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  • IUCN joins EEC Thailand at Fighting Extinction Day

    Fighting Extinction Day: Voices for the voiceless


    The Thailand Environmental Education Center (EEC) organised the first “Fighting Extinction Day” on 2 April 2017 to present research findings from the Fighting Extinction Project.  EEC Thailand uses The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, one...

  • Astola Island, Pakistan

    Astola Island as a Marine Protected Area: next steps after IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016


    Located approximately 25 km off the coast of Balochistan province, Astola is Pakistan’s largest offshore island. Also known as “Jezira Haft Talar” (Island of the Seven Hills) due to the small, rocky mountains that span the 6.7 km2 island, this scenic spot has...

  • Tanguar Haor in winter, Sunamganj, Bangladesh

    Blog: Tanguar Haor − The Beginning of a New Era


    From 2006 to 2016, the Government of Bangladesh, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and IUCN, has managed Tanguar Haor, a Ramsar site, together with local communities. Just recently, the government has decided to continue to...

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