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  • Coral reef in the Maldives Photo: IUCN Maldives Marine Projects

    Nature for all: Converging to save the planet

    12.09.2016

    This opinion editorial, coinciding with the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai'i, is bylined by Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director, IUCN Asia. 

  • A newly born marine turtle in Con Dao National Park © IUCN and La Sim Photo: A newly born marine turtle in Con Dao National Park © IUCN and La Sim

    Call for workshop contributions “Beyond enforcement: Involving indigenous peoples and local communities in combating illegal wildlife trade"

    03.09.2016

    The IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (IUCN SULi), IUCN Viet Nam, the IUCN Indo-Burma Group, the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) and TRAFFIC, are holding a regional workshop for Southeast Asia with a...

  • Morning catch, Ban Mod Ta Noi, Trang, Thailand Photo: © MFF Thailand/Siriporn Sriaram

    Asia's journey at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

    26.08.2016

    The upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress to be held in Hawaii from 1 - 10 September seeks to bring together people from all over the world to discuss and develop solutions to the world’s most pressing conservation and sustainability challenges.  ...

  • Participants at the Oxfam IUCN Gender and Women’s Leadership in Water Governance workshop Photo: © OXFAM

    IUCN and Oxfam collaborate to enhance gender integration in the lower Mekong

    16.08.2016

    Gender integration in water governance policies received a boost in the Lower Mekong Region through a recent workshop co-organised by Oxfam and IUCN. Held from July 11 to 12 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the workshop provided a platform for knowledge-sharing and...

  • Polystyrenes are commonly used in fishing cages in Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Archipelago © Darius Postma/Bhaya Cruise Photo: Polystyrenes are commonly used in fishing cages in Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Archipelago © Darius Postma/Bhaya Cruise

    Ha Long Bay decision: Polystyrene banned and must be replaced

    08.08.2016

    The Ha Long City People’s Committee officially announced last week the decision to ban the usage of polystyrene in floating villages and fishing activities around the Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site.

  • Cyclophorus © Jaap Vermeulen Photo: Cyclophorus © Jaap Vermeulen

    Bugs of distinction on brink of extinction

    03.08.2016

    Press release by Fauna & Flora International, an IUCN member. Cement companies threaten astounding concentration of unique species in southern Vietnam. What do you call a bug with no eyes? If ever there were a group who could give you a smart...

  • Water security and water resource management in Myanmar being prioritised after years of neglect © EU/ECHO/Pierre Prakash Photo: Water security and water resource management in Myanmar being prioritised after years of neglect © EU/ECHO/Pierre Prakash

    UNESCO-IHE fellowship: strengthening Myanmar’s water security

    01.08.2016

    Water security and improved management of water resources, in conjunction with improved land management, are featuring more prominently on Myanmar’s agenda as the country takes a further important stride forward after years of isolation.  

  • 15 Hotspot Heroes Photo: © Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)

    Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund recognises 15 ‘Hotspot Heroes’ for outstanding conservation efforts

    29.07.2016

    ARLINGTON, VIRIGNIA, USA—The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is celebrating its 15th anniversary by recognising 15 conservationists as “Hotspot Heroes.” 

  • A young mangrove in coastal Thailand Photo: © IUCN/Ana Grillo

    Mangroves For The Future – Contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    26.07.2016

    Press Release Bangkok, Thailand, 26 July 2016 — To celebrate International Mangroves Day, Mangroves for the Future (MFF) has released a multimedia story (refer to Links section on the right-hand side of this page) showcasing its achievements and...

  • Participants attending the 3rd Leadership Committee meeting in Ha Long © IUCN Viet Nam Photo: Participants attending the 3rd Leadership Committee meeting in Ha Long © IUCN Viet Nam

    Viet Nam: Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance third leadership committee meeting

    19.07.2016

    On July 6, IUCN organised the semi-annual Leadership Committee meeting of the USAID-funded Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance (HLCBA) at the Vinpearl Ha Long Resort on Reu Island in Ha Long Bay. The 66 participants included senior officials from the Ministry of...

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