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Asia Members

Great Wall of China at Jinshanling, near Beijing

Championing conservation in China

IUCN Patron of Nature, Salley Ranney, accompanied by businessman, environmentalist and philanthropist Ted Turner, paid a recent visit to IUCN's office in Bejing, China. IUCN’s new President, Zhang Xinsheng, welcomed the IUCN Patron and joined Ms Ranney, Mr Turner, and a number of IUCN staff to discuss the role of IUCN and its Members in Chinese conservation. …  

20 Nov 2012 | Article

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IUCN Member awarded membership of Clinton Global Initiative

The Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF), an IUCN Member based in India, has been awarded membership of the Clinton Global Initiative in appreciation of AERF’s efforts to conserve and protect forests and biodiversity in the Western Ghats.   …  

20 Sep 2011 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 24 new Members and 3 National Committees

On 25 May 2011, the 76th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 24 new Members to IUCN and officially recognized 3 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

30 May 2011 | News story

Draft IUCN Programme for 2013-2016

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11 May 2011 | News story

Whole bear gall bladders and pills are the most frequently encountered products

Illegal bear bile trade rampant in Asia

Poaching and illegal trade of bears, driven largely by the demand for bile, used in traditional medicine and folk remedies continues unabated across Asia on a large scale, a new report by TRAFFIC, a joint programme of IUCN and WWF, has found. …  

11 May 2011 | News story

Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon

5th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature is organizing the 5th Asia Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) from September 27 to 30, 2011 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. …  

03 May 2011 | Event

Fehmida explains turtle conservation to local people

The Turtle Lady

Dr Fehmida Firdous – Pakistan

The efforts of Dr Fehmida Firdous, known as the ‘Turtle Lady of Pakistan’ to save marine turtles has earned accolade from the country’s President and international media attention. …  

03 May 2011 | News story

Maryam Bibi

Never lose heart

Maryam Bibi - Pakistan
 
For almost two decades Maryam Bibi has battled against prejudice and intolerance to improve the lives of women and children in some of the world’s poorest areas. …  

28 Apr 2011 | News story

Dr Ho (kneeling down, blue shirt) leading a guided nature walk

Saving Singapore’s green space

Dr Ho Hua Chew - Singapore

In Singapore, where space is tight, nature conservation faces some difficult odds. And no one is more familiar with the challenges than Dr Ho Hua Chew of IUCN Member organization the Singapore Nature Society who has fought for years for official recognition of the island state’s wildlife. …  

11 Apr 2011 | News story

Tahir Qureshi

A blessing in disguise

Tahir Qureshi – Pakistan

“In 1984, when I was a Divisional Forest Officer, I was kidnapped in the thick forest of Dadu, in southern Pakistan. The armed gang kept me in captivity for two nights but it seemed like a thousand years. My confidence was shattered and my career took a turn for what I thought at the time was the worst. After this, I decided to work on coastal conservation. This change, which involved restoring mangroves, was actually a blessing in disguise. It gave me a platform to chart completely unexplored territory in Pakistan.” …  

04 Apr 2011 | News story

Having just caught his first Flatback turtle during a ‘turtle rodeo’ trip in Australia, Nick celebrates in turtle style.

The man who saves turtles

Dr Nicolas Pilcher - Malaysia

Nick saves sea turtles. In a nutshell that’s what he does. But he has to look far beyond their nesting grounds to make it work. …  

04 Apr 2011 | News story

GPS radio collaring of a rhino

Rumbles in the jungle

Naresh Subedi, Nepal

Office? The jungle. Colleagues? Elephants, rhinos and tigers. Naresh Subedi has many stories to tell. Stories that are not only fascinating and impressive but that can also make your hair stand on end. …  

04 Apr 2011 | News story

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76th meeting of IUCN Council

The 76th meeting of the IUCN Council will take place from 22-25 May 2011, in Gland, Switzerland. …   | French | Spanish

24 Mar 2011 | News story

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Message from IUCN Director General on Japanese earthquake and tsunami

On behalf of all IUCN Members and staff, I join with people from around the world in extending sympathy and solidarity to the many families affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. …  

12 Mar 2011 | IUCN statement

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Nature+ drives next IUCN Congress

