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  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • A farmer plants rice seedlings in a paddy Straight-row transplanting reduces the cost of rice seed  Photo: © NEWS

    Less is more: Climate-smart agricultural techniques maximise income and land productivity

    16.05.2018

    In Badadiya village in Odisha, India, agriculture generates little income – yet many households are forced to rely on it for lack of viable alternatives. Most of the land in the area is being converted to prawn farms, and the damage to the environment and to...

  • A reef with several kinds of colorful coral A healthy reef ecosystem in Koh Rong NMP Photo: © MFF Cambodia

    Koh Rong National Marine Park: A first for Cambodia

    14.05.2018

    On 8 February 2018, the Cambodian government announced the establishment of the Koh Rong National Marine Park (NMP) – a first for the country. The park covers over 52,000ha – an area two thirds the size of Bangkok – along the coast of Preah Sihanouk and...

  • ROAM presentation at Uttarakhand Summit IUCN presents ROAM study findings at Uttarakhand Summit Photo: IUCN\ India

    IUCN presents ROAM findings at Summit on Climate Resilient Mountain Agriculture organised by the Government of Uttarakhand, India

    11.05.2018

    On 2-4 May 2018, the Uttarakhand Watershed Management Directorate organised a Summit on Climate Resilient Mountain Agriculture in Dehradun, the state capital. IUCN India was invited to present the key findings of the restoration opportunity assessment study...

  • coral reef fish Photo: coral reef fish in Cu Lao Cham MPA © Cu Lao Cham MPA

    IUU fishing in Cu Lao Cham MPA: how to deal with it?

    10.05.2018

    In April 2017, an IUCN team spent a week on Cu Lao Cham (CLC) in central Vietnam assisting negotiations between the management board and local fishing communities to expand the strictly protected zone of the Marine Protected Area (MPA) from less than 2% to 10...

  • Sekong River, 2012 Photo: Sekong River, 2012 © IUCN ARO

    The Xe Kong 1 dam: why it matters for Vietnam

    10.05.2018

    The Xe Kong, which rises in Thua Thien Hue before flowing into Lao PDR and then into Cambodia, is the last unobstructed major tributary of the Mekong and is of irreplaceable value for regional food security and the productivity of the Mekong Delta. The...

  • marine debris exhibition in San Diago Photo: A sea turtle with full of plastic waste in San Diego marine debris exhibition © Nguyen Thu Trang Greenhub

    Call for volunteers: Participation in an artwork campaign on plastic waste and polystyrenes “I love the ocean and born to be wild”

    07.05.2018

    IUCN, with the financial support of the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, in collaboration with Bai Tu Long National Park and Greenhub, are pleased to announce a campaign to produce the artwork which are made of plastic waste and polystyrenes with the theme...

  • DRR Training Participants at HImachal Pradesh Participants of DRR Training in Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh Photo: IUCN\ Pratishtha Singh

    IUCN organises community training on Disaster Risk Reduction in Himachal Pradesh, India

    07.05.2018

    IUCN along with local NGO partner – Society for Technology Development, organised a three-day training programme from 23-25 April 2018, on Disaster Risk Reduction for local communities in Fozal Watershed, District Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. The training aimed...

  • woman pointing to a map on a table, others sit Photo: IUCN

    Restoring from experience in Myanmar

    02.05.2018

    With 45% forest cover, Myanmar has some of the largest remaining forest areas in Asia. Yet, the country suffers significant annual deforestation due to over-exploitation, illegal logging, shifting cultivation, governance and institutional issues, and...

  • Award presentation. In photo (left to right): Mr P.R. Sinha, Country Representative, IUCN India; Mr. K.K. Maheshwari, Managing Director, Ultratech Cement Ltd; Mr. Rajiv Dube, Director of Corporate Services, Aditya Birla Group; and Mr Tony Henshaw, Chief Sustainability Officer, Aditya Birla Group. Photo: IUCN / India

    Aditya Birla Group and Ultratech Cement launch Corporate Biodiversity Policy with IUCN’s support

    30.04.2018

    The Aditya Birla Group (ABG) launched a group-wide Corporate Biodiversity Policy on 23 April 2018 with a commitment to achieve No Net Loss of Biodiversity at their areas of operation. Following their lead, Ultratech Cement Ltd (an ABG Company) also launched...

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