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From time to time, IUCN together with WCPA and other partners produces books and journal articles on topics related to protected areas. Some of...
The Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas: generating sustainable revenues for conservation and development by the Secretariat of Convention on Biological...
A woman points to a flow chart in Khmer drawn on large white paper
MFF’s long-standing regional Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) training course was successfully extended to national member countries. From 28...
Participants included coastal management practitioners from provincial governments and IUCN staff. The course was taught by the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) country coordinator, the Dean of...
On International Tiger Day we look at how IUCN's tiger programme is helping humans and tigers coexist – and making sure these magnificent predators...
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Press Release: Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 15 - 16 November 2016 - Conservationists will meet in Hanoi to participate in a regional workshop for Southeast Asia...
The workshop is jointly coordinated by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (IUCN SULi), the International...
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IUCN WCPA Regional Vice-Chair Southeast Asia Agus Budi Utomo Countries of the region Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand,...
Endemic and threatened female golden langur
IUCN WCPA Regional Vice-Chair South Asia Dr Vinod Mathur Countries of the Region Bangladesh, Bhutan, British Indian Ocean Territory, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka...
Elephant Response Team (ERT) is chasing away elephants invading paddy fields, Sherpur, Bangladesh.
Apparently unrelated, there are some similarities between responding to climate change and managing human-elephant conflicts. To make human-elephant...
The earth’s climate has rapidly been changing over the recent decades because of our carbon-based development and destruction of nature. We have three major responses to that change. Responses to...
The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea volunteers to become the new co-chair for the Partnership, starting from November 2017.
Regional collaboration on protected areas in Asia continued to gather momentum on a number of fronts, with the announcement of several new...
On the governance front, the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea is to become the new co-chair for the Partnership in November 2017, taking over from the Ministry of Environment of Japan...
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In Iranawila village in Puttalam, a district situated on the west coast of Sri Lanka, 90% of the population relies on fishing for their livelihoods....
The destruction of the mangrove forests - which play a vital role in protecting nursery habitats for fish - threatens the livelihoods of the local communities. And although cutting mangroves in that...
A woman in a purple dress stands near two shallow wooden basins filled with fish
On Delft, an island in the Palk Strait north of Sri Lanka, approximately 1,200 out of a population of 4,502 rely on fisheries for their livelihoods....
“Though we were getting huge fish catches, we were not able to sell it all at a fair price. This forced us to dry the excess fish and sell it to local retailers,” said Annet Pathmavathy, a native of...
A narrow swath of field lies between two forested areas, with a red-roofed pagoda towards the back and a view of the sea
With a total area of 3.7 hectares (roughly the size of 5 football pitches), the coastline in front and the famous Hai Tang pagoda in back, the Pagoda...
Once used for rice cultivation, the fields were abandoned due to water scarcity and rapid population expansion. Several businesses expressed interest in developing the area to accommodate the 1,700...
Two men smile as they lift a heavy bag off of a pile of similar bags a few feet from the sea in Pulau Dua, Indonesia
Well-known for its importance as a breeding site for water birds, Pulau Dua was established as a nature reserve in 1937. Unfortunately,  in recent...
Mangroves act as a natural barrier between land and sea and prevent coastal erosion. They also provide shelter for marine wildlife. Udin is one of many fishermen in the area who suffered the...

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