Fishermen in the Sundarbans, West Bengal

Call for Proposals - MFF India SGF projects (Deadline Extended)

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is a partnership-led initiative chaired by IUCN and UNDP to promote investments in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable Development. MFF focuses on the role of healthy, well-managed ecosystems as a contribution to building human resilience in ecosystem-dependement communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam. …  

01 Nov 2014 | Article

Leaders for Nature India, 2nd Master Class – ‘Making Material Impacts Measurable’

Summary Second Master Class Leaders for Nature India

Leaders for Nature India, organized 2nd Master Class on 22nd and 23rd Sept 2014, in Mumbai. The two day event was attended by member companies of the Leaders for Nature network- which today include ACC Ltd, Cairn India, Wipro Ltd., Hindustan Unilever Ltd, and Rio Tinto -, along with other companies like Tata Power, Tata Sons, Tata Steel, Ambuja Cement, Godrej & Boyce, Mahindra & Mahindra, Aditya Birla Group, RBS Foundation and Dutch Embassy. During the Master Class module on second step of the Natural Capital Roadmap, ‘Assessing business Risks and Opportunities By Using ‘Ecosystem Services Review- (ESR)’ was delivered. ESR is a structured methodology that helps managers proactively develop strategies to manage business risks and opportunities arising from their company’s dependence and impact on ecosystems. …  

28 Oct 2014 | Article

Mangroves For the Future

Building Coastal Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

Cambodia hosts 11th Mangroves for the Future regional meeting Representatives from 11 Asian countries met today in Sihanoukville, Cambodia for the 11th Regional Steering Committee meeting of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative, which focuses on protecting vulnerable coastal regions for people and for nature.   …  

25 Oct 2014 | Media statement

Village tiger response team in Bangladesh

Tiger conservation programme launches call for proposals

Today, IUCN’s Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) is launching a call for field-based projects for tiger conservation. Nine tiger range countries are eligible for funding under this programme and multidisciplinary projects delivered by collaborative partnerships are encouraged. The five-year programme is funded by the German government through the KfW Development Bank. …  

15 Oct 2014 | Article

Tiger in Ranthambore National Park in India

IUCN signs Memorandum Of Understanding with the Global Tiger Forum

On 13 August 2014, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) joined hands with the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) by signing an MoU to complement ongoing efforts for conserving tigers in the wild. GTF is an inter-governmental body committed to saving wild tigers from extinction. The signing of the MoU is of immense importance, given that the tiger is locally extinct in Central Asia, Indonesia and also in most parts of China, and that most of the remaining tiger populations are too small to sustain themselves in the wild. …  

12 Sep 2014 | Article

Fishing boat in the river Meghna

Call for application: Water Futures II

Bangladesh and India share the largest river networks in South Asia. These 54 trans-boundary rivers directly influence the lives and living of over half a billion people. Management of basin and regional level natural resource challenges is limited to practitioners in this region. Moreover, the curricula of universities, colleges and training institutes in Bangladesh and India, have a focus on national issues. Rather, attention is not given to trans-boundary water management concerns. …  

24 Aug 2014 | Article

11A-14-06, Kae Kawanishi MYCAT, SOS Save Our Species, MYCAT, Tigers

World Tiger Day - New hope despite the numbers?

It is a curious thing that there are more tigers in captivity than in the wild right now as we mark World Tiger Day. According to estimates as few as 3000 roam the wilds of the 13 tiger range countries of Asia. That’s a big area and a very low number. In fact we have lost 97% of all wild tigers in a little more than 100 years.   …  

29 Jul 2014 | News story

Leaders for Nature - India Master Class

Leaders for Nature India organized first Master Class

"It is high time businesses start internalizing their environmental externalities, and build towards a green Indian economy" said Mr. P. R. Sinha, Country Representative, IUCN India, whilst addressing the industry representatives at the first Leaders for Nature Master Class, organized on 8 May 2014 in New Delhi. During the day long Master Class, members of the Leaders for Nature network and interested partners sat together with leading experts from the IUCN team to understand the impacts and dependencies of businesses on nature, as well as assess what opportunities and risks arise from this. IUCN developed knowledge tools such as IBAT (Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool) were also introduced to the participants. …  

15 Jul 2014 | News story

IUCN and SIDA sign agreements at the MFF Phase 3 launch, Bangkok, Thailand © IUCN, 2014

Launch of New Funding for Mangroves for the Future

IUCN, UNDP and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) today announced the launch of the third phase of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) regional initiative with new funding from Sida. The new phase will run from 2014-2018 and will build on the significant achievements realized by MFF over the past seven years. IUCN Asia Regional Director Aban Marker Kabraji and AnnaMaria Oltorp Head of Development Cooperation, Sida launched MFF Phase 3 at a signing ceremony held in Bangkok.  …  

10 Jun 2014 | Event

Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)

National TV of India features IUCN in 'Biodiversity Special - Save our species'

On the occasion of International Biodiversity Day 2014, Doordarshan - the national TV channel of India produced a documentary to highlight the importance and challenges facing biodiversity conservation. The film titled Biodiversity Special - Save our species, also highlights the role of businesses and private sector in conservation and features interviews with PR Sinha, Country Representative IUCN India and representatives of major businesses in India. To watch the film please follow the following links. …  

09 Jun 2014 | Article

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