Asia

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Asia” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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From 23 March to 7 April, the IUCN Mekong WET project, in collaboration with the Mekong Wetland University Network and the U Minh Thuong National...
Over 30 representatives, including university lecturers and government officials from Mekong WET target countries Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, along with university staff from Myanmar,...
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) held a consultation on REDD+ and Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in South Sikkim,...
The objective of the meeting was to introduce the REDD+ concept – which stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, enhancement, conservation and sustainable management...
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas is the first global standard of best practice for area-based conservation. It is a programme of...
46 areas in 14 countries IUCN just listed 6 new areas to the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas, which now counts 46 sites in total. Discover the IUCN Green List areas here! By giving...
The Sesan, Sekong and Sre Pok (3S) rivers of Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam together form the largest and most important transboundary watersheds and...
In Cambodia, many parts of the 3S River Basin have been classified as Important Bird Areas (IBAs), in recognition of their exceptional avian diversity and significant role in sustaining water birds...
From March 25 to June 4, 2019, IUCN in partnership with International Crane Foundation and U Minh Thuong National Park organised an international ToT...
Participants of the training include managerial officers of Protected Areas, researchers from universities and research institutes in the area. Trainees will be equipped with knowledge about wetland...
IUCN is deeply concerned about ongoing and new threats to the Critically Endangered Tapanuli orangutan in Sumatra, Indonesia. IUCN therefore calls...
IUCN also calls for the establishment of connecting corridors between the three forest blocks to which the species is confined, by converting 8,077 hectares from the ‘Non-forest’ to the ‘Conservation...
The recent assessment using the IUCN Green List Standard has illuminated a unique natural and cultural landscape in Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve...
The IUCN Green List Standard is a unique and holistic approach to nature conservation, it examines protected and conserved areas across a number of components covering governance and equity, design...
The decision late last year by the Parties to the CBD to recognise “conserved areas” is stimulating new conversations at the national level on...
“Conserved areas” are an emerging topic in nature conservation at the global level.  The recent decision by the state parties to the CBD to recognise a new definition of conserved areas now considers...
Environment Ministers, along with development and environmental practitioners, from around the world recently gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for the...
The overall aim of UNEA-4, which took place from 11 to 15 March, was to create a framework to help shift global economic systems towards a more sustainable path for resource efficiency, energy,...
Find in the table below the date and links to the reports of the meetings of the various task forces:
Task Force Meeting date Meeting location Meeting Ref. Link to report   Photo-ID and new technologies  Planned for 28-29 April 2019 Switzerland  PHID/NT-1     Noise...
Seismic surveys used in oil and gas exploration and development employ powerful, repeated airgun pulses. This noise is dangerous for nearby animals...
Responsible Practices for Seismic Surveys Building on IUCN’s scientific research and conservation practice and on the 10+ years’ experience of the WGWAP, in 2016 IUCN released a detailed manual on...
Below are the links to the meeting reports in English and Russian of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) and its preceding Panels since...
Meeting  Meeting date  Location Link to report  Отчет на русском языке   WGWAP - 19 14 - 16 November 2018 Russian Federation Report in English Expected soon    WGWAP...

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