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  • Children with their origami dolphins after origami session Children with their origami dolphins after origami session Photo: IUCN/Fayed Masud Khan

    Bangladesh celebrates first ever International Freshwater Dolphin Day

    16.11.2018

    On the 24th of October, Bangladesh celebrated the International Freshwater Dolphin Day 2018 for the first time. The event was mutually organized by Bangladesh Forest Department, IUCN Bangladesh,CNRS and UNDP Bangladesh under the project, "Expanding the...

  • Participants stand under event banner at closing ceremony Left to right: Sabyasachi Dutta from the Asian Confluence, Chamaporn Paiboonvorachat from the MRC, and Prithviraj Nath from the Asian Confluence at the workshop closing ceremony  Photo: © BRIDGE/IUCN

    Mekong and Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins: Opportunity to collaborate and improve transboundary water management.

    09.11.2018

    On 5 October, 20 representatives from civil society, government, and the academic sector, representing seven countries which are part of the Mekong and Brahmaputra-Meghna River Basins, met in Bangkok to identify cross-basin learning and collaboration...

  • Shark dive briefings to our diving team in Koh Tao Shark dive briefings to our diving team in Koh Tao Photo: Eco Koh Tao

    Sharks: Friends not foes!

    05.11.2018

    Blog by Ria Sen, member of the IUCN Comission on Education and Communication

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