• people standing in ankle high water near shore with tools and soil Photo: © D. Wodehouse

    The 'ground rules' for successful restoration: Mangrove sediments


    Once thriving, mangroves contribute to building the soil they grow on. Loose sediments are swept into mangroves with the tides and river currents, where they are trapped and supplemented with organic matter to form stable soils – a vital foundation.

  • Elephants made of bamboo and colorful cloth Elephant puppets made of colorful cloth over bamboo frames Photo: © Caroline Gluck / UNHCR

    Smiles and slapstick as Rohingya refugees learn to corral elephants


    This article, originally published by AFP, highlights how IUCN, UNCHR and volunteers are using life-sized elephant puppets made of colourful cloth to teach Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh's Kutupalong Camp, the world’s largest refugee settlement,...

  • A cave was surveyed in Phnom La'Ang area Photo: A cave was surveyed in Phnom La'Ang area © Jaap Jan Vermeulen

    Phnom La’Ang - the jewel in the crown of the Mekong Delta Limestones


    The karst hills of Kampot Province in Cambodia and neighboring Kien Giang Province in Viet Nam, which together form the Mekong Delta Limestones (MDL), are home to possibly the largest concentration of endemic invertebrate species yet recorded. Most of...

  • Women's SHG preparing nursery beds Women's SHG preparing nursery beds in Uttarakhand Photo: IUCN / Yogeshwar Kumar

    Local women's group trained in community nursery management in Uttarakhand, India


    On 8 February 2018, IUCN, along with the Uttaranchal Youth and Rural Development Centre (UYRDC), a local NGO, organised a training session on nursery management for the Women’s Self Help Group ‘Jagdamba’ in the Bhadakoti hamlet of Chamoli...

  • Speakers at IDF and WWD Celebration Speakers at IDF and WWD Celebration Photo: IUCN Pakistan

    IUCN, Ministry of Climate Change, Serena Hotel, celebrate World Water Day, International Day of Forests


    IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change and the Serena Hotel, celebrated the World Water Day and the International Day of Forests, at the Serena Hotel in Islamabad on April 4, 2018.

  • Mr. Neahga Leonard is presenting the development in Gia Luan Harbour to journalists Photo: Mr. Neahga Leonard is presenting the development in Gia Luan Harbour in front of journalists © IUCN Viet Nam

    Media trip focuses on tourism development on Cat Ba Island


    Cat Ba is the largest of the 367 islands that make up the Cat Ba Archipelago, home of the Critically Endangered Cat Ba langur. Located near Hai Phong, Cat Ba is a national park as well as an internationally recognized UNESCO MAB Biosphere Reserve.

  • love_group_photo_network_meeting.jpg Second workshop of the Community-based Integrated Coastal Management Project, Mangrove Classroom Learning Center, Bangkaeo Photo: STOU

    MFF, Marriott and Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University collaborate for Thailand's coastal resources


    MFF and Marriott Resorts and Hotels have joined hands with Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University to improve the sustainability of communities’ livelihoods and bolster conservation efforts in Bangkaeo Sub-district of Samut Songkram Province, Central Thailand...

  • Screenshot of Aban Marker Kabraji's op-ed on Opinon editorial by Aban Marker Kabraji, published by for World Oceans Day 2017 Photo: © IUCN

    IUCN and Eco-business: A new partnership for responsible business and sustainable development


    IUCN Asia is pleased to announce a new Knowledge and Networking Partnership with Eco-business, Asia-Pacific’s leading clean technology, smart cities, responsible business and sustainable development media company. The partnership will enable members of both...

  • A man and a young girl grasp the stem of a tree sapling and pose for a photo A student from Hnila Girl's School accepts a sapling from Khursid Alam (CODEC) and Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad (IUCN) Photo: © Shital Kumar Nath / CODEC

    Cookstoves for forest conservation in Teknaf, Bangladesh


    Teknaf Wildlife Sanctuary is crucial habitat for many species, but until recently, the forests of the peninsula and the mangroves along the bank of Naf River were the only sources of fuel wood for the nearby villages. The increased prevalence of wood cutting...

  • A woman sits in her office in front of a black laptop Minsun Kim Photo: © IUCN

    Q & A: Minsun Kim talks APAP and the importance of sharing knowledge


    Following the third Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) Technical Workshop in Bhutan, IUCN Asia had the opportunity to sit down with Minsun Kim, who recently joined the IUCN Asia Regional Office in Bangkok as Programme Officer for Protected Areas....


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