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  • A camera trap captures an image of an Endangered Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). A camera trap captures an image of an Endangered Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).  Photo: © Freeland

    Hopeful signs in campaign against wildlife trafficking

    03.03.2017

    As the consumerism-oriented economy has increased globally, so too has the demand for wildlife products. In the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, wildlife trafficking is severely threatening many vulnerable species, including Asian big cats, African...

  • School children during a program with GreenViet in cooperation with the Hai Chau District © GreenViet School children during a program with GreenViet in cooperation with the Hai Chau District  Photo: © GreenViet

    Local communities empowered to protect nature in Viet Nam

    27.02.2017

    Da Nang City, the third largest city in Viet Nam, is taking important initiatives to protect nature. Known as the most livable city in Viet Nam, Da Nang is remarkable not only for its policy to become an environmental city by 2020 but also for the fact...

  • IUCN’s Petch Manopawitr and fellow panellists at the Forum’s SDG 14 ‘Life below water’ panel discussion. IUCN’s Petch Manopawitr and fellow panellists at the Forum’s SDG 14 ‘Life below water’ panel discussion. Photo: © Ann Moey/IUCN

    The business community: Partners for a sustainable future

    07.02.2017

    If there are three words that could sum up the spirit of the Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Sustainable Development which took place in Singapore in November, they would be ‘Innovation’, ‘Collaboration’ and ‘Action’.

  • Fisher in Boeung Chhmar Ramsar Site Fisher in Boeung Chhmar Ramsar Site  Photo: © Pheakdey Sorn/IUCN

    World Wetlands Day: IUCN launches regional project to enhance resilience of wetlands in Lower Mekong countries

    02.02.2017

    On the occasion of World Wetlands Day on February 2, IUCN is announcing the launch of a regional project to enhance the resilience of wetlands in Lower Mekong countries. Funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for...

  • Agricultural land in the Delft Island, Sri Lanka Agricultural land in the Delft Island, Sri Lanka Photo: © Kumudini Ekaratne

    A look back at 2016: Coastal conservation in Asia

    02.02.2017

    Through Mangroves for the Future (MFF), coastal conservation in Asia will enter the new year with renewed optimism after making significant progress towards sustainable development in 2016.

  • Integrated mangrove-shrimp farming, Ca Mau, Viet Nam Integrated mangrove-shrimp farming, Ca Mau, Viet Nam Photo: © IUCN

    MFF/FAO joint report: New low-cost mechanism for investing in mangrove protection and restoration

    02.02.2017

    Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have designed a new low-cost mechanism that enables investors to promote mangrove conservation and restoration through provision of funding to local...

  • Song Tranh hydropower plant 2 in Quang Nam Province Photo: Song Tranh hydropower plant 2 in Quang Nam Province © IUCN Viet Nam

    Quang Nam and Da Nang enter a Coordination Agreement “Integrated watershed and coastal management in Vu Gia – Thu Bon River Basin and Quang Nam - Da Nang coastal areas”

    25.01.2017

    IUCN, under the framework of Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and in collaboration with Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee and Da Nang City People’s Committee, organised a high level round-table discussion on "Integrated watershed and coastal management in...

  • Closing Speech of Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Transportation Photo: Closing Speech of Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Transportation © IUCN Myanmar

    Adopting a wetland management committee in the Gulf of Mottama

    20.01.2017

    A National Wetland Management Committee was successfully established at the "Pre-Consultation and Forming a Wetlands Management Committee Workshop”, jointly organised by HELVETAS, Network Activities Group (NAG), Biodiversity And Nature Conservation...

  • US Ambassador Ted Osius (right) joined the coastal clean up with volunteers Photo: US Ambassador in Viet Nam Ted Osius (right) joined the coastal clean up with volunteers © IUCN Viet Nam

    Alliance’s action for a green Ha Long

    17.01.2017

    Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, 10 January 2016 – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in collaboration with Bhaya Group, Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam Ltd., and the Ha Long City People’s Committee organised a coastal clean-up called “Alliance’s...

  • Rita Rani poses for a photo with Mele, which is a raw material for cottage-craft now locally grown by women’s community enterprise in Shyamnagar, Bangladesh © IUCN Bangladesh and Nabolok Parishad  Rita Rani poses for a photo with Mele, which is a raw material for cottage-craft now locally grown by women’s community enterprise in Shyamnagar, Bangladesh  Photo: © IUCN Bangladesh and Nabolok Parishad

    Nature: the decisive solution for the climate change crisis

    16.01.2017

    This blog, published in Thomson Reuters Foundation News, highlights how MFF harnesses the natural functions of ecosystems and women’s strength in resource management to bring about better solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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