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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The celebration of World Environment Day started in 1974 with the purpose of raising awareness, supporting action and driving change. Through the...
Each year, World Environment Day has a theme which major corporations, NGOs, communities, governments and celebrities worldwide adopt to promote environmental awareness. The theme for 2018 is “Beat...
Sri Lanka is a tropical island in the Indian Ocean comprised of 48 distinct agro-ecological regions which support rich biodiversity. IUCN started operating in the country in 1988 with the...
Today is the 2018 World Day to Combat Desertification which is being observed all over the world to promote awareness on international efforts to...
The issue of degradation of land is being seriously felt around the globe as the demand for food is increasing with the burgeoning world population. There are multiple factors that are contributing...
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 Planned for 14 - 16 November 2018 Russian Federation       WGWAP - 18 15 - 17...
On May 28-30, Pheakdey Sorn, IUCN Cambodia’s Water & Wetlands Coordinator, participated in the Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods...
Pheakdey presented on “Community-based small-scale Fish Conservation Area Management in the Tonle Sap, Cambodia," which was well received and triggered plenty of discussion. The case study...
The karst hills of Kampot Province in Cambodia and neighboring Kien Giang Province in Viet Nam, which together form the Mekong Delta Limestones (MDL...
With funding from the Rainforest Trust, IUCN is cooperating with Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) to establish a karst protected landscape in Kampot Province. The proposed new protected area...
Project title:  Restoration and management of a degraded fern land adjacent to Kanneliya Forest Reserve Location: Sri Lanka Duration: 2018-2022 Project background:  Sri Lanka is endowed with a...
In a special World Environment Day op-ed, Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director for IUCN Asia and Director of IUCN's Regional Hub for Asia-Oceania,...
Known for its beautiful beaches and coral reefs, Trat Province, on the eastern coast of Thailand, is struggling with a very real problem. Like other coastal areas in the country, the province is...
Photo: D.B. Snyder, 2014 The Snapper, Seabream, and Grunt Specialist Group (SSG SG) works to advance research and conservation of over 540 diverse reef fish...
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   Noise Task Force March 2018 Switzerland NTF-14 Report   Noise Task Force  November 2017...
Photo: W. Palm Bch. Fishing Club, 2012 The Snapper, Seabream, and Grunt Specialist Group (SSG SG) works to achieve global conservation and sustainable use of...
The loss of global tree cover reached a record 29.7 million hectares in 2016. While ambitious programmes across Asia to restore forest landscapes and...
Money for implementing forest landscape restoration (FLR) can come from many sources – from global funding instruments and private investment to national budget lines and even crowd sourcing. “When...

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