• Mr. Huynh - Deputy Director of Ha Long Bay Management Board joined with volunteers to collect huge fishing nets left on the beach in Ha Long Photo: Mr. Huynh - Deputy Director of HLB Management Board joined with volunteers in the cleanup © IUCN Viet Nam

    More action needed from Hai Phong City to control polystyrene pollution in Ha Long Bay-Cat Ba Archipelago


    "Beautiful, totally worth it, shame about the litter. We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay and would recommend this experience. The only detractor was seeing litter in the water in the area where we went kayaking. Apparently, it's been...

  • A group of community members sit on the floor around a large piece of paper with blue Khmer text Local community members participate in a consultation about the management plan for Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary Photo: © IUCN Cambodia

    Planning for the future of Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary


    Located on the coast of southwestern Cambodia, the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary harbours one of the largest undisturbed mangrove forests in Southeast Asia. The sanctuary’s magnificent mangroves are anchored in the bays and channels that weave among the many...

  • UNFCCC COP23 - Law Day - Keep It Legal - IUCN Pavilion Photo: IUCN ELC

    IUCN, Keeping it Legal at the UNFCCC COP 23


    Last Sunday, in a rainy city in Germany, lawyers, students, policymakers, conservationists and private sector representatives from around the world gathered to discuss the future of the planet.  Led by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre, in collaboration...

  • A field of tiny mangrove saplings planted in deep silt Rhizophora mangrove saplings planted near Dewani Creek, Pakistan Photo: © IUCN Pakistan

    Beyond frontiers – Engaging the Pakistan Navy in coastal governance


    Fisheries are the primary livelihood sector for 80% of the coastal population of Pakistan, but this sector contributes to only 0.5% of national GDP and 1% of the country’s labour force. Fish and fishery-related exports yield, on average, a sum of PKR 8.8...

  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen Socotra Archipelago, Yemen was hit cyclones in 2015 - a rare weather event in this part of the Indian Ocean. Photo: IUCN / Ismail Mohammed

    Number of natural World Heritage sites affected by climate change nearly doubles in three years – IUCN


    Bonn, Germany, 13 November, 2017 (IUCN) – The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just three years, with climate change being the fastest growing threat they face, according to a report released today...

  • Group photo Group photo of the participants at the GBM CSO Vision launch event  Photo: © Ann Moey / IUCN

    Civil Society Organisations launch vision for cooperative governance of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins


    Cooperative governance of the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Basins (GBM) region was strengthened through the recent launch of a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) vision for improved transboundary water management. The vision, which was developed by a network of...

  • two actors - one in a dolphin costume, and one in a fishing boat set piece -- act out a play Magic Performance by Mayahahey, a youth Laos group which highlighted the issue of women exclusion from the natural resources management decision-making processes Photo: © Oxfam

    Importance of gender equity in safeguarding water resources highlighted at recent regional forum


    IUCN’s BRIDGE programme and the Oxfam Inclusion Project, in collaboration with the Lao Women’s Union, facilitated a regional forum on gender equity and women’s leadership in transboundary water governance from 13 to 15 September in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The...

  • A green turtle in Con Dao National Park Photo: A green turtle in Con Dao National Park © IUCN Viet Nam/Nguyen Hai Van

    Evaluating implementation of the Marine Turtle Conservation Action Plan 2016-2025


    IUCN organized a meeting on July 13, 2017 in Da Nang to evaluate implementation of the Marine Turtle Conservation Action Plan (MTCAP). The meeting focused on the protection of the marine turtles’ population and their habitats in Vietnam.  

  • Group photo of RSC participants Photo: © Ann Moey / IUCN

    MFF holds 14th Regional Steering Committee Meeting in Myanmar


    The IUCN and UNDP regional coastal initiative Mangroves for the Future (MFF) held its 14th Steering Committee meeting in Yangon to assess achievements over the past year and discuss the programme's sustainability beyond 2018. 

  • Ganges River Dolphin at the confluence of the Bhairab-Atai-Rupsha river system in Khulna, Bangladesh. Ganges River Dolphin at the confluence of the Bhairab-Atai-Rupsha river system in Khulna, Bangladesh. Photo: © IUCN / Kazi Zenifar Azmiri

    Engaging energy companies in biodiversity protection: A case from Bangladesh


    North-West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have come together to work with IUCN on an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a proposed power plant project at the confluence of the Bhairab-Atai-Rupsha river...


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