With a little over 18 months to go until the next IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off in Jeju, IUCN and the Republic of Korea today launch the logo and theme of the Congress. …   | French | Spanish

23 Feb 2011 | News story

India’s challenge - WC - Issue 2 - 2009

TERI event: Youth Unite for Voluntary Action on Climate Change

In India, TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) in partnership with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports held its third YUVA Meet in February. …  

12 Feb 2011 | News story

Flooded forests in the Tonle Sap Preak Toel wetlands, Cambodia

Lower Mekong River communities celebrate World Wetlands Day

February 2 is World Wetlands Day, an international day focused on highlighting the importance of wetlands to community livelihoods and aims to raise public awareness of wetland values. …  

01 Feb 2011 | News story

We live because the earth lives

This frog isn't just a frog...

We share the planet with as many as 13 million different living species. This rich biodiversity provides us with health, wealth, food, fuel and the vital services we depend upon to live. We are part of nature and we have the power to protect or destroy it.
   
 

30 Jan 2011 | Video

Meeting of the IUCN Pakistan National Committee Members in Islamabad

News Story: Islamabad The first meeting of the year 2011 of the IUCN Pakistan National Committee Members held on January 19, 2011 at Islamabad Hotel in Islamabad. Mr. Javed Jabbar, IUCN Vice President and the Regional Councillor chaired the meeting. …  

19 Jan 2011 | News story

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IUCN Member Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) receives MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

“Continuing its tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world's most challenging problems, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today that 11 organizations in six countries will receive the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Awards recognize exceptional Foundation grantees and help ensure their sustainability with grants of $350,000 to $1 million each, a large sum given that recipients' annual operating budgets are under $5 million.” …  

19 Jan 2011 | Article
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Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

Fast track funding for climate

Fast track climate funding for vulnerable mountain communities was announced today by the government of Germany. The programme, to be carried out by IUCN, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), will assess vulnerability among communities and farmers to droughts and floods linked with rising regional temperatures and the loss of glaciers and ice. …  

10 Dec 2010 | News story

Forest, Viet Nam

Working at REDD in Vietnam

Governments in Cancun need to close a deal on REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) and reach an agreement to make it a central part of the new climate agreement. One country that is already working on making REDD a reality in the conference room and also in the field is Vietnam. …  

08 Dec 2010 | News story

Sumatran Tiger with visible snare wounds,
Medan Zoo, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Tackling the tiger crisis

Crucial talks to bring Asia’s most iconic animal, the tiger, back from the brink of extinction are taking place in St Petersburg, Russia, from 21 to 24 November. The International Tiger Forum, hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, includes leaders from 13 countries which still have wild tigers, along with conservation organizations including IUCN. They are expected to adopt a high-level declaration and a global recovery plan to save this critically endangered animal. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story

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Surge in IUCN Members and Committees

 IUCN welcomes 35 new Members and officially recognizes 3 Regional Committees and 2 National Committees. …   | French | Spanish

25 Nov 2010 | News story

Recognition of IUCN Pakistan Members

Representatives of two of the IUCN Pakistan Members Khwendo Kor and Strengthening Participatory Organisation have been selected to be part of a nine-member committee constituted on the instructions of the President of Pakistan for flood relief work. …  

01 Oct 2010 | News story

Javed Jabbar, Pakistan

View from Pakistan by CEC Regional Vice-Chair

“The enormity of the disaster which affects millions of people should be a test even for well-established governance and disaster management systems,” writes Javed Jabbar, IUCN CEC Regional Vice-Chair for West Asia and the Middle East.  

20 Sep 2010 | News story

Response to Flood by Pakistan National Committee (PNC) of IUCN Members

Below is the response to Flood by Pakistan National Committee (PNC) of IUCN Members …  

14 Oct 2010 | News story

LLS India

Livelihoods and landscapes in Orissa, India: from an enterprise-based approach towards whole landscape planning

In Orissa, India, IUCN Member Winrock International India (WII) is working with local communities to better manage forests within a wider agricultural landscape. …  

21 Jul 2010 | Downloads - document

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IUCN welcomes 38 new Members

On 4 June 2010, the 74th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 38 new Members to join IUCN.  | French | Spanish

07 Jun 2010 | News story

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Science needn't cost the earth

