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  • Endangered François' langurs (Trachypithecus francoisi) and young in Viet Nam Endangered François' langurs (Trachypithecus francoisi) and young in Viet Nam Photo: © PRCF/CEPF

    Private sector and crowdfunding platforms most promising non-traditional funding sources for Indo-Burma CSOs – IUCN scoping study

    28.08.2018

    A new scoping study, undertaken by IUCN Asia with support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), has been developed as a guide to help civil society organisations (CSOs) in the Indo-Burma region leverage alternative, non-traditional forms of...

  • Handing over of Forest Fire Control Equipment to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forest Department by IUCN Pakistan Handing over of Forest Fire Control Equipment to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forest Department by IUCN Pakistan Photo: IUCN Pakistan

    IUCN helps establish Forest Fire Control System in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    28.08.2018

    IUCN has helped establish the first forest fire control system in Pakistan, as it handed over the fire control system to the KP government today, at a ceremony organized in Islamabad. The system was established as part of the Sustainable Forest Management...

  • Blue swimming crabs collected from MFMA, KEP, 2017 Blue swimming crabs collected from MFMA, KEP, 2017 © DFC/FiA Photo: © DFC/FiA

    Establishing Kep Marine Fisheries Management Area for Improved Management of Marine Fisheries Resources

    28.08.2018

    On 12 April 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of the Royal Government of Cambodia issued a Ministerial Proclamation, announcing the establishment of the Kep province’s Koh Por and Koh Tonsay Archipelago Marine Fisheries...

  • ToT participants doing groupwork during a classroom session at AIT ToT participants doing groupwork during a classroom session at AIT © Elaine Mumford - MFF/IUCN Photo: Elaine Mumford - MFF/IUCN

    MFF’s post-graduate certificate course builds capacity for integrated coastal management in Asia

    22.08.2018

    Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) is a well-recognised ecosystems-based approach for achieving sustainable development in coastal areas.

  • Aban Marker Kabraji speaks and gestures with her hands Aban Marker Kabraji at the Asia-Oceania 'Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction' in Suva, Fiji, March 2018 Photo: © IUCN

    Perspectives on Pakistan from Asia Regional Director Aban Marker Kabraji

    14.08.2018

    Aban Marker Kabraji, IUCN Asia Regional Director and Director of the IUCN Regional Hub for Asia-Oceania, has recently been featured in the Pakistani magazine ‘Newsline’. In her interview with Afia Salam, Ms Kabraji discusses how she felt about receiving the...

  • Terraced hills in the foreground, with jagged snowcapped peaks and a bright blue sky behind Terrace farming in the Indian Himalayas Photo: © Anushree Bhattacharjee / IUCN

    India first of all Bonn Challenge countries to develop progress report

    14.08.2018

    India has reiterated its commitment to achieving its Bonn Challenge pledge by launching the first ever country progress report. This includes datasets from the Government of India, NGOs and the private sector. Although not an exhaustive list, the data reveals...

  • The Nam Ou 2 Hydropower Project dam was constructed in Lao Photo: The Nam Ou 2 Hydropower Project dam in Lao LightRocket/Getty Images/Nikkei Asia Review

    Rethink plans to dam Mekong after Laos disaster

    14.08.2018

    Barrage collapse highlights risks and need for alternative energy sources - The collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam after heavy rains last month that killed more than 30 in Laos and left thousands of Lao and Cambodian people homeless is reigniting an...

  • FLR roundtable at MoEFCC Photo: IUCN

    Roundtable on forest landscape restoration and assessing restoration opportunities by IUCN and GB Pant Institute at New Delhi, India

    07.08.2018

    IUCN, in partnership with the G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development (GBPNIHESD), piloted the ROAM framework in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, in consultation with the Government of Uttarakhand. On June 15,...

  • An expert presented the results of group discussion in the workshop Photo: An expert presented the results of group discussion in the workshop © Monika

    Myanmar starts work on a national Red List

    03.08.2018

    On July 23-27, 70 of Myanmar’s top species experts gathered at the Forest Research Institute in Yezin, near Nay Pyi Taw, to take important steps in the development of a National Red List of Threatened Species.

  • A woman stands in front of a group of people and speaks into a microphone Ann Moey, Head of Communications for IUCN Asia, provides an overview of the necessity for media engagement Photo: © BRIDGE / IUCN

    Media and CSOs: Collaboration for the future of Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basins

    01.08.2018

    Conservation and governance practitioners are often so focussed on implementing their projects that they sometimes forget about the importance of integrating strategic communications into their projects to help them achieve their goals. To reinforce this...

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