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  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • A farmer plants rice seedlings in a paddy Photo: © NEWS

    Less is more: Climate-smart agricultural techniques maximise income and land productivity

    16.05.2018

    In Badadiya village in Odisha, India, agriculture generates little income – yet many households are forced to rely on it for lack of viable alternatives. Most of the land in the area is being converted to prawn farms, and the damage to the environment and to...

  • A reef with several kinds of colorful coral Photo: © MFF Cambodia

    Koh Rong National Marine Park: A first for Cambodia

    14.05.2018

    On 8 February 2018, the Cambodian government announced the establishment of the Koh Rong National Marine Park (NMP) – a first for the country. The park covers over 52,000ha – an area two thirds the size of Bangkok – along the coast of Preah Sihanouk and...

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