Background: Key decisions which could help to reverse the current extinction crisis will be decided at the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice or SBSTTA, which takes place in Nairobi, Kenya from 10 to 21 May 2010. Decisions taken in Nairobi will provide a scientific basis for discussions that will take place in October in Nagoya, Japan, at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. …  

04 May 2010 | Media advisory

In the Cendrawasih Bay National Park, Birds Neck area, West Papua

Hopes and fears for science talks in Nairobi

This month a meeting will take place in Nairobi in Kenya where scientists, including a delegation from IUCN, will meet with the world’s governments to advise them on the best way forward to save all life on earth, the planet’s biodiversity. The conference, known as the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice or SBSTTA, is a crucial part of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Decisions taken in Nairobi will provide a scientific basis for the convention, which will meet in Nagoya in Japan later this year.
Jane Smart is the Director of IUCN’s Biodiversity Conservation Group. She says that this year’s talks, to stem the loss of biodiversity, are critical.
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02 May 2010 | Audio

IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson

Message from the Deputy Director General

IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson speaks about his expectations for the meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nairobi in May 2010, and explains IUCN's role in the creation of a new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). …  

02 May 2010 | Video

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IUCN Celebrates Earth Day's 40th Anniversary

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22 Apr 2010 | News story

PNC meeting - 26 March 2010 (Islamabad)

National Committee of IUCN Members in Pakistan meets in Islamabad

The Pakistan National Committee (PNC) of IUCN members met in Islamabad on March 26, 2010. …  

01 Apr 2010 | News story

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Invitation to comment on the draft agenda for the 74th Council (2-4 June 2010)

IUCN Members, National and Regional Committees are invited to send their comments on the draft agenda for the 74th Council to the IUCN Director General (jml@iucn.org), in English, French or Spanish, before 14 May 2010. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story

Frog in a flower

International Year of Biodiversity: A wealth of information

The International Year of Biodiversity will be most effective if every single human being on this planet understands why biodiversity is important and has the tools to act upon saving the loss of biodiversity” says IUCN’s Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story

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IUCN and Members form a Conservation Initiative on Human Rights

IUCN and seven other major conservation organisations are collaborating to promote human rights in conservation …   | French | Spanish

23 Mar 2010 | News story

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IUCN Member BRAC - one of the world’s most commercially-minded and successful NGOs

“Fazle Hasan Abed has built one of the world’s most commercially-minded and successful NGOs” says an article published recently in The Economist. An IUCN member organization in Bangladesh called Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) was acknowledged as “the largest, fastest-growing non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the world—and one of the most businesslike”. …  

10 Mar 2010 | News story

Platymantis vitiensis, Fiji Tree Frog.

Biosphere Ethics Initiative

IUCN Members are invited to discover the work of the Biosphere Ethics Initiative and to get involved with their programme to incorporate principles of environmental ethics into specific conservation action. …  

09 Mar 2010 | News story

St' Martin's Island

St. Martin’s Island and its unique biodiversity face serious threats

To mark the occasion of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010, a Movement to Save St. Martin’s Island, an ecologically critical area in Bangladesh, was organized by an IUCN member Coastal Area Resource Development and Management Association (CARDMA). …  

09 Mar 2010 | International news release
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Kumbhalgarh Map

Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) carries out biodiversity assessment of the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary in India

The Biodiversity of Kumbhalgarh, Phulwari-ki-Nal and Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuaries, located in the Southern Aravalli Hills, Rajasthan, India, were assessed to make an inventory of the flora and fauna of the area and prepare appropriate conservation action plans by an IUCN member Foundation for Ecological Security (FES). …  

09 Mar 2010 | News story

International Convention Centre, Jeju

IUCN and Republic of Korea sign up for best ever Congress

IUCN, the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, and the Self-governing Province of Jeju have signed an agreement to jointly organize the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2010 | News story

IUCN @ 7th Winrock II biofuels conference

IUCN brings sustainability discussions to member conference on biofuels

A team of IUCN colleagues participated in the 7th International Biofuels Conference organized by IUCN member, Winrock International India, which took place in New Delhi on the 11th and 12th February, 2010. …  

22 Feb 2010 | News story

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New Members’ Portal: Resolutions and Recommendations System

In compliance with Resolution 4.011 (Development of an automated system to record Members’ actions on Resolutions and Recommendations to improve reporting at, and between, World Conservation Congresses), the IUCN Secretariat has developed an online tool to facilitate reporting by IUCN Members and the Secretariat on activities contributing to the implementation of Resolutions and Recommendations adopted at the 2008 World Conservation Congress in Barcelona.
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16 Feb 2010 | News story

Pakistan granted membership of the “Mangroves For the Future” Programme

Membership will make possible coastal zone management initiatives.

