• Presentation on Traditional Fishers Knowledge by Mohsin Al Ameri - Fisher from Kenya Photo: Presentation on Traditional Fishers Knowledge by Mohsin Al Ameri - Fisher from Kenya © IUCN Cambodia/Pheakdey

    Sharing our Tonle Sap experience


    On May 28-30, Pheakdey Sorn, IUCN Cambodia’s Water & Wetlands Coordinator, participated in the Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods international conference in Halifax, Canada, organised by the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN) and the...

  • woman smiling and holding seedling Photo: IUCN / Pauline Buffle

    Money grows for trees: Financing FLR in Asia and beyond


    The loss of global tree cover reached a record 29.7 million hectares in 2016. While ambitious programmes across Asia to restore forest landscapes and help support rural communities are growing, there remains inadequate financing throughout the region and the...

  • A tiny goat approaches a man planting a sapling, one of many people planting saplings along the bank of a full canal A goat kid investigates a man planting a fruit tree sapling along the bank of the Sabkhali Canal Photo: © Caritas Bangladesh

    Common pool: Equitable water governance brings prosperity to Sabkhali


    The Sundarbans, a vast forest in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal, are considered one of the natural wonders of the world. Lying adjacent is Sabkhali, a largely agricultural village, highly vulnerable to climate change and tidal surges, salt water...

  • A charred Hello Kitty toy sits before a smoking mountain of trash Photo: © Siriporn Sriaram / IUCN

    Closing the 'plastic loop' on marine waste across Asia


    In a special World Environment Day op-ed, Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director for IUCN Asia and Director of IUCN's Regional Hub for Asia-Oceania, writes about grassroots initiatives and efforts to engage the private sector that IUCN and Mangroves for the...

  • Three women sit on patterned carpets on the floor during a meeting Kyi Htay (right); her aunt, Mi San (left); and friend Than Than Yu (centre) share their feedback and future plans for the VECC Photo: © Hélène Marre / MFF

    Where the heart is: Myanmar’s village conservation committees give people reason to stay


    For those who live along the coast of the Pyinbugyi Islands at the mouth of Southeastern Myanmar’s Tevoy River, fishing has always been a way of life. Unfortunately, of late, commercial offshore fishing has meant that many locals aren’t able to fill their...

  • An IUCN volunteer in Con Dao National Park Photo: An IUCN volunteer in Con Dao National Park © IUCN Viet Nam/Bao Ngan

    Call for application: Marine turtle conservation volunteer programme 2018 in Con Dao National Park


    IUCN Viet Nam and Con Dao National Park are pleased to announce the call for marine turtle conservation volunteer programme 2018 in Con Dao National Park, Ba Ria Vung Tau Province.

  • Three men stand around a table while a woman sits and writes on a pad of presentation paper A group of workshop participants develops a communications strategy Photo: © Elaine Mumford - IUCN/MFF

    Cambodia workshop builds communications capacity of NGOs, government and civil society


    From 24 to 25 May 2018, IUCN and Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Cambodia organised a two-day training workshop on communications in Kampot Province.  The aim of the workshop was to improve the capacity of 16 representatives from Cambodian NGOs; civil...

  • The CPEC Summit 2018 The CPEC Summit 2018 Photo: DAWN

    ‘Clear Waters, Green Mountains’ - Forging New Relationships for a Sustainable Future


    IUCN sees China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as not only one of the most important developments for Asia, but for the rest of the world. In the coming decade, the BRI will invest billions of dollars annually in infrastructure and transport in more than 65...

  • Plantation by KVK in-charge Plantation by KVK in-charge Mr. Mukesh Kumar Photo: IUCN\ Patanjali Kumar

    IUCN in collaboration with ITC Ltd. celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity (22nd May)


    IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, in collaboration with ITC Ltd. celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22, 2018 at Munger, Bihar, India. An interactive session on 'Biodiversity for Sustainable...

  • Dr Ananda Mallawatantri sharing his vast experience on ISEA with the participants Dr Ananda Mallawatantri sharing his vast experience on ISEA with the participants Photo: © PEDRR

    Contributing to greening post-crisis recovery for resilient reconstruction


    Organized by UN Environment together with the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR), the seminar was titled, “Greening post-crisis recovery for resilient reconstruction”. The seminar was held in Geneva from 25-27 April 2018.


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