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Asia Review 2013-2014

IUCN in Asia: delivering change through partnerships

IUCN Asia Review 2013-2014 is now available for download. In this issue we focus on the many partnerships we embarked on in the past two years, working together for people and nature in order to deliver positive change for the environment. …  

23 Feb 2015 | Article

Farmer of Ba Kamint pointing at his plot

Family forests to boost livelihoods and food security for communities living around Pang Sida National Park

With the financial support of the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF), IUCN is helping the Ba Kamint community near Pang Sida National Park in eastern Thailand to set up family forests on their farms and community land to improve self-sufficiency and to generate new sources of income. Families will be able to harvest seeds, raise seedlings in the nursery, and grow edible tree species, wild fruits and medicinal plants for their own consumption or for sale to neighbouring villages. High-value timber species as well as protected species such as Siamese Rosewood will be planted in forestry plots and managed by members of the community. …  

19 Feb 2015 | Article

Wild Life in Viet Nam: a Red-shanked Douc (listed as Endangered) found in Sơn Trà, Da Nang, Viet Nam.

Giving nature a voice: boosting conservation with communications

A grant administered by IUCN and CEPF is boosting conservation efforts in Viet Nam with a public awareness project.   | Vietnamese

19 Feb 2015 | Article

Life in the Sundarbans

MFF India starts new SGF projects!

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) India has initiated Cycle IV of the Small Grant Facility (SGF) projects.
 

17 Feb 2015 | Article

IUCN Lao BKN CC VA

Climate change vulnerability assessment for Beung Kiat Ngong, Lao PDR

The Lower Mekong Basin covers an area of 606,000 km2 and has a population of more than 60 million people in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. The region supports the livelihood of many who rely on its natural resources.  

12 Feb 2015 | Downloads - publication

Dr Nik Senapati, CEO Rio Tinto, sharing his perspective on 'Business Case for Biodiversity' in the plenary for Top Management

Leaders for Nature India Forum links valuing natural capital to future prosperity

The first Leaders for Nature India Forum held on 30 January in Mumbai explored how natural capital accounting could help the private sector address some of the biggest challenges it is facing today in India and around the world. 

12 Feb 2015 | Article

Trainers conducting a fish survey with villagers

Training helps Lao PDR communities manage Fish Conservation Zones

The lives of Northern Lao PDR communities are built around fish as they are a valuable source of food and income.  Decline in fisheries productivity and fish diversity would lead to economic and health problems for people in this region.   
 

11 Feb 2015 | News story

Political Dialogue on ‘Commuting with Dignity’

The Pakistan Sustainable Transport (PAKSTRAN) Project organized a political dialogue in Islamabad today to reaffirm the need for sustainable transport systems in the country and to discuss the stance of prominent political parties of the country on the issue of mass transit systems. …  

10 Feb 2015 | International news release

Rio Tinto executive makes the business case for biodiversity in plenary session at Leaders for Nature India Forum.

Leaders for Nature India Forum links valuing natural capital to future prosperity

The first Leaders for Nature India Forum held on 30 January in Mumbai explored how natural capital accounting could help the private sector address some of the biggest challenges it is facing today in India and around the world.  

05 Feb 2015 | Article

The integrated polyculture farms use a tidal system supported by sluice gates for harvesting.

More about Mangroves and Markets: Finding a market for organically farmed shrimps

Shrimp farming in Thailand is associated with several important environmental issues such as the conversion of mangrove forests to shrimp farms, the overuse of chemicals for treating pond water, and the use of unsustainable feed for the shrimp. In Samut Prakan Province of Thailand, a group of farmers has committed to a more sustainable shrimp farming model that uses the natural ecosystem and processes as guiding principles of operation. IUCN Asia’s Mangroves and Markets project aims to link these sustainable shrimp farmers with markets, in order to create economic incentives for the more mangrove-friendly shrimp cultivation model they adopt. …  

05 Feb 2015 | Article

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