• Elephant Response Team (ERT) is chasing away elephants invading paddy fields, Sherpur, Bangladesh. Elephant Response Team (ERT) is chasing away elephants invading paddy fields, Sherpur, Bangladesh. Photo: © Rajib Mahamud / IUCN

    What can climate change response teach us about human-elephant conflict management?


    Apparently unrelated, there are some similarities between responding to climate change and managing human-elephant conflicts. To make human-elephant conflict obsolete in Bangladesh, its management could learn a few things from our responses to climate change...

  • The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea volunteers to become the new co-chair for the Partnership, starting from November 2017. Photo: IUCN Asia

    Asia Protected Areas Partnership Poised to Enter New Phase


    Regional collaboration on protected areas in Asia continued to gather momentum on a number of fronts, with the announcement of several new developments at the 3rd Steering Committee meeting for the Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) in Bangkok...

  • White Ash (Fraxinus americana) White Ash (Fraxinus americana) Photo: The Morton Arboretum

    Once-abundant ash tree and antelope species face extinction – IUCN Red List


    North America’s most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations, while the loss of wilderness areas and poaching are contributing to the declining numbers of five African...

  • A woman in a green sari and a man hold up a sign that reads 'pen culture' in red lettering Pampa with her husband in their fish pen Photo: © MFF India

    New farming methods secure livelihoods of communities in India


    Pampa Dolui is from Udayan, a small village among the mangroves of Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha, India. Her early childhood memories are of her family’s rice paddy fields and clear water ponds. As a 15-year-old, Pampa also experienced the devastation...

  • A group of students pose for a picture around a tree seedling they planted Students participate in the OSMOSE World Environment Day 2017 tree planting event Photo: © OSMOSE

    Guardians of the Tonle Sap; Cambodian youth learn about importance of protecting the environment


    In Peak Kantiel, a floating village in the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve, an outdoor education programme engages the village’s nearly 200 children. These children participate in indoor and outdoor classes, including bird watching, and learn about floating...

  • Several rows of plants growing from gravel in segmented quadrants Photo: © MFF Pakistan

    Recycling water on Manora Island


    Once a small fishing village with clear seawater, serene beaches, creeks and islands covered with lush green mangroves, Karachi has now been transformed into a hub supporting almost 70% of Pakistan's industry and external trade.

  • Butterfly Life Cycle Photo: ©IUCN/Kathryn Bimson

    Marriott Merlin Butterfly Sanctuary


    IUCN, in collaboration with the Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Merlin Beach has established a unique conservation-oriented Butterfly Sanctuary on the resort property. Butterflies are essential pollinators for a wide variety of decorative and wild flowering...

  • The proposed site for full-fledged Chilmari River Port, Kurigram by the River Jamuna, 13 March 2017 The proposed site for full-fledged Chilmari River Port by the River Jamuna, 13 March 2017 Photo: © Haseeb Md. Irfanullah / IUCN

    Blog: Chilmari River Port of Bangladesh − A Case of Heritage, Development Aspiration, and Transboundary Cooperation


    Chilmari River Port, lying close to the international border with India, represents the riparian legacy of Bangladesh. Recent effort to bring back its former glory showcases the country’s development vision and transboundary cooperation, writes Haseeb Md....

  • Aban Marker Kabraji and So Khan Rithykun sign an MoU Ms Aban Marker Kabraji of IUCN and H. E. So Khan Rithykun of MoE sign a Memorandum of Understanding to promote closer collaboration   Photo: © IUCN

    IUCN and Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment sign agreement to promote closer collaboration


    Phnom Penh 23 August 2017 — IUCN Cambodia and the Ministry of Environment (MoE) strengthened their cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in areas of natural resources conservation and local livelihood improvement. IUCN’s Asia...

  • Two men smile as they lift a heavy bag off of a pile of similar bags a few feet from the sea in Pulau Dua, Indonesia Photo: © IUCN Indonesia

    Nature Lovers return mangroves to Pulau Dua


    Well-known for its importance as a breeding site for water birds, Pulau Dua was established as a nature reserve in 1937. Unfortunately,  in recent decades, much of Pulau Dua’s mangroves were cleared for shrimp farms. With coasts deteriorated, fish that...


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