Asia

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Asia.

Below are the links to the meeting reports in English and Russian of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) and its preceding Panels since...
Meeting  Meeting date  Location Link to report  Отчет на русском языке   WGWAP - 18 15 - 17 November 2017 Russian...
A group of community members sit on the floor around a large piece of paper with blue Khmer text
Located on the coast of southwestern Cambodia, the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary harbours one of the largest undisturbed mangrove forests in...
Aside from the beauty and biodiversity in Peam Krasop, the mangroves support the needs and livelihoods of almost 10,000 people who live in the area. In Old Peam Krasop village people are highly...
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Asia Regional Office Regional Director: Aban Marker Kabraji Address: 63 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 39, Khlonton-Nua, Wattana, Bangkok Thailand 10110 Tel: + 66 (2) 662 4029 Fax: + 855 (23) 662 4387...
Eastern Gorilla
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 4 September 2016 (IUCN) – The Eastern Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered due to...
Today’s IUCN Red List update also reports the decline of the Plains Zebra due to illegal hunting, and the growing extinction threat to Hawaiian plants posed by invasive species. Thirty eight of the...
Green Peafowl (Shobuj Moyur) is a former resident of Bangladesh. No sighting of it has been reported since 1930. Conversion of its habitat and hunting were the two main reasons for the decline of its population to zero.
This opinion editorial, published in The Daily Star on 3 March to coincide with World Wildlife Day 2017, is written by Haseeb Md Irfanullah, ...
The IUCN Red List turns 53 this year. Officially known as The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, it is basically a scientific tool that helps to check, if a species - plant or animal, big or small...
Launching of IUCN Red List of Bangladesh 2015
In 2000, IUCN Bangladesh first published the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ Bangladesh. Fifteen years later, the list has been updated...
During the assessment process, 160 assessors in Bangladesh assessed 1,619 species and categorised 390 threatened species: 56 are Critically Endangered (CR), 181 are Endangered (EN), 153 are...
Chunati WildlIfe Sanctuary, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
IUCN has recently updated the Red List of Bangladesh by assessing 1619 species from seven animal groups. This article for the first time records the...
The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM helps us to understand the extinction risk of species at global to national scales. After completing the assessment against a set of criteria, a species is...
By digging their roots in tropical shores, mangroves not only defend against rising tides and extreme weather, but they have the potential to change...
A field of tiny mangrove saplings planted in deep silt
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...
The reckless degradation of coastal and marine resources has led to the depletion of wild fish stocks and ecosystem services. This is caused by the use of harmful fishing gear, weak enforcement of...
CEESP News - by Pauline Davey, Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association Ltd (OATA) The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has published a report...
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA) is a UK based organisation that represents more than 850 businesses involved in the tropical and coldwater fish industry which supply fish, plants and...
Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Country Representative, IUCN Pakistan emphasised on the seriousness of the issue of illegal trade in this endangered species.
IUCN Pakistan organized a Consultative Workshop in collaboration with the Sindh Wildlife Department, Government of Sindh, to discuss the findings of...
The workshop, held under the USAID-funded project “Integrated Approach to Education, Capacity Building and Livelihood Development of Coastal Communities in Sindh and in Baluchistan Provinces”,...
two actors - one in a dolphin costume, and one in a fishing boat set piece -- act out a play
IUCN’s BRIDGE programme and the Oxfam Inclusion Project, in collaboration with the Lao Women’s Union, facilitated a regional forum on gender equity...
The forum began with a high level panel, facilitated by Australian Ambassador to Lao PDR Mr John Williams, which discussed opportunities to promote women’s leadership in national and transboundary...

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