• Chitral Photo: YTD

    Nature’s rewards reach the women of Chitral


    Until its merger with Pakistan in 1969, the forests of Chitral were owned by the state of Chitral. Local communities were only permitted to use the forests to graze animals and collect firewood and fodder. After the merger, ownership of these forests passed...

  • Regional Conference  Onstage, left to right: Kateryna Wowk (Senior Associate for Strategic Planning and Policy, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexco Studies Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi), Ryan Whisnant (Director of Strategic Initiatives for PEMSEA) and Kobkarn Suriyasat Wattanavrangkul (Thailand Minister of Tourism and Sport) © IUCN  Photo: IUCN

    Regional conference sheds light on pressing marine environmental issues in Asia


    A variety of marine environmental issues facing Southeast Asia were discussed at the U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Marine Environmental Issues held in Bangkok, Thailand from 14 to 15 September 2017. Organised by The Stimson Center, on behalf of the U.S. State...

  • Journalist in the investigation trip Journalist trip to hydropower plant in Hoa Thuan, Cao Bang province Photo: © Hoang Chien/PanNature

    From grassroots to policies: Communicating issues from the ground for improved governance of natural resources in Viet Nam


    60 year-old Sau Dung is a fisherman who lives by the Hau River, a tributary of the Mekong in Viet Nam’s Hau Giang Province. His family relies on his catch, and with his skill and hard work, he can earn VND 6 million (US$ 265) every month. But there are not...

  • Anisul Islam Mahmud, MP, Honorable Minister for Environment and Forests, Government of Bangladesh speaks at the symposium organized by Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Member in Dhaka Anisul Islam Mahmud, MP, Honorable Minister for Environment and Forests, Government of Bangladesh speaks at the symposium organized by Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Members in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: IUCN

    World Wetlands Day 2018: Symposium on ‘State of Wetlands in Dhaka City and Future Direction’


    On 1 February 2018, the Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Members organised a symposium in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2018, which takes place on 2 February.

  • Restoration sign in the wetlands of Alviso Marsh, Don Edwards wildlife refuge, south San Francisco bay, California Photo: ©Sundry Photography Shutterstock

    World Wetlands Day 2018: Focus on Urban Wetlands


    For the seventh year in a row, the WEF Global Risk Report placed Water Crises in its Top 5 Global Risks. Such repeated warnings have led business and policy makers to seek solutions and innovation to avert water crises. Yet solutions often lie in...

  • Garbage collected Garbage collected from the sea in Hikkaduwa.  Photo: Kumudini Ekaratne/ IUCN Sri Lanka

    Innovative and collaborative: The future of plastic waste management in Sri Lanka


    Plastic has become an essential part of life nearly everywhere in the world. Its durability, malleability, light weight and low production cost makes it one of the most widely-used material on the planet, which, in turn, has led to equally-widespread...

  •  Vulture Vultures feeding on animal carcasses at a vulture resturant in Cambodia. Photo: NatureLife Cambodia)

    Ushering a bright future for nature conservation in Cambodia


    “People and nature can indeed live in harmony, and sustainable development is possible for our people” Dr. Srey Sunleang, NatureLife Cambodia.

  • waste Management Photo: Firushan is actively involved in the waste audit in Hoandedhoo to determine the composition of waste in the area. © Hoandedho

    Garbage In, Garbage Out: Waste management in the Maldives


    As a child, Firushan would often go to the beach to play. Back then, the beach used to be covered in leaves that were swept there from the streets.

  • Journalist Thai journalists investigate the impacts of the Lancang-Mekong Navigation Channel Improvement Project on local communities and river ecosystems. Photo: Transbordernews

    Thai media organisation raises awareness about environmental issues in the region


    Over the past two years, social and environmental issues related to Thailand’s overseas investments received extensive media attention in Thailand and across the region, in part thanks to local Thai NGO Chumchon Thai Foundation. 

  • Group photo on a beach in front of the Wildlife Range Office sign Youth team at the Wildlife range office - Sobana sitting third from right in front row Photo: © Kumudini Ekaratne

    Youths unite for sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka


    Nishanthan Sobana and her husband are a young couple from Sri Lanka's Mannar District who finished school in the crippled economy of the war-torn Northern Province. Even with her Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Nishanthan initially found it...


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