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  • New PANORAMA Solutions theme features business engagement Photo: IUCN

    PANORAMA initiative expands to showcase civil society engagement on business and biodiversity

    25.11.2018

    Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 23 November 2018 (IUCN) –  A new PANORAMA theme exploring how civil society can engage with business aims to scale up new partnerships and action to mainstream biodiversity across different sectors -- a key objective of the UN...

  • Corals Red Sea Corals at Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt Photo: mindgrow [CC BY-SA 2-0]. from flickr

    IUCN lists 15 new sites as world’s best protected areas

    24.11.2018

    Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 24 November 2018 (IUCN) – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has admitted 15 new natural sites to the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas – the first global standard recognising best practice in...

  • Volunteers were collecting the trash from the beach in Vung Ha islet, Ha Long Bay Photo: Volunteers were collecting the trash from the beach in Vung Ha islet, Ha Long Bay © IUCN Viet Nam

    Zero waste programme: mutual benefits for both the environment and the private sector

    23.11.2018

    Through the Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance (HLCBA), a USAID funded initiative to address the environmental problems in Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Archipelago, IUCN and its partners are influencing the business sector, especially boat cruises and travel agents, to raise...

  • Mr U Win Maung and his team visit the coastal protection zone Mr U Win Maung and his team visit the coastal protection zone Photo: Helene Marre/MFF

    Sometimes, you just need to let nature take its course

    21.11.2018

    Growing over an estimated area of over half a million hectares, mangrove coverage in Myanmar is the second largest in Asia after Indonesia. These mangroves provide food, shelter and livelihoods to millions of delta and coastal dwellers in Myanmar and other...

  • Mr. Ninnart Chaithirapinyo, Chairman, Toyota Motor Thailand (TMT) Mr. Ninnart Chaithirapinyo, Chairman, Toyota Motor Thailand (TMT) presenting at the Toyota - IUCN CBD COP14 side event. Photo: Ann Moey/IUCN

    Thailand multi-sectoral platform aimed at enhancing role of private sector in biodiversity conservation soft-launched at Convention on Biological Diversity COP 14

    21.11.2018

    Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 20 November 2018 —  Businesses have an important role to play in protecting biodiversity, and multi-sectoral partnerships will be key to achieving this goal. This was the message voiced by IUCN and Toyota at the 2018 UN Convention...

  • Children with their origami dolphins after origami session Children with their origami dolphins after origami session Photo: IUCN/Fayed Masud Khan

    Bangladesh celebrates first ever International Freshwater Dolphin Day

    16.11.2018

    On the 24th of October, Bangladesh celebrated the International Freshwater Dolphin Day 2018 for the first time. The event was mutually organized by Bangladesh Forest Department, IUCN Bangladesh,CNRS and UNDP Bangladesh under the project, "Expanding the...

  • Participants stand under event banner at closing ceremony Left to right: Sabyasachi Dutta from the Asian Confluence, Chamaporn Paiboonvorachat from the MRC, and Prithviraj Nath from the Asian Confluence at the workshop closing ceremony  Photo: © BRIDGE/IUCN

    Mekong and Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins: Opportunity to collaborate and improve transboundary water management.

    09.11.2018

    On 5 October, 20 representatives from civil society, government, and the academic sector, representing seven countries which are part of the Mekong and Brahmaputra-Meghna River Basins, met in Bangkok to identify cross-basin learning and collaboration...

  • Shark dive briefings to our diving team in Koh Tao Shark dive briefings to our diving team in Koh Tao Photo: Eco Koh Tao

    Sharks: Friends not foes!

    05.11.2018

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

  • Participants of the 'Elaboration of the Gender Roadmap for Laos NBSAP' workshop Participants of the 'Elaboration of the Gender Roadmap for Laos NBSAP' workshop in Vientiane, Lao PDR Photo: Oulaykham Phommachak / IUCN

    Integrating gender considerations into Lao PDR’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

    31.10.2018

    On 4 and 5 September, 38 representatives across government ministries, academia, civil society and international organisations attended the “Elaboration of the Gender Roadmap for Laos NBSAP [National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plan]” workshop in Vientiane...

  • MARPLASSTICs theory of change workshop MARPLASTICCs Theory of Change workshop at the Marriott Queens Park, Bangkok Photo: Siriporn Sriaram

    MARPLASTICCs workshops guide pilot initiatives to tackle plastic pollution in Thailand and Viet Nam

    29.10.2018

    Marine plastic pollution is a global problem which needs to be tackled at the national level, using methods that are appropriate for the context of each country.

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