associated lakes with Nogjumba glacier in Everest Region Photo: © IUCN Nepal/Amit Poudyal

Protected areas

Wetlands of Viet Nam Photo: © IUCN Viet Nam

Water and wetlands

Seaweed farming in Ninh Tinh commune, Viet Nam, is incorporated into local governance models for coastal reefs and managed marine areas Photo: © James Hardcastle

Coastal and marine ecosystems

Endemic and threatened female golden langur Photo: © IUCN/Shyamal Datta, Aaranyak

Species and biodiversity

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