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  • Participants at the roundtable on Marine Plastic Pollution: A global issue with national and local solutions at the PEMSEA East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress held in Iloilo, the Philippines Photo: Siriporn Sriaram, IUCN Thailand

    Marine plastic pollution: A global issue with national and local solutions

    21.01.2019

    In November 2018, IUCN co-chaired a roundtable on Marine Plastic Pollution: A global issue with national and local solutions at the PEMSEA East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress held in Iloilo, the Philippines.

  • Water bottles thrown by runners during the Mater Heart Run in Nairobi last year Photo: Nema Kenya

    National Steering Committee lay groundwork to tackle plastic pollution in Kenya

    15.01.2019

    In late November 2018, MARPLASTICCs’ Kenya National Steering Committee members came together for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim was to establish a strategic coalition, discuss project progress, review and adopt the 2018-2020 work plan, and decide...

  • Jake Brunner - Head, IUCN Indo-Burma Group signed the CoC along with the representative of WWF Viet Nam Photo: Jake Brunner - Head, IUCN Indo-Burma Group signed the CoC along with the representative of WWF Viet Nam © IUCN Viet Nam

    IUCN Viet Nam signs Code of Conduct on Combating Plastic Pollution

    14.01.2019

    Today, IUCN Viet Nam joined 58 embassies, UN agencies, international organisations, and international NGOs in signing a Code of Conduct on Combating Plastic Pollution at the Embassy of Canada in Hanoi.   

  • Sustainable Blue Economy Participants, Nairobi, Kenya Photo: IUCN ESARO/ SIB-Kenya

    Building the global momentum on marine/aquatic plastics litter

    10.01.2019

    Along with over 18,000 participants from 180 countries representing government institutions, national agencies, academia and research, private sector, students, and plastic sector actors, IUCN joined the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya,...

  • Expert is discussing with staff of HLB Management Board about the waste water system in boat cruise Photo: Consultant is discussing with staff of HLB Management Board about the waste water system in boat cruise © IUCN Viet Nam

    IUCN Advisory Mission to Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site

    05.01.2019

    In July 2018, at the request of Quang Ninh Province, IUCN hired two consultants, Janet Mackay, Director of Tourism Recreation Conservation Consultants (TRC) and Wim Vrins, a solid waste management specialist, to advise on tourism and waste management in Ha...

  • Trainees were practising the monitoring techniques at the site Photo: Trainees were practising the monitoring techniques at the site © IUCN Viet Nam

    A species list isn’t enough for protected area management

    14.12.2018

    Ha Long Bay (HLB) and Cat Ba Archipelago (CBA) are world famous for their karst seascapes that display outstanding aesthetic and geographical features and possess rich biodiversity. According to the HLB Management Board, scientists have so far identified 17...

  • Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations meet in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention on plastic pollution Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations meet in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention on plastic pollution Photo: © Alexis McGivern/Gallifrey Foundation

    Geneva meeting deliberates on global convention to address plastic pollution

    06.12.2018

    Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations from around the globe have come together this week in Geneva to discuss a potential new global convention to beat plastic pollution.

  • Floating bed with seedlings, Viet Nam Seedlings growing on a floating bed in Tri Ton, An Giang, Viet Nam. Photo: ©Gian Tang Phuong/IUCN

    Blog: Floating agriculture drifts from Bangladesh to Viet Nam

    27.11.2018

    Floating agriculture is an age-old practice in Bangladesh. Haseeb Md. Irfanullah of IUCN Bangladesh writes on the recent introduction of this famous, traditional farming system to the Mekong Delta as an example of south-south cooperation.

  • Participants were discussing in the meeting Photo: Participants were discussing in the meeting © IUCN Viet Nam

    A nexus assessment of the 3S river basins: initial results and feedback

    26.11.2018

    Over the last 18 months, IUCN, ICEM, and IWMI have been preparing a water-food-energy-environment (WFEE) nexus assessment of the Srepok, Sesan, and Sekong (3S) River Basins in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam on behalf of the US State Department’s Nexus Futures...

  • Corals Red Sea Corals at Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt Photo: mindgrow [CC BY-SA 2-0]. from flickr

    IUCN lists 15 new sites as world’s best protected areas

    24.11.2018

    Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 24 November 2018 (IUCN) – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has admitted 15 new natural sites to the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas – the first global standard recognising best practice in...

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