• Chunati WildlIfe Sanctuary, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Photo: © IUCN/ Sultan Ahmed

    Blog: Red List Indices of Seven Animal Groups of Bangladesh


    IUCN has recently updated the Red List of Bangladesh by assessing 1619 species from seven animal groups. This article for the first time records the Red List Index (RLI) for each of these groups and creates a baseline to measure species conservation...

  • Sunail harvesting crabs and packing them in a "tail-down" position with their arms and legs folded inward toward their bodies to be sold in live conditions

    Mangrove crab: Ecologically significant species with a promising economic prospect


    Situbondo, one of East Java’s regencies, is situated on the north coast between Probolinggo and Banyuwangi, in Indonesia. The area is abundant with beautiful beaches, mountains, hills, forests, and rich history from the Dutch colonial period.

  • Blog: IUCN changes my life


    My name is Phan Bao Ha and I was a volunteer for the IUCN marine turtle conservation programme in Con Dao National Park in 2015. That year, with a true love of nature and a desire for discovery, I registered to participate in the volunteer program, organised...

  • IUCN joins EEC Thailand at Fighting Extinction Day

    Fighting Extinction Day: Voices for the voiceless


    The Thailand Environmental Education Center (EEC) organised the first “Fighting Extinction Day” on 2 April 2017 to present research findings from the Fighting Extinction Project.  EEC Thailand uses The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, one...

  • Astola Island, Pakistan

    Astola Island as a Marine Protected Area: next steps after IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016


    Located approximately 25 km off the coast of Balochistan province, Astola is Pakistan’s largest offshore island. Also known as “Jezira Haft Talar” (Island of the Seven Hills) due to the small, rocky mountains that span the 6.7 km2 island, this scenic spot has...

  • Tanguar Haor in winter, Sunamganj, Bangladesh

    Blog: Tanguar Haor − The Beginning of a New Era


    From 2006 to 2016, the Government of Bangladesh, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and IUCN, has managed Tanguar Haor, a Ramsar site, together with local communities. Just recently, the government has decided to continue to...

  • Bamboo Alley Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden in Lao PDR

    CEPF launches two new calls for proposals in Indo-Burma hotspot


    The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has launched a call for proposals for projects in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Viet Nam and parts of Southern China. A separate call for proposals for projects in Myanmar has also been issued simultaneously....

  • Participants during a trip to Owakudani, Hakone during the second APAP workshop

    Second APAP workshop: Collaborative management of protected areas emphasised


    The importance of collaborative protected area management through active stakeholder engagement took centre stage at the second Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) workshop held in Hakone, Japan from 13-15 February 2017. 

  • A street artwork in Tam Thanh village, Hoi An

    Call for Applications: Participation in a contest of street art titled “I love the ocean and born to be wild”


    IUCN, with the financial support of the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, and in collaboration with Ly Son Island District, Ly Son Marine Protected Areas and An Binh commune, are pleased to announce the street art contest with the theme “I love the ocean and...

  • Vulture being released

    Rehabilitated Himalayan griffon vultures released


    IUCN Bangladesh with the support of Bangladesh Forest Department established the country’s first-ever Vulture Rescue Centre in November 2016. The centre has successfully rescued and rehabilitated eight Himalayan Griffons and released the vultures back to the...


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