KARACHI Feb 01 (IUCN PR): Pakistan has been accepted as a full member country at the Regional Steering Committee meeting held in Thailand between January 25-28, 2010. The Pakistan delegation was led by the Secretary Ministry of Environment, Kamran Lashari, while other members of the delegation included Shah Murad Aliani, Country Representative IUCN Pakistan, and Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Manager Islamabad office IUCN Pakistan. …  

01 Feb 2010 | International news release

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Elephant foster parents in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, three elephants are killed every week as a result of human-elephant conflict, leaving behind defenceless orphans. To address this, IUCN State Member The Department of Wildlife Conservation has launched a novel foster parent scheme, where contributions from donors are used to shelter helpless young elephants in a transit home until they have reached an appropriate age to be released into the wild. …  

15 Jan 2010 | News story

Bee and Flower

Biodiversity is life

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, and people all over the world are working to safeguard our irreplaceable natural wealth and reduce biodiversity loss. This is vital for current and future human wellbeing. We need to do more. Now is the time to act. …  

11 Jan 2010 | Event
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Next World Conservation Congress will be in the Republic of Korea

The 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress will be held in Jeju, in the Republic of Korea, the IUCN Council decided in its 73rd regular meeting.   …  

26 Nov 2009 | International news release

Colloquium on Mangrove Rehabilitation Efforts in Sri Lanka

IUCN Sri Lanka organizes a Colloquium on Mangrove Rehabilitation Efforts in Sri Lanka

Under the aegis of the Mangroves for the Future Initiative, a Colloquium was held on 6 November, 2009 at the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research & Training Institute (HARTI), Wijerama Mawata, Colombo. …  

24 Nov 2009 | News story

Member's get together

Celebrating ‘membership’ and the journey together

 IUCN Bangladesh organized a members’ celebration dinner on 20th October 2009 in Dhaka. …  

20 Oct 2009 | Event

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Members of the IUCN Asia Regional Committee are due to meet in October

The next meeting of the Asia Regional Committee of IUCN members is scheduled to be held in Gyeongju City of Republic of Korea from October 7–8, 2009. …  

02 Oct 2009 | Event

Mohammad Tahseen.

Members of the IUCN Pakistan National Committee elect new Chairperson

The Pakistan National Committee (PNC) of IUCN members elected Mr. Mohammad Tahseen as the new Chairperson, PNC in its election of the Executive Committee of the PNC. …  

03 Sep 2009 | Event

Seaweed culture initiative

IUCN Sri Lanka initiates a collaborative project with a member organisation

Under the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Programme, IUCN Sri Lanka provided a small grant to one of its Members, Sewa Lanka Foundation, to start a pilot seaweed culture initiative. …  

03 Sep 2009 | News story

SDPI-WWF

IUCN’s member organizations in Pakistan sign Memorandum of Understanding

Two leading environmental organizations Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and Worldwide fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF Pakistan) which are members of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature have come together to address environmental and developmental issues in Pakistan.  

27 Aug 2009 | News story
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Javed Jabbar- Global Vice President IUCN, addressing the media and stakeholders on celebration of World Environment Day 2009.

"The dangers of human impact on Climate Change must be realized” Javed Jabbar- Global Vice President IUCN

Karachi June 5 (IUCN) : A media briefing was held at the Country Office of IUCN- International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources on the occasion of World Environment Day. …  

08 Jun 2009 | International news release

Pakistan National Committee

IUCN Pakistan National Committee members meet through video conference for first time

In an effort to reduce travel related carbon footprint, the Pakistan National Committee (PNC) met through video conference on May 18, 2009. 

11 Jun 2009 | Event

Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story

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