Pygmy hog (Porcula salvania), critically endangered species.

IUCN’s Harry Messel Award given to two conservationists in Asia

Two conservationists who work in Asia received the 2015 Harry Messel Award for Conservation Leadership. The announcement of the winners was made last month during the IUCN Species Survival Commission Leaders’ Meeting held in Abu Dhabi. …  

05 Oct 2015 | Article

Aaranyak receives the 'Sansad Adarsha Gram Yojana - Good Practices' Award

Aaranyak receives Good Practices Award from India Ministry of Rural Development

Aaranyak, an IUCN Member, received the 'Sansad Adarsha Gram Yojana- Good Practices' Award, from the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India during an event in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on 24 September 2015. …  

30 Sep 2015 | Article

Ms. Ajanta Dey, from NEWS, an IUCN Member, presents on Mangrove Afforestation in Sundarbans - where business meets biodiversity (DANONE/NEWS Forest Carbon Project)

Leaders for Nature: an expanding network of sustainability-minded businesses in India

Leaders for Nature is expanding in India. For its latest Master Class, the initiative collaborated with Mangroves for the Future to highlight coastal and marine biodiversity issues in India. The goal of the master class was to work towards a government-business-community alliance for on-the-ground action for conservation of the marine environment in the country’s east coast. …  

21 Sep 2015 | Article

6th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum

IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum opens with strong commitments to build solutions

IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum starts today with strong multi-sectoral commitment to build solutions to Asia’s most urgent environment challenges. …  

10 Aug 2015 | Article

Kishore Rao, Director of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre

Kishore Rao’s 40-year journey through protected areas and World Heritage

As the 39th World Heritage Committee concludes, Kishore Rao steps down for retirement after having headed UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre for over four years. With a background in nature conservation, he has worked on the World Heritage Convention from the perspectives of its secretariat, its advisory body on nature, and a State Party.  …  

08 Jul 2015 | Article

Tiger (Panthera tigris)

IUCN launches second call for Tiger conservation projects

After a successful first call for proposals in October last year, IUCN's Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) is now calling for a second round of proposals from eligible applicants. …  

10 Jun 2015 | News story

Sanja Gandhi National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park: The Heart and Lungs of a Wild Mumbai

Sanjay Gandhi National Park is among the rarest of national parks, surrounded on three sides by one of the densest cities on the planet – Mumbai, India. An amazing array of flora and fauna exist within the park’s boundaries, providing aesthetic, historic and cultural value as well as ecological benefits to the populous city. There may be no other place like it on Earth. Protecting this unique treasure has required local residents, grassroots organizations, and the park itself to strive for a balanced relationship between people and nature. …  

10 Jun 2015 | Article

Hon'ble Minister Capt. Abhimanyu

Leaders for Nature India Masterclass; Eco-Restoration Opportunities to Reduce Water Stress of Gurgaon & Faridabad

 "We can build more cities but we can never rebuild the Aravilli range and its environmental, social and economic values" said Hon'ble Minister Capt. Abhimanyu. …  

09 Jun 2015 | Article

Whale sharks are classified as Vulnerable under the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Maharashtra rises to the challenges of whale shark conservation

Marking a significant start to whale shark conservation in Maharashtra, the Mangrove Cell, Forest Department of Maharashtra, and IUCN India collaboratively organised a stakeholder workshop for the development of a management and conservation plan for whale sharks in Maharashtra. This is the first of its kind for a marine species in the state. The workshop was held in Mumbai on 30 May 2015, and brought together conservation experts, industries, fisher community leaders and Government representatives.   …  

03 Jun 2015 | Article

Marine pollution is a serious threat that needs addressing - NCB India aims to highlight this issue widely.

National Coordination Body on Mangroves for Future calls for action to restore health of our oceans

Mangroves for Future is a regional initiative to restore Mangroves across 11 countries including India. This programme is steered by respective Governments in association with scientific institutions, private sector, and international organizations. In India, the National Coordination Body (NCB) is chaired by Shri Hem Pande, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MOEF&CC). …  

30 Apr 2015 | Article

Bengal Tiger being Released into the wild from a boat in the Sundarbans
Learn more about IUCN India Country Office