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.



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    How South Africa will beat plastic pollution


    Through the MARPLASTICCs project, IUCN is working with South Africa, one of the world’s top 20 contributors of marine plastic pollution, to close the plastic tap.

  • Plastic waste in a canal, Bangkok Photo: Siriporn Sriaram, IUCN Thailand

    IUCN joins Fortune 500 companies to address plastic leaks in their supply chains


    IUCN, together with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Life Cycle Initiative, have joined the strategic committee of a newly launched Plastic Leak Project (PLP), which aims to...

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    Myanmar continues development of its national Red List


    On January15-18, 2019, more than 30 of Myanmar’s top mammal experts met in Nay Pyi Taw to continue the development of a National Red List of Threatened Species.

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

Protected areas

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

Wetlands of Viet Nam Photo: © IUCN Viet Nam

Water and wetlands

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