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IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for five sites nominated for their outstanding natural values...
Five candidate sites for inscription IUCN agrees to five proposals to inscribe natural areas on the World Heritage List, providing this advice to the World Heritage Committee, which will take the...
Shared agreements to manage ecosystem services are becoming commonplace. However, the ongoing political economy of transacting communities is dynamic...
In a new paper published in Ecology and Society, researchers from IUCN, Cambridge University, and CEDAR and Oxford assess the impact of such factors on a reciprocal water access (RWA) agreement in...
Tigers once inhabited vast parts of Asia, from Indonesia to the Central Asian states; they have now vanished from over 90% of their former range. On ...
Fierce yet fragile: see the full multimedia article
"Helping people work together to improve the outlook for coral reefs and communities"
After the success of the first edition “Reef Manager’s Guide to Coral Bleaching”, here is the next publication in the series: "A Reef Manager’s Guide to Fostering Community Stewardship" which is a...
Through its Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and Leaders for Nature (LfN) initiatives, IUCN is engaging business in Odisha, India, to help conserve...
In July 2016, officials from the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) Odisha, Odisha Pollution Control Board (OPCB), public and private sectors and IUCN, met in Bhubaneswar to find...
Threatened by a brutal wildlife trade, habitat loss and degradation, the Endangered Asian elephant is now largely confined to India, with smaller...
Established by UNEP through CITES, the MIKE (Monitoring of Illegal Killing of Elephants) initiative is supporting elephant range State in monitoring elephant killings across Africa and Asia. The...
The public has spoken, choosing Bibhuti Lahkar as the people’s choice Heritage Hero, for his dedication to the conservation of India’s Manas Wildlife...
The Heritage Heroes Awards also recognise Bantu Lukambo and Josué Kambasu Mukura jointly for their work in protecting Virunga National Park in DRC, as well as Yulia Naberezhnaya and Andrey Rudomakha...
IUCN joined the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)...
Forests take centre stage in climate efforts because of their ability to help us mitigate and adapt to climate change. This is particularly relevant in India, where forests act as major carbon sinks...
Representatives from government agencies responsible for Disaster Risk Management and the environment came together at an IUCN workshop in New Delhi...
Asia is highly biodiverse, from the Himalayas to the Indo-Burma hotspot, the Borneo rainforests, and Coral Triangle. Five of the world’s most mega-diverse countries are in Asia: China, Indonesia,...
This blog, published in Thomson Reuters Foundation News, highlights how MFF harnesses the natural functions of ecosystems and women’s strength in...
Near the Sundarbans, Bangladesh, home to the largest mangrove forest in the world, Promila makes her living by making mats out of a grass-like wetlands plant called ‘reed’. Depending on size, these...
Restoration of the world’s ecosystems is a huge challenge. In many cases, restoration processes occur at a landscape scale and so require the...
A special issue on Governance Innovations for Ecological Restoration was recently released by the journal, World Development Perspectives. The issue presents case studies from around the world which...
Over the last decade, conflicts between humans and elephants have been a serious concern in Bangladesh, especially near the central-north border with...
In December 2006, a couple of colleagues and I went to Madhutila − a forest in the Sherpur district of Bangladesh bordering India. The Bangladesh Forest Department had asked IUCN to visit that place...

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