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  • Community members committed to strengthening their governance are participating in a meeting at the village level

    Tanguar Haor: A wetland in the hands of the people

    30.05.2017

    After almost a century of exclusive ownership by wealthy elites, Tanguar Haor is finally back in the hands of the people who rely on it. A 10-year initiative of the government of Bangladesh, supported by IUCN and the Swiss Agency for Development and...

  • Communities travel to and fro with their belongings between the islands of the Indian Sundarban.

    Community Conservation in the Indian Sundarbans

    26.05.2017

    In April 2017, Springer Journals published a special edition on Wetland Science: Perspectives from South Asia. IUCN, in partnership with the Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve (SBR), Government of West Bengal, contributed a chapter on Participatory Wetland...

  • Speech by Mohammed Shafiul Alam Chowdhury, Chief Conservator of Forests, Bangladesh Forest Department

    IDB 2017 event in Bangladesh establishes need for nature-based tourism integrated plan

    25.05.2017

    A well-managed ecosystem provides an important foundation for many aspects of tourism. Tourism revenue, in turn, can contribute to the maintenance, protection and conservation of key wildlife populations – which is why the theme of this year’s International...

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