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  • Participants attended the leadership committee meeting Photo: Participants attended the leadership committee meeting © IUCN Viet Nam

    “We are more effective if we work together": message from the 4th Ha Long-Cat Ba leadership committee meeting

    18.07.2017

    On May 5, IUCN organized the fourth leadership committee meeting of Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance (HLCBA).  The meeting marked the end of the first phase (2014-2017) of this USAID-funded initiative and the start of the extension phase through September 2019....

  • Group photo of all workshop participants and facilitators © IUCN Group photo of all workshop participants and facilitators Photo: © IUCN

    Training event strengthens communications capacities of conservation actors across Asia

    11.07.2017

    40 conservation practitioners from 13 countries across Asia took part in a capacity-building workshop on strategic communications in Bangkok, Thailand from 5-7 July. The workshop was organised by IUCN, in collaboration with Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and...

  • Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico - a fishing port on the coast of Gulf of Mexico Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

    Illegal activities threaten natural World Heritage, pushing the vaquita to the brink and depleting forests – IUCN

    30.06.2017

    Gland, Switzerland, 30 June 2017 (IUCN) – Illegal fishing, logging and poaching are impacting two-thirds of the 57 natural World Heritage sites monitored by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) this year, putting some of the world’s most...

  • Nguyen Duc Long - an IUCN volunteer in Con Dao NP Photo: Nguyen Duc Long (third from the right) - an IUCN volunteer in Con Dao NP © IUCN Viet Nam

    Blog: IUCN changed my life # 3

    27.06.2017

    When I decided to join the IUCN Sea Turtle Volunteer Program in Con Dao in 2015, it had been a few months since I had quit my job. It was a stable office job but with many pressures that exhausted me: the daily traffic jam, fingerprint scans before and after...

  • Lam Hung Loc (first person in the front) - a volunteer in 2015 Con Dao programme Photo: Lam Hung Loc - an IUCN volunteer in Con Dao NP in 2015 © IUCN Viet Nam

    Blog: IUCN changed my life #2

    26.06.2017

    Back in 2015, I was a university student who travelled and went backpacking often. However the volunteer trip to Bay Canh Island in Con Dao National Park organized by IUCN was a very different experience for me and unlike any other trip I had been on.

  • Mekong wetland in Lao PDR Mekong wetland in Lao PDR Photo: © Annie Arbuthnot/ IUCN Asia

    New tools to assess vulnerability of wetlands in the Mekong

    26.06.2017

    From June 19 to 21, IUCN staff, partners, and local officials from the Xe Champhone and Beung Kiat Ngong Ramsar sites in Lao PDR gathered in Champhone District for a training on the use of a new series of tools to assess the vulnerability of the areas’...

  • A Family of Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkeys A Family of Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkeys Photo: © Nguyen Van Truong, FFI

    Saving the world’s rarest primates by involving indigenous communities

    06.06.2017

    A community-based conservation programme in northeastern Viet Nam is actively involving indigenous communities in Ha Giang and Cao Bang Province to protect the habitats of two Critically Endangered primates, the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus...

  • IUCN team interviewed local people to find forest landscape restoration options in Quang Tri Photo: IUCN team interviewed local people to find forest landscape restoration options in Quang Tri © IUCN Viet Nam

    Banning vs. legalise and regulate in forest management

    21.05.2017

    Two years ago, on a field survey in Bac Kan Province in Viet Nam, we heard about a farmer who needed 30 stamps to get a permit to harvest a single Styrax tonkinensis tree that was growing on his land. Even though the tree was on land that was designated as...

  • Mealtime for a baby pangolin rescued by Save Vietnam's Wildlife Photo: © SVW

    Milestone: CEPF awards $1 million in small grants

    19.05.2017

    The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has reached another milestone in Indo-Burma: over US $1 million in small grants have been disbursed to conservation projects within the region. 

  • An orang utan, with her baby clinging to her side, hangs from a tree in an Indonesian forest Photo: © WRI

    Indonesia hosts first Asia regional high-level event on restoration and the Bonn Challenge

    11.05.2017

    The first Asia Bonn Challenge High-Level Roundtable Meeting was held on May 9-10, 2017 in Palembang, South Sumatra. Led by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of South Sumatra, in cooperation with IUCN,...

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