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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Climate change, population growth and other social and economic pressures, exacerbate demands on vital resources, such as water, energy and food....
The foreseen population increase in Central Asia - from 61.5 million in 2011 to 74.6 million in 2030 and 90 million in 2050 - will boost demand for water resources, energy and food, according to FAO...
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Programme (the ‘IUCN Green List Programme') aims to encourage, achieve and promote...
The IUCN Green List objectives Protected areas are a universal approach to nature conservation, present in all countries, for both land and sea. Conserving nature is essential for the future of...
Gland, Switzerland (IUCN) - A new IUCN-backed scientific article published today finds that threatened western gray whales are at “very high risk” of...
“While options may exist to modify fishing gear and reduce the risk of entanglement to this whale population, the only way to eliminate the risk is to stop the deployment of salmon set nets in or...
Mekong Delta Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and climate change increasingly gained recognition as two priority policy issues in many national strategies and other policy documents...
San Juan de Nepomuceno and Santa Rosa Cauca Municipality Mainstreaming biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change considerations and decisions in spatial planning is an ongoing task in...
Project title:  Youth Led Ecosystem Based Disaster Risk Reduction (Youth-Eco-DRR) Location: Puttalam, Mullaithivu, Batticaloa and Nuwara Eliya (Sri Lanka) Duration: July - December 2018 Project...
Members and partners of the Indo-Burma Ramsar Regional Initiative (IBRRI), including government representatives, academics, international...
The plan’s overarching goal is to support an improved implementation of the Ramsar Convention in the region. Its specific objectives are to facilitate and promote wetland knowledge sharing; support...
IUCN India with support of ITC Ltd. has initiated a “Sustainable Agriscapes for Future” programme in the Munger district of Bihar. Under this...
The training was organised by IUCN and ITC Ltd. with technical support from Dr. Sudipto Chatterjee, from TERI University, an IUCN commission member, who agreed to act as the trainer for the same. On...
Under the Government of India’s National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS), IUCN is implementing the project ‘Coping with Uncertainties: Building...
Due to rising population and growing tourism pressures, there has been an increase in energy demands across the Indian Himalayas, thus contributing to higher black carbon emissions from the region....
IUCN Asia and Mangroves for the Future (MFF) have produced a video showcasing MFF’s growth and impact in Asia. This video was recently premiered at...
Following the devastation of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004, IUCN and UNDP recognised the vital link between healthy coastal ecosystems – especially mangroves and coral reefs – and the resilience...
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) through GEF-UNDP funded Sustainable Forest Management Project...
The participants of the training included: 40 Forest Guards, Foresters and Sub-Divisional Forest Officers and Wildlife staff from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forest Department. The training session was...
IUCN India organised a capacity building workshop on REDD+ under the National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS) project ‘Coping with Uncertainties...
The workshop began with a welcome address from Dr. JS Rawat, Project Director, CwU. Dr Rawat emphasized the importance of healthy ecosystems and role of forests for climate change mitigation and...

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