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  • Individual mangrove growing, Thailand Early stages of mangrove growth, Thailand Photo: Ana Grillo

    Mangroves For the Future video: A look back

    05.10.2018

    IUCN Asia and Mangroves for the Future (MFF) have produced a video showcasing MFF’s growth and impact in Asia. This video was recently premiered at the 15th meeting of the MFF Regional Steering Committee that took place in Bali, Indonesia, at the end of...

  • Solar panels installed in Sikkim Photo: IUCN

    Demonstration of decentralized solar energy in the Indian Himalayan states

    04.10.2018

    Under the Government of India’s National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS), IUCN is implementing the project ‘Coping with Uncertainties: Building Community Resilience and Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate Change in the Indian Himalayan Region’.  As...

  • Participants of REDD+ workshop Photo: IUCN\ Rohit Singh

    Capacity building workshop on Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+)

    04.10.2018

    IUCN India organised a capacity building workshop on REDD+ under the National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS) project ‘Coping with Uncertainties: Building Community Resilience and Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate Change in the Indian Himalayan...

  • Two divers examine a coral substrate The author and another diver conduct a substrate survey as part of Reef Check certification training Photo: © Eco Koh Tao

    Putting people at the heart of ocean conservation

    02.10.2018

    Blog by Ria Sen, member of the IUCN Comission on Education and Communication, following Global AWARE Week

  • Specialists and staff of Sub FPD discussed to select monitoring priorities Photo: Specialists and staff of Sub FPD discussed to select monitoring priorities © IUCN Viet Nam

    Biodiversity monitoring in Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Archipelago: getting started

    28.09.2018

    “What species exist in this site?” is a question that is often asked by visitors to Vietnam’s protected areas. It seems to be a simple question to answer given the amount of research that’s been carried out in Vietnam’s national parks and nature reserves. But...

  • Local students collected plastic waste to exchange for IUCN notebooks and multiple use bags Photo: Local students collected plastic waste to exchange for IUCN notebooks and multiple use bags © IUCN Viet Nam

    5,510 plastic bottles saved during the first month in Ly Son MPA

    15.09.2018

    “I was appalled by the level of litter and rubbish that is spoiling the island. This problem needs to be addressed to attract foreign tourists. They will not come here if rubbish of all kinds, plastic bottles, paper, polystyrene are just thrown into the...

  • French Polynesia Sharks and Rays Photo: Lauric Thiault

    Global AWARE Week: Mobilising ocean conservation action

    14.09.2018

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

  • Group photo at the launching workshop Photo: Group photo at the launching workshop © IUCN Viet Nam

    Second phase of FFF gets going in Vietnam

    10.09.2018

    The first phase of the Forest & Farm Facility (FFF), which ran from 2012 to 2017, was a clear success.  In the 10 focal countries, over 900 forest and farmer producer organizations (FFPOs) were strengthened, 279 business plans were completed, 51...

  • Workshop participants at the opening ceremony Workshop participants at the opening ceremony Photo: @ KNPS

    The Importance of Quality: The fourth APAP technical workshop promotes effective management of protected areas

    05.09.2018

    From the 19th to the 21st of June 2018, the Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) hosted its fourth technical workshop in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. The event addressed the effective management of protected areas, and focused in particular on...

  • 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...

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