• 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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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...

  •  “Love the ocean” by Cao Thi Thanh Tha and Phan Ngoc Linh made from plastic bottles, cups and foam, cement, and steel Photo: “Love the ocean” by Ms. Linh and Ms. Tha made from plastic bottles, cups and foam, cement, and steel © Cao Thanh Tha

    “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”: art from plastic in Bai Tu Long National Park


    “This is the first time I visited Minh Chau Island and my first impression is that the beaches are so beautiful. However, I see lots of trash especially plastic waste and foam on the beaches. I decided to participate in this programme as I believe in personal...

  • IUCN training workshop participants Photo: IUCN

    Awareness workshop on plant nurseries by IUCN for Tata Steel mine sites in Joda, Odisha, India


    On June 15 2018, IUCN organised an awareness workshop on establishment and maintenance of nurseries for Tata Steel ground staff in their mining sites at Joda, Keonjhar, Odisha. The workshop aimed to arm the ground staff with basic knowledge on nursery...


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