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  • Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations meet in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention on plastic pollution Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations meet in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention on plastic pollution Photo: © Alexis McGivern/Gallifrey Foundation

    Geneva meeting deliberates on global convention to address plastic pollution

    06.12.2018

    Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations from around the globe have come together this week in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention to beat plastic pollution.

  • Launching of Eco-tourism report on the Astola Island Launching of Eco-tourism report on the Astola Island Photo: IUCN Pakistan

    Astola Island Ecological Baseline Study on the Cards - Says Adviser to the Prime Minister

    03.12.2018

    Islamabad, November 30, 2018   The Astola Island Ecological Baseline Study was on the cards of the Government. This was stated by Mr. Malik Amin Aslam, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Changeduring the IUCN Pakistan National Committee...

  • Sumatra rhino ssc Photo: Ridho Hafizh Zainur Ridha/WWF-Indonesia

    Rescue of critically endangered Sumatran rhino brings new hope for the species

    30.11.2018

    KUTAI BARAT, 28 November 2018: The Government of Indonesia and Sumatran Rhino Rescue, a groundbreaking alliance of leading international conservation organizations have successfully rescued and relocated a critically endangered but healthy female rhino to a...

  • Fishermen with their catch on the Meghna River, Bangladesh Fishermen with their catch on the Meghna River, Bangladesh Photo: © Enamul Mazid Khan Siddique/Oxfam Bangladesh

    New report lays groundwork for benefit sharing in Meghna River Basin

    30.11.2018

    IUCN’s Building River Dialogue and Governance (BRIDGE) Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) project has developed a profile and preliminary scoping study on Benefit sharing opportunities in the Meghna Basin for Bangladesh and India. The document is the first of...

  • Floating bed with seedlings, Viet Nam Seedlings growing on a floating bed in Tri Ton, An Giang, Viet Nam. Photo: ©Gian Tang Phuong/IUCN

    Blog: Floating agriculture drifts from Bangladesh to Viet Nam

    27.11.2018

    Floating agriculture is an age-old practice in Bangladesh. Haseeb Md. Irfanullah of IUCN Bangladesh writes on the recent introduction of this famous, traditional farming system to the Mekong Delta as an example of south-south cooperation.

  • Dr. T.P. Singh, Paul Hugentobler and SCCC and IUCN senior staff Dr Tejpal Singh (centre left) and Mr Paul Hugentobler (centre right) exchange MoUs at the signing ceremony. Photo: Elaine Mumford/IUCN

    Siam City Cement Group collaborates with IUCN to enhance biodiversity conservation in Asia

    27.11.2018

    Bangkok, Thailand, 27 November 2018 - Siam City Cement Group (SCCC Group) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature to implement robust sustainable environmental development standards for...

  • Participants were discussing in the meeting Photo: Participants were discussing in the meeting © IUCN Viet Nam

    A nexus assessment of the 3S river basins: initial results and feedback

    26.11.2018

    Over the last 18 months, IUCN, ICEM, and IWMI have been preparing a water-food-energy-environment (WFEE) nexus assessment of the Srepok, Sesan, and Sekong (3S) River Basins in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam on behalf of the US State Department’s Nexus Futures...

  • 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...

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