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  • An elephant investigates the bed of a pickup truck A wild elephant investigates a pickup truck in Thailand Photo: © IUCN / Bampen Chaiyarak

    Beloved no more: New study sheds light on human-elephant conflict in Thailand

    22.06.2018

    A new study conducted by the Thai foundation Bring the Elephant Home (BTEH) shows that certain types of deterrence measures could reduce human-elephant conflict (HEC) in Thailand, and save lives on both sides. The study’s findings suggest that people’s...

  • IUCN volunteers in Bay Canh islet, Con Dao National Park Photo: IUCN volunteers in Bay Canh islet, Con Dao National Park © IUCN Viet Nam

    Announcement of volunteers list for marine turtle conservation volunteer programme in Con Dao National Park

    20.06.2018

    On behalf of organizers, IUCN would like to express our sincere thanks for all applicants of marine turtle conservation volunteer programme 2018 in Con Dao National Park.

  • Presentation on Traditional Fishers Knowledge by Mohsin Al Ameri - Fisher from Kenya Photo: Presentation on Traditional Fishers Knowledge by Mohsin Al Ameri - Fisher from Kenya © IUCN Cambodia/Pheakdey

    Sharing our Tonle Sap experience

    12.06.2018

    On May 28-30, Pheakdey Sorn, IUCN Cambodia’s Water & Wetlands Coordinator, participated in the Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods international conference in Halifax, Canada, organised by the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN) and the...

  • woman smiling and holding seedling Photo: IUCN / Pauline Buffle

    Money grows for trees: Financing FLR in Asia and beyond

    12.06.2018

    The loss of global tree cover reached a record 29.7 million hectares in 2016. While ambitious programmes across Asia to restore forest landscapes and help support rural communities are growing, there remains inadequate financing throughout the region and the...

  • A tiny goat approaches a man planting a sapling, one of many people planting saplings along the bank of a full canal A goat kid investigates a man planting a fruit tree sapling along the bank of the Sabkhali Canal Photo: © Caritas Bangladesh

    Common pool: Equitable water governance brings prosperity to Sabkhali

    12.06.2018

    The Sundarbans, a vast forest in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal, are considered one of the natural wonders of the world. Lying adjacent is Sabkhali, a largely agricultural village, highly vulnerable to climate change and tidal surges, salt water...

  • A charred Hello Kitty toy sits before a smoking mountain of trash Photo: © Siriporn Sriaram / IUCN

    Closing the 'plastic loop' on marine waste across Asia

    05.06.2018

    In a special World Environment Day op-ed, Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director for IUCN Asia and Director of IUCN's Regional Hub for Asia-Oceania, writes about grassroots initiatives and efforts to engage the private sector that IUCN and Mangroves for the...

  • Three women sit on patterned carpets on the floor during a meeting Kyi Htay (right); her aunt, Mi San (left); and friend Than Than Yu (centre) share their feedback and future plans for the VECC Photo: © Hélène Marre / MFF

    Where the heart is: Myanmar’s village conservation committees give people reason to stay

    04.06.2018

    For those who live along the coast of the Pyinbugyi Islands at the mouth of Southeastern Myanmar’s Tevoy River, fishing has always been a way of life. Unfortunately, of late, commercial offshore fishing has meant that many locals aren’t able to fill their...

  • An IUCN volunteer in Con Dao National Park Photo: An IUCN volunteer in Con Dao National Park © IUCN Viet Nam/Bao Ngan

    Call for application: Marine turtle conservation volunteer programme 2018 in Con Dao National Park

    01.06.2018

    IUCN Viet Nam and Con Dao National Park are pleased to announce the call for marine turtle conservation volunteer programme 2018 in Con Dao National Park, Ba Ria Vung Tau Province.

  • Three men stand around a table while a woman sits and writes on a pad of presentation paper A group of workshop participants develops a communications strategy Photo: © Elaine Mumford - IUCN/MFF

    Cambodia workshop builds communications capacity of NGOs, government and civil society

    31.05.2018

    From 24 to 25 May 2018, IUCN and Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Cambodia organised a two-day training workshop on communications in Kampot Province.  The aim of the workshop was to improve the capacity of 16 representatives from Cambodian NGOs; civil...

  • The CPEC Summit 2018 The CPEC Summit 2018 Photo: DAWN

    ‘Clear Waters, Green Mountains’ - Forging New Relationships for a Sustainable Future

    30.05.2018

    IUCN sees China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as not only one of the most important developments for Asia, but for the rest of the world. In the coming decade, the BRI will invest billions of dollars annually in infrastructure and transport in more than 65...

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