Asia is a land full of natural and cultural wonders. But the region faces critical challenges, including poverty, water shortages and climate change. IUCN works with states and civil society in the region to build solutions together.


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  • The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea volunteers to become the new co-chair for the Partnership, starting from November 2017.

    Asia Protected Areas Partnership Poised to Enter New Phase


    Regional collaboration on protected areas in Asia continued to gather momentum on a number of fronts, with the announcement of several new developments at the 3rd Steering Committee meeting for the Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) in Bangkok...

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    Once-abundant ash tree and antelope species face extinction – IUCN Red List


    North America’s most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations, while the loss of wilderness areas and poaching are contributing to the declining numbers of five African...

  • A woman in a green sari and a man hold up a sign that reads 'pen culture' in red lettering

    New farming methods secure livelihoods of communities in India


    Pampa Dolui is from Udayan, a small village among the mangroves of Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha, India. Her early childhood memories are of her family’s rice paddy fields and clear water ponds. As a 15-year-old, Pampa also experienced the devastation...

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