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 IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Programme (the ‘IUCN Green List Programme') aims to encourage, achieve and promote...
The IUCN Green List objectives Protected areas are a universal approach to nature conservation, present in all countries, for both land and sea. Conserving nature is essential for the future of...
The IUCN Green List Standard The IUCN Green List Standard is organised into four components of successful nature conservation in protected and conserved areas. The baseline components concern: • ...
The forests of Papua in Indonesia have been referred to as a last frontier, and those that live in and around them are instrumental in their future....
Papua’s deforestation and forest degradation rates are below the national average, and these areas contain around half of Indonesia’s primary forests. This translates to the encouraging reality that...
Ceremonial announcement of the project at the 125th anniversary celebration of HSBC Sri Lanka Photo: Shamen Vidanage, IUCN   Project title: Safe Drinking Water...
Throughout 2017, the Thai Union-IUCN Partnership Project supported various community based initiatives in Koh Yao Yai, Phang Nga. The projects...
Community-based tourism has been the major focus of the island's conservation schemes. The Thai Union-IUCN Partnership Project encouraged the community members to develop integrated management plans...
Project title:  Strengthening community capacity and livelihood resilience through integrated coastal and marine resource management  Location: Koh Yao Yai sub-district, Phang Nga, Thailand...
Plastic has become an essential part of life nearly everywhere in the world. Its durability, malleability, light weight and low production cost makes...
The global production of plastic is currently estimated to be around 300 million tons per year, while plastic pollution in the marine environment alone is estimated to be around 9.5 million tons,...
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...
Azerbaijan is upgrading and expanding the Gizilaghaj State Reserve to become a National Park and include the first Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the...
The State Reserve in south-eastern Azerbaijan was created in 1929 for the purpose of protecting migrant, swamp and wild birds, and was declared a wetland of international importance by the Ramsar...
Applying rights based approaches to local forests governance in Papua    
Project Title: Coping with Uncertainties: Building Community Resilience and Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate Change in the Indian Himalayan Region (CwU) Location: India (Himachal Pradesh,...
Tom Milliken, TRAFFIC Elephant and Rhino Programme Officer, pays tribute to one of conservation's great unsung heroes.
I write this tribute to Esmond Bradley Martin with my heart in my throat.  This is not the way a pachyderm warrior exits a crisis, how a conservation hero takes his last bow, when an inspirational...

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