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  • A field of tiny mangrove saplings planted in deep silt Rhizophora mangrove saplings planted near Dewani Creek, Pakistan Photo: © IUCN Pakistan

    Beyond frontiers – Engaging the Pakistan Navy in coastal governance

    14.11.2017

    Fisheries are the primary livelihood sector for 80% of the coastal population of Pakistan, but this sector contributes to only 0.5% of national GDP and 1% of the country’s labour force. Fish and fishery-related exports yield, on average, a sum of PKR 8.8...

  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen Socotra Archipelago, Yemen was hit cyclones in 2015 - a rare weather event in this part of the Indian Ocean. Photo: IUCN / Ismail Mohammed

    Number of natural World Heritage sites affected by climate change nearly doubles in three years – IUCN

    13.11.2017

    Bonn, Germany, 13 November, 2017 (IUCN) – The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just three years, with climate change being the fastest growing threat they face, according to a report released today...

  • Group photo Group photo of the participants at the GBM CSO Vision launch event  Photo: © Ann Moey / IUCN

    Civil Society Organisations launch vision for cooperative governance of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins

    02.11.2017

    Cooperative governance of the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Basins (GBM) region was strengthened through the recent launch of a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) vision for improved transboundary water management. The vision, which was developed by a network of...

  • two actors - one in a dolphin costume, and one in a fishing boat set piece -- act out a play Magic Performance by Mayahahey, a youth Laos group which highlighted the issue of women exclusion from the natural resources management decision-making processes Photo: © Oxfam

    Importance of gender equity in safeguarding water resources highlighted at recent regional forum

    31.10.2017

    IUCN’s BRIDGE programme and the Oxfam Inclusion Project, in collaboration with the Lao Women’s Union, facilitated a regional forum on gender equity and women’s leadership in transboundary water governance from 13 to 15 September in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The...

  • A green turtle in Con Dao National Park Photo: A green turtle in Con Dao National Park © IUCN Viet Nam/Nguyen Hai Van

    Evaluating implementation of the Marine Turtle Conservation Action Plan 2016-2025

    25.10.2017

    IUCN organized a meeting on July 13, 2017 in Da Nang to evaluate implementation of the Marine Turtle Conservation Action Plan (MTCAP). The meeting focused on the protection of the marine turtles’ population and their habitats in Vietnam.  

  • Group photo of RSC participants Photo: © Ann Moey / IUCN

    MFF holds 14th Regional Steering Committee Meeting in Myanmar

    18.10.2017

    The IUCN and UNDP regional coastal initiative Mangroves for the Future (MFF) held its 14th Steering Committee meeting in Yangon to assess achievements over the past year and discuss the programme's sustainability beyond 2018. 

  • Ganges River Dolphin at the confluence of the Bhairab-Atai-Rupsha river system in Khulna, Bangladesh. Ganges River Dolphin at the confluence of the Bhairab-Atai-Rupsha river system in Khulna, Bangladesh. Photo: © IUCN / Kazi Zenifar Azmiri

    Engaging energy companies in biodiversity protection: A case from Bangladesh

    17.10.2017

    North-West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have come together to work with IUCN on an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a proposed power plant project at the confluence of the Bhairab-Atai-Rupsha river...

  • Trainees received the training certificate after the training Photo: Trainees received the training certificate after the training © IUCN Viet Nam

    “The longest and most useful trip to a cave I have ever had”

    13.10.2017

    Ha Long Bay has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO twice for its outstanding universal values. But what are those values and why do they make Ha Long Bay so special? Such information seems only to be known by a few scientists and experts while...

  • A farmer at FFF's booth in the trade fair Photo: A farmer at FFF's booth in the trade fair © Nguyen Dinh Hai

    Getting big companies to jump start forest and farm producer organizations: the Forest and Farm Facility’s experience in Vietnam

    13.10.2017

    After three years in Vietnam, the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF), a partnership between FAO, IIED and IUCN and implemented by the Vietnam Farmer Union (VNFU), has supported the establishment of 14 smallholder collectives in Yen Bai, Bac Kan, Phu Tho, and Thai...

  • Golden Snub Nosed Monkey, Hubei Shennongjia, China Hubei Shennongjia, China Photo: IUCN/Bruce Jefferies

    Three priorities for China's national park programme

    12.10.2017

    With the introduction on 26 September of its comprehensive programme, China’s national park system enters its implementation phase. This raises questions about what kind of park is being established, who will manage it and how ordinary people will benefit.

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