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  • grupal del Comité Directivo de la Comisión de Supervivencia de Especies de la UICN Group photo of the Steering Committee of IUCN Species Survival Commission gathered in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: SSC/IUCN

    Experts on species conservation gather in Bangkok

    17.10.2018

    The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Steering Committee will meet in Bangkok, Thailand, from October 15th to 18th, to examine its role and actions to address the challenges of biodiversity conservation. 

  • Western gray whale and salmon set nets near Sakhalin Island Western gray whale and salmon set nets near Sakhalin Island Photo: No attribution

    Western gray whales at great risk from salmon nets – IUCN-backed study

    11.10.2018

    Gland, Switzerland (IUCN) - A new IUCN-backed scientific article published today finds that threatened western gray whales are at “very high risk” of entanglement in coastal salmon nets near Russia’s Sakhalin island, which often leads to their injury or death...

  • Participants at the biodiversity training in Munge Photo: IUCN

    Training on Biodiversity Registers and Biodiversity Management Committees in Munger, Bihar

    05.10.2018

    IUCN India with support of ITC Ltd. has initiated a “Sustainable Agriscapes for Future” programme in the Munger district of Bihar. Under this programme, one of the objectives is to revive the ecosystem services which would not only help carry out sustainable...

  • A small boat moves through a canal near a small, gold pagoda among wetland vegetation Workshop participants in boats pass Golden Rock Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda at Moeyungyi, a Ramsar site and part of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Photo: © Elaine Mumford/IUCN

    Shaping the future: Indo-Burma’s wetlands experts rework Ramsar Regional Strategic Plan

    05.10.2018

    Members and partners of the Indo-Burma Ramsar Regional Initiative (IBRRI), including government representatives, academics, international organisation partners of Ramsar and others, gathered in Yangon in late July to workshop the IBRRI Strategic Plan for...

  • Individual mangrove growing, Thailand Early stages of mangrove growth, Thailand Photo: Ana Grillo

    Mangroves For the Future video: A look back

    05.10.2018

    IUCN Asia and Mangroves for the Future (MFF) have produced a video showcasing MFF’s growth and impact in Asia. This video was recently premiered at the 15th meeting of the MFF Regional Steering Committee that took place in Bali, Indonesia, at the end of...

  • Solar panels installed in Sikkim Photo: IUCN

    Demonstration of decentralized solar energy in the Indian Himalayan states

    04.10.2018

    Under the Government of India’s National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS), IUCN is implementing the project ‘Coping with Uncertainties: Building Community Resilience and Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate Change in the Indian Himalayan Region’.  As...

  • Participants of REDD+ workshop Photo: IUCN\ Rohit Singh

    Capacity building workshop on Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+)

    04.10.2018

    IUCN India organised a capacity building workshop on REDD+ under the National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS) project ‘Coping with Uncertainties: Building Community Resilience and Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate Change in the Indian Himalayan...

  • Two divers examine a coral substrate The author and another diver conduct a substrate survey as part of Reef Check certification training Photo: © Eco Koh Tao

    Putting people at the heart of ocean conservation

    02.10.2018

    Blog by Ria Sen, member of the IUCN Comission on Education and Communication, following Global AWARE Week

  • Specialists and staff of Sub FPD discussed to select monitoring priorities Photo: Specialists and staff of Sub FPD discussed to select monitoring priorities © IUCN Viet Nam

    Biodiversity monitoring in Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Archipelago: getting started

    28.09.2018

    “What species exist in this site?” is a question that is often asked by visitors to Vietnam’s protected areas. It seems to be a simple question to answer given the amount of research that’s been carried out in Vietnam’s national parks and nature reserves. But...

  • Local students collected plastic waste to exchange for IUCN notebooks and multiple use bags Photo: Local students collected plastic waste to exchange for IUCN notebooks and multiple use bags © IUCN Viet Nam

    5,510 plastic bottles saved during the first month in Ly Son MPA

    15.09.2018

    “I was appalled by the level of litter and rubbish that is spoiling the island. This problem needs to be addressed to attract foreign tourists. They will not come here if rubbish of all kinds, plastic bottles, paper, polystyrene are just thrown into the...

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