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  • Terraced hills in the foreground, with jagged snowcapped peaks and a bright blue sky behind Terrace farming in the Indian Himalayas Photo: © Anushree Bhattacharjee / IUCN

    India first of all Bonn Challenge countries to develop progress report

    14.08.2018

    India has reiterated its commitment to achieving its Bonn Challenge pledge by launching the first ever country progress report. This includes datasets from the Government of India, NGOs and the private sector. Although not an exhaustive list, the data reveals...

  • The Nam Ou 2 Hydropower Project dam was constructed in Lao Photo: The Nam Ou 2 Hydropower Project dam in Lao LightRocket/Getty Images/Nikkei Asia Review

    Rethink plans to dam Mekong after Laos disaster

    14.08.2018

    Barrage collapse highlights risks and need for alternative energy sources - The collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam after heavy rains last month that killed more than 30 in Laos and left thousands of Lao and Cambodian people homeless is reigniting an...

  • FLR roundtable at MoEFCC Photo: IUCN

    Roundtable on forest landscape restoration and assessing restoration opportunities by IUCN and GB Pant Institute at New Delhi, India

    07.08.2018

    IUCN, in partnership with the G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development (GBPNIHESD), piloted the ROAM framework in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, in consultation with the Government of Uttarakhand. On June 15,...

  • An expert presented the results of group discussion in the workshop Photo: An expert presented the results of group discussion in the workshop © Monika

    Myanmar starts work on a national Red List

    03.08.2018

    On July 23-27, 70 of Myanmar’s top species experts gathered at the Forest Research Institute in Yezin, near Nay Pyi Taw, to take important steps in the development of a National Red List of Threatened Species.

  • A woman stands in front of a group of people and speaks into a microphone Ann Moey, Head of Communications for IUCN Asia, provides an overview of the necessity for media engagement Photo: © BRIDGE / IUCN

    Media and Water Governance: Collaboration for the future of Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basins

    01.08.2018

    Conservation and governance practitioners are often so focussed on implementing their projects that they sometimes forget about the importance of integrating strategic communications into their projects to help them achieve their goals. To reinforce this...

  •  “Love the ocean” by Cao Thi Thanh Tha and Phan Ngoc Linh made from plastic bottles, cups and foam, cement, and steel Photo: “Love the ocean” by Ms. Linh and Ms. Tha made from plastic bottles, cups and foam, cement, and steel © Cao Thanh Tha

    “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”: art from plastic in Bai Tu Long National Park

    30.07.2018

    “This is the first time I visited Minh Chau Island and my first impression is that the beaches are so beautiful. However, I see lots of trash especially plastic waste and foam on the beaches. I decided to participate in this programme as I believe in personal...

  • IUCN training workshop participants Photo: IUCN

    Awareness workshop on plant nurseries by IUCN for Tata Steel mine sites in Joda, Odisha, India

    27.07.2018

    On June 15 2018, IUCN organised an awareness workshop on establishment and maintenance of nurseries for Tata Steel ground staff in their mining sites at Joda, Keonjhar, Odisha. The workshop aimed to arm the ground staff with basic knowledge on nursery...

  • A group of people gathered around a table write on a large piece of paper in the centre MFF and IUCN staff, and private sector participants, brainstorm strategies to engage hotel guests and staff in coastal conservation Photo: © Papichaya L. / MFF

    International Year of the Reef: Joining forces to fight for the health of our oceans

    25.07.2018

    “Collaboration,” “Education” and “Innovation” are three words that summed up a workshop on 20 July aimed at promoting best practices in coastal and marine conservation among the private sector. 

  • Firewood headload hill women carry every day Photo: Devendra Parihar

    Biogas for better forests and livelihoods: Experience from Balkila Watershed in Uttarakhand, India

    20.07.2018

    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 fuelwood consumption of the households, thus reducing the pressure on the nearby forests, but...

  • A man stands in front of mangrove saplings planted on a mud flat, with the ocean in the background Samsuri and mangrove saplings planted as part of the MFF Small Grant Facility/SGF project at  Bahak Indah Beach Photo: © Cynthia Nurcahya / MFF

    Giving mangroves a voice: One man's mission to protect the future of Bahak Indah

    16.07.2018

    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, the only vegetation found on the beach was a type of spinegrass with such sharp tips that residents of Curah...

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