Asia

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Asia” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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IUCN India along with partners helped set up FRP biogas plants for households in the Balkila Watershed of Uttarakhand. This has not only reduced the...
Balkila (Balasuti) Watershed lies in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, and is truly representative of the geology, climate,  and natural resources of the region, while embodying the developmental...
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...
In 2017, Cat Ba welcomed 1.7 million tourists and according to the new tourism development plan, it is aiming for 5 million tourists by 2020 and 10 million by 2030. To manage this huge projected...
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 leadership in national and transboundary...
Project Title: Building River Dialogue and Governance in the Sekong, Sesan and Sre Pok river basins (BRIDGE 3S)  Location: Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam  Duration: January 2016 to December 2018 ...
Bahak Indah, a mangrove-lined beach running along the coast of Probolinggo, East Java, is a major attraction for visitors. But just fifteen years ago...
A story of dedication The pioneer behind Bahak Indah’s transformation is 64-year-old Samsuri, who for 20 years has been planting mangroves and raising awareness among the local communities and...
On 3 May, IUCN Lao PDR organised an event in Nakai district, Khammouan province, where the Phou Hin Poun National Protected Area (NPA) is located....
Students learning about biodiversity. Photo: © Laura Handal/ IUCN Approximately 50 students, aged six to twelve, participated in the event. Activities included...
Since February 2018, IUCN has been working with local communities and government officials to extensively train patrol teams in three parts of...
Conceptual training began in February. Trainees learned key theoretical concepts, including the basic principles of NPA management, international laws and agreements that relate to wildlife (such as...
Organized by UN Environment together with the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR), the seminar was titled, “Greening post...
The purpose of the event was to explore the various tools, approaches and initiatives utilized for greener recovery, including Integrated Strategic Environment Assessment (ISEA), Rapid Environment...
In June IUCN Lao PDR assessed turtle populations in the Xe Champhone Ramsar site in southern Laos. They studied several threatened turtle species,...
This assesment focuses on five species of turtle known to live in the two Lao Ramsar sites. These species include Malayemys subtrijuga (Mekong snail-eating turtle) Heosemys annandalli (Yellow-headed...
The Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) is an interagency coalition to address the extinction risk among the most threatened land and freshwater vertebrates of Southeast Asia. Organizations...
On a visit to Quang Tri in 2016 we asked a forest ranger where the best forest was. He said it was in remote areas too inaccessible for illegal...
Yet in 2017 Vietnam exported almost $8 billion of wooden furniture. This is twice as much as coffee, four times more than rubber, and nearly 10 times more than cassava. Vietnam is the largest wood...
From 2 to 6 April 2018, Mangroves for the Future (MFF), in collaboration with IUCN Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok, brought nine...
The knowledge exchange event was made possible through the National Coordinating Bodies of both Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Thailand and MFF Bangladesh. The visit was a continuation of MFF...

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