• Firewood headload hill women carry every day Photo: Devendra Parihar

    Biogas for better forests and livelihoods: Experience from Balkila Watershed in Uttarakhand, India


    IUCN India along with partners helped set up FRP biogas plants for households in the Balkila Watershed of Uttarakhand. This has not only reduced the fuelwood consumption of the households, thus reducing the pressure on the nearby forests, but...

  • A man stands in front of mangrove saplings planted on a mud flat, with the ocean in the background Samsuri and mangrove saplings planted as part of the MFF Small Grant Facility/SGF project at  Bahak Indah Beach Photo: © Cynthia Nurcahya / MFF

    Giving mangroves a voice: One man's mission to protect the future of Bahak Indah


    Bahak Indah, a mangrove-lined beach running along the coast of Probolinggo, East Java, is a major attraction for visitors. But just fifteen years ago, the only vegetation found on the beach was a type of spinegrass with such sharp tips that residents of Curah...

  • Fishermen on small boats pull in the nets near the bank of a Sundarban canal Licensed fishermen pull in their catch in the Sundarbans NWHS. Photo: © Siriporn Sriaram - MFF/IUCN

    Bangladesh shares World Heritage experience with Thailand in South-South knowledge transfer


    From 2 to 6 April 2018, Mangroves for the Future (MFF), in collaboration with IUCN Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok, brought nine delegates from the Thailand Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) to the Sundarbans Natural World...

  • A community member measured lumber dimension Photo: A community member measured lumber dimension © IUCN Viet Nam/Le Thanh Thuy

    How to increase the value of Vietnam’s forestry sector?


    On a visit to Quang Tri in 2016 we asked a forest ranger where the best forest was. He said it was in remote areas too inaccessible for illegal logging or land conversion. If an area has fertile soil and is easy to access, people will turn it into...

  • Participants at the dialogue Photo: Participants at the dialogue © Ye Thu Aung, Junior Researcher, AIRBM Project

    Myanmar holds dialogue on UN Watercourses Convention cooperation opportunities


    IUCN, together with the Myanmar National Water Resources Committee (NWRC), held a dialogue on ‘The UN Watercourses Convention: A window of opportunity for cooperation,’ in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 11 April 2018. The dialogue aimed to provide a better...

  • Two volunteers sort scraps of plastic, styrofoam and miscellaneous waste on the beach An IUCN staff member helps a volunteer record plastic, styrofoam and miscellaneous waste data Photo: © IUCN Viet Nam

    GEF Assembly beach clean-up yields nearly 1 kilo of trash per metre per minute


    On Tuesday, 26 June, 300 volunteers trained by IUCN collected almost half a ton of trash – 82% of which was single-use plastics – in 30 minutes from a 500-metre stretch of beach in Da Nang, Viet Nam. The exercise coincided with the sixth Global Environment...

  • An elephant investigates the bed of a pickup truck A wild elephant investigates a pickup truck in Thailand Photo: © IUCN / Bampen Chaiyarak

    Beloved no more: New study sheds light on human-elephant conflict in Thailand


    A new study conducted by the Thai foundation Bring the Elephant Home (BTEH) shows that certain types of deterrence measures could reduce human-elephant conflict (HEC) in Thailand, and save lives on both sides. The study’s findings suggest that people’s...

  • IUCN volunteers in Bay Canh islet, Con Dao National Park Photo: IUCN volunteers in Bay Canh islet, Con Dao National Park © IUCN Viet Nam

    Announcement of volunteers list for marine turtle conservation volunteer programme in Con Dao National Park


    On behalf of organizers, IUCN would like to express our sincere thanks for all applicants of marine turtle conservation volunteer programme 2018 in Con Dao National Park.

  • Presentation on Traditional Fishers Knowledge by Mohsin Al Ameri - Fisher from Kenya Photo: Presentation on Traditional Fishers Knowledge by Mohsin Al Ameri - Fisher from Kenya © IUCN Cambodia/Pheakdey

    Sharing our Tonle Sap experience


    On May 28-30, Pheakdey Sorn, IUCN Cambodia’s Water & Wetlands Coordinator, participated in the Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods international conference in Halifax, Canada, organised by the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN) and the...

  • woman smiling and holding seedling Photo: IUCN / Pauline Buffle

    Money grows for trees: Financing FLR in Asia and beyond


    The loss of global tree cover reached a record 29.7 million hectares in 2016. While ambitious programmes across Asia to restore forest landscapes and help support rural communities are growing, there remains inadequate financing throughout the region and the...


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