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  • Regional Conference  Onstage, left to right: Kateryna Wowk (Senior Associate for Strategic Planning and Policy, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexco Studies Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi), Ryan Whisnant (Director of Strategic Initiatives for PEMSEA) and Kobkarn Suriyasat Wattanavrangkul (Thailand Minister of Tourism and Sport) © IUCN  Photo: IUCN

    Regional conference sheds light on pressing marine environmental issues in Asia


    A variety of marine environmental issues facing Southeast Asia were discussed at the U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Marine Environmental Issues held in Bangkok, Thailand from 14 to 15 September 2017. Organised by The Stimson Center, on behalf of the U.S. State...

  • Journalist in the investigation trip Journalist trip to hydropower plant in Hoa Thuan, Cao Bang province Photo: © Hoang Chien/PanNature

    From grassroots to policies: communicating issues from the ground for improved governance of natural resources in Viet Nam


    60 year-old Sau Dung is a fisherman who lives by the Hau River, a distributary of the Mekong in Viet Nam’s Hau Giang Province. His family relies on his catch, and with his skill and hard work, he can earn VND 6 million (US$ 265) every month. But there are not...

  • Anisul Islam Mahmud, MP, Honorable Minister for Environment and Forests, Government of Bangladesh speaks at the symposium organized by Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Members in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: IUCN

    World Wetlands Day 2018: Symposium on ‘State of Wetlands in Dhaka City and Future Direction’


    On 1 February 2018, the Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Members organized a symposium in Dhaka, Bangladesh to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2018, which takes place on 2 February.

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