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  • Western gray whale and salmon set nets near Sakhalin Island Western gray whale and salmon set nets near Sakhalin Island Photo: No attribution

    Western gray whales at great risk from salmon nets – IUCN-backed study


    Gland, Switzerland (IUCN) - A new IUCN-backed scientific article published today finds that threatened western gray whales are at “very high risk” of entanglement in coastal salmon nets near Russia’s Sakhalin island, which often leads to their injury or death...

  • Participants at the biodiversity training in Munge Photo: IUCN

    Training on Biodiversity Registers and Biodiversity Management Committees in Munger, Bihar


    IUCN India with support of ITC Ltd. has initiated a “Sustainable Agriscapes for Future” programme in the Munger district of Bihar. Under this programme, one of the objectives is to revive the ecosystem services which would not only help carry out sustainable...

  • A small boat moves through a canal near a small, gold pagoda among wetland vegetation Workshop participants in boats pass Golden Rock Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda at Moeyungyi, a Ramsar site and part of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Photo: © Elaine Mumford/IUCN

    Shaping the future: Indo-Burma’s wetlands experts rework Ramsar Regional Strategic Plan


    Members and partners of the Indo-Burma Ramsar Regional Initiative (IBRRI), including government representatives, academics, international organisation partners of Ramsar and others, gathered in Yangon in late July to workshop the IBRRI Strategic Plan for